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This is not a gay way to pass Christmas, is it?

Fanny Vandegrift obtained her divorce from Samuel Osbourne in Oakland, Ca., on 12 December 1879. The Emigrant is of course The Amateur Emigrant, the account of RLS’s journey to California, then still in draft. The “novel” should be A Vendetta … Continue reading

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An opera is far more real than real life to me

Still from Frankfurt am Main. La Juive is the ‘grand’ opera by J. F. Halévy, 1835. ‘W.S.’ stands for ‘Writer to the Signet’: in Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session. [Dots between square brackets indicate … Continue reading

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