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Cutting down the size

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Just a bit of information for you. Many times editors have tried trimming away at THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. All attempts have failed. No one yet has found a way of improving this book by editing it. I remember seeing a 19th Century cartoon of an editor hacking away at this novel while the ghost of the author is standing behind him drenched in tears.