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- ISBN: 8850243944
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 392
It is easier to add to our read list here at Goodreads and a couple years ago if I found a book while reading or listening to an OTR (Old Time Radio), I started putting a note in my comment section. Edward Bulwer Lytton's Zanoni was a find many years before I started Goodreads and taking notes. I wi Leggi tutto
The English novelist Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873), is today best-known for inspiring The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a competition for the worst opening lines for the worst possible novels. This is a result of Bulwer-Lytton having opened one of his novels Leggi tutto
Es relatado la vida de una chica que proviene de un padre dedicado a la música y frustrado por no conseguir lo que quiere. Ella nace con un don especial para el espectáculo. Tras esta premisa el texto gira en torno a la muchacha, con un circulo amoroso entre varios humanos, y un misterioso ser, que Leggi tutto
This book is beautiful. The writing is elegant. The characters are believable and moving. There are few books that have moved me to tears and this book is now among those few. The book is layered wondrously. If desired, it can be read solely for the surface story of those who would seek truth and lo Leggi tutto
I feel like I should be wearing a ruffly blouse and sipping hot chocolate while I'm curled up in a twilit drawing room while I'm reading it. Why this is, I'm not entirely sure, but it has something to do with the incredibly flowery prose, doubtless.
I expected to read fifty pages, tire of the florid, overwrought meditations on beauty and mortality, and return it to the library, but to my surprise Zanoni may well be one of the best books I read this year. Zanoni is a deeply engaging and well-written occult allegory/romantic tale that touches on l Leggi tutto
Published in 1842 and set during the French Terror  this is NOT a Tale of Two Cities. What Bulwer-Lytton has produced is a turgid gothic romance popular during the period. Lots and Lots of exposition and little by way of dialogue, so it will not be the sort of book that modern genre readers wi Leggi tutto
Below is the brief synopsis of the book with some side notes. Unfortunately, the novel is written in a very prosaic Victorian English, a style, which modern readers might not have the time or the patience to read. I would love to see a movie or a screenplay made of this story if it kept the original Leggi tutto
Well I'm on page 394 so I can't claim that the novel's denouement hasn't completely turned me off; yet, in light of the fact that I view published novels to be "as perfect" iterations of the ideas the author has delved into--which is to say, complete works in and of themselves in so far as they capt Leggi tutto
I was walking through the city wandered off in my mind, and I unplanned enter into an antique bookstore. There I encountered an unknown person of strange behavior, who pushed this book into my hands and said to me: "This book is for you, that's what you came for!" More scared than confused, I went t Leggi tutto
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