The Count of Monte Cristo
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|Original title||Le Comte de Monte-Cristo|
The Count of Monte Cristo (
The story takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the
The book is considered a
 that the idea of revenge in The Count of Monte Cristo came from a story in a book compiled by
Jacques Peuchet, a French police archivist, published in 1838 after the death of the author.
 Dumas included this essay in one of the editions from 1846.
 Peuchet told of a shoemaker,
In another of the "True Stories", Peuchet describes a poisoning in a family. This story, also quoted in the Pleiade edition, has obviously served as model for the chapter of the murders inside the Villefort family. The introduction to the Pleiade edition mentions other sources from real life: