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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo


by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 52 Summary


  • Potion and poison time.
  • At the Villeforts', the Count and Mrs. Villefort discuss various potions and poisons.
  • The Count and Mrs. Villefort's paths crossed once before in Rome.
  • While in Rome, the Count had a reputation of being a great doctor, apparently.
  • The Count tells Mrs. Villefort about certain concoctions that can heal someone in small doses but that are lethal in larger doses.
  • Mrs. Villefort hints bigtime that she wants some of that concoction.
  • The Count promises to send her some.

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