Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of revenge and redemption, The Count of Monte Cristo-Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is presented for the first time in English-French parallel text, complete and unabridged with over 20 black-and-white illustrations. The first of six, Volume One includes chapters 1-21: Edmond Dantes' betrayal, imprisonment and escape from Chateau d'If. It also features a touching tribute to Dumas by Countess Dash, in English and French. The Bilingual Library presents the world's classics in parallel text. Each page in the original language is mirrored by its English translation on the facing page. Introduction by series editor D. Bannon. A member of the American Literary Translators Association and the American Translators Association, Bannon has been translating since 1987.