Chapters 40-44 Summary

Although Albert’s guests were skeptical about the stories Albert was telling them about the count before he arrived, they become impressed with the count as soon as he makes an appearance. The guests might still have their questions concerning the count’s background, but after witnessing his unaffected, confident manner, they believe the stories they have heard and quickly become fascinated with the man.

At the breakfast table, Dantes dazzles Albert’s guests with his tales of his gracious benevolence. Most of the guests conclude that he is either telling the truth or is completely mad in the way he gives his money away.

Maximilian Morrel extends an invitation for the count to stay with his sister,...

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