The Black Count

Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Recommended by Ryan Holiday, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #8 in French History, Ranked #50 in European Historysee more rankings.

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers.

The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story that is strikingly familiar, because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used it to create some of the best loved heroes of literature.

Yet, hidden behind these swashbuckling adventures was an even more...

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