[Solo Biography] Cavour by Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco - dc

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Post by pnagami » March 3rd, 2021, 8:19 pm

It’s amazing just to think about an eighteen-year-old Henry James!

Thanks, Barbara!

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Post by pnagami » March 6th, 2021, 9:23 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » March 7th, 2021, 2:00 am

pnagami wrote:
March 6th, 2021, 9:23 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 12 is up:

16:15

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_12_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
PL OK!

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » March 7th, 2021, 6:12 am

Thank you, Barbara!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » March 11th, 2021, 8:38 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 13 is up:

16:19

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_13_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

The poor Prince Imperial was later transfixed by a Zulu spear.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » March 12th, 2021, 7:01 pm

pnagami wrote:
March 11th, 2021, 8:38 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 13 is up:

16:19

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_13_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

The poor Prince Imperial was later transfixed by a Zulu spear.

My best,

Pam
PL OK. Gosh. I read the Wikipedia entry.

It occurred to me at last to have a look at a map of Italy during our period and a great light shone.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » March 12th, 2021, 7:26 pm

Thank you, Barbara!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » March 15th, 2021, 8:32 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » March 16th, 2021, 12:21 am

pnagami wrote:
March 15th, 2021, 8:32 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 14 is up:

18:31

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_14_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
PL OK again Pam. I'm beginning to get a handle on this with your help and that of maps. The plot is beginning to move in the direction of Henry James's earliest essays.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » March 16th, 2021, 6:17 am

Thank you, Barbara!

It’s a tricky story.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » March 20th, 2021, 8:22 am

Hi Barbara,

Section 15 is up:

16:11

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_15_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

That's the same unfortunate Archduke Maximilien who Napoleon III got killed in Mexico.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » March 21st, 2021, 3:38 am

pnagami wrote:
March 20th, 2021, 8:22 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 15 is up:

16:11

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_15_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

That's the same unfortunate Archduke Maximilien who Napoleon III got killed in Mexico.

My best,

Pam
PL OK! Didn't Napoleon III lose his own princely heir in a previous chapter, killed in South Africa?

Talking of Hapsburgs - I came across some useless but entertaining information about a daughter of Otto v Hapsburg, last Crown Prince, in whom the born-to-rule gene has manifested itself. She is a Swedish parliamentarian (Moderate Party) and bears the improbable surname of Douglas, having married into Clan Douglas (Swedish branch!). I find it enchanting that one of her husband's names is Archibald.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by pnagami » March 21st, 2021, 5:49 am

Hi Barbara,

Who ever knew that there was a Swedish Clan Douglas! Amazing.

Thanks!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » March 24th, 2021, 7:28 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by barbara2 » March 24th, 2021, 6:55 pm

pnagami wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 7:28 am
Hi Barbara,

Section 16 is up:

18:32

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/cavour_16_martinengo-cesaresco_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
PL OK.

In an 1872 article Henry James was being scathing about Austrian Botzen (Bolzano) and other "German" cities - including even Heidelberg and Nüremberg. "Germany is ugly." I wonder if it was his Italian patriotism that sent him a bit over the top.

Best,

Barbara

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