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    Thorwench, I'm wondering if you have ever come...

    Thorwench, I'm wondering if you have ever come across the book "Comrade Venka" by Pavel Nilin. It is a novel translated from the Russian by Josef Barnes, and published by Marzani and Munsell, ...
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    Sonya in War and Peace

    I've been thinking about Sonya. Would she have made a good marriage with Nicolay?
  3. Thread: racism

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    Heart of Darkness, racism

    The strength of Conrad's book is its truth-telling, acurately reflecting the views of Euopeans about Africa at the time, and perhaps today. It is several years since I read Heart of Darkness, and I...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the welcome, Pensive. There is a lot...

    Thanks for the welcome, Pensive. There is a lot for me to learn on this site, including how to use it well. i looked to read the short stories yesterday, but couldn't find them. Also, it seems...
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    Sticky: Intro from lostdog

    hello everyone...I found this site by accident a few days ago when I was looking for a map of Russia circa 1812 so I could plot out the comings and goings in the book War and Peace which I just...
  6. Thread: Les Miserables

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    I read les Miserables again last summer. I liked...

    I read les Miserables again last summer. I liked it too for the same reasons you mention. I especially appreciate the placing historically, which gives a glimpse of life in Paris 1830 to 1832,...
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    Nicolay in War and Peace

    I have just read War and Peace again after many years. I noticed someone was asking about Nicolay. Thinking about his character, I had to read to the end of the book to really see how he...
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