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The Count of Monte Cristo

What I imagined going on in this final story of the book was Calvino’s attempt to explain the universe itself.

We’re all trapped in the Château d’If and no matter how hard we try, no matter what knowledge Abbé Faria discovers or imparts on us, we’ll never leave an ever expanding universe – unless it contracts, time flows backwards and we all meet ourselves on the dock.