For my first slightly ‘geeky’ post I thought I would make the link between art and literature by discussing Manon Lescaut, given that this period gem has spread its wings across all cultural genres. 529 more words
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I should have liked to begin this story in the fashion of the fairy-tales. I should have like to say: “Once upon a time there was a little prince who lived on a planet that was scarcely any bigger than himself, and who had need of a sheep…”
The Sailor from Gibraltar is a marvellous dreamy book – reading it is like drifting away from all that’s mundane and real.
The University of Rochester’s… 613 more words
She was a great-great granddaughter of the King of Poland, Augustus II the Strong. Her father was the king’s great-grandson, Maurice Dupin.
Her mother, Sophie Delaborde, the daughter of a bird fancier, was, said George, of the ‘vagabond race of Bohemians’. 587 more words