Television: Edgeville, U.S.A.

Monticello is an average U.S. city, populated by people of average earnings, moderate IQ, and substandard life expectancy, but one where life is lived on a hyped-up emotional level that would compare favorably with Leopoldville or Elsinore. Crime, litigation, fraud, false arrest, domestic tragedy and incurable disease are commoner than the common cold. In fact, as Keats said of London, Hell is a city much like Monticello.

The place cannot be found in the gazetteer (those who confuse it with Thomas Jefferson's home will be very confused indeed), but it can be...

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