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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (the Dangerous Liaisons)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (the Dangerous Liaisons) | Choderlos De Laclos
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Published in 1782, just years before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its centre are two aristocrats, former lovers, who embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Vicomte de Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, the Vicomte is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. But as their intrigues become more duplicitous and they find their human pawns responding in ways they could not have predicted, the consequences prove to be more serious, and deadly, than Merteuil and Valmont could have guessed.
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Lcsmcat
Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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Eggs Well done🤗👏🏻🤗 2mo
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TheEllieMo
Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Peirre Choderlos De Laclos
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I know we‘re supposed to be thinking about #GoodIntentions, but my (possibly slightly evil) mind went straight to #CruelIntentions, the 1999 teen movie adaption if Les Liaison Dangereuses

#SoulSeptember @Eggs

Seekingtardis One of my favorites!! 4mo
Eggs A very young Reese! 4mo
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RamsFan1963
Dangerous Liaisons | Choderlos De Laclos
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This used to be one of my favorite movies, but I watch it recently, for the first time in like 10 years, and I didn't find it quite as enjoyable. Seemed more melodramatic than I remembered.

#Liaisons is another episode I had to go back and watch again because it didn't ring any bells with me. It was interesting, a nice cultural exchange. However, Picard and Anna's storyline was fairly predictable.

#StarTrekSummerMay #Liaisons @Megabooks

Megabooks And I felt they pretty much revisited the Picard part in VOY season 5 episode 13, Gravity. I didn‘t particularly enjoy that storyline in the TNG episode nor in the VOY one. I thought Troi getting sick of chocolate was a little amusing. 😝 9mo
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EmilieGR
Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Peirre Choderlos De Laclos
Pickpick

It‘s shock factory has been swallowed by time but still interesting to read

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tournevis
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TNG 7.02 #Liaisons, or as I call it, the rapey episode. 3 alien “diplomats“ go on an expedition onto the Enterprise to experience emotions. №1 focusses on Troy and desserts (creepy), №2 focusses on anger and Worf (creepy) and №3 transforms into a female to trap and seduce Picard (CREEPY AND TRIGGERY). And they get away with it because 'they didn't know better'. I hate this episode so much. Titled after tagged, of course.

#startreksummermay #day8

Megabooks It is pretty creepy! That dude was OBSESSED with deserts. If Troi is sick of chocolate, that‘s bad!!! 9mo
tournevis @Megabooks I hated that episode in 1993 and I still do now. I don't ever watch. 9mo
MayJasper 😕 9mo
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SailorMoon
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. The Neverending Story (still. I know.)
Les Liasons Dangereuses

2. Utopia by Thomas More

3. Night! I like the feeling of being kind of the only person awake, so I can enjoy the silence around...

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SailorMoon
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn
St. Patrick's Edition 🍀

1. Done!

2. We don't really celebrate St. Patrick's Day here, only some pubs do... I guess I'll be staying in watching Netflix LOL

3. YES I HAVE!!! 🍀

4. Oh how I wish. It must be beautiful and breathtaking!!!

5. Good luck, everyone!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙
Tagging my new follower @Md0929

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 10mo
SailorMoon @wanderinglynn thanks for hosting!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 10mo
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Susannah
Dangerous Liaisons | Choderlos De Laclos
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@dariazeoli thank you so much! I am putting together my classics TBR for 2019, and Dangerous Liaisons is now on it. And the Austen, Brontes, and popular culture essays will be so much fun. I love these! 🎄🎁📚❤️ #kindlitsy

LeahBergen Dangerous Liaisons is so good! 13mo
dariazeoli You‘re welcome! 😉 13mo
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writerlibrarian
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As I write this letter.. Valmont's love is toxic and ultimately tragic. Still one of my all time epistolary novel. #heyjune
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@GypsyKat

Cinfhen Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
GypsyKat Nicely done! 2y
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Ubookquitous
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Favorite #booktoscreen for hour 18 of #24in48 - but as a major addict of book adaptations, I found this difficult to choose.

@24in48

EllanaRose I had no idea it was a movie! I read that during a few lunch breaks in college and loved it 2y
Ubookquitous @EllanaRose Oh... Find it and Watch - the cast is wonderful, the characterizations excellent. I love Glenn Close! (edited) 2y
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LeahBergen
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At last! I‘ve been meaning to read this one for years.

BarbaraBB Loved it 😍 2y
Cathythoughts Enjoy ❤️ 2y
WarpedSweetness Me too actually. I just never get around to it. I look forward to your review. 2y
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eanderson Love the mug!!!! 💕 2y
Tamra I haven‘t read it, but Glen Close & Malkovitch (sp) are fantastic in the movie!! (edited) 2y
KarenUK I can‘t wait to hear what you think! Not read it either but looovvvveeee the movie! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Eek! I read this years ago in mass market, and got a trade PB copy this summer with the intention to reread. Resisting the urge to drop what I‘m reading right now! 2y
DeborahSmall Loved this when I read it about 20 years ago.... definitely due a reread ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @WarpedSweetness I‘ve only read about 30 pages so far but it is fantastic! 2y
LeahBergen @eanderson Thank you! 😘 2y
LeahBergen @Tamra @KarenUK I can‘t wait to watch the movie again when I‘m finished. I haven‘t seen it since it was released in the late ‘80s. 😮 2y
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks Oh, I‘m LOVING it. I was surprised how approachable and “easy to read” it is. 2y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall It‘s so good! 👍🏻 2y
kspenmoll Loved the movie, but never read the book- seems like I should! 2y
Sydsavvy There is an abridged audio on audible that is a masterpiece! 2y
WarpedSweetness @LeahBergen I've seen the movie a few times and loved. Good to know the book is good too. 2y
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writerlibrarian
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This is high intrigue, deception, envy, jealousy, manipulation, innocence lost, love lost at its best. One of my favorite parts is "Ce n'est pas de ma faute" letter. I still get shivers hearing John Malkovich acting this out in the movie. This is my ultimate epistolary novel. #emojinov ?

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Lindy
Dangerous Liaisons | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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It‘s ballet night tonight. Love the way this pair of tickets matches. 💃

monalyisha OoOOOo fun! 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕 Have fun! 2y
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BarbaraBB
Dangerous Liaisons | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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The Marquise de Merteuil is an über#bitch in this book. She schemes, manipulates, and enjoys the downfall of the young woman whose virginity she toys with. Still, she is what makes the book worth reading in the first place ?! #Rocktober

Tamra She sets the standard! 2y
BarbaraBB @Tamra She did 😀! 2y
Centique Perfect choice! 2y
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Songsofhome I had to read this book at uni and it had a sneaky weird influence on me! (But I'm married with the result of that influence so all is well...) I liked how the movie 'cruel intentions' translated this in screen! 2y
BarbaraBB @Songsofhome that sounds mysterious. Tell me more! 2y
Cinfhen I love the illustration 💕💕 2y
Booksnchill That illustration is so good! 2y
BarbaraBB @Booksnchill Google... 😊 2y
Booksnchill 👏👏👏 2y
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Anneblythe
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I have enjoyed reading a lot of books this year; but these three are my top picks so far... 👍👍👍

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shanebeth
Dangerous Liaisons | Choderlos De Laclos
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I'm very 2000&late to this tag, but here goes...if one of these five films is on tv, I'll stop whatever I'm doing to watch.

✨The Wizard of Oz
✨The Breakfast Club
✨Clueless
✨Back to the Future
✨Cruel Intentions

...but really there are sooo many more! #5movies

Megabooks Nice...except Wizard. So creepy! 2y
erinreads CRUEL INTENTIONS. 💕 Solid top 5 all around! 2y
rubyslippersreads Yay! The Wizard of Oz! ❤️🌈 Love Clueless too. 😀 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Back to Future!!!! 2y
AmyG The Wizard of Oz would come on TV once a year when I was a kid. Loved it so much. 2y
readinginthedark Great choices! 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 8! #PhillyMeetUp edition! A @valerieandbooks pick! Since this came out in 1782, it's not a recent release 😆👏🏻. It's considered one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Marteuil form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game, a game to win at all costs. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

CocoReads I love that book. It's very devious and malicious. I've been meaning to reread it. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks No lie: When I saw that table and read "All classics $5" I purposely made my eyes glaze over and quickly moved on. Too much temptation! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @CocoReads I still have my mass-market of this from 25 years ago! Always wanted to re-read but as time passed by knew I'd want a larger print copy to read from. Couldn't resist at just $5 😊! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @MicheleinPhilly haha! I might have ended up with more if it hadn't been time right then for all of us to go get lunch 😊. 2y
BookBabe 😊👌🏻 2y
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SaraBeagle
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Dogs had me up way before the alarm today. Turned that into a positive- more time for coffee and reading before work! #birthdayspace @Liberty

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book! It's so deliciously snarky. 3y
SaraBeagle @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It is! It's very enjoyable! 3y
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SaraBeagle
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Started this last week while on vacation, but had to set it aside for library holds. Hope to finish it this weekend. Normally I get so irritated with epistolary novels, but so far it's pretty good!

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BookwormM
Dangerous Liaisons | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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4 stars from me I really enjoyed this novel of self destruction and destruction of society's values from within.

Yes it is melodramatic and over the top and yes the main characters are unlikeable but that just makes them great villains.

I really enjoyed the epistolary form with no actual narrative other than the letters, I also like the footnotes suggesting

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Jennifereads
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Con éste crecí.

With this one I grew.

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BookHermit
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Terrifying and brilliant, these (thankfully)
fictional women tick off all the boxes for a diagnosis. #completepsycho #characters2017

LibrarianRyan They so do. Glen close does psycho so well. 🤓👍💕 3y
Seshat Ah! La Marquise de Merteuil. Excellent. 3y
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LeahBergen
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I'm reaching here, but #UmaThurman was in the movie "Dangerous Liaisons". ? This is my year to finally read this book (I found this 1979 #FolioSociety edition last summer). #LyricalApril

Cinfhen Gorgeous edition and right on the money! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
DebinHawaii I almost picked this one. 😆 I love the movie but have not read the book. I love your edition too--so pretty. 📚💜 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous! Folio...sigh 💕 3y
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writerlibrarian This is in my top 5 most loved novels. Lovely edition you found. The Librivox audio is really good too. 3y
DeborahSmall Great movie 3y
merelybookish Beautiful book! (And what's not reaching for this prompt? 🤔😉) 3y
Hobbinol I haven't read it either. This book has been on my (French) TBR shelf for quite some time. 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 👍🏼 3y
LeahBergen @DebinHawaii I keep meaning to watch the movie again! 3y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall I need to watch it again (but I'll wait until after I read it!) 3y
LeahBergen @merelybookish That's true! 😂 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol Ooo! Will you be reading it in the original? Lucky you. I can only read French food labels and basic greetings (this is what I get for growing up in WESTERN Canada 🙄). 3y
Sydsavvy There is an abridged audible version that is wonderful and only a couple of hours. 😎👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen @Sydsavvy Awesome! 👍🏼 3y
Hobbinol Ha! My French vocabulary has evaporated over the years and now it makes my brain hurt. My copy is in English too. I meant only that I have a whole TBR shelf devoted to French lit. Sometimes I purchase books in French with English notes, but they're very hard to come by. I rarely have the opportunity to speak French in NC; in fact, it's the most unfrench place I've ever been. The colonial government even turned away a boatload of your Acadians! 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol Ha! Well, I'll let you know when I'm starting it - maybe we can read it at the same time. 😃 3y
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Leigh0906
Les Liaisons Dangereuses | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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When I think #bittersweetsymphony, I think the movie Cruel Intentions. Maybe this is the year I finally read the movie's source material- Les Liaisons Dangereuses? 😝#lyricalapril

Reviewsbylola I loved Cruel Intentions. I swear I watched it non stop in high school! 3y
hollytucker J'adore ce livre! 3y
Cinfhen Ahhh, nice ❤️👍🏻never read the book but LOVED the movie!!! 3y
Leigh0906 @Reviewsbylola the movie is such a guilty pleasure!! 3y
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Anneblythe
Dangerous Liaisons | Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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It is funny that I have watched different versions of this story and just recently learned that they were adapted from this wonderful novel. I love this book so much. It is not my fault. 😅

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EricaCurtis11
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#favoritevillain Seduction, revenge, malice. La Marquise de Merteuil is the ultimate game player, and in the end everyone knows it as she falls into ruin. #riotgrams

Ubookquitous Yes! Wonderfully conniving and a woman who turns the very weapons used against women into her own base of power. 3y
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broomperson
Dangerous Liaisons | Choderlos De Laclos
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I read this in French back in college and I'd like to re-read it, maybe in English. #epistolary #readjanuary

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writerlibrarian
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Not an original choice but this is my all time favourite. Read it, listened to it, watched it in its many incarnations I'm only missing seeing it at the theater. #epistolary #readjanuary

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LeahBergen
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An #epistolary novel that's on my reading challenge forecast for this year. #ReadJanuary #FolioSociety

LibrarianRyan Love this book. 3y
Teresa3 Me too! 3y
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Eyelit
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One of my favorite #epistolary novels. #readjanuary

EvieBee Nice! 3y
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twohectobooks
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As far as I'm concerned, this is the beginning, middle, and end of great #epistolary novels. There are other excellent ones, and I love the form, but nothing has ever quite measured up to Les liaisons dangereuses.

#readjanuary

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Christy2318
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My favorite #epistolary novel

Hobbinol 👏🏻Great choice! 3y
twohectobooks Yaassss 3y
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CocoReads
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I love #epistolary books! Here are 2 that I'm hoping to get to this year. Dangerous Liaisons would be a re-read but I've never read Perks before. #ReadJanuary

Songsofhome We studied liaisons dangereuses at uni and it turned my life upside down. Luckily in the end I got married with the man I met that time lol. Unexpectedly life changing! 3y
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vivastory
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Laclos' novel is told entirely in letters.
#epistolary

Sue I think this is one of my all time favourite epistolary novels. 3y
vivastory @sue I look forward to reading it. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I need to read this again too! It's been at least 20 years😲. 3y
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brendanmleonard
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Hello! Coming up for air btwn holidays and MFA applying to say I miss you all and will be posting again soon! (Including our famous #bookishbirthdays) Took a break yesterday to see the revival of this play - fantastic performances by Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer, and some of the most stunning production design I've seen. 👍🏻❤️, soon, Littens! Hang in there and try to have the best day you can.

LeahBergen One of TBRs for this year... most definitely! 3y
melbeautyandbooks That play sounds awesome! 3y
UwannaPublishme Glad you're doing well and having fun. 😊👍🏻 3y
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Humanity is not perfect in any fashion; no more in the case of evil than in that of good. The criminal has his virtues, just as the honest man has his weaknesses.

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LilMamaMastro
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HAPPY garage sale finds! I already own several of these but now those vintage or leather bound editions can stay untouched.

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Simona
Dangerous Liaisons | Choderlos De Laclos
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The game of seduction and manipulation with #innocence
#bookaboutinnocence #augustofphotos #augustphotochallenge

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LeahBergen
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I haven't been Litsy-ing as much as I usually do as I've been on a little road trip... and that means new (to me) book shops! Here is my find of the day. I've been wanting to read it for years. #TheFolioSociety

Gezemice Beautiful! 3y
MrBook Ooh, nice. Happy bookshop hunting and safe travels! 3y
LeahBergen Thank you, @Gezemice and @MrBook ! 3y
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quirkyreader Lucky you, you got a beautiful edition of the book. 🐸 3y
LeahBergen Thank you, @quirkyreader. I'm really pleased with it! 3y
LiteraryinLititz I love stumbling upon bookstores in a new city! 3y
ValerieAndBooks Pretty! My version is a mass market paperback-- read it many years ago. I know when I read this again someday I'll want something this nice (and easier on my eyes) 😊! 3y
Sue I love this book!! Your edition looks lovely. 3y
Shazzer I love this book too. I had to get it after seeing the movie years ago. What a beautiful copy 3y
Sydsavvy I have an audio of it that is fantastic! Enjoy 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Book_Gnome
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Multiple covers of the day...no doubt. It's got to be the one on the right...

Sue I'm sure my copy is also the one on the right :) 4y
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mikagatsby
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I am in love with this book, although it took me two weeks to finish my copy but that was because it was written in old English and I wanted to understand the words more so I have to read each letter twice, sometimes thrice. In the end, it was worth it.