The Count of Montecristo tells the story of Edmond Dantès, a young and innocent merchant sailor who is framed and wrongly imprisoned, and his journey of revenge against those who betrayed him.
This story of revenge, jealousy, pride and greed takes place in the early 19th century France and Italy, with a notable oriental presence throughout the entire journey. All of these points have been a core influence for the design of this deck.
For the tuck, back, court cards and jokers great attention was paid to all the details and descriptions mentioned in the book, taking into account the historical and geographical setting and references in order to create appropriate designs.
As for the aces and backgrounds of the court cards, all are charged with symbolic details of the main characters’ traits.
The pips and number cards are inspired by the playing cards of the 19th century and have a minimal design, making them perfect for playing.
- Edmond Dantès, a.k.a. The Count of Monte Cristo as King of Spades
- Haydée as Queen of Spades
- Abbé Faria as Jack of Spades
- Fernand Mondego, a.k.a. Count de Morcerf as King of Hearts
- Mercédès Mondego as Queen of Hearts
- Albert de Morcerf as Jack of Hearts
- Gérard de Villefort as King of Clubs
- Héloïse de Villefort as Queen of Clubs
- Edward de Villefort as Jack of Clubs
- Baron Danglars as King of Diamonds
- Madame Danglars as Queen of Diamonds
- Benedetto, a.k.a. Prince Cavalcanti as Jack of Diamonds
- Bertuccio & Abbé Busoni as Joker
- Sinbad the Sailor & Luigi Vampa as Joker
The Count of Monte Cristo Book
- Setting & Plot
- Chosen characters
- Edmond Dantès, a.k.a. The Count of Monte Cristo
- Fernand Mondego, a.k.a. Count de Morcerf
- Gérard de Villefort
- Baron Danglars
- Mercédès Mondego
- Héloïse de Villefort
- Madame Danglars
- Abbé Faria
- Albert de Morcerf
- Edward de Villefort
- Benedetto, a.k.a Prince Cavalcanti
- Sinbad the Sailor
- Luigi Vampa
- Abbé Busoni