History Literature / TheBlueCastle

16th Apr '18 10:53:59 PM toongrrl1990
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* AlphaBitch: Valancy's cousin Olive.

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* AlphaBitch: Valancy's cousin Olive.Olive, in both the family and at school when she Valancy were children.
4th Mar '18 4:16:21 PM fruitstripegum
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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Valancy as a child is mistaken for a boy by Dr. Stalling who is furious that she is wearing a hat in church.



* LadyLooksLikeADude: Valancy as a child is mistaken for a boy by Dr. Stalling who is furious that she is wearing a hat in church.
4th Mar '18 4:14:42 PM fruitstripegum
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* DefiledForever: Subverted. The entire town sees Cecily as this, but Valancy refuses to buy into it, especially since Cecily is a sweet, shy girl who was previously well respected. Later when telling her story, Cecily admits that she didn't even know having sex would lead to pregnancy, and that she refused her boyfriend's dutiful proposal because she could tell he'd fallen out of love with her. She thought trapping him into a loveless marriage would be worse than dealing with the pregnancy by herself. Note that this book was written in the 1920s.



* DefiledForever: Subverted. The entire town sees Cecily as this, but Valancy refuses to buy into it, especially since Cecily is a sweet, shy girl who was previously well respected. Later when telling her story, Cecily admits that she didn't even know having sex would lead to pregnancy, and that she refused her boyfriend's dutiful proposal because she could tell he'd fallen out of love with her. She thought trapping him into a loveless marriage would be worse than dealing with the pregnancy by herself. Note that this book was written in the 1920s.
4th Mar '18 4:13:56 PM fruitstripegum
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* TheAllegedCar: Barney's Grey Slosson, "Lady Jane".



* TheAllegedCar: Barney's Grey Slosson, "Lady Jane".
4th Mar '18 4:11:11 PM fruitstripegum
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Her world widens even further when hen she unexpectedly gets her chance to leave home altogether and have some real, meaningful adventures. In the course of which she makes friends with her fellow town pariahs: Roaring Abel Gay, the notorious town drunk; his sweet, sensitive daughter Cecily, an unmarried mother dying of tuberculosis; and Barney Snaith, a rumored criminal and confirmed hermit living in a backwoods island cottage--and soon to become Valancy's love interest...

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Her world widens even further when hen she unexpectedly gets her chance to leave home altogether and have some real, meaningful adventures. In the course of which she makes friends with her fellow town pariahs: Roaring Abel Gay, the notorious town drunk; his sweet, sensitive daughter Cecily, an unmarried mother dying of tuberculosis; and Barney Snaith, a rumored criminal and confirmed hermit living in a backwoods island cottage--and soon to become Valancy's love interest...
26th Jan '18 4:45:06 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Poor Valancy suffers a lot from this at the beginning of the novel.
1st Oct '16 9:07:20 AM Shoebox
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When she finds out later on the same day she has a terminal form of heart disease and only a year to live, she finally snaps at the prospect of dying before she has even had a chance to live. Instead she blossoms into a free-spirited DeadpanSnarker who doesn't hesitate to tell off her family to their faces (as she hasn't told them why--the better to avoid their even more smothering pity--they conclude she's lost her mind) and realises for the first time that she's actually quite pretty.

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When she finds out later on the same day she has a terminal form of heart disease and only a year to live, left at best, she finally snaps at the prospect of dying before she has even had a chance to live. Instead she blossoms into a free-spirited DeadpanSnarker who doesn't hesitate to tell off her family to their faces (as she hasn't told them why--the better to avoid their even more smothering pity--they conclude she's lost her mind) and realises for the first time that she's actually quite pretty.
7th Feb '16 11:22:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* TermsOfEndearment: Barney calls Valancy "Moonlight".
17th Jan '16 1:18:16 PM Shoebox
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Her world widens even further when hen she unexpectedly gets her chance to leave home altogether and have some real, meaningful adventures. In the course of which she makes friends with her fellow town pariahs: Roaring Abel Gay, a notoriously alcoholic Scotsman; his sweet, sensitive daughter Cecily, an unmarried mother dying of tuberculosis; and Barney Snaith, a rumored criminal and confirmed hermit living in a backwoods island cottage--and soon to become Valancy's love interest...

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Her world widens even further when hen she unexpectedly gets her chance to leave home altogether and have some real, meaningful adventures. In the course of which she makes friends with her fellow town pariahs: Roaring Abel Gay, a notoriously alcoholic Scotsman; the notorious town drunk; his sweet, sensitive daughter Cecily, an unmarried mother dying of tuberculosis; and Barney Snaith, a rumored criminal and confirmed hermit living in a backwoods island cottage--and soon to become Valancy's love interest...
17th Jan '16 1:17:10 PM Shoebox
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Her world widens even further when hen she unexpectedly gets her chance to leave home altogether and have some real-world adventures. In the course of which she makes friends with her fellow town pariahs: Roaring Abel Gay, a notoriously alcoholic Scotsman; his sweet, sensitive daughter Cecily, an unmarried mother dying of tuberculosis; and Barney Snaith, a rumored criminal and confirmed hermit living in a backwoods island cottage--and soon to become Valancy's love interest...

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Her world widens even further when hen she unexpectedly gets her chance to leave home altogether and have some real-world real, meaningful adventures. In the course of which she makes friends with her fellow town pariahs: Roaring Abel Gay, a notoriously alcoholic Scotsman; his sweet, sensitive daughter Cecily, an unmarried mother dying of tuberculosis; and Barney Snaith, a rumored criminal and confirmed hermit living in a backwoods island cottage--and soon to become Valancy's love interest...
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