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text 2018-08-15 17:17
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

Matters in Belgium are progressing slowly...

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text 2018-08-11 13:37
Reading progress update: I've read 93 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

The French girls are all pretty but bitchy coquettes; the Flemish are stupid and ugly; the Brits, however, whilst not the best looking, are stoic and morally upright...*eyes roll like marbles and nearly fall out of my face."

 

Meanwhile Pelet's motivations are revealed.

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text 2018-08-11 10:55
Reading progress update: I've read 86 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

Our hero buys in to some horrible negative national stereotypes and is openly hostile to Catholicism - would contemporary readers have found these to be negative aspects of his character?

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text 2018-08-09 18:43
Reading progress update: I've read 244 out of 297 pages.
The Complete Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) - Truman Capote

A passing reference to a character that might possibly have been inspired by the same person who inspired Boo Radley...

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text 2018-08-09 16:01
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

What is the school master's motivation for his odd intervention?

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