"...The diamond which glittered in the window...shines with more splendor when it is our own; but if we are compelled to acknowledge the superiority of another, and still must retain the one that is inferior, do you not know what we have to endure?"
"Worldling," murmured the count.
- The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
I don't know how I missed this book until now. I guess the title is so familiar that I assumed I must have read it at some time or other. I'm so glad I picked it up - free download - hooray for the classics! This one definitely belongs in the desert-island bag. Great, great, great book.