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The Count of Monte Cristo

Publication Date: May 9, 2011

Chapter: Random Literature

Allow me to introduce you to Bonus Week (or, if you prefer, Intermission). We'll return to "Twelfth Night" soon enough, but I figured we could all use a little breather from Shakespeare. As such, every update this week will be drawn from the list of commissions I received during my donation drive.

Today is the legendary "Count of Monte Cristo." There's a particular part of this book (or rather, a part that's not in this book) that interests many readers, that being the ten year gap during which Edmond Dantes transforms himself into the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo. Granted, the missing decade works brilliantly in the narrative, as it lends an air of mystery and even foreboding to the Count. Still, readers will always speculate about what Eddie was up to over the course of those years, and you can always trust me to speculate upon the stupidest things possible.

Author: Alexandre Dumas • Year: 1844 to 1846 • Info: Wikipedia

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