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    Registered User kev67's Avatar
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    I can't help feeling the count was harsh on Mercedes. I expect she thought he was dead. You can't expect a young woman to grow old spend the rest of her life alone and in poverty just because her boyfriend died.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    I agree with you. But according to the romantic ideal of the time, that provably was exactly what she was expected4 to do.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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