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The Count of Monte Cristo > Why the book is so long.

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message 1: by David (new)

David Staats I have enjoyed this book for years. One thing I have discovered is that it is almost impossible to find an unabridged translation. Apparently Dumas was paid by the word, so he wrote and wrote and wrote. I have compared several English editions, and they're all different, depending on how much of the original each translation left out.

message 2: by Adelaide (new)

Adelaide Blair | 1079 comments Mod
Huh. That's interesting. (I also loved this book.)

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarahmott) | 376 comments They paid him by the word? HAHAHAHA I should have guessed.

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