Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - 18 January



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
Farewell, you mountains which rise straight out of the water and up to the sky; you jagged, uneven peaks, which we who have grown up with you know so well, and carry impressed in our minds, like the faces of our own family. Farewell you streams, the murmur of whose voices we can tell apart like the voices of our oldest friends. White houses spread glimmering across the slope, like flocks of grazing sheep, farewell!
Cheating slightly with 3 sentences but that last one is so beautiful! Another extract from Manzoni's The Betrothed(I Promessi Sposi) - the sad end of an otherwise very funny chapter! It's a powerful illustration of the change in the Romantic attitude to nature and mountains - earlier writers would have had a fit of the vapours at a mere mention of jagged peaks! The heroine flees from her home into the unknown city to escape a fate worse than death at the hands of the novel's deep-dyed villain.

3 comments:

Aimee said...

I don't know why anyone would want to leave such a place! Great teaser! My teaser is up at Coffee Table Press

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-relationship-obits.html

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday!
My teaser this week is for:
Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White which is on sale right not for only 5.19 on Amazon for new hardback!!!! I figure I should spread the word since it is such a popular YA book and the author is so nice. I have the link up if you want to check it out!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com