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The Law and the Lady
The Law and the Lady | Wilkie COLLINS
Holding fast by my husband's arm- I followed my uncle and the curate who had assisted him at the marriage.' (Excerpt)
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batsy
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This book is BANANAS & I'm not ashamed to say that I was riveted. How you get along with it will depend on your tolerance for all of the bourgeois Victorian anxieties that come alive in these sensation novels; in this case, we have the usual fears & prejudices about "otherness" in relation to bodies, disability, & also ideal womanhood. The protagonist being an intelligent, independent woman is welcome; the embedded notions of femininity, less so!

batsy I found it strange & fascinating. I feel like the book was unintentionally revealing of the middle-class British Victorian psyche & it was all kinds of amusing, intriguing, & ugly. Lol. The mystery's resolution was also wild because of the notions of propriety that govern the conduct of the "good" characters. The men are absurd & the husband is beyond useless! This was a trip. Read it for #cloakanddaggerchristmas for the Inspector Bucket prompt. 14mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
Amiable Love your review! 👍🏼 14mo
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Lindy Stacked! 14mo
Suet624 I only want to read about anxieties that make me laugh. :) Sounds like this might be the one to do it. 14mo
Billypar Great review - sounds memorable to say the least! I've been curious about trying The Woman in White but I'm always a little hesitant to pick up giant 19th century tomes 🙂 14mo
batsy @Cathythoughts @Amiable Thank you! 💕 14mo
batsy @Lindy @Suet624 Just feel that I should warn you guys that what I found interesting might drive others up the wall 😅 14mo
batsy @Billypar Ooh, The Woman in White is really fun! Right up my street with its weird Gothic-y detective fiction vibes 🙂 14mo
merelybookish What a rollicking review! Your enjoyment of the book comes through! You manage to make Victorian lit (which I do love) sound...fun! And congrats on one inspector down. 😀 14mo
quietjenn Well then! I'm convinced! Love this review. 14mo
batsy @merelybookish Thank you! I love Victorian lit too, so maybe I'm predisposed to being somewhat favourable to this but Collins definitely has a knack of making things weird in a way that I enjoy 😁 14mo
batsy @quietjenn Thank you! I hope it's a good read for you when you get to it. 14mo
LeahBergen I‘m always down for some good bourgeois Victorian anxieties. 😆😆 14mo
LeahBergen @Billypar I‘ve been meaning to read it for years, too! 14mo
BarbaraBB Sounds great! I loved Woman in White and The Moonstone and have been looking for more Collins I just bought a copy of 14mo
batsy @LeahBergen Right? The whole point of reading, imo 😂 14mo
batsy @BarbaraBB Oh, nice! I haven't read that one. I'm looking forward to more Collins 🙂 14mo
Ruthiella Not sure how I overlooked this post previously? Definitely stacking. Have you read No Name? Also bananas is the best possible way! 📚 🍌 13mo
batsy @Ruthiella I haven't and I'm very excited to learn that it's also bananas! 😆 I do plan to read as much of Collins as I can. 13mo
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schmia
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The last half of 2017: bench trial, depositions, investigations, hearing prep, first appellate oral argument, not much time for social media. Thankful for an amazing first year at a new firm AND for time in December to finish the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. (And Mason and I are both thankful for a new couch for the reading nook!)

Mdargusch It‘s perfect for a look out spot! 😻 5y
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stype
The Law and the Lady | Wilkie COLLINS
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Giving it a go

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
5y
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schmia
The Law and the Lady | Wilkie COLLINS

"There are some people who are never young, and there are other people who are never old. I am one of the other people."

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Marchpane
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Mine is a bookish profession without any books. Our office has gone paperless, everything is online and I like it that way. I can take my laptop and work almost anywhere.

We do have a poky little library somewhere on the premises, where some dusty old volumes are huddled together, waiting for the End Times.

#workplacebooks #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

Mccall0113 There was a fire recently in my small town. The 200 year old building was a complete loss and a man lost his life. I'm also sad that my attorney lost his office along with all his law books. 6y
Marchpane @Mccall0113 I'm so sorry to hear that. And my thoughts and best wishes go out to your attorney, that must be a difficult thing to go through. 6y
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eclecticreading
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I don't understand it either 😕 (or why Valeria, the person who wrote the above statement, loves Eustace so much, he's spineless and a coward. Valeria deserves better, but anyway)