Develop a timeline showing dates, setting, and events in Edmond's life.
You might start with the eNotes summary of The Count of Monte Cristo (linked below). You can certainly find the most important events and settings in that summary. If you have trouble finding dates, then check out the Historical Context section (linked below). There you'll discover that the book opens in the year 1815 and ends sometime in the 1840s. Also, take a look at some of materials referenced in the Related Resources section.