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from “The Magus”

If you forget everything else about me, please remember this. I walked down that street and I never looked back and I love you. I love you. 16 more words


George Eliot with the gloves off: Patricia Duncker’s Sophie and the Sibyl

Expect energetic storytelling in this excellent novel about the manipulative life and marital sufferings of George Eliot. It’s also a gently funny love story between Max Duncker, a vain and very young dilettante publisher and the thunderingly hearty Sophie, a German countess who never glides gracefully when she can pound across a ballroom. 1,105 more words


March 31 in history

1146 Bernard of Clairvauxpreached his sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade.

1492 Queen Isabella of Castille issued the… 735 more words


The French Lieutenant's Woman:  Chapters 22-36

While Charles is still trying to sort out his feelings for Sarah, he receives word that his uncle wishes to see him immediately.  So he sets off for Winsyatt at once.  154 more words

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The French Lieutenant's Woman:  Chapters 13-21

Fowles now seems to claim ownership of his characters, even if he expects them to obey him.  How can they disobey him if he’s writing what they do? 163 more words

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The French Lieutenant's Woman: Chapters 1-12

In this first section of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, John Fowles seems to be taking on the role of an anthropologist – observing his characters rather than just telling a story. 350 more words

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