Chamblee54

Dear Old Basil

Posted in Book Reports, Trifecta by chamblee54 on February 8, 2013

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much less than a friend.
A sort of brother, I suppose?
Oh, brothers! I don’t care for brothers.
My elder brother won’t die,
and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.


These 33 words are from “The Portrait of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde.
The text is from The Gutenberg Project.
The pasting project is facilitated by Trifecta.
This selection is written like Kurt Vonnegut.

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  1. Draug419 said, on February 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I’ve never read that book, although I’ve been meaning to. It’s on my [seemingly endless] To Read list (:

  2. zennjennc said, on February 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Classic

  3. Katie said, on February 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I have not read this, I am sure it must be better than all the movies made of it.

  4. themisanthropicmuse said, on February 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Haven’t read the book. Seen a movie based off of it and never was able to get into it. I may eventually get around to the book but I do like the selection you picked from it. It almost reads like a short story.

  5. lovethebadguy said, on February 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Oh, I really must read this some day! Add to the endless list…

    Well-chosen. :)

  6. Corinne said, on February 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I have this on audiobooks but always fall asleep! I LOVE what you do with the colors and words. Amazing.

  7. Tom MacInnes (@cobourgcobbie) said, on February 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    A tip of my hat to you for the incredibly beautiful blog you have! The art work is gorgeous! It always is. Thanks for a good quote from a classic book.

    • kgwaite said, on February 9, 2013 at 8:14 am

      I am glad for the book recommendation – I am gladder to have seen this stunning artwork. Really, really beautiful.

  8. barbara said, on February 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    classic indeed! :)

  9. Tracie said, on February 9, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I haven’t read this. Love the pictures and quote you weaved together.

  10. Elizabeth Rodriguez (@LibbyBlog) said, on February 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Nice quote…made me think…

  11. AmyBird said, on February 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I love the Potrait of Dorian Gray… such a beautifully written book :) I love the images too.. so vivid and colourful :D

  12. UndercoverL said, on February 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I just loved this book! I’ve been on a classic-reading kick lately, and this one has lodged firmly in my memory. Good pull!

  13. trifectawriting said, on February 10, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Great choice!

  14. debseeman said, on February 10, 2013 at 1:36 am

    One of the books residing on my Kindle ready to be read.

  15. atrm61 said, on February 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Good one:-)

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