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Initial post: Dec 19, 2011 5:42:26 AM PST
B. Kent says:
Does anyone know why Digne is written as D___ throughout the book?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 12:39:15 AM PDT
tammi222 says:
Yea I was wondering that aswell. Lots of words seemed to be like that.

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 10:18:47 PM PST
Megan Rahhal says:
The words are like this in the paperback version as well. When I read the abridged version forever ago, I asked a professor about this, and she told me that they often do that in classic novels for unknown reasons. She believed that it might be an attempt to make it relevant and applicable to all people. People I'm France would know that certain places weren't real and would therefore associate that with the author attempting to generalize the story. Since most people that read this book now are unaware of which cities and whatnot are real, the publishers use the strikeout to make it appear generalized. It's to make us focus less on the names of places and people but more on the story and what it means

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2013 10:01:12 AM PST
B. Kent says:
Thanks. I never knew that. It's very interesting.
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