The Mysteries of Udolpho
Posted by Silke on September 14, 1998 at 07:57:10:
In response to Defending Myself re: NA, written by J.L. on September 13, 1998 at 20:21:38
] Until then, it's back to The Mysteries of Udolpho which I CAN say from experience is one of the most beautifully written slow-reading overglorified travel guides. About 3/4 of the book is scenery in Italy and southern Europe. I mean sure, it's lovely scenery, but the book is supposed to be about characters and plot, not a script for next week's Travelogue!
I do not wish to spoil your reading pleasure but you had to read it by today, hadn't you ;-) ? So here goes.
You are so right. What I hated about Udolpho was that it raised so many questions and mysteries right from the beginning which were dissolved only on the last 10 or so pages (of 700).
I had put Udolpho on the literature list for my Master's and in the English Lit exam the examiners asked how I did ever manage to finish it. They were deeply impressed, this certainly won me a point!
- Udolpho and NA Constanza 08:52:54 9/14/98 (1)
- But isn't that part of what JA was trying to get across? SandyW 18:01:34 9/20/98 (0)
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