Intro: The Count of Monte Cristo takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1814–1838. The book's main themes are justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The story was based on a true story Dumas found in a memoir written by a man name Jacques Peuchet.
Name:Anita Shreve Intro:
Anita Shreve (born 1946) is an award winning American writer. One of her first published stories, ''Past the Island, Drifting'', (published in 1975) was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1976.