Villefort had once conducted an affair with Madame Danglars. With the money earned he bought the title of "Count de Morcerf" to bring wealth and a more pleasant life to him and his family.
To be fair, it isn't just revenge, as this film points out, it's "justice" we all like to see. The story is conceived and written. The Count then moves to Paris and dazzles Danglars with his wealth, persuading him to extend him a credit of six million francs.
Edmond escapes, and turns to Fernand for help, but Fernand instead turns him over to the pursuing Gendarmes. To cover up the affair, Villefort told Madame Danglars that the infant was stillborn, smothered the child, and thinking him to be dead, buried him in the garden.
Edmond is sworn to its secrecy, but the exchange is witnessed by Fernand. As a result, Fernand is investigated by his peers and disgraced. He rushes home to stop his wife's suicide but is too late; she has poisoned her son as well.
Appropriately, Monte Cristo cites Lord Wilmore as one of his enemies. Most fun to watch was Richard Harris as "Priest," the longtime prisoner who tutors young Jim Caviezel, the man Edmond Dantes unjustly imprisoned who exacts his revenge in the last hour of the movie.
Faria dies in a tunnel cave-in but before expiring he reveals a map to the treasure. Carlos Javier Villafane Mercado described the effect in Europe: Ainsworth translated the remaining chapters of the novel, again in abridged form, and issued these in volumes VIII and IX of the magazine in and respectively.
Fernand and Danglar inform on Edmond regarding Bonaparte's letter. In exchange for his help digging a new escape tunnel, Edmond is educated by Faria in all manner of scholarship and swordplay for the next 7 years.
Realizing that Edmond now intends to let Albert kill him, she reveals the truth to Albert, which causes Albert to make a public apology to the Count.
Old, trusted servant of Monsieur de Noirtier. They had an illegitimate son, Benedetto. As a result, Fernand is investigated by his peers and disgraced.
The only son of Napoleon I dies. Villefort, the city's magistrate, has Edmond arrested, but initially prepares to exonerate Edmond until he learns the letter is addressed to Villefort's father, Monsieur Clarion, a Bonapartist. Caderousse dictates a deathbed statement identifying his killer, and the Count reveals his true identity to Caderousse moments before he dies.
Meanwhile, Caderousse blackmails Andrea, threatening to reveal his past if he doesn't share his new-found wealth. The introduction to the Pleiade edition mentions other sources from real life: In another of the "True Stories", Peuchet describes a poisoning in a family.
Six years later, Edmond is startled in his cell by an eruption in the ground revealing another prisoner. However, upon seeing that he is in Edmond's cell, he realizes he dug in the wrong direction. A law is passed to bring the ashes of Napoleon I to France. He lures Fernand, Villefort and Danglars into a trap by letting slip the notion that he has located the treasure of Spada, and is shipping it through Marseille.
Most English editions of the novel follow the anonymous translation. She later marries Fernand and they have a son named Albert. Simms and M'Intyre, London: He disapproves of the revolutionary terror in Western France.
Some figures have even adopted the moniker as a nom de plume, notably one renowned screenwriter.
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Ten years later, Dantès emerges in Rome, calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo.
He seems to be all knowing and unstoppable. In Rome Dantès ingratiates himself to Albert de Morcerf, son of Fernand Mondego and Mercédès, by saving him from bandits. A short summary of Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo.
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