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#1411 hobglobin

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

could be Moby Dick by Melville but rather Peter Simple by Frederick Marryat ?

Edited by hobglobin, 19 April 2013 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

Wind in the Willows by Grahame ?

nope..and I think this is 20th century...and a children's book.....
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#1413 Tabaluga

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

Moby Dick by Melville ?

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 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

nope..not salty water anyways...:lol:...and not completely fictional....
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

The Elephant and the Kangaroo by T. H. White or one of Twain's books (Life on the Mississippi which is not completely fictional)?

Edited by hobglobin, 20 April 2013 - 11:03 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

The Elephant and the Kangaroo by T. H. White or one of Twain's books (Life on the Mississippi which is not completely fictional)?

you already got the place earlier :...and def no animals in this book...:D
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend? Or perhaps Henry James' Portrait of a Lady?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

I think it's unlikely, but Lord Jim by Conrad ?

Edited by Tabaluga, 20 April 2013 - 11:34 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.

 


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

nope, nothing correct yet..and though there was an elopement, there was no marriage....:)
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

In George Eliot's Mill on the Floss is a river and they are drowning later and also elopement (before the drowning of course) Posted Image

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

In George Eliot's Mill on the Floss is a river and they are drowning later and also elopement (before the drowning of course) Posted Image

finally....or I'd have drowned you myself....:lol:..your turn again dr H...
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

okay that was not too easy and difficult and here's another easy one: Posted Image

The thought that had flashed into my mind grew real, grew credible. I felt no fear, only a wild, trembling exultation, as I ran up the hill towards the motionless monster. Out of the hood hung lank shreds of brown, at which the hungry birds pecked and tore.

English, 19th century

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#1423 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Treasure Island by Stevenson ?
Frankenstein by Shelley ?

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.

 


#1424 hobglobin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

unfortunately not, not really horror...

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#1425 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

So the motionless monster is metaphoric, eh ? Hm...

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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