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    Today, 06:09 AM
    Just finished reading it on Project Gutenburg. I can see why it was admired and loved as the Great C18 Novel - it isn't coy about sex unlike every...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    Jackson Richardson replied to a thread The election in Dr Thorne
    The Whigs were the very grand aristocrats like the Duke of Omnium - they were the successors to the grandees who had ousted James II. They would be...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    Miss Dunstable. Apparently the most popular of Trollope's novels during his lifetime. But it lacks the slightly grotesque caricature of...
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    07-01-2020, 04:33 AM
    I am not sure I like this Frank Gresham. I let ride him calling Mr Moffatt a muff for saying he would vote to let Jews stand for parliament. SPOILER...
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    06-30-2020, 05:59 PM
    kev67 started a thread The election in Dr Thorne
    The election chapter was quite interesting. It reminded me a bit of Middlemarch when Mr Brooke stood for parliament. Looks like electioneering...
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    06-21-2020, 07:16 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    I thought Trübsal was the cow's name. We'd give cows names like Buttercup or Lily back before farming was industrialised. So that's two phrases...
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    06-21-2020, 05:53 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    I thought Euters meant udder, but I did not know what Trübsal meant. I looked up the Irish phrase using google translate. It means skenl inn ban a...
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    06-21-2020, 07:26 AM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    As examples, there is a line on p555: ‘Per deam Partulam et Perundam nunc est bibendum!’ There are also a couple of sentences of German on that...
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    06-21-2020, 02:47 AM
    It was Trollope's favourite. It does not have the broad comic aspect of Barchester Towers and sets the tone for his following novels. There's a...
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    06-19-2020, 04:27 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    Irish is a pretty sounding language. Irish schoolchildren in the south learn it, but it is not used in conversation much. The only time I remember...
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    06-19-2020, 04:10 PM
    kev67 started a thread Roger Scatcherd in Dr Thorne
    I am enjoying Doctor Thorne more than Barchester Towers or The Warden. It seems to operate a bit more in the area of books like Bleak House, North...
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    06-18-2020, 03:15 AM
    In this blog, someone has replied that Pemberley was based on Chatsworth, which had 85,000 acres. £10,000 (Darcy's income) divided by 85,000 is 2...
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    06-17-2020, 03:08 PM
    kev67 started a thread All the Latin in Ulysses in Ulysses
    James Joyce was a talented linguist. I have read quotes of German (I think), Italian, Spanish and French; no Irish, slightly surprisingly, but lots...
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    06-17-2020, 02:52 PM
    There's a bit at the beginning of the book when one of Squire Gresham's tenant farmers says that after years of paying one pound 15 for some acres,...
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    06-17-2020, 02:07 PM
    Hester should be repenting, according to her community.
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    06-11-2020, 05:47 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Your thoughts on Ulysses in Ulysses
    I have been googling why Ulysses is good, and I found this section: Ulysses, in other words, is a justification of the effort it takes to read...
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    06-09-2020, 01:06 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Your thoughts on Ulysses in Ulysses
    I was understanding it, but now I'm not understanding it again. James Joyce seems to have changed the standard word order of grammatical English for...
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    06-08-2020, 09:04 AM
    According to the essay by D. H. Lawrence in the back of my copy, Pearl is the scarlet letter incarnate. She's bright, she's colourful, she's naughty,...
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    06-08-2020, 08:54 AM
    Can't help wondering: did Hester Prynne have more than one dress?
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    06-06-2020, 04:41 PM
    kev67 replied to a thread Your thoughts on Ulysses in Ulysses
    The book is making more sense now. The writing changes in style quite a bit. I enjoyed the pub scenes. The drinkers were talking nationalist...
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    06-06-2020, 03:48 PM
    I realised that I got all the references to Gilbert and Sullivan. And then thought how many other references to contemporary popular Dublin culture...
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