Quote from Literature / Travel Writing
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Asked by: jeffcowie-ga
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23 Dec 2005 10:11 PST
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An English writer having the best of times said: ?My eyes ached, and my head grew giddy as novelty, novelty, novelty, nothing but strange and striking things came swarming before me.? Who was he, and which city was he describing?
Re: Quote from Literature / Travel Writing
Answered By: juggler-ga on 23 Dec 2005 10:29 PST
Hello. The author was Charles Dickens. He wrote it in a letter to Count D'Orsay in 1844. The city was Paris. Source: Google Books, "365 Travel: A Daily Book of Journeys, Meditations, and Adventures" http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&id=PJYFG0Qiu6QC&pg=PA261&lpg=PA261&dq=%22giddy+as+novelty&prev=http://books.google.com/books%3Fq%3D%2522giddy%2Bas%2Bnovelty&sig=l6aI5PC5UUtETj6kldYzQJYWHH8 ------- search strategy: google books: "giddy as novelty" I hope this helps.
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Many thanks. I've never used google books before. thanks for the tip
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