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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.
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Kidnapped: Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 by Robert Louis Stevenson
A sixteen-year-old orphan is kidnapped by his villainous uncle, but later escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" -- it was the tumultuous era of the French Revolution. Rich in drama and romance, this deftly plotted tale of adventure and courage by the most popular of English novelists bristles with suspense, culminating in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
As the French Revolution reaches its height, hundreds of aristocratic heads roll from the guillotine. One man dares to move against the popular tide.(School Library Journal)