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|GR: Udolpho and obsessive reading
Written by Cheryl
(3/30/2003 12:14 a.m.)
Much of her conversation with Isabella in the Pump Room is done at cross-purposes, with Catherine constantly referring to Udolpho and what is behind the black veil. Why, even the delightful Henry Tilney takes a back seat to it!
”I do not pretend to say that I was not very much pleased with him; but while I have Udolpho to read, I feel as if nobody could make me miserable.”
Even a dressmaker crisis and the prospect of already being engaged for the evening in dancing cannot distract her more than “one minute in sixty” from reading Udolpho. Her excitement and eagerness is quite charming. I fear I am not as endearing when I get obsessed about a book…
I have not read The Mysteries of Udolpho and would like spoilers from those who have. I did find this post by Helen E. with an overview of the book and revealing just what is behind the veil! Anyone who’s read it find it as enthralling as Catherine did, or was it a struggle?
|Behind the veil!|
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