"That Madeleine was in love with old-fashioned things like her typewriter had given Mitchell hope that she might love him. Coupled with Madeleine’s fidelity to the old machine was her ineptitude with all things mechanical, which explained why she hadn’t changed the ribbon, leaving the a and s inkless (because those keys were worn down from overuse). Obviously, for all his scientific brilliance, Bankhead wasn’t up to the job of replacing Madeleine’s typewriter ribbon. Obviously, Bankhead was too self-involved, or lazy, or possibly even opposed to her using a manual typewriter. Madeleine’s letter made it clear that Bankhead was wrong for her and that Mitchell was right, and he hadn’t even opened it yet."

The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)

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#The Marriage Plot #jeffrey eugenides #book quote #relationships #typewriter #madeleine hanna #madeleine #mitchell #mitchell grammaticus #leonard bankhead #bankhead #currently reading 

"That Madeleine was in love with old-fashioned things like her typewriter had given Mitchell hope that she might love him. Coupled with Madeleine’s fidelity to the old machine was her ineptitude with all things mechanical, which explained why she hadn’t changed the ribbon, leaving the a and s inkless (because those keys were worn down from overuse). Obviously, for all his scientific brilliance, Bankhead wasn’t up to the job of replacing Madeleine’s typewriter ribbon. Obviously, Bankhead was too self-involved, or lazy, or possibly even opposed to her using a manual typewriter. Madeleine’s letter made it clear that Bankhead was wrong for her and that Mitchell was right, and he hadn’t even opened it yet."

The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)

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@1 year ago with 5 notes
#The Marriage Plot #jeffrey eugenides #book quote #relationships #typewriter #madeleine hanna #madeleine #mitchell #mitchell grammaticus #leonard bankhead #bankhead #currently reading 
"That Madeleine was in love with old-fashioned things like her typewriter had given Mitchell hope that she might love him. Coupled with Madeleine’s fidelity to the old machine was her ineptitude with all things mechanical, which explained why she hadn’t changed the ribbon, leaving the a and s inkless (because those keys were worn down from overuse). Obviously, for all his scientific brilliance, Bankhead wasn’t up to the job of replacing Madeleine’s typewriter ribbon. Obviously, Bankhead was too self-involved, or lazy, or possibly even opposed to her using a manual typewriter. Madeleine’s letter made it clear that Bankhead was wrong for her and that Mitchell was right, and he hadn’t even opened it yet."
The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)

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1 year ago
#The Marriage Plot #jeffrey eugenides #book quote #relationships #typewriter #madeleine hanna #madeleine #mitchell #mitchell grammaticus #leonard bankhead #bankhead #currently reading 
"That Madeleine was in love with old-fashioned things like her typewriter had given Mitchell hope that she might love him. Coupled with Madeleine’s fidelity to the old machine was her ineptitude with all things mechanical, which explained why she hadn’t changed the ribbon, leaving the a and s inkless (because those keys were worn down from overuse). Obviously, for all his scientific brilliance, Bankhead wasn’t up to the job of replacing Madeleine’s typewriter ribbon. Obviously, Bankhead was too self-involved, or lazy, or possibly even opposed to her using a manual typewriter. Madeleine’s letter made it clear that Bankhead was wrong for her and that Mitchell was right, and he hadn’t even opened it yet."
The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)

(Source: isserleylovesbooks)

1 year ago
#The Marriage Plot #jeffrey eugenides #book quote #relationships #typewriter #madeleine hanna #madeleine #mitchell #mitchell grammaticus #leonard bankhead #bankhead #currently reading