Chapters 55-59 Summary

The Count of Monte Cristo is adding more intrigue to his plan of revenge. He meets with a man referred to as Major Cavalcanti. The major seems confused about his past, has no papers to prove his identity, and lacks money though he is supposed to be somewhat wealthy. The count appears to know more about the major than the major knows about himself. In truth, the count has made up a history for the major, and the meeting of the two people is done in preparation for the major to meet with Villefort at the count’s country home in a few days. Although nothing is said about it explicitly, this is a rehearsal of sorts, preparing the major for the role he is to play in front of Villefort.

The count has made everything up as...

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