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ekbelsher · 2 years ago
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Morning sketch. Pride and Prejudice was always my favourite Jane Austen novel, and probably the most satisfying love story I’ve ever read. I should’ve done Lizzy’s hair darker here tho
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booknerdstudies · 3 years ago
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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” —The Catcher in the Rye
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diaphorotes · 2 years ago
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Drowning // Inktober 06
Ophelia’s Death
Style inspired by the artists Harry Clarke and Aubrey Beardsley.
//I want to illustrate classic novels lately…
Btw it’s still not finished but my hand hurts so I decided to post it now.//
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redxwritingxhood · 2 years ago
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Books you’ll probably read in high school
Basically what they are
Romeo & Juliet: for the love of GOD just COMMUNICATE
The Scarlet Letter: if you ignore the old English, it’s just the author making fun of puritans, Hester Prynn being a badass, and two men who literally drive each other crazy. Bravo
Julius Ceaser: tf Brutus. Shit bitch friend.
The Grapes of Wrath (by Steinbeck): wow this is depressing
Of Mice and Men (also by Steinbeck): wow this is super depressing
The Pearl (guess who): is John Steinbeck okay?
The Crucible: you can say that Abigail was the antagonist but fuck you. She’s the unsung hero. Like, 16 years old and gets taken advantage of by a grown ass, married man. I WISH I had the power to start the chaos that was the witch trials, basically rule the town, and then rob my uncle and run away to Boston. An icon. I stan.
Death of a Salesman: can we read something that doesn’t make me feel suicidal
The Great Gatsby: *sigh*
Macbeth: I’ll tolerate this because witches
Beowulf: is Beowulf a dick or do I just tend to hate these protagonists
Hamlet: the lion king was better
Lord of the Flies: also depressing BUT the author was a teacher at an all boys school and got sick of them and the sudden rise of the “British school children go on adventures” genre pissed him off so much that he wrote a book about them absolutely LOSING IT (“the degradation of society”) and EVERY CHARACTER IS BASED OFF A KID IN HIS CLASS AND IF THAT ISNT THE FUNNIEST SHIT YOUVE EVER HEARD THEN IDK WHAT IS
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clockworkghost · a year ago
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i thank every classical novel for making myself feel special by describing their heroines as plain creatures, really relatable.
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godzilla-reads · 2 years ago
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“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
Jane Austen, “Pride and Prejudice”
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halfwaydecentart · 4 years ago
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When your wife desperately wants your daughters married but you have never given a single shit about anything in your life
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sixofravens-reads · 2 years ago
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Today's "I survived a very stressful week and deserve a reward" book haul!
I've been in a rare history/classics mood and took the opportunity to beef up those sections of my shelves!
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ebonetnoir · 2 years ago
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Ulysses, James Joyce, Illustrated by Henri Matisse, Limited Editions Club, 1935
ILLUSTRATED BY HENRI MATISSE
LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES
FIRST EDITION
SCARCE
BUY ON eBAY
Publisher: Limited Editions Club, Paris
Copyright: 1935
In 1935, George Macy, the founder of the Limited Editions Club, offered a commission to Henri Matisse to illustrate an exclusive edition of the novel, Ulysses by James Joyce. Ulysses was initially serialized between 1918 and 1920, and published as a novel in 1922. Some labeled it pornographic and it was banned in the United States until 1934.
Macy was correct in identifying Henri Matisse as an appropriate and prominent figure within European modernism, and he engaged Matisse and James Joyce to produce the Limited Editions Club Ulysses illustrated with six etchings and twenty drawings.
The outline of Joyce’s novel Ulysses is well known in literary circles and its “stream of consciousness” style is notoriously difficult to read. Macy sent Matisse a French translation of Joyce’s text. Despite Matisse’s admiration for the book’s ultra-modern style of writing and status in the literary world, commentators agree that Matisse might have not read Joyce’s Ulysses in entirety before he created the etchings for the book, because the artist turned in six beautiful etchings based on Homer’s Odyssey, and not Joyce’s own text to George Macy. In the history of illustrated books one can’t really speak of a true collaboration between Matisse and Joyce, because Matisse decided to go directly to one of Joyce’s sources of inspiration for the book; Homer’s Odyssey.
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emm-yem · 3 years ago
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We are in the worst timeline and the biggest proof I’ve seen is that Colin Firth and Keira Knightley played Darcy and Elizabeth, but in two completely separate versions of Pride and Prejudice.
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