>The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. The writing of the The Count of Monte Cristo was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it was expanded from plot outlines suggested by collaborators. The Count of Monte Cristo takes place in France and Italy, and is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness.
One day, ships start sinking, particularly ones dealing with war. Survivors think it is a big whale. A harpoon ship goes out to kill it, but finds out that the "whale" is actually the Nautilus, a submarine.