Count of Monte Cristo follows a young french man, Edmond Dantes, as he is falsely accused of a crime, and imprisoned for many years. The book is a massive read, and can be a bit of a slow start, as many different story lines all must merge together, however once you reach the good part, it is hard to put down.
Spending years to put into place elaborate revenge plans, Edmond Dantes slowly transforms from a naive sailor to a complicated, intelligent count. The story is elaborately written, and a true classic.
While this book only has some moderate violence and themes of death, I would rate it 14+ for just how much of a sheer read it is. Well written. with lots of content, I really enjoyed this book once it got going.