poll which is far too full of washing
pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Thu Sep 9 09:31:55 EDT 1999
On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, deborah wrote:
> I'd like to ask folks' opinions about the style of the Howl's Moving
> Castle table of contents:
> Chapter 1: In which Sophie talks to hats
Makes more sense as "Chapter 1, in which Sophie talks to hats", etc.
Just a thought.
> Did the "In which" style conjure up any specific images for you?
> Any particular books? Particular genre or age? Was it completely
> unfamiliar? How did you react to it?
Slightly archaic, was the impression I got. It did seem familiar, as
if it used to be a common conceit that fell out of use.
Didn't the Winnie-the-Pooh stories have titles like that?
"...the greater part of my wardrobe is black... it's a sensible
colour. It goes with anything. Well, anything black."
- Neil Gaiman
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