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Anne

One of the goodreads migrants, trying out another reading log.

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Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock

Humors of the Fair

Humors of the Fair - Julian Hawthorne A short read - beautiful primarily because I was in the rare books room of the Chicago Public Library, which - if you haven't gone there - hie yourself to one of the most beautiful rooms in the city.

Full of the requisite racism and sexism of the era, and with an odd little aside for most of the middle portion of the book on a winsome young lady named Hildegarde, this book was useful for what I needed it for (despite Hawthorne's own claim that "a sustained effort has been made to divest its pages of anything that could be construed as useful information") and made for an enjoyable few hours.