What do you do when your enemies betray you and prosper? Amass a fortune and destroy them one by one. A tribute to Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo, Mathias Sandorf is classic Verne. Includes cryptograms, pirates and acrobats. Trieste, 1867. Two petty criminals, Sarcany and Zirone, intercept a carrier pigeon. They find a ciphered message attached to its leg and uncover a plot to liberate Hungary from Austro-Hungarian rule. The two meet with Silas Toronthal, a corrupt banker, and form a plan to deliver the conspirators to the police in exchange for a rich reward. The three conspirators, Count Sandorf, Stephen Bathory and Ladislas Zathmar are arrested and sentenced to death. Fifteen years later, the renowned physician Dr. Antekirtt sets out to avenge those three brave men. Enlisting the aid of two French acrobats, Pescade and Matifou, he scours the Mediterranean in search of those who planned the betrayal. Rich beyond all imagination, wielding great power and master of an island fortress filled with advanced weaponry, Dr. Antekirtt will not rest until justice is done. The ROH edition of Mathias Sandorf is the only complete translation available in print or digital formats. It includes passages that were omitted from George Hanna's 1889 original translation, and his translation errors have been corrected. The print edition includes all of the 111 original illustrations by Leon Benett.