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Re: "Did you know" Romanov version!
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 05:28:38 AM »
Les Miserables was written in 1862, so it couldn't take place in 1870 (Hugo didn't write stuff that took place in the future). Instead, it takes place over the course of some decades: first in 1815, and ends in 1832. It also contains the longest sentence in literature.

Oddly enough because of its anti-monarchy themes, I would have thought Nicholai would have objected to his daughter reading it... Guess I was wrong! That's very interesting... and hilarious about "merde" LOL!
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Re: "Did you know" Romanov version!
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2013, 09:41:24 AM »
Les Miserables was written in 1862, so it couldn't take place in 1870 (Hugo didn't write stuff that took place in the future). Instead, it takes place over the course of some decades: first in 1815, and ends in 1832. It also contains the longest sentence in literature.

Oddly enough because of its anti-monarchy themes, I would have thought Nicholai would have objected to his daughter reading it... Guess I was wrong! That's very interesting... and hilarious about "merde" LOL!

Thanks for the clarification, ViveHIHAlexsey,

Les Miserables would be a good choice for French language literature coming from Gilliard. Good lit,and with a theme the  Swiss democrat tutor would approve. I would have thought he might have asked for Nicholas' approval before asssigning the book to Olga though.
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Re: "Did you know" Romanov version!
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2013, 09:56:12 AM »
Les Miserables was written in 1862, so it couldn't take place in 1870 (Hugo didn't write stuff that took place in the future). Instead, it takes place over the course of some decades: first in 1815, and ends in 1832. It also contains the longest sentence in literature.

Oddly enough because of its anti-monarchy themes, I would have thought Nicholai would have objected to his daughter reading it... Guess I was wrong! That's very interesting... and hilarious about "merde" LOL!

Thanks for the clarification, ViveHIHAlexsey,

Les Miserables would be a good choice for French language literature coming from Gilliard. Good lit,and with a theme the  Swiss democrat tutor would approve. I would have thought he might have asked for Nicholas' approval before asssigning the book to Olga though.

Yes indeed. I would have thought that instead of the Tsar saying, "I see you are teaching my daughters a very peculiar vocabulary", he might have instead said, "I see you are teaching my daughters some very peculiar subject matter". I suppose we ought to give Nicholas credit for not being so uptight and paranoid about the influence of such a book on his children's worldview.
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