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#1246 hobglobin

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

it doesn't have to be the main character and btw thanks for the hints Posted Image

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

something from Zola's Comedie Humaine perhaps ?

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.

 


#1248 casandra

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

it doesn't have to be the main character and btw thanks for the hints Posted Image

just think of bravery, sacrifice, regrets, secret love, too late the hero plus what's missing in all of bioforum's smileys.....:lol:
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Or the Man who laughs by Hugo....

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.

 


#1250 hobglobin

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

or bel Ami?

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#1251 casandra

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

ppfftt...this work can be re-titled- The Ghostwriter.....:D and no to both...
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

Did you see my first suggestion too ? (Comedie humaine)

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 22 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

Did you see my first suggestion too ? (Comedie humaine)

nope, not Zola's....
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:44 AM

well when I interpret the hints, a nose is missing and in the play Cyrano de Bergerac from Edmond Rostand bravery, the hero has more than enough of a nose Posted Image and sacrifice, regrets, secret love, and a too late hero (to get his love) is occurring too...only it's a play in verses and not prose...

Edited by hobglobin, 23 March 2013 - 06:56 AM.

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.


#1255 casandra

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

well when I interpret the hints, a nose is missing and in the play Cyrano de Bergerac from Edmond Rostand bravery, the hero has more than enough of a nose Posted Image and sacrifice, regrets, secret love, and a too late hero (to get his love) is occurring too...only it's a play in verses and not prose...

finally.......if I wrote that it's a play from the get-go then it wouldn't be an exciting guessing game...:P and don't forget the ghostwriting clue as well...your turn again dr H...
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

okay here it is:

The sailor ran among the ruins, facing death to find money; finding it, he took it, got drunk and having slept himself sober, purchased the favours of the first good-natured wench whom he met on the ruins of the destroyed houses, and in the midst of the dying and the dead.

not english, 18th century

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#1257 casandra

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

ok...sounds very familar.....my first wild guess is Diderot's Jacques the Fatalist and his Master...it's probably one of Jacques stories that he was forced to tell his master during their travel.....:P
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#1258 hobglobin

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

not bad but wrong, but language is correct Posted Image

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#1259 casandra

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

not bad but wrong, but language is correct Posted Image

ok...I got it.....what was I thinking? :P It's from Voltaire's Candide...there were several sea voyages there where they met sailors...one even threw Candide into sea to drown...
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#1260 hobglobin

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

yes that was fast...it's after the Lisbon tsunami (though it is never named in that book) and when their ship run aground...
your turn Mlle C

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.

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