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Virginia Woolf

The Yellow Book – The Picture of Dorian Gray (final) - Today on Wednesday’s book excerpt we revisit for the final occasion Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. In our last encounter with Wilde’s only novel we explored Lord Henry’s enlightening views on humanity and science. The following dialogue between
‘..I overtipped him. That made him happy’. – The Sun Also Rises - “How does one eat inside?” I asked the waiter. Inside the café was a restaurant. “Well. Very well. One eats very well.” “Good.” The last time we visited our motley crue of the ‘Lost Generation’ in Paris we amused ourselves
Alby Mangels – Beyond World Safari (Lynn Santer) - Today we take a walk off the beaten track in Wednesday’s book quotes to look at an authorised biography of the pioneer Australian adventurer Alby Mangels. The author Lynn Santer who I was in contact with in the early 2000s
Humanity and Seriousness – Oscar Wilde - The following dialogue adds another fascinating insight to Lord Henry’s character in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. The last time, we explored Henry’s pleasure of influencing and misleading people. This week we broaden our image of Henry by
A lady of little faith – The Brothers Karamazov - In today’s Wednesday book quote we revisit Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. In our previous encounter we delved into the subject of wickedness and how Dostoevsky makes his villains as strong, attractive and intelligent as he possibly can. The villain on

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