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Unformatted text preview: Edmond Dants, a handsome, promising young sailor, skillfully docks the three-masted French ship, the Pharaon, in Marseilles after its captain died en route home. As a reward, Dants is promised a captainship, but before he can claim his new post and be married to his fiance, Mercds', a conspiracy of four jealous and unsavory men arrange for him to be seized and secretly imprisoned in solitary confinement in the infamous Chateau d'If, a prison from which no one has ever escaped. The four men responsible are: 1. Fernand Mondego, who is jealous of Mercds' love for Dants; 2. Danglars, the purser of the Pharaon, who covets Dants' promised captainship; 3. Caderousse, an unprincipled neighbor; and 4. Villefort, a prosecutor who knows that Dants is carrying a letter addressed to Villefort's father; the old man is a Bonapartist who would probably be imprisoned by the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 3320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '09