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Author: Alexandre Dumas
Years Published: 1844–45
Perspective and Narrator:
The Count of Monte Cristo is told from a third-person point of view, featuring an omniscient, or all-knowing, narrator. This point of view allows Dumas to explore the inner workings of characters' minds and to interject social and political commentary.
The Count of Monte Cristo is told primarily in the past tense.
About the Title:
The count in the title of this work is the identity that the main character assumes after he gets out of prison. After he inherits a fortune on the island of Monte Cristo in the Mediterranean, he poses as a nobleman.