Sunday, January 31, 2010

Remarkable Creatures ~ a teaser

Remarkable Creatures, a novel by Tracy Chevalier, was published this month.  These quotes show how one of the main characters reacts to remarks about the other main character.
Lord Henley (p. 105): "Besides which, Mary Anning is a female. She is a spare part. I have to represent her, as indeed I do many Lyme residents who cannot represent themselves."

Elizabeth Philpot (p. 106): I was furious at Lord Henley for riding roughshod over scientific discovery; for turning a mystery of the world into something banal and foolish; for throwing my sex back at me as something to be ashamed of. A spare part, indeed.
I'm really enjoying this book so far.

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