Lord Henry Wooten has so many epigrams that one could quote almost the whole book. I would say that this book is worth reading simply from this standpoint let alone the story which is itself gripping from beginning to end. This has been on my list of books that I would read someday and I’m so glad that I finally did. Even if you already know the story you will fall in love with the characters and milieu that the author creates.
A couple of turns of phrase crop up again and again such as “flung himself on the divan” or the sofa and use of the word tremble or tremulous.
Over the past year or so I’ve had a yoga client who lives on South Audley St. just off Grosvenor Square so the areas depicted in the story are very familiar to me albeit more than a hundred and fifty years later. But I imagine that the appearance of the buildings is much the same.
The book is quite rich with what were to me unfamiliar words and it was a real treat to have this as a kindle edition and be able to immediately look up those words.
There was one chapter which I almost skipped as it was more or less a list of precious stones, jewellery and finery of many kinds. The main character with his new found everlasting youthful features revels in beauty of all kinds I suppose that these descriptions allow us to see the world through his eyes. But it really bored me. I’m not too enamoured by beauty of this sort.
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