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April 13, 2013 05:38PM
Oh, I wouldn't bother with reading Udolpho ... it gets really, really tedious. It's downright ridiculous in places (such as when Valancourt, the "hero" is carving a poem into a rock (no comment)) but the number of times you want to run your head into a wall from Emily's sheer stupidity and from all the monologues about her superiority and the sheer sublime beauty of the Alps on the Mediterranean coast (don't ask) and the evils of Roman Catholic superstition far outweighs those. It has its merit for drinking games, I guess ... I never tried but I suppose if you drink every time Emily weeps or is citing poetry you'll be well and truly drunk about three pages in.

If you want to read some really fun 18th century literature, I'd recommend Tom Jones (that is just as much crack as Udolpho and the protagonist is a naive libidinous dork, but it's meant to be funny) or if you want something shorter, Smollett's Humphrey Clinker, a hilarious epistolary novel about a road-trip through Great Britain.




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Sandpit on Group Read, chs. 7&8

Carol PApril 13, 2013 12:22PM

7

LiseApril 13, 2013 05:38PM

8

LiseApril 13, 2013 05:49PM

Re: Sandpit on Group Read, chs. 7&8

Mari A.April 13, 2013 03:04PM

... oh and those asses!

Mari A.April 13, 2013 03:35PM

Re: Sandpit on Group Read, chs. 7&8

Suzanne OApril 13, 2013 01:36PM

Samuel Richardson, of Pamela fame

Mari A.April 13, 2013 03:02PM

Ah!

Suzanne OApril 13, 2013 05:28PM

Re: Ah!

Mari A.April 13, 2013 05:38PM

Re: Sandpit on Group Read, chs. 7&8

Carol PApril 13, 2013 02:20PM

Re: Sandpit on Group Read, chs. 7&8

Suzanne OApril 13, 2013 05:26PM

Correction: SANDITON Group Read, chs. 7&8

Carol PApril 13, 2013 12:25PM

Edit function

Amy I.April 13, 2013 03:03PM

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Carol PApril 13, 2013 03:24PM

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Mari A.April 13, 2013 03:33PM



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