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The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas père

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What is the setting of The Count of Monte Cristo?

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This question can be answered in two ways. 

First, when it comes to setting from a temporal point of view, the story takes place during the time of the decline of Napoleon's empire. More precisely, the story starts in 1815 and it ends in 1844. 

Second, when it comes to...

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location, the story mostly takes place in Paris. Most of the major events of the book are in Paris, which make sense because the Count of Monte Cristo (Edmond) is reintroduced into society as a wealthy nobleman. 

Other places are also important. Marseilles is where Edmond is from. This is his hometown, where his father was and died as well as where he fell in love with Mercedes. This is also where he was framed. 

Rome, Greece, and Constantinople also play important roles. For example, Edmond emerged in Rome after nearly a decade (after his escape) and makes friends with Albert de Morcerf, who in turn introduced him to Parisian society. 

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The novel takes place in a number of settings, but most of the plot occurs in Marseilles, Chateau d'If, and Paris (France), Rome, the island of Monte Cristo, and Greece. See the link below for more information.

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I will answer this to the best of my abilities, but you are a little vague in your question. Are you asking the setting of the story, The Count of Monte Cristo? Most films (and again, which film? There have been several adaptations) are fairly faithful to the overall story. I know of the settings of the book, which should help you.

The story begins in Marseille, France. Dantes is imprisoned on the isle of If a few miles offshore. He escapes and ends up on the island of Monte Cristo. He then moves to Rome, Italy before relocating to Paris, France and finally ending in Rome. At the end, Dantes moves towards Parts Unknown after he has had his revenge.

You also had "the question is about the movie review", but which review? The review on this site? A professional review, amateur? My understanding is that most reviews spend most of the time reviewing the story the film puts forth. The settings of The Count of Monte Cristo, while varied, could easily be set elsewhere and not have that much effect on the overall story. Dantes could still have his revenge if he were imprisoned in an English prison just as easily as a French one. I hope I have answered your question.

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