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Old 07-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #6
Thrasymachus
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Originally Posted by UncleDuke View Post
hardy never met a word he didn't like, often going on for pages just because he can, he needed a good editor who could slash the book by about 1/3 into a tight, well structured read

good book, just read every other word
If you think this of Hardy, is there a single 19C novelist who could pass your standards?

I wouldn't sacrifice a single word of Hardy's, ever.
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