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#766 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Yep, tricky clues, but Casandra got it right Posted Image
Your turn now !

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 18 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

:P I shld try to be trickier then...ok, my quote (english, 20th century, with some sappy moments...:P)

"With a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.”
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#768 hobglobin

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a first guess and to jump in at the deep end Posted Image

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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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a first guess and to jump in at the deep end Posted Image

ooh...a good guess but nope....there was nobleness and extreme sacrifice in this novel...Posted Image
addendum: no killing in this story too....

Edited by casandra, 18 February 2013 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

another pure guess but much later The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe...don't remember if there was a killing or not Posted Image

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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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

another pure guess but much later The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe...don't remember if there was a killing or not Posted Image

nope...think of a classic love triangle or the boring version of a ménage à trois...:lol:
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:07 AM

Might be then The White Peacock by Lawrence but did he have such a realist resigned tone as in the quote? Posted Image

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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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

Might be then The White Peacock by Lawrence but did he have such a realist resigned tone as in the quote? Posted Image

nope...next clue- woman writer.....:lol:..
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

okay then I continue with the wild guessings: Posted Image
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

nearly 24 hours that nobody posted in this thread.... worrysome 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.

 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

nearly 24 hours that nobody posted in this thread.... worrysome Posted Image

well we waited for your guess and I wait for information if my last guess was wrong or not Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#777 Tabaluga

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

well i have no idea 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.

 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

something by Virginia Woolf ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 20 February 2013 - 09:14 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.

 


#779 casandra

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

ooops..sorry...a bit busy and distracted too....and nope, not Woolf's and yup, it's The Age of Innocence...so the almost menage a trois gave it away? :lol:

your turn again dr H...
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

lasted long enough anyway and yes love triangle. disenchanted view on marriage and female author, that narrows it down finally (I guess usually men write such stuff Posted Image )

and here's the next:

Rick said, "Sheep get strange diseases. Or put another way, sheep get a lot of diseases but the symptoms are always the same; the sheep can't get up and there's no way to tell how serious it is, whether it's a sprained leg or the animal's dying of tetanus. That's what mine died of; tetanus."

english, 20th century, not a livestock manual or similar Posted Image

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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