En Smakebit På Søndag #11

Smakebiten denne regnfulle søndagen er fra David Copperfield av Charles Dickens:


"What irksome constraint I underwent, sitting in the same attitude hours upon hours, afraid to move an arm or a leg lest Miss Murdstone should complain (as she did on the least pretence) of my restlessness, and afraid to move an eye lest she should light on some look of dislike or scrutiny that would find new cause for complaint in mine! What intolerable dulness to sit listening to the ticking of the clock; and watching Miss Murdstone's little shiny steel beads as she strung them; and wondering whether she would ever be married, and if so, to what sort of unhappy man; and counting the divisions in the moulding of the chimney–piece; and wandering away, with my eyes, to the ceiling, among the curls and corkscrews in the paper on the wall!
What walks I took alone, down muddy lanes, in the bad winter weather, carrying that parlour, and Mr. and Miss Murdstone in it, everywhere: a monstrous load that I was obliged to bear, a daymare that there was no possibility of breaking in, a weight that brooded on my wits, and blunted them!
What meals I had in silence and embarrassment, always feeling that there were a knife and fork too many, and that mine; an appetite too many, and that mine; a plate and chair too many, and those mine; a somebody too many, and that I!"



Charles Dickens




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  1. David Copperfield er en av de bøkene jeg ikke har fått lest av Dickens. Men jeg elsker bøkene hans, så jeg skal nok komme igjennom dem etterhvert :-)

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  2. Någon Dickens vet jag att jag läst, men jag kan inte komma ihåg vilken. Tack för smakebiten!

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  3. Takk for smakebiten. Jeg vet jeg har sett en miniserie på tv om David Copperfield. Men leser gjerne noe han har skrevet. :)

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  4. Jag har tänkt läsa mer Dickens. Någon gång..

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  5. Tack för smakbiten. Dickens var en riktigt bra författare :)

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  6. Jag har faktiskt inte läst något av Dickens, måste kanske ta och åtgärda det :) Tack för smakebiten!

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  7. Tack för smakbiten. Den här står i hyllan och jag vet faktiskt inte om jag läst den...

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  8. Svar
    1. :D
      Ja, akkurat den delen ga skikkelig inntrykk hos meg. Så trist og dystert, men så bra skrevet.

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