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#2026 hobglobin

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:57 AM

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini?


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:16 AM

Nope...

 

The story involves an anglican priest.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

Hm, I thought I had made an extensive search... but I can neither think of nor find a 20th century book set in the 18th century and featuring an anglican priest laugh.png


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.

 


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:28 PM

There is also an heiress...

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:50 AM

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey would fit, but is set in 19th century if wikipedia (german) and amazon are right (I only watched the film and cannot remember it really).


Edited by hobglobin, 18 August 2013 - 01:54 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:21 PM

It is Oscar and Lucinda... set in the mid 1800s (not 18th century)... awesomely beautiful book... very sad.

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

Ah, this explains why my extensive search for novels set in the 18th century was futile tongue.png


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.

 


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

I had the same wrong idea...dry.png

anyway here the next:

 

Like all such official types, he specialized in being his own antithesis: strong but understanding, boisterous but grave, pragmatic but speculative when need be. The necessity of encompassing such opposites had left him with a little wobble of uncertainty in the center of his personality, which made other people…feel embarrassed by him.

 

english 20th century


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:21 AM

It sounds a bit like The Human Stain by Roth...



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:42 AM

or something from Auster's New York Trilogy ?


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.

 


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

both not..it's older


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#2037 Tabaluga

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:10 AM

Graham Greene ?


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.

 


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:25 AM

no, it's without international politics and espionage (the only stuff I know from Greene wink.png )


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:36 AM

Then it's probably "We need some cluuueeees" by Tabaluga wink.png


Edited by Tabaluga, 20 August 2013 - 08:37 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.

 


#2040 hobglobin

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

surely a groovy text wink.png

anyway don't think too much apart from what we do...(but this doesn't mean it's a scientific text)


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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





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