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    Distrust of beauty


    Can anybody explain to me what the bold text means?

    "My dear fellow," Grimshaw shouted, clapping Waram on the back, "I'm confoundedly pleased! We'll arrange a divorce for Dagmar. Good heaven, she deserves a decent future. I'm not the sort for her. I hate the things she cares most about. And now I'm done for in England. Just to make it look conventional—nice, Victorian, English, you understand—you and I can go off to the Continent together while Dagmar's getting rid of me. There'll be no trouble about that. I'm properly dished. Besides, I want freedom. A new life. Beauty, without having to buck this confounded distrust of beauty. Sensation, without being ashamed of sensation. I want to drop out of sight. Reform? No! I am being honest."

    Stranger Things, Mildred Cram, 1923

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Sep-2015 at 19:29. Reason: Fixed formatting of quote

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