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King of the Cliffs. The King of the Cliffs was created by the Japanese author Kuroiwa Ruikô and appeared in “Gankutsuô” (Yorozu Chôhô, 1901-1902).

The King of the Cliffs is modeled on Alexandre Dumas’ Edmond Dantès. The King of the Cliffs is a Dantès-like figure in feudal Japan, generally following the arc of Dantès’ life in this translation/adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.

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