119–Jekyll—chapters 2-3—Utterly Utterson


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6 Responses

  1. the Lady says:

    To add to the discussion of Victorian air – the Johnny Depp movie – The Libertine – gave me a really good idea of the air quality and light quality of those days. I also connected it to all of those “dark” (light-wise) paintings of the time – Chardin, etc. I think it’s because the light really was so dim, that a lot of the paintings reflect that. And just think how hot ugly people would have looked by a few candles! Especially people who didn’t go out in the daylight, because they were such night creatures, socially. I am tending to think that (the lack of light) is why they would call people we find hideous (or at least plain) in the present day, beautiful. Obviously standards of beauty have changed, and people didn’t have very great health and nutrition anyhow, so anyone with all their teeth was pretty hot material, but I still like to think the lack of light might’ve had something to do with it. 🙂

    Also, it is so sweet to hear about you and your husband reading each others novels and having a great meeting of the minds. It is just awesome. Thank you for sharing.

    And as to a troglodyte – I always took the meaning to be someone who was a clod, socially, neanderthal-esque (in the worst sense of the word) in manners, habit, and being.

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  3. Sarah says:

    I love your podcast! I finished up a blanket for my baby girl while I listened.
    I am so excited that you are addressing crafters and readers. Now we can do both at the same time. I cannot wait to hear chapter 4!

  4. ItSheKnits says:

    Heather –

    I just finished listening to your introduction in Episode 119. After hearing the definition of Troglodyte, I have to add my comment:

    Everytime I hear the word Troglodyte I think of the 1992 French masterpiece of a B movie– Delicatessan. If you ever have a chance, rent it. I have seen it Sundance and on the Independent Movie channel from time to time. It remains a favorite of mine…..