Dantès manages to escape and is picked up by a shipful of smugglers

Dantès manages to escape and is picked up by a shipful of smugglers

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Dantès manages to escape and is picked up by a shipful of smugglers, whom he joins until he can  locate the island where the treasure is hidden. When he finally discovers it, he is staggered by the  immensity of its wealth. And when he emerges into society again, he is the very rich and very  handsome Count of Monte Cristo. Monte Cristo has two goals — to reward those who were kind to him and his aging father, and to  punish those responsible for his imprisonment. For the latter, he plans slow and painful punishment.  To have spent fourteen years barely subsisting in a dungeon demands cruel and prolonged  punishment. As Monte Cristo, Dantès ingeniously manages to be introduced to the cream of Parisian society,  among whom he goes unrecognized. But Monte Cristo, in contrast, recognizes  all  of his enemies —  all now wealthy and influential men. Fernand has married Mercédès and is now known as Count de Morcerf. Monte Cristo releases 
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