Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Intros - Count of Monte Cristo

I'm 250 pages in and having a good old time with this one. I'm not making any promises about when I'll finish it, though. I'm just saying. It's such a lunker I might have to read it in installments.

Opening Paragraph:

On the 24th of February, 1815, the lookout of Notre-Dame de la Garde signaled the three master, The Pharaon, from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.
As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and the Isle of Rion.
Immediately, and according to custom, the platform of Fort Saint-Jean was covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like the Pharaon, had been built, rigged, and laden on the stocks of the old Phocée, and belonged to an owner of the city.

A book intro meme hosted by Diane @ Bibliophile by The Sea


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've wanted to read this book for such a long time, and every time I see someone blog about it, I say the same thing.

Love the intro as well.

Trish said...

It's taken me a long time to get to this one as well. With all the other must-get-to books out there, it's hard to commit to something so long and old. But it's really quite a fun summertime adventure read - just what I was in the mood for!

Nise' said...

It has been years since I;ve read this one. Enjoy.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm quite ashamed to admit that I've never read this one. Thanks for sharing :)

Tracy said...

No, I've never read this one - it sounds such a long book, but I'm glad to hear you're finding it fun.

JoAnn said...

Oh, I loved this one! You'll reach a point where you just have to drop everything and finish...but that may not be until page 1000 or so ;-)