Meanwhile, Master Andry Musnier, appointed bookseller in the University, leaned over and whispered to the king's furrier, Master Gilles Lecornu, "I tell you, sir, it's the end of the world. Never has there been loose such an unruly mob of students! It's the accursed inventions of the age that are ruining everything--the artillery, the muskets, the cannons, and above all the printing press, that scourge brought from Germany. No more manuscripts, no more books. Printing is ruining bookselling. The end of the world is upon us."The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo. Translated by Walter J. Cobb. New York: Signet, 1965. Originally published in 1831.
"I see it is, marked especially by velvet's coming so much into fashion!" sighed the furrier.
May 11, 2010
Look out! The World is coming to an end!
This quote from The Hunchback of Notre Dame spoke to me:
Posted by Darien Fisher-Duke at 10:41 PM