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Old 06-18-2018, 06:53 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by orlok View Post
[...] As with other reviews here, one thing I couldn't quite understand was Milady's cowardly collapse. [...]
Has anyone here read both the Hobson and the Pevear translations?

With the Pevear translation I didn't get the sense of cowardly collapse*. There was obvious desperation (asking lackeys to protect her escape, and various other elements that I would describe - based on Pevear's translation - as desperate rather than cowardly), but surely some desperation is to be expected when there a 6 men before you, all determined to see you dead.

* Disclaimer: It's also possible that I was skimming a bit by this time.
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