I am reaching the last few discs of Possession, which is a sad realisation. I don’t want this story to end.
I read in the same way that Randolph does – he writes in a letter to Christabel:
“I cannot bear not to know the end of a tale. I will read the most trivial things – once commenced – only out of a feverish greed to be able to swallow the ending – sweet or sour – and to be done with what I need never have embarked on. Are you in my case? Or are you a more discriminating reader? Do you lay aside the unprofitable?”