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上传者: slgfrank 2012-03-03 评分 0 0 0 0 0 0 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《Atonementpdf》,可适用于人文社科领域,主题内容包含ToAnnalena“DearMissMorland,considerthedreadfulnatureofthesuspicionsyouhave符等。

ToAnnalena“DearMissMorland,considerthedreadfulnatureofthesuspicionsyouhaveentertainedWhathaveyoubeenjudgingfromRememberthecountryandtheageinwhichweliveRememberthatweareEnglish:thatweareChristiansConsultyourownunderstanding,yourownsenseoftheprobable,yourownobservationofwhatispassingaroundyouDoesoureducationprepareusforsuchatrocitiesDoourlawsconniveatthemCouldtheybeperpetratedwithoutbeingknowninacountrylikethis,wheresocialandliteraryintercourseisonsuchafooting,whereeverymanissurroundedbyaneighbourhoodofvoluntaryspies,andwhereroadsandnewspaperslayeverythingopenDearestMissMorland,whatideashaveyoubeenadmitting”TheyhadreachedtheendofthegalleryandwithtearsofshamesheranofftoherownroomJaneAusten,NorthangerAbbeyPARTONE第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网OneTHEPLAYforwhichBrionyhaddesignedtheposters,programsandtickets,constructedthesalesboothoutofafoldingscreentippedonitsside,andlinedthecollectionboxinredcrêpepaperwaswrittenbyherinatwodaytempestofcomposition,causinghertomissabreakfastandalunchWhenthepreparationswerecomplete,shehadnothingtodobutcontemplateherfinisheddraftandwaitfortheappearanceofhercousinsfromthedistantnorthTherewouldbetimeforonlyonedayofrehearsalbeforeherbrotherarrivedAtsomemomentschilling,atothersdesperatelysad,theplaytoldataleoftheheartwhosemessage,conveyedinarhymingprologue,wasthatlovewhichdidnotbuildafoundationongoodsensewasdoomedTherecklesspassionoftheheroine,Arabella,forawickedforeigncountispunishedbyillfortunewhenshecontractscholeraduringanimpetuousdashtowardaseasidetownwithherintendedDesertedbyhimandnearlyeverybodyelse,bedboundinagarret,shediscoversinherselfasenseofhumorFortunepresentsherasecondchanceintheformofanimpoverisheddoctorinfact,aprinceindisguisewhohaselectedtoworkamongtheneedyHealedbyhim,Arabellachoosesjudiciouslythistime,andisrewardedbyreconciliationwithherfamilyandaweddingwiththemedicalprinceon“awindysunlitdayinspring”MrsTallisreadthesevenpagesofTheTrialsofArabellainherbedroom,atherdressingtable,withtheauthor’sarmaroundhershoulderthewholewhileBrionystudiedhermother’sfaceforeverytraceofshiftingemotion,andEmilyTallisobligedwithlooksofalarm,snickersofgleeand,attheend,gratefulsmilesandwise,affirmingnodsShetookherdaughterinherarms,ontoherlapah,thathotsmoothlittlebodysherememberedfromitsinfancy,andstillnotgonefromher,notquiteyetandsaidthattheplaywas“stupendous,”andagreedinstantly,murmuringintothetightwhorlofthegirl’sear,thatthiswordcouldbequotedontheposterwhichwastobeonaneaselintheentrancehallbytheticketboothBrionywashardlytoknowitthen,butthiswastheproject’shighestpointoffulfillmentNothingcamenearitforsatisfaction,allelsewasdreamsandfrustrationThereweremomentsinthesummerduskafterherlightwasout,whensheburrowedinthedeliciousgloomofhercanopybed,andmadeherheartthudwithluminous,yearningfantasies,littleplayletsinthemselves,everyoneofwhichfeaturedLeonInone,hisbig,goodnaturedfacebuckledingriefasArabellasankinlonelinessanddespairInanother,therehewas,cocktailinhandatsomefashionablecitywateringhole,overheardboastingtoagroupoffriends:Yes,myyoungersister,BrionyTallisthewriter,youmustsurelyhaveheardofherInathird,hepunchedtheairinexultationasthefinalcurtainfell,althoughtherewasnocurtain,therewasnopossibilityofacurtainHerplaywasnotforhercousins,itwasforherbrother,tocelebratehisreturn,provokehisadmirationandguidehimawayfromhiscarelesssuccessionofgirlfriends,towardtherightformofwife,theonewhowould第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网persuadehimtoreturntothecountryside,theonewhowouldsweetlyrequestBriony’sservicesasabridesmaidShewasoneofthosechildrenpossessedbyadesiretohavetheworldjustsoWhereasherbigsister’sroomwasastewofunclosedbooks,unfoldedclothes,unmadebed,unemptiedashtrays,Briony’swasashrinetohercontrollingdemon:themodelfarmspreadacrossadeepwindowledgeconsistedoftheusualanimals,butallfacingonewaytowardtheirownerasifabouttobreakintosong,andeventhefarmyardhenswereneatlycorralledInfact,Briony’swastheonlytidyupstairsroominthehouseHerstraightbackeddollsintheirmanyroomedmansionappearedtobeunderstrictinstructionsnottotouchthewallsthevariousthumbsizedfigurestobefoundstandingaboutherdressingtablecowboys,deepseadivers,humanoidmicesuggestedbytheirevenranksandspacingacitizen’sarmyawaitingordersAtastefortheminiaturewasoneaspectofanorderlyspiritAnotherwasapassionforsecrets:inaprizedvarnishedcabinet,asecretdrawerwasopenedbypushingagainstthegrainofacleverlyturneddovetailjoint,andhereshekeptadiarylockedbyaclasp,andanotebookwritteninacodeofherowninventionInatoysafeopenedbysixsecretnumbersshestoredlettersandpostcardsAnoldtinpettycashboxwashiddenunderaremovablefloorboardbeneathherbedIntheboxweretreasuresthatdatedbackfouryears,toherninthbirthdaywhenshebegancollecting:amutantdoubleacorn,fool’sgold,arainmakingspellboughtatafunfair,asquirrel’sskullaslightasaleafButhiddendrawers,lockablediariesandcryptographicsystemscouldnotconcealfromBrionythesimpletruth:shehadnosecretsHerwishforaharmonious,organizedworlddeniedhertherecklesspossibilitiesofwrongdoingMayhemanddestructionweretoochaoticforhertastes,andshedidnothaveitinhertobecruelHereffectivestatusasanonlychild,aswellastherelativeisolationoftheTallishouse,kepther,atleastduringthelongsummerholidays,fromgirlishintrigueswithfriendsNothinginherlifewassufficientlyinterestingorshamefultomerithidingnooneknewaboutthesquirrel’sskullbeneathherbed,butnoonewantedtoknowNoneofthiswasparticularlyanafflictionorrather,itappearedsoonlyinretrospect,onceasolutionhadbeenfoundAttheageofelevenshewroteherfirststoryafoolishaffair,imitativeofhalfadozenfolktalesandlacking,sherealizedlater,thatvitalknowingnessaboutthewaysoftheworldwhichcompelsareader’srespectButthisfirstclumsyattemptshowedherthattheimaginationitselfwasasourceofsecrets:onceshehadbegunastory,noonecouldbetoldPretendinginwordswastootentative,toovulnerable,tooembarrassingtoletanyoneknowEvenwritingouttheshesaids,theandthens,madeherwince,andshefeltfoolish,appearingtoknowabouttheemotionsofanimaginarybeingSelfexposurewasinevitablethemomentshedescribedacharacter’sweaknessthereaderwasboundtospeculatethatshewasdescribingherselfWhatotherauthoritycouldshehaveOnlywhenastorywasfinished,allfatesresolvedandthewholemattersealedoffatbothendssoitresembled,atleastinthisonerespect,everyotherfinishedstoryintheworld,couldshefeelimmune,andreadytopunchholesinthemargins,bindthechapterswithpiecesofstring,paintor第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网drawthecover,andtakethefinishedworktoshowtohermother,orherfather,whenhewashomeHereffortsreceivedencouragementInfact,theywerewelcomedastheTallisesbegantounderstandthatthebabyofthefamilypossessedastrangemindandafacilitywithwordsThelongafternoonsshespentbrowsingthroughdictionaryandthesaurusmadeforconstructionsthatwereinept,buthauntinglyso:thecoinsavillainconcealedinhispocketwere“esoteric,”ahoodlumcaughtstealingacarweptin“shamelessautoexculpation,”theheroineonherthoroughbredstallionmadea“cursory”journeythroughthenight,theking’sfurrowedbrowwasthe“hieroglyph”ofhisdispleasureBrionywasencouragedtoreadherstoriesaloudinthelibraryanditsurprisedherparentsandoldersistertoheartheirquietgirlperformsoboldly,makingbiggestureswithherfreearm,archinghereyebrowsasshedidthevoices,andlookingupfromthepageforsecondsatatimeasshereadinordertogazeintoonefaceaftertheother,unapologeticallydemandingherfamily’stotalattentionasshecasthernarrativespellEvenwithouttheirattentionandpraiseandobviouspleasure,BrionycouldnothavebeenheldbackfromherwritingInanycase,shewasdiscovering,ashadmanywritersbeforeher,thatnotallrecognitionishelpfulCecilia’senthusiasm,forexample,seemedalittleoverstated,taintedwithcondescensionperhaps,andintrusivetooherbigsisterwantedeachboundstorycataloguedandplacedonthelibraryshelves,betweenRabindranathTagoreandQuintusTertullianIfthiswassupposedtobeajoke,BrionyignoreditShewasoncoursenow,andhadfoundsatisfactiononotherlevelswritingstoriesnotonlyinvolvedsecrecy,italsogaveherallthepleasuresofminiaturizationAworldcouldbemadeinfivepages,andonethatwasmorepleasingthanamodelfarmThechildhoodofaspoiledprincecouldbeframedwithinhalfapage,amoonlitdashthroughsleepyvillageswasonerhythmicallyemphaticsentence,fallinginlovecouldbeachievedinasinglewordaglanceThepagesofarecentlyfinishedstoryseemedtovibrateinherhandwithallthelifetheycontainedHerpassionfortidinesswasalsosatisfied,foranunrulyworldcouldbemadejustsoAcrisisinaheroine’slifecouldbemadetocoincidewithhailstones,galesandthunder,whereasnuptialsweregenerallyblessedwithgoodlightandsoftbreezesAloveoforderalsoshapedtheprinciplesofjustice,withdeathandmarriagethemainenginesofhousekeeping,theformerbeingsetasideexclusivelyforthemorallydubious,thelatterarewardwithhelduntilthefinalpageTheplayshehadwrittenforLeon’shomecomingwasherfirstexcursionintodrama,andshehadfoundthetransitionquiteeffortlessItwasareliefnottobewritingouttheshesaids,ordescribingtheweatherortheonsetofspringorherheroine’sfacebeauty,shehaddiscovered,occupiedanarrowbandUgliness,ontheotherhand,hadinfinitevariationAuniversereducedtowhatwassaidinitwastidinessindeed,almosttothepointofity,andtocompensate,everyutterancewasdeliveredattheextremityofsomefeelingorother,intheserviceofwhichtheexclamationmarkwasindispensableTheTrialsofArabellamayhavebeenamelodrama,butitsauthorhadyettohearthetermThepiecewasintendedtoinspirenotlaughter,butterror,reliefandinstruction,inthatorder,andtheinnocentintensitywithwhichBrionysetabouttheprojecttheposters,tickets,salesboothmadeherparticularlyvulnerabletofailureShecouldeasilyhavewelcomedLeon第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网withanotherofherstories,butitwasthenewsthathercousinsfromthenorthwerecomingtostaythathadpromptedthisleapintoanewformThatLola,whowasfifteen,andthenineyearoldtwins,JacksonandPierrot,wererefugeesfromabitterdomesticcivilwarshouldhavematteredmoretoBrionyShehadheardhermothercriticizetheimpulsivebehaviorofheryoungersisterHermione,andlamentthesituationofthethreechildren,anddenouncehermeek,evasivebrotherinlawCecilwhohadfledtothesafetyofAllSoulsCollege,OxfordBrionyhadheardhermotherandsisteranalyzethelatesttwistsandoutrages,chargesandcountercharges,andsheknewhercousins’visitwasanopenendedone,andmightevenextendintotermtimeShehadhearditsaidthatthehousecouldeasilyabsorbthreechildren,andthattheQuinceyscouldstayaslongastheyliked,providedtheparents,iftheyevervisitedsimultaneously,kepttheirquarrelsawayfromtheTallishouseholdTworoomsnearBriony’shadbeendusteddown,newcurtainshadbeenhungandfurniturecarriedinfromotherroomsNormally,shewouldhavebeeninvolvedinthesepreparations,buttheyhappenedtocoincidewithhertwodaywritingboutandthebeginningsofthefrontofhouseconstructionShevaguelyknewthatdivorcewasanaffliction,butshedidnotregarditasapropersubject,andgaveitnothoughtItwasamundaneunravelingthatcouldnotbereversed,andthereforeofferednoopportunitiestothestoryteller:itbelongedintherealmofdisorderMarriagewasthething,orrather,aweddingwas,withitsformalneatnessofvirtuerewarded,thethrillofitspageantryandbanqueting,anddizzypromiseoflifelongunionAgoodweddingwasanunacknowledgedrepresentationoftheasyetunthinkablesexualblissIntheaislesofcountrychurchesandgrandcitycathedrals,witnessedbyawholesocietyofapprovingfamilyandfriends,herheroinesandheroesreachedtheirinnocentclimaxesandneededtogonofurtherIfdivorcehadpresenteditselfasthedastardlyantithesisofallthis,itcouldeasilyhavebeencastontotheotherpanofthescales,alongwithbetrayal,illness,thieving,assaultandmendacityInsteaditshowedanunglamorousfaceofdullcomplexityandincessantwranglingLikerearmamentandtheAbyssiniaQuestionandgardening,itwassimplynotasubject,andwhen,afteralongSaturdaymorningwait,Brionyheardatlastthesoundofwheelsonthegravelbelowherbedroomwindow,andsnatchedupherpagesandrandownthestairs,acrossthehallwayandoutintotheblindinglightofmidday,itwasnotinsensitivitysomuchasahighlyfocusedartisticambitionthatcausedhertoshouttothedazedyoungvisitorshuddledtogetherbythetrapwiththeirluggage,“I’vegotyourparts,allwrittenoutFirstperformancetomorrow!Rehearsalsstartinfiveminutes!”Immediately,hermotherandsisterweretheretointerposeablandertimetableThevisitorsallthreeweregingerhairedandfreckledwereshowntheirrooms,theircaseswerecarriedupbyHardman’ssonDanny,therewascordialinthekitchen,atourofthehouse,aswiminthepoolandlunchinthesouthgarden,undertheshadeofthevinesAllthewhile,EmilyandCeciliaTallismaintainedapatterthatsurelyrobbedtheguestsoftheeaseitwassupposedtoconferBrionyknewthatifshehadtraveledtwohundredmilestoastrangehouse,brightquestionsandjokey第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网asides,andbeingtoldinahundreddifferentwaysthatshewasfreetochoose,wouldhaveoppressedherItwasnotgenerallyrealizedthatwhatchildrenmostlywantedwastobeleftaloneHowever,theQuinceysworkedhardatpretendingtobeamusedorliberated,andthisbodedwellforTheTrialsofArabella:thistrioclearlyhadtheknackofbeingwhattheywerenot,eventhoughtheybarelyresembledthecharacterstheyweretoplayBeforelunchBrionyslippedawaytotheemptyrehearsalroomthenurseryandwalkedupanddownonthepaintedfloorboards,consideringhercastingoptionsOnthefaceofit,Arabella,whosehairwasasdarkasBriony’s,wasunlikelytobedescendedfromfreckledparents,orelopewithaforeignfreckledcount,rentagarretroomfromafreckledinnkeeper,loseherhearttoafreckledprinceandbemarriedbyafreckledvicarbeforeafreckledcongregationButallthiswastobesoHercousins’coloringwastoovividvirtuallyfluorescent!tobeconcealedThebestthatcouldbesaidwasthatArabella’slackoffreckleswasthesignthehieroglyph,BrionymighthavewrittenofherdistinctionHerpurityofspiritwouldneverbeindoubt,thoughshemovedthroughablemishedworldTherewasafurtherproblemwiththetwins,whocouldnotbetoldapartbyastrangerWasitrightthatthewickedcountshouldsocompletelyresemblethehandsomeprince,orthatbothshouldresembleArabella’sfatherandthevicarWhatifLolawerecastastheprinceJacksonandPierrotseemedtypicaleagerlittleboyswhowouldprobablydoastheyweretoldButwouldtheirsisterplayamanShehadgreeneyesandsharpbonesinherface,andhollowcheeks,andtherewassomethingbrittleinherreticencethatsuggestedstrongwillandatempereasilylostMerelyfloatingthepossibilityoftheroletoLolamightprovokeacrisis,andcouldBrionyreallyholdhandswithherbeforethealtar,whileJacksonintonedfromtheBookofCommonPrayerItwasnotuntilfiveo’clockthatafternoonthatshewasabletoassemblehercastinthenurseryShehadarrangedthreestoolsinarow,whilesheherselfjammedherrumpintoanancientbaby’shighchairabohemiantouchthatgaveheratennisumpire’sadvantageofheightThetwinshadcomewithreluctancefromthepoolwheretheyhadbeenforthreehourswithoutabreakTheywerebarefootandworesingletsovertrunksthatdrippedontothefloorboardsWateralsorandowntheirnecksfromtheirmattedhair,andbothboyswereshiveringandjiggledtheirkneestokeepwarmThelongimmersionhadpuckeredandbleachedtheirskin,sothatintherelativelylowlightofthenurserytheirfrecklesappearedblackTheirsister,whosatbetweenthem,withleftlegbalancedonrightknee,was,bycontrast,perfectlycomposed,havingliberallyappliedperfumeandchangedintoagreenginghamfrocktooffsethercoloringHersandalsrevealedananklebraceletandtoenailspaintedvermilionThesightofthesenailsgaveBrionyaconstrictingsensationaroundhersternum,andsheknewatoncethatshecouldnotaskLolatoplaytheprinceEveryonewassettledandtheplaywrightwasabouttobeginherlittlespeechsummarizingtheplotandevokingtheexcitementofperformingbeforeanadultaudiencetomorroweveninginthelibraryButitwasPierrotwhospokefirst“Ihateplaysandallthatsortofthing”第页共页http:wwwencomcn原版英语阅读网“Ihatethemtoo,anddressingup,”JacksonsaidIthadbeenexplainedatlunchthatthetwinsweretobedistinguishedbythefactthatPierrotwasmissingatriangleoffleshfromhisleftearlobeonaccountofadoghehadtormentedwhenhewasthreeLolalookedawayBrionysaidreasonably,“Howcanyouhateplays”“It’sjustshowingoff”PierrotshruggedashedeliveredthisselfevidenttruthBrionyknewhehadapointThiswaspreciselywhyshelovedplays,orhersatleasteveryonewouldadoreherLookingattheboys,underwhosechairswaterwaspoolingbeforespillingbetweenthefloorboardcracks,sheknewtheycouldneverunderstandherambitionForgivenesssoftenedhertone“DoyouthinkShakespearewasjustshowingoff”Pierrotglancedacrosshissister’slaptowardJacksonThiswarlikenamewasfaintlyfamiliar,withitswhiffofschoolandadultcertainty,butthetwinsfoundtheircourageineachother“Everyoneknowshewas”“Definitely”WhenLolaspoke,sheturnedfirsttoPierrotandhalfwaythroughhersentenceswungroundtofinishonJacksonInBriony’sfamily,MrsTallisneverhadanythingtoimpartthatneededsayingsimultaneouslytobothdaughtersNowBrionysawhowitwasdone“You

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