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#1261 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

I guess I need to become more active here again ! Currently it's always switching between the two of you ;)

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 23 March 2013 - 12:46 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

if it's french, then it's easier (therefore faster to guess) for me...:P and yup, it was an earthquake and a tsunami..or was it just a strong tempest and later on an earthquake when they were on land? Anyways, it's definitely a great book...
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

I guess I need to become more active here again ! Currently it's always switching between the two of you Posted Image

we're too fast (especially Mlle C Posted Image ) and well I read once it was a tsunami destroying most of Lisbon...but perhaps I'm confusing it...
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...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:55 PM


I guess I need to become more active here again ! Currently it's always switching between the two of you Posted Image

we're too fast (especially Mlle C Posted Image ) and well I read once it was a tsunami destroying most of Lisbon...but perhaps I'm confusing it...

I think that it's an earthquake first and then the tsunami came afterwards Posted Image.....anyways, a lot of stuff happened to Candide and his gang...and yup, Tabs, you need to be more active here again :D

Edited by casandra, 23 March 2013 - 12:56 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

ok..this is probably a very easy one....english, late 18th century...

'Fate obliges me to be constantly in movement: I am not permitted to pass more than a fortnight in the same place. I have no Friend in the world, and from the restlessness of my destiny I never can acquire one. Fain would I lay down my miserable life, for I envy those who enjoy the quiet of the Grave: But Death eludes me, and flies from my embrace.'

Edited by casandra, 24 March 2013 - 09:29 AM.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

Dracula by Stoker ?

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 24 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Dracula by Stoker ?

ooops sorry Tabs...my mistake, it's almost 19th century..I'm correcting this now...but the genre is more or less correct...

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

some vampire stuff: Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla (with a lesbian vampire Posted Image )
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

some vampire stuff: Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla (with a lesbian vampire Posted Image )

nope, not vampire stuff...the main theme of this novel is the fall from innocence to debauchery and finally eternal damnation...:P
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

The Monk by Lewis ?

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 24 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

or Ann Radcliffe? No idea which novel then...
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Yup, it's from Lewis' The Monk (who was heavily influenced by Radcliffe) and the quote was actually made by The Wandering Jew (or The Great Mogul, a subplot of the novel)....your turn this time, Tabs....
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

Finally ;)
not english, 19th century:

He did not eat; he devoured. His stomach seemed a bottomless pit. His hunger finally appeased, he raised his head to thank his kind benefactress. But he had not looked at her long when he gave a cry of surprise and sat there with his eyes wide open, his fork in the air, and his mouth filled with bread and cauliflower.

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 25 March 2013 - 04:54 AM

first I thought of La Grande Bouffe but it's a film only...anyway another gothic novel I think...Die Elixiere des Teufels (The Devil's Elixirs) by Hoffmann is my first wild guess...The benefactress could be a monster, but there are not so many Posted Image
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#1275 Tabaluga

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:59 AM

No and you are not on the right path... 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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