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Jen (jenichenny) | 61 comments Mod
A question presented on the author's website asks "Do you think this book is relevant today?"

I think the way it's most relevant to today is the Count's ability to master his circumstance. This is something most people stay they wish they could do but it's much harder in practice.

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Sharon Bloch | 26 comments Yes. We are also in a period of history when times are changing rapidly and events seem to be spinning out of control. When my grandmother was born (1906) life really wasn't much different than it had been 200 years before. Life is so much different today. We've seen technology invented and then become obsolete in our lifetimes.

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Jen (jenichenny) | 61 comments Mod
I've been studying the 16th century through 19th century England lately, and it's crazy how much life didn't change in those years but now if you compare late 20th to early 20th the lives don't even resemble one another!

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Sharon Bloch | 26 comments Cool - I just finished reading Victoria by Julia Baird. I love British history.

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