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1) This week, I FINALLY made it to Cologny! It’s a suburb of Geneva right on the French border, and it’s known as the Beverly Hills of Geneva. Why go there? Because that’s where Byron and the Shelleys (okay, so technically not the Shelleys yet — Percy was still married to his first…(Read More)

Another excerpt


I know, I’ve been posting mountains of excerpts lately, but this bit from one of Goethe’s letters made me laugh aloud: I sought an occasion and got Ferdinand to take a swim in the lake. What a glorious shape has my friend; how duly proportioned are all his limbs: what fulness of form…(Read More)

I woke up this morning to the sound of heavy rain, which relaxed me more than anything else possibly could this week (which has been beyond busy as students are returning to school). Naturally, I thought of the Year Without a Summer since I’ve been immersed in the Shelleys and Byron this week (and…(Read More)

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