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For when you're in a fury
Revenge is the cure for fury; and the most multifaceted, awesome revenge novel ever written is Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo. If you don't know the story, take it up, and learn in it how a successful and promising young man, Edmund Dantès (later the "Count" of the title) avenged himself on the wicked connivers who sent him off to life imprisonment in the Château d'If. (One of them had wanted to marry Dantès's fiancée). After escaping, and finding treasure, Dantès conceives an elaborate plan to punish his betrayers. His slow and steady achievement of retribution will satisfy you deeply. Justice can be served, Dantès shows, if you "wait and hope"...and plot.