Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

This is a really really old and long book, but hey, it was satirized in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and that's a good enough reason for me to read it! This week's teaser is:

"If anything could have made Emily smile in these moments, it would have been this speech of her aunt, delivered in a voice very little below a scream, and with a vehemence of gesticulation and of countenance, that turned the whole into burlesque. Emily saw, that her misfortunes did not admit of real consolation, and, contemming the common-place terms of superficial comfort, she was silent; while Madame Montoni, jealous of her own consequence, mistook this for the silence of indifference, or of contempt, and reproached her with want of duty and feeling." (Page 367)

Well, I can't say these sentences are very economical, but they are very descriptive!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading. To participate, you have to share a two-sentence teaser from a book you're reading, along with it's title and author.

What is your Teaser Tuesday?

2 comments :

  1. Good Tease. Here is mine:
    http://andreareadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/tuesday-teasers-meme-91013-twofer.html

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