Chapter 14 – Count Pateroff and His Sister

December 22nd, 2012 § 0 comments

he was no longer an Adonis when he married her

Count Pateroff, the late Lord Ongar’s close friend, makes this dramatic comparison of Lord Ongar and Adonis in a conversation with Harry Clavering.  In Greek mythology, Adonis was Aphrodite’s handsome young lover, but everyone knew that there was no love between Lord and Lady Ongar.  Pateroff also draws a sharp contrast here between the physical status of Adonis and Lord Ongar, the latter of whom had fallen far from his prime and was in ill health when he married.  [SH 2012]

Source:  OCD.

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