Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Then and Now

     Through time and space, the festivities of Mardi Gras are still going strong. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras. The previous book that I read What She Doesn't Know was set in New Orleans during this wild tradition. It told of revelers dressed in costume, parades, and huge crowds.

     The Count of Monte Cristo was written by French author Alexander Dumas in 1944 and set primarily in France and Italy between 1815 and 1838. It also describes a grand festival in Rome where revelers ride up and down the streets in their carriages while dressed in costume. The festival is not referred to as Mardi Gras per se, merely as the Carnival, but there is reference to the fact that it is the Tuesday before Lent.

     I find it amusing that while reading the old timey classics from different continents, there are some things mentioned that are still common in today's world.


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