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·Karen· is on page 35 of 124 of The Bridge of San Luis Rey
the Conde delighted in her letters, but he thought that when he had enjoyed the style he had extracted all their richness and intention, missing (as most readers do) the whole purport of literature, which is the notation of the heart. Style is but the faintly contemptible vessel in which the bitter liquid is recommended to the world.
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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·Karen· is reading Granta 123: The Best of Young British Novelists 4
Oh Lawks a mercy. The next Granta has already arrived.
Jul 22, 2013 02:53AM Add a comment
Granta 123: The Best of Young British Novelists 4

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·Karen· is on page 194 of 461 of An Evening of Long Goodbyes
Re-read for book group on Wednesday
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An Evening of Long Goodbyes

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·Karen· is on page 178 of 648 of Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
Flowers again: apple trees in bloom.
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Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)

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·Karen· is on page 519 of 564 of The Stranger's Child
"She felt something similar, but worse in a way, about hundreds and hundreds of books she'd read, novels, biographies, occasional books about music and art - she could remember nothing about them at all, so that it seemed rather pointless even to say that she had read them; such claims were a thing people set great store by but she hardly supposed they recalled any more than she did."
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The Stranger's Child

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·Karen· is on page 119 of 648 of Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
Glad that the carriage is coming and I can leave the princess's party at last.
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Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)

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·Karen· is on page 242 of 564 of The Stranger's Child
Seductive Sunday morning read. Bliss.
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The Stranger's Child

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·Karen· is on page 111 of 564 of The Stranger's Child
Oozing intimacy, dripping sex.
Jul 13, 2013 02:42PM 2 comments
The Stranger's Child

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·Karen· is on page 34 of 648 of Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
Straight in from Le Côté de Guermantes. This really is part four of one work, no stand-alone.
Jun 30, 2013 02:22PM 1 comment
Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)

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·Karen· is on page 540 of 765 of Le Côté De Guermantes
The priceless art of insult: "Croyez-vous que la salive envenimée de cinq cents petits bonshommes de vos amis, juchés les uns sur les autres, arriverait à baver seulement jusqu'à mes augustes orteils?"
Jun 30, 2013 01:57AM 3 comments
Le Côté De Guermantes

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·Karen· is on page 514 of 765 of Le Côté De Guermantes
One week behind.
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Le Côté De Guermantes

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·Karen· is on page 491 of 765 of Le Côté De Guermantes
Some conversation at last.
Jun 27, 2013 03:04PM 3 comments
Le Côté De Guermantes

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·Karen· is on page 442 of 765 of Le Côté De Guermantes
My brain is beginning to shrivel up. Too much detail on the exact 45° body angle of approach of a Courvoisier as opposed to a Guermantes, yakka yakka yakka. Enough already.
Jun 24, 2013 03:02PM 1 comment
Le Côté De Guermantes

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·Karen· is on page 382 of 765 of Le Côté De Guermantes
Only 2 weeks behind.
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Le Côté De Guermantes

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·Karen· is on page 262 of 458 of Jane Eyre
"'I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one until I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester you must neither except nor exact anything celestial of me,-for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you; which I do not at all anticipate.'"
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Jane Eyre

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·Karen· is on page 255 of 458 of Jane Eyre
"Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? - You think wrong - I have as much soul as you, and full as much heart! ... I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh:-it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if we had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal, - as we are!"
Jun 19, 2013 10:22AM 4 comments
Jane Eyre

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·Karen· is on page 153 of 458 of Jane Eyre
Any excuse to re-read this one.
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Jane Eyre

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·Karen· is on page 116 of 403 of Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
End of part the first. My word, but de Grieux is lucky. All traces of his ill-doing kicked over.
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Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

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·Karen· is on page 69 of 403 of Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
Crois-tu qu'on puisse être bien tendre quand on manque de pain?
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Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

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·Karen· is on page 152 of 211 of Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
There's barely a one who makes such a nice use of language as JA: "To say that Emma was not flattered by Lord Osborne's visit would be to assert a very unlikely thing, and describe a very odd young lady; but the gratification was by no means unalloyed; his coming was a sort of notice which might please her vanity but did not suit her pride...
May 31, 2013 12:46PM 1 comment
Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon

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·Karen· is on page 103 of 211 of Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
Lady Susan: How Not To Live Your Life for the ladies.
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Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon

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·Karen· is on page 65 of 403 of Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
How Not To Live Your Life.
May 30, 2013 02:18PM 1 comment
Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

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