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Old 03-11-2011, 12:04 AM
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Don't know if I've read 'the count of monte cristo'. Might have read 'the three muskateers'. I have read some of Balzac, which I believe may have been a contemporary of Dumas, and set his story in a similar era. Book of his I remember was generally about a young man of no means seeking to rise out of his station into the arrogant, self indulgent environment of court society, through shrewdness and contrivance. Doesn't paint a very pretty picture of humanity.
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