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#1861 hobglobin

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

what means those books?
my google search have as result The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield...actually I never heard of it before and it's a debut and not a classic Posted Image

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:06 AM

those books, like atonement, the wonder boys, or the world according to garp.
books about writing books. Posted Image never as good as they think they are. to quote the family guy: it insists upon itself.

I've never heard of the thirteenth tale. but reading the blurb... meh, i'll pass.

so, who is next with the quote?

#1863 Tabaluga

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:36 AM

Hobs is right...it was the Thirteenth Tale. And while not a classic it was at least a bestseller Posted Image And Jane Eyre is mentioned several times in the novel (and is where the author surely partly drew her inspiration from Posted Image), most prominently when one of the characters is trying to find out who he actually is and all he has as a starting point is a torn-out page from Jane Eyre that he was left with as a baby.

Your turn, hobs !

Edited by Tabaluga, 28 June 2013 - 03:36 AM.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1864 hobglobin

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:11 AM

oops...didn't thought that it's right, I googled "godmother" together with "Jane Eyre" and a website with this title (I never heard about before) was the first hit Posted Image
a new quote will come soon

Edited by hobglobin, 28 June 2013 - 08:25 AM.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:50 AM

and here's the new one:

My travelling companions owed their release, meanwhile, to a difference of opinion between the maritime authorities and the Chamber of Commerce. To the one, they were spies and traitors; the other saw them as a source of income which could not be exploited while they were locked up in the military hospital.

Not english, 20th century and a book of lasting value and not a quickly forgotten bestseller Posted Image

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#1866 casandra

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

hmmm....a difficult one...is it from Carl Mannerheim's Dagbook.......he's military enough......:P
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

yes difficult Posted Image but not really military...but the idea that it's not really or only fiction is good...Posted Image

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#1868 Tabaluga

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:01 AM

something by Saint-Exupery ? Perhaps Pilote de guerre ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1869 hobglobin

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:06 AM

no...

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#1870 casandra

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

ok, a wild guess just to get more clues....from one of Gide's travel books about Africa eg Voyage to Congo or Chad...
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#1871 hobglobin

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

well you come closer at least...the country is okay now and yes a travelogue

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#1872 Tabaluga

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

The country is okay only now ? But Saint-Exupery was also French..Posted Image
Now let me google French travelogues Posted Image

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1873 hobglobin

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

yup, that was a payback Posted Image
and good luck with that Posted Image (hopefully the lists are exhaustive)

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That is....if she posts at all.


#1874 casandra

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

ppfftt...can we at least have the geographic location of the travel- could be just the continents..I guess we can exclude the Arctic and Antartic...:lol:
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#1875 hobglobin

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

a tiny hint to help you really: you find there Morphos but not Euphaedras Posted Image

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