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Oct 21

Worst case of anorexia I've ever seenClick for larger image

Ryan Comments: The ghostly apparition’s harpistry was so terrifying to Dom that all the color drained from his left leg.

Published 1979

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.67 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Domnei”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Gadzooks – yonder spectre is getting Louie Louie out of that thing!”

  2. fred Says:

    Heavy water. The flags and the apparition’s hair are moving with the wind but the water from the fountain isn’t.

  3. Max Bathroom Says:

    Maybe it’s a really big candlestick rather than a fountain and that’s wax not water on it?

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Wax was not what I was thinking of. If you can’t do water without it literally ending up looking like shit, then maybe, I don’t know, do something like a pot plant or a nice flower arrangement.

  5. Max Bathroom Says:

    You were thinking pigeons, then? My bad.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    ♪ Never gonna give you up
    Never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you ♪

    (It’s not a ghostly apparition. It’s an Astley ghostparition.)

  7. Daard23 Says:

    You might want to throw a “font problems” tag on this too. Unless this is a sequel to the Great Gatsby…on Broadway….in the 70’s.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Looking at the large size picture, there are problems with the harpist, but the guy with the lute (a luter?) looks like the artist took a pic of his Prince Valiant action figure posed on the edge of an ash tray and called it a day.

    “Two Heroes Dared for the Greatest of Rewards – and Won!”

    Being JB Cabell, there’s probably some sort of ironic twist in their victory.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Levis One-Legged Jean fashion never caught on.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    You just know he is going to spill red wine on his left leg.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: or else the anorexic specter brings her own ghostly wind machine with her. The fact of her hair and dress billowing in a non-existent wind probably also contributes to his expression.

    @daard23: Agreed with needing a ‘font problems’ tag and your description. Presumably the font-picker was a big fan of the 1974 movie with Redford and Farrow.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    This editions publication may be 1974, but the book was originally published in 1913, some 12 years _before_ Gatsby. The first edition to actually sell came out in 1920. So the font may be a warning to the reader: this is a pretty old book, adjust your expectations accordingly.

    (The original title was in fact Domnei: A Comedy of Woman-Worship, although it was shortened to “Domnei” from 1920 on, probably on the basis of “just too silly.”)

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Sorry, miss, I can’t kneel properly to propose to you. My Domnei keeps locking up!”

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “That night, Gatsby had arranged a lavish costume party with a medieval theme. An entire replica castle had been built over his mansion. A famous Broadway artist played lute for the adoring guests. It was a smashing success.”

  15. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    There seems to be something of the Oompa-Loompa about the young man’s hair.

  16. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Two Heroes Dared for the Greatest of Rewards – and Won!”

    Well that kind of spoils things, doesn’t it?

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