Teaser Tuesdays . . . and omg I’m a such a lit nerd

So the idea is you turn to a random page in the book you’re reading, and pick out two sentences, and post them.

I thought I’d play along, only I just started reading Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal. So my teaser sentences are . . .  135 words long. And has a loooot of commas. LOL

I’m such a lit dork :-)

The beautiful idea of dying near the object of one’s love, expressed in a hundred different forms, was followed by a sonnet, which set forth that the soul, parted after hideous torments from the weak body which it had inhabited for the past three-and-twenty years, and impelled by that instinctive desire for happiness natural to everything which has had life, would not, even if the great Judge granted pardon for all its sins, betake itself to heaven, to join the angelic choir, the moment it obtained its freedom; but that, more happy after death than it had been in life, it would join itself to its earthly love, within a few paces of the prison in which it groaned so long. “Thus,” ran the last line of the sonnet, “I shall have found my paradise on earth.”

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5 Responses to Teaser Tuesdays . . . and omg I’m a such a lit nerd

  1. Rebecca says:

    Oh, I like this one. It’s kind of beautiful… I am not too familiar with the book, but I definitely like the sound of it judging by the teaser. Great choice!

    My teaser is from the wonderful and mysterious novel The Night Circus.

  2. Kirsten says:

    It’s a 19th century French novel :-)

    I hadn’t heard of it myself until a FB friend mentioned it.

  3. Ron says:

    You’ll sink into the language after a while. Or at least I did. Wait’ll you get to the war scenes. (I call them “scenes” because there’s something almost cinematic about them.)

    Speaking of zeee cinemaaaahhh, here’s a favorite scene of mine, from a movie partially based on CHARTERHOUSE. Ah, poetry and revolution and youth …and unconsummated incest.


  4. Kirsten says:

    Wow that is beautifully filmed . . .

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