© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 58 Summary

M. Noirtier de Villefort

  • As Max and Valentine are chit-chatting it up, Villefort and his wife go to visit Villefort's dad, Noirtier, in his secret rooms.
  • Remember that Noirtier has had a terrible stroke. He is deaf and blind. Only Villefort, Noirtier's servant Barrois, and Valentine know how to communicate with Noirtier.
  • Noirtier LOVES his granddaughter, Valentine. He dotes on her. She loves him with all her heart.
  • When Villefort and his wife tell Noirtier that Valentine is engaged to Franz, the son of his sworn enemy, he goes ballistic.
  • Valentine goes to comfort her grandfather and communicates that she's as excited by the idea of marrying Franz as he is.
  • Noirtier promises to help her get out of this hair-brained marriage scheme.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement