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#1426 casandra

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

how about Peacock's Nightmare Abbey? It's not horror and the monster was actually a mermaid which was just a figment of someone's imagination...:D
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#1427 hobglobin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

no not metaphoric (though the author might have this as background idea) but the story has horrific elements, but monsters can appear also in other genres ...Posted Image

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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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#1428 hobglobin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:45 AM

and also no mermaids here...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.


#1429 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

Well at the World's End by Morris ?
Bleak Houswe by Dickens?

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.

 


#1430 hobglobin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

you come closer and the first title sounds quite similar Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#1431 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

The King of the Golden River by Ruskin ? or another one by Morris (Wood beyond the World, Water of the Wondrous Isles)

Edited by Tabaluga, 22 April 2013 - 10:19 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.

 


#1432 hobglobin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

no the author is wrong...I thought my last hint was invasive enough...world is the keyword Posted Image

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


#1433 casandra

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

:P..Tabs did all the leg work but I think I got it...Wells' War of the Worlds...so really no monsters but alien space craft and aliens....:lol:
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

yes you got it and you scrounged it (abstauben for the germans Posted Image ) as tabs did the work Posted Image
and btw it's the scenery when the narrator finds a vessel with a dead Martian hanging out of the hood who died bec of our bacteria they're not accustomed with

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.

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


#1435 Tabaluga

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

And I was thinking it's fantasy now and (for once) not Sci-Fi, but I guess I should have known hobglobin better Posted Image
and we've had an invasion of the letter W now, there are 4 titles with 2 or 3 W's in the above posts !

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.

 


#1436 hobglobin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

y

And I was thinking it's fantasy now and (for once) not Sci-Fi, but I guess I should have known hobglobin better Posted Image
and we've had an invasion of the letter W now, there are 4 titles with 2 or 3 W's in the above posts !

Mlle C can continue with X then and for us it's easier Posted Image

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.


#1437 casandra

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

X? Why make me work this hard to find a quote.....:lol: here's a really easy one and no need for further clues...english, 20th century...

“All I ever wanted was a world without maps.”
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#1438 hobglobin

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

again your "easy" propaganda...actually I've no idea Posted Image

Frank Baum's Road to Oz?

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


#1439 casandra

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

nope..definitely not a children's book...though it's got a lot of adventures as well....and fire....:D
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#1440 Tabaluga

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

oops, I just disqualified myself for this round. Stumbled upon the quote via a Google search when I was actually just trying to trying to narrow the possible books down Posted Image .... (and I didn't read the book)

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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