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  1. Thread: I love Lucy

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    Yes, she doesn't really approve of the gruff Mr...

    Yes, she doesn't really approve of the gruff Mr Crawley, I think, but in the end she charms the pants of him. ;)

    I love the dynamics between Lord Lufton and his mother who's trying to force...
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    I whole-heartedly agree! Much as I love Jane...

    I whole-heartedly agree!

    Much as I love Jane Eyre for the kind of realism it projects in that relationship between Jane and Rochester who should actually be 'just' a secondary character, I really...
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    I once read an article arguing that the trio...

    I once read an article arguing that the trio Arthur Huntingdon (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Ann), Rochester (CB) and Heathcliffe (by Emily) were in fact different gradations of the Byronic Hero,...
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    Ah, yes, that might be true (I'm not there yet),...

    Ah, yes, that might be true (I'm not there yet), but I distinctly remember Trollope commenting that he and Mrs Crawley had married early and that because of that they were now faced with the abject...
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    True. That was the case with Mr and later Dr...

    True. That was the case with Mr and later Dr Arabin in the Barchester Chronicles of Trollope. Arabin regretted that he had always thought that he didn't need a wife and children and could live on...
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    :lol: I hadn't looked at it like that, but it's...

    :lol: I hadn't looked at it like that, but it's definitely a great take on it.

    No, I think for all that Ecurb said, can anyone really claim that they are self-aware? I mean: only the household...
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    Ah, yes, BUT (big but), there is no pleading like...

    Ah, yes, BUT (big but), there is no pleading like Mr Bennet almost does. Mr Bennet indeed almost begs his daughter not to do something stupid. Sir Thomas 'talks seriously' to Maria, then sees she's...
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    I knew there was something in my mind about a...

    I knew there was something in my mind about a letter and, indeed, Sir Thomas conveyed his approval of the marriage by letter from Antigua:



    Of course he knows nothing of Mr Rushworth himself...
  9. Thread: &c.

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    The Online Etymology...

    The Online Etymology Dictionaryterm=et%20cetera&allowed_in_frame=0 says the common abbreviation before the 20th century was &c. and only later came etc. Hence why you see it a lot in old books. :)
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    Probably not as it was by the Brothers Grimm,...

    Probably not as it was by the Brothers Grimm, though their first version came out already in 1812. But she may have known other versions: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0510a.html#brokenpitcher


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  11. Thread: jo and laurie

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    Though I've only read the bits with Prof. Baehr,...

    Though I've only read the bits with Prof. Baehr, it seems indeed that he was not really a man for Jo...

    I'm not sure, he's very intelligent and all, but I think too much of a sentimental man for...
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    Two days ago I typed a whole thing about...

    Two days ago I typed a whole thing about simimlarities between Henry Crawford and Rochester and then it got deleted :



    Actually Trollope touches upon that in Framley Parsonage. The regime that...
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    Yes, but that sexiness only applies when it's not...

    Yes, but that sexiness only applies when it's not for real :p. I'm not sure whether I'd like to submit to that in reality...
    Women are fickle, aren't they ;).

    Seems an interesting plot......
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    Yes, Clarissa spends the first 600 pages defying...

    Yes, Clarissa spends the first 600 pages defying her family, but that makes her headstrong, not less naïve. The way Lovelace lures her is quite disgusting and the way she believes his lies is even...
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    Yes, OK, I'll admit that Jane herself is kind of...

    Yes, OK, I'll admit that Jane herself is kind of new as a heroine. She's no Clarissa at any rate who is a bit easily led and too good to be true. And I also admit some of Jane's story was based on...
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    You're right there, it's got a lot of the novels...

    You're right there, it's got a lot of the novels of Dumas and Hugo where a lot of fortunate coincidences happen. Particularly Dumas was very good at it, but I think Hugo gave him a good run for his...
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    Well, both Rochester's monologues and Darcy's wit...

    Well, both Rochester's monologues and Darcy's wit have their charms, if you ask me :).

    I've got a long-standing love-affair with Rochester, but I can stomach Darcy as well. The difference between...
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    :lol: I need to read that!

    :lol: I need to read that!
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    Yes, but that was in the 1600s and 1700s. By the...

    Yes, but that was in the 1600s and 1700s. By the middle fo the 19th century, the levée ceremony (started by the king and then extended to other people of very high birth) had largely gone out of...
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    Couples in bed

    I just wanted to write something about this, because I find it ever such a nice touch by Trollope. It's something I haven't come across (so far) in classic literature. Most authors seem to limit...
  21. Firstly, let me say that before I came to this...

    Firstly, let me say that before I came to this forum, I never even heard of McCarthy.

    That said you thinking that I claimed that these four were inferior, is totally beside the point I made....
  22. Well as far as I can see, the 'problem' with the...

    Well as far as I can see, the 'problem' with the Nobel Prize for Literature is that writers have to be nominated in their own country first. The Academy depends on the academic world in writers'...
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    Leave it to Psmith - a teaser

    Lord Emsworth has lost his glasses… As he is now as blind as a bat, they must be found before he’s off to London to collect Mr Ralston McTodd, the great Canadian poet, who has been kindly invited to...
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    A little late, but still a great birthday, Max!

    A little late, but still a great birthday, Max!
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    I read The Independent, sometimes The Daily...

    I read The Independent, sometimes The Daily Telegraph. And for entertainment The Daily Mail. No news in it, though, try as they might to pass it off as that. ;)

    I also read De Standaard Flemish...
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