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Books I Read in May 2015

• Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, read by Frederick Davidson — I really should retitle these posts “Books I Finished Reading in …” I certainly did not read all of Les Misérables in May. In fact, I drew it out … Continue reading

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Romola, Book 3

The last book of Romola actually focuses on the titular character more than on her husband, Tito. She became a disciple of Fra Girolamo Savonarola. Although sure she will never again be truly happy, Romola is glad to have “a … Continue reading

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Romola, Book 2

Selling his ring did not keep Baldassarre from being restored to an unwilling Tito. In fact, it was instrumental in bringing them together. In this book, Tito has been exposed to Baldassarre as a traitor when he denounces him as … Continue reading

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Romola, Book 1

According to the proem to Romola, it seems the point of this novel is to demonstrate that people do not change much over time, “to remind us that we still resemble the men of the past more than we differ … Continue reading

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