Quotation by Angela Carter

It was a real treat when he'd read me Daisy Miller out loud. But we'd reached the point in our relationship when, in a straight choice between him and Henry James, I'd have taken Henry James any day even if Henry James were dead and not much of a one for the girls when living, either.
Angela Carter (1940–1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 3, Chatto & Windus (1991).
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