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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:13 pm 
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So is that any different from the Protestant Illiad I read growing up? :)

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I am now in possession of Hickman's TORPEDO JUNCTION. I haven't started reading it yet, but I wanted Ed to know.

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The Glory of the Medieval World, by Regine Pernoud. Very, very good.

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I've been reading A Year with John Paul II, Daily Meditations from His Writings and Prayers Fr. Jerome Vereb


I look forward to each day's reading...never ceases to amaze.

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oh gosh I have four or five going at all times too!

Just finished a great book, "The Hiding Place" Corrie Ten Boom, I highly recommend it.

"The Roots of Obama's Rage" Dinesh D'Souza
"The Cloud of Unknowing"
"Praying with the Saints for The Holy Souls in Purgatory" Susan Tassone
""Praying Our Goodbyes" Joyce Rupp
"The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary" Anna Catherine Emmerich
"Orthodoxy" GKC

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Just finished Paradise Lost. Much though I dislike Milton as a man, I must admit that his poetry is very nice. There are of course places where the metre is rather choppy and the music of the line is lost in his insatiate desire to twist English into some hybrid form of Latin or Italian, but the majority is excellent poetry. His sallies at the Church were rather pathetic, I have to say. The majority of the last book could have been excised, since it consisted mainly of execrations of monarchs and everyone who in religion disagreed with that true interpreter of Scripture John Milton. Such a shame that so good a poet was such a petty little man.

I have now progressed to Edith Hamilton's The Roman Way. It looks promising. After I finish I shall read Antony and Cleopatra.

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The Life of Cicero, by Anthony Trollope. The copy I'm reading is a first edition from 1881. :cloud9:

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The Life of Cicero, by Anthony Trollope. The copy I'm reading is a first edition from 1881. :cloud9:



Two volumes, green binding, Harper and Brothers?

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GKC wrote:
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The Life of Cicero, by Anthony Trollope. The copy I'm reading is a first edition from 1881. :cloud9:



Two volumes, green binding, Harper and Brothers?

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Indeed. It's from the school library.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Sinty wrote:
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The Life of Cicero, by Anthony Trollope. The copy I'm reading is a first edition from 1881. :cloud9:



Two volumes, green binding, Harper and Brothers?

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Indeed. It's from the school library.




Sorry to hear it's library. Reduces the collectable value. Which, depending on condition, might be around $500.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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GKC wrote:
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The Life of Cicero, by Anthony Trollope. The copy I'm reading is a first edition from 1881. :cloud9:



Two volumes, green binding, Harper and Brothers?

GKC


Indeed. It's from the school library.




Sorry to hear it's library. Reduces the collectable value. Which, depending on condition, might be around $500.

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The first volume is a bit beat-up. It seems most people didn't bother to read Volume the Second, as it's in much better shape. Vol. I has the signature of a "William [I believe; handwriting isn't great] F. Allen; Madison, Jan. 28, 1881".

I was reading something else, but I saw this while I was wandering around and just had to read it!

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Sinty wrote:
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Sinty wrote:
GKC wrote:
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The Life of Cicero, by Anthony Trollope. The copy I'm reading is a first edition from 1881. :cloud9:



Two volumes, green binding, Harper and Brothers?

GKC


Indeed. It's from the school library.




Sorry to hear it's library. Reduces the collectable value. Which, depending on condition, might be around $500.

GKC


The first volume is a bit beat-up. It seems most people didn't bother to read Volume the Second, as it's in much better shape. Vol. I has the signature of a "William [I believe; handwriting isn't great] F. Allen; Madison, Jan. 28, 1881".

I was reading something else, but I saw this while I was wandering around and just had to read it!




I used to like rambling in Barsetshire myself.

Condition of library books is problematic, from the use, as you say. And merely bearingthe usual "faults" of a library volume severely reduces the value. Too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Just finished Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel. A refutation of Darwinism. Heard about it through Feser's website. e-book is very cheap at Amazon.

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The Faerie Queene.

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Just finished Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel. A refutation of Darwinism. Heard about it through Feser's website. e-book is very cheap at Amazon.



Here's Feser's review:

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/ ... our-office

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Amelia, by Henry Fielding.

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The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson. And some other stuff, including P.G. Wodehouse.

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The Turn of the Screw -again and "From Gangland to The Holy Land"

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"The legend of the middle ages" by Remi Brague and "the first men in the moon" by H.G. Wells.

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Among other stuff, By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson.

Thanks to Fr. Kenobi for helping to make this available in digital format, thus enabling me to download it and read it for free to my kindle. :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

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