The Count of Monte Cristo: Reading Schedule, Focus Questions, and Resources

Reading Schedule:

This schedule is not optional; be sure to read chapters as assigned.  Come to class prepared throughout our reading of the novel.

M, 11/12:  Novels distributed today.  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

T, 11/13: Chapters 1, 2, and 3 are due today (about 14 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

W, 11/14: Chapters 4, 5, and 6 are due today (about 14 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

R, 11/15:  Chapters 7, 8, and 9 are due today (about 11 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

F, 11/16: Chapter 10 is due today (about 12 pages).  (Read chapters 11-13 for homework tonight--about 19 pages.)

S, 11/17:  ---  (Read chapters 14-16 today--about 20 pages.)

L, 11/18:  ---  (Read chapters 17-19 today--about 16 pages.)

M, 11/19: Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 are due today.  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

T, 11/20: Chapter 20 is due today (about 10 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

W, 11/21: Chapter 21 is due today (about 14 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

R, 11/22: Chapters 22 and 23 are due today (about 14 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

F, 11/23:  Chapter 24 is due today (about 15 pages). (Read chapter 25 tonight--about 10 pages.)

S, 11/24:  --- (Read chapters 26-28 today--about 9 pages.)

L, 11/25:  ---  (Read chapters 29-30 today--about 7 pages.)

M, 11/26: Chapters 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30 are due today.  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

T, 11/27: Chapters 31, 32, and 33 are due today (about 18 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

W, 11/28: Chapters 34, 35, and 36 are due today (about 12 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

R, 11/29: Chapters 37, 38, and 39 are due today (about 12 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

F, 11/30:  Chapters 40 and 41 are due today (about 14 pages).  (Tonight, start Monday's reading assignment by reading chapters 42 and 43; that's about 13 pages.)

S, 12/1:  --- (On Saturday, continue working on Monday's reading assignment by reading chapters 44 and 45; that's about 12 pages.)

L, 12/2:  ---  (On Sunday, finish Monday's reading assignment by reading chapter 46; that's about 13 pages.)

M, 12/3: Chapters 42, 43, 44, 45, and 46 are due today.  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

T, 12/4: Chapters 47 and 48 are due today (about 14 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

W, 12/5: Chapters 49, 50, and 51 are due today (about 15 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

R, 12/6:  Chapters 52, 53, and 54 are due today (about 13 pages).  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

F, 12/7:  Chapters 55, 56, and 57 are due today (about 15 pages).  (Tonight, start Monday's reading assignment by reading chapters 58 and 59; that's about 13 pages.)

S, 12/8:  (On Saturday, continue working on Monday's reading assignment by reading chapters 60 and 61; that's about 13 pages.)

L, 12/9:  (On Sunday, finish Monday's reading assignment by reading chapters 62 and 63; that's about 15 pages.)

M, 12/10:  Chapters 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, and 63 are due today.  (Read tomorrow's assignment for homework tonight.)

T, 12/11:  Chapters 64-68 are due today (about 30 pages).  (Finish the novel for tomorrow.)

W, 12/12:  Chapters 69-73 are due today (about 28 pages).  (Have the novel finished for today.)

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CHAPTER ANNOTATIONS (Click individual links below.)

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FRENCH PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

  • Knowing how to pronounce the French words will help your reading and comprehension.
  • If you have any questions whatsoever, do not hesitate to ask me.

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CHARACTER LIST (PRINT AND USE AS YOU READ.)

  • This list covers every single character in the novel.
  • There is room for you to write down your own thoughts and observations about the characters.
  • I created this for you so that keeping track of the characters does not become unwieldy.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • This is the PPT that we went over during class.
  • Read it several more times throughout our study of the novel so that you more fully understand that which motivated characters throughout the plot.

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READING FOCUS QUESTIONS

  • I wrote these questions so that you have a basic idea of the factual information to look for as you read each chapter.
  • Write out answers to each and every single question so that you understand what you are reading.
  • At any time you encounter difficulty with any of these questions, do not hesitate to see me for assistance as long as you have attempted a reasonable, written response first.

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CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF EDMOND'S STORY? BUY THE UNABRIDGED VERSION!

  • This is the actual, full-length version that I myself own and have read.
  • It is absolutely, amazingly, uncategorically, completely fascinating and engrossing.
  • The unabridged version does not necessarily make the plot any more complicated, but it offers, among other benefits, a deeper understanding of the characters we meet in the abridged version that we read in class.
  • (The edition to which I have linked at goodreads.com is available at Amazon.)