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Originally in French, the book is set in 1800's. It also coincides with the historical happenings of that period. The characters and the plot are so well connected and set that this is my favorite book. As a teenager I was in love with Edmond Dante and sympathized his position. As a young adult, I was thinking about the strategies he employed to seek revenge. As an adult, I cherish the author's perspectives, the historical touch, the narration, and the whole journey it takes me as I flip through the pages. The book instills hope and faith.
To end, the last words of the final chapter : "has not the count just told us that all human wisdom was contained in these two words: 'Wait and hope?'.
I really think I should read it once again. Hopefully, soon enough.