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Quandary Resolution 4178
feint, purple prose, fecund, draggle

Desmondo Tolstoy's first novel They Call Him Dogsbody was draggled by critics and derided by one as "the vapid exertions of an overly fecund imagination" and by another as "a torrent of purple prose not befitting one who bears the surname of Anna Karenina's author", but when he followed up years later with his tour de force Lethargy and his iconic Privity, a new interpretation emerged that the earlier effort had only been a literary feint intended to test the market for flowery romance fiction.

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