#classicliterature photos & videos

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Might sound stupid but 😔😔👉👈👌 . . . My head revolves around the thinking Ballads of beauty that winds bring Shreds and scrapes as I try to write Bring thy tranquillity to that insight As thy flourishing scent prevails Across the lands, as thy feet trails The light thy moon reflects is suffice To make my fire turn to ice Who gave thee privilege to be To shiver my caressed hands and heart in glee Form persona of holy sun on earth I wish to embrace that serene mirth Who is thee to bring smiles on dead To tickle the neurons of my head Who's the creator of thy smile That made my lone heart beguile I wish i could explore jasmines with thee I wish i could watch sun die within sea If thee could show me heaven inside Save me out, flourish and bless aside Spread thy voluptuous gaze Upon my non curvaceous haze These last words i write for thee Weaken my sear like a seer.

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“The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” William Faulkner Nobel Prize in Literature Acceptance Speech . #bornonthisday William Faulkner . I have yet to read Faulkner. 🤭 Do you have any recommendations of what to start with? Any favourites? ✨ . . . 🏷 #williamfaulkner #faulkner #classicliterature #shelfie #bookshelf #shortstorycollection #bookcommunity #literaturelover

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I have taken the opportunity lately to read more, and have just finished a stringer of three fantastic novels! The first one, “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” is among the top five books I’ve ever read! And I’m a voracious reader, a trait I inherited from my mom. Anyhow, all three are highly recommended!!! “Bridge” is one of the most beautifully written and crafted works I have read in recent years. Germinal is a classic French novel dealing with the lives of coal miners in the 19th century, and Memoirs of a Geisha is a riveting story of a vignette of early 20th century Japanese culture. #thebridgeofsanluisrey #germinal #memiorsofageisha #emilezola @emilezola1840 #thorntonwilder @thornton .wilder #arthurgolden @memoirs .of.a.geisha #greatreads #greatread #classicliterature #readmorebooks #readingisfundamental

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●°• Victober challenge number one: read a Victorian book that equates to your favorite modern genre •°● . 🍁 Right now I'm reading War of the Worlds, so I thought it would be fun to read the Time Machine for #victober ! 🍁 Honestly, I remember seeing the movie as a small child and it freaked me out, so I hope the book is better 😆🍃🍁 . . . . . . . . #bookstagramnewbie #bookstagram #victorian #classicliterature #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #victorianlit #penguinclassics #sciencefictionnovel #autumnaesthetic #darkacademia #vintagebooks #cosy #hgwells #thetimemachine #bookphotography #bookflatlay

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What's something that always gets you geared up to create? For me, it's theater. Something about going to see a show lights that fire in me, and I just have to -make- a story. Obviously, not a huge part of anyone's life right now. But I stumbled on the soundtrack for The Mad Ones the other day (search Go Tonight animatic and go from there, trust me ), and it lit that fire in me also! I ate that all up and then listened to Be More Chill (Michael in the Bathroom 🥺 ) and some Dear Evan Hanson. I'll be looking for some more musicals I don't know. Taking recommendations.

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Teach a child to jump on the wind's back. Donate to the @bookemkids Big Book Drive through the link in the bio to donate books to Nashville's children. If you are feeling extra whimsical, donate the Classic Books Bundle which includes Peter Pan.

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Een nacht om te vliegeren van #renatedorrestein . Nu verkrijgbaar als #eensalamanderklassieker #classicliterature #bookdesign #bookcoverdesign #shelfie #retro

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I’m so happy it’s Friday that when I woke up (at 5:05 am ) I didn’t even want to go back to sleep. 😊 . . Here are a few of my vintage Penguin Poets editions. John Donne and William Blake are a couple of my favorite poets. Donne often combines love/sexuality with religious motifs, but it works beautifully in poems like “The Canonization” or “Batter My Heart, Three-Person’d God.” And William Blake may have written the greatest two volumes of poetry ever in Songs of Innocence (written from an innocent, child-like, wide-eyed perspective ) and Songs of Experience (taking many of the same themes from Innocence but now written from the perspective of having lived, being hopeless from the beat down of everyday life ). I don’t need to recommend any specific poems from these volumes; you can start with any. I haven’t read enough Gerard Manley Hopkins to have much of an opinion. . . Do you read poetry? Who are some of your favorite poets? Maybe you could mention a poem or two for me (and others ) to check out. . . Or maybe you’re interested in poetry but don’t quite know where to start? . . #penguinbooks #penguinpoets #poetry #poetrybooks #johndonne #williamblake #gerardmanleyhopkins #typewriter #vintage #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #instabooks #igreads #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookaholic #bibliophile #readersofig #readersofinstagram #booklover #bookcommunity #literature #classicliterature #classics #bookaccount #oldbooks #homelibrary #vintagebooks

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Eva van Carry van Bruggen. De roman die bij het verschijnen in 1927 veel opzien baarde. Nu opnieuw als #eensalamanderklassieker #salamanderreeks #meesterwerk #bookdesign #retro #bookcover #shelfie #classicliterature #bookcoverdesign

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I loved reading this and now I want to read Samuel Pepys’ full diary! This little @penguinukbooks book features the great fire of London as well as the plague and it’s fascinating! Also pretty close to home right now 📖 . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bibliophile #vscobooks #booksbooksbooks #bookish #bookbloggers #currentlyreading #booktube #booktuber #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #booksofig #litstudent #classicliterature #classicscommunity #penguinclassics #danieldefoe #17thcentury #seventeenthcentury #classics #samuelpepys #darkacademia #darkacademiaaesthetic #darkacademiabooks #literaturestudent

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Today is author William Faulkner’s birthday! Let’s learn about his life and works. William Faulkner was born September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi. Named after his larger-than-life grandfather, Faulkner’s childhood was filled with daring and adventurous stories of his late relative. These stories would later inspire some of his first novels. His mother and grandmother encouraged him to read and exposed him to painting and photography, which led to his fascination with drawing and poetry as a young man. However, he never graduated high school, despite being remarkably bright and creative. Faulkner’s poetry eventually caught the eye of one Phil Stone, who became Faulkner’s mentor. He pushed Faulkner to move to Connecticut, where he fostered his talent for writing. During this time, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained to be a pilot. He finished training as the war ended, and returned home with highly embellished stories of heroism and bravery. From there, his mentor Stone succeeded in publishing Faulkner’s first collection of poetry, “The Marble Faun” and his first novel, “Soldier’s Pay.” His first publications experienced limited success, but Faulkner’s potential was evident to many of his literary friends. Sherwood Anderson, a fellow southern author, told Faulkner that he should try writing more about what he was familiar with- Mississippi. It was from this idea that his greatest novels emerged. “The Sound and the Fury,” “As I Lay Dying,” and “Sanctuary” were published in quick succession of each other, and they capitalized on Faulkner’s innate knowledge of southern living and his hometown. Their familiar and faithful representation of southern American life made them a huge hit among American readers, and their attention to pressing and controversial social issues captivated audiences. “Light in August,” was later published in 1932. In 1949, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, which led him to accept the National Book Award for Fiction for Collected Stories, the 1951 National Book Award, and two Pulitzer Prizes. A veteran of literature, William Faulkner was an eternal voice for the American south.

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〰️𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐝𝐂𝐨〰️ ❓Jane Eyre or Great expectations? ⠀ _⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookmarks #ofcosymoments #ofquietmoments #courtofreading #betweencozymoments #fandombookmark #fandom #smallbusiness #bookishmerch #janeeyre #greatexpectations #teatime #classicliterature #classiclit #classicalcollection

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A stack of soon-to-be-reads.

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Return to a simpler time, with Tom Brown’s School Days, available in shop link in bio #bookstagram #book #books #booklover #booklover #bookworm #classicliterature #bookshop

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"𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖓𝖆𝖒𝖊—𝖔𝖋 𝖎𝖙—𝖎𝖘 '𝕬𝖚𝖙𝖚𝖒𝖓'— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖍𝖚𝖊—𝖔𝖋 𝖎𝖙—𝖎𝖘 𝕭𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖉—" - Emily Dickinson 🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️🕷️ As autumn welcomes us all into its icey embrace, I thought I ought to welcome those of you that have recently joined me here too. On stories I asked for your input on how to celebrate/thank you for 1k follows. "Meet the Bookstagrammer" was the chosen choice! Today I'm going to complete the #bookwormchallenge - as tagged by the wonderful @rabbitheartedreader - sharing a bit about my reading habits, along with an elusive pic of my faceless self. Consider it a bookish amuse-bouche, hungry ghouls... 🕷️ 🕯️ Why do you love to read?⁣ For the stories - the history, the experiences had and theories thought, the things felt, and supposed, and created out of nothing. To share in these human moments, real and imagined. To learn and grow from them. To understand and be understood. To communicate without small talk. 🕷️ 🕯️ Do you have a favourite place to read? Anywhere seated and uninterrupted. ⁣🕷️ 🕯️ What book(s ) got you into reading? Biff and Chip! I have been reading from the beginning. 🕷 🕯️ What kind of books do you read?⁣ I seek dark and gothic threads, but try not to read restrictively. I am drawn to the Gothic (no, really ), Southern Gothic (I'm not just going to list sub-genres, I swear! ), dystopian fiction, modernism, the classics, sci-fi, horror, poetry, weird fiction, the unsettling, and questioning, and hard to define... 🕷 🕯️ Do you read one book at a time?⁣ I can only actively read one work of fiction at a time but often read criticism and theory around it. That's not to say that I don't have a pile of books at various states of completion on the go though... 🕷 🕯️ What books are you most excited for?⁣ On my tbr: Notes from Underground, Master and Margarita, Thus Were Their Faces. 🕷 [Cont. in comments.] 🏷: Fancy joining in? . #bookstagram #bookchallenge #meetthebookstagrammer #bookworm #booknerd #spookynerd #gothic #generallygothic #spookyseason #gothicnovel #gothicliterature #horror #southerngothic #weirdfiction #edgarallanpoe #readinghabits #nightworms #bookish #emilydickinson #poetry #darkacademia #classicliterature

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the last thing you’d want in your trojan war is a little bitch boy general agamemnon, but it turns out, that may just be exactly what you get! __ @cicerhoe ( @/cicerh0e on tiktok ) — images do not belong to me; dm me for credit/removal! — #darkacademia #darkacademiaaesthetic #classics #classicsmemes #classicsstudent #literature #classiclit #classicliterature #greekmythology #greekmythologymemes #lesmis #lesmiserables #jeanvaljean #agamemnon #thesongofachilles #theiliad

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🪐’Just always be waiting for me.’ #JMBarrie Peter Pan. Happy Friday! 🪁 #OxfordUniversityPress is giving away 3 copies of their hardback #TheCollectedPeterPan , published in 2019. See our post from last Saturday for simple rules on how to enter. 💛 Ends tomorrow. #peterpan #classicbooks #bookcollection #classicliterature #englishliterature #fridayreads #autumnbooks #autumnreads

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what if,, we wrote each other poetic love letters in the margins? and what if,, you left a kiss with your darkest wine red lipstick on the last page?? jk jk... unless?? 😳😳 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #darkacademia #darkacademiaaesthetic #lightacademia #lightacademiaaesthetic #writinginstagram #bookstagram #literature #classical #explore #explorepage #memes #classicliterature #classicbooks #shelley #stoker #keats #byron #whitman #poetry #romanticism

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A U S T E N A P P R I E C I A T I O N P O S T . . Happy Friday my friends! I hope you are all excited for the weekend. . . I was excited for the weekend but we had a bit of a scare at work yesterday! Someone’s Covid tracking app went off at the office and so they had to go get tested right away. The rest of us were told to self- isolate until they get a negative test result so my weekend plans just became sitting on the couch and reading Jane Austen. And maybe watching the 2005 pride and prejudice. . . Anything Austen is basically my comfort reads and watches whenever I need a little pick me up or to destress! . . This is my illustrated copy of Austen’s complete works which my wonderful father got for me when I was 13. It’s a huge book but I absolutely adore it and it’s so lovely to read while I’m just sprawled on my bed. . . Tell me your weekend plans so I can live vicariously through you! And guys stay safe - yesterday was a reminder for me that things aren’t back to normal yet! . . #austen #austenappreciation #janeausten #janeaustenfan #janeaustenbooks #bookaholic #bookstagram #classicliterature #book #reading #comfortreads #og 🇨🇦bookenablers #bookishcanadian #🇨🇦bookenablers #readersofinstagram #bookstagrammer #illustratedausten

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“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan🌙 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #thesecrethistory #darkacademia #darkacademiaaesthetic #aesthetic #academia #academiaaesthetic #henrywinter #deadpoetssociety #poetry #romanticism #classicliterature #classiclit #thegoldfinch #killyourdarlings #ancientgreece #darkacademia #tumblrposts #english #oscarwildequotes #oscarwilde #hozier #charlesbukowski #franzkafka

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It will be solitary — i cannot help dreading the first experience of it — the first aspects of the empty rooms which once were tenanted by those dearest in my heart — and where the shadows of their last days must now, I think, linger forever. #CharlotteBronte . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookworm    #booklover #bibliophile #literature #readersofinstagram #bookphotography #beautifulbooks   #bookcollection   #bookstagramph #classicliterature #classicbooks 💚  #JaneEyre #thebrontesisters #EmilyBronte #AnneBronte #Branwell #branwellbronte

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . We got to go see a great art show at a local gallery about Alice. So, naturally I dressed my daughter up for the part! . What's your favorite classic read? (Or do you like them at all? ) . This is a favorite book of mine. Funny, quotable and a classic that isn't a chore to get through. . #bookblogger #bookcover #bookblog #bibliophile #booklover #booksbooksbooks #booksofig #books #bookstagram #BabyBooks #babygirl #booksgoals #babygoals #babyfever #babyfashion #bookworm #booknerd #classic #classicliterature #aliceinwonderland #alwaysreading #england #bookaesthetic #bookblogger #blueeyes #classicliterature #bookishstack #bookpic #bookcommunity #readersofinstagram

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"Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky, he thought" . The Old Man and the Sea is essentially a book written to be read in a single sitting. The vivid imagery that the author creates using well defined descriptions take you into the story, as if you're a part of it; sitting alongside the old man, in his shack, on his skiff, without uttering a word, sitting silently watching the man and the nature, on their greatest battle at the sea. The battle is not merely between man and nature, but between Nobility and Skill; Power and Intelligence. The theme of "Sin" though have minutely appeared in the story has left a major impact personally - • "Perhaps it was a sin to kill the fish. I suppose it was even though I did it to keep me alive and feed many people. But then, everything is a sin. Do not think about sin, It is much too late for that and there are people who are paid to do it." • "You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him - Or is it more?" #ernesthemingway #theoldmanandthesea #marlin #santiago #manolin #fisherman #gulfcoast #cuba #sin #manvsnature #philosophy #classics #classicalliterature #classicliterature #americanliterature #americannaturalism #origami #origamiturtle #origamistingray #origamiboat

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Book review Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. 🕊 “I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.” Wow. I LOVED Jane Eyre and it has firmly cemented itself as my favourite classic to date, and one of my favourite books of all time. Jane Eyre as a character is nothing short of inspirational. She encompasses resilience and strength in human spirit that I think many of us could only aspire to. She feels beyond her time and I loved her independence and determination to not have her life dictated or ruled by men. Jane Eyre was a feminist for sure! I personally found Jane Eyre a lot easier to read in comparison to other classics. It seemed to flow more. Charlotte Brontë writes beautifully and I adored her prose. The way she describes nature and the natural landscapes as the seasons change is gorgeous. I loved the gothic and supernatural aspects woven throughout the book and I found it quite haunting and atmospheric. It was the perfect icing on the cake for me. Jane Eyre explores a lot of themes which are still very relevant today such as social class, feminism, resilience after trauma, self-determination, hope, unconditional love and personal discovery. Although Jane Eyre is a love story it felt far more authentic than other classics I have read and I loved that Charlotte wasn’t afraid to explore the darker issues in love. I could gush about Jane Eyre all day! For all who love it too feel free to message me so I can gush about it more! 😂 Now to collect all the pretty editions! My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5


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Pride and Prejudice sequels and variations... • There is no question of how much I love Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen...😂 see my previous post about the 17 copies I have collected so far... anyway, I LOVE Pride and Prejudice and I also love any well written sequels and variations from the original story. As you can imagine there are SO many sequels and variations written throughout the years, probably thousands of them. So I did search for a long time and here are some of the ones I have. Mr. Darcy’s Diary. This was Pride and Prejudice told from Mr. Darcy’s point of view and I loved this one so much. It is the closest Jane Austen style I have read so far. Very satisfying and I have loved reading more about my beloved Darcy! Also the gentlemen (even though we can only see half of his face ) on the cover of the book looks exactly like what I would imagine Mr. Darcy look like! The Other Bennett Sister. This was a sequel to Pride and Prejudice mainly focus on Mary Bennett. The third daughter of the Bennett family she was often considered to be the serious and sometimes dull one. But in this book we get to know the other side of Mary and it is fascinating! Bonus is I get to see more of Lizzy and Mr. Darcy! Longbourn. This one I have yet to read. It is a reimagining of Pride and Prejudice told from the servants’ point of view. It sounds so intriguing. I cannot wait to get to it! Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife. Well, this is pure fun and lots of steamy....... so that’s that....😂 (can you see from the cover? ) Do you love a sequel or variation to your favourite book? If you know any good ones for Pride and Prejudice, please let me know below! • •

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The Brontë Sisters... • “Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Will you not be moved by this quote? Will you not touched by this passion! This probably is one of my very favourite quotes of all time. I LOVE Jane Eyre and I probably haven’t talked about the Brontë sisters enough. Jane Eyre was so full of passion and Wuthering Height was so full of angst. I still need to read Villette and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Which Brontë book is your favourite or you are looking forward to read the most? • •

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Happy tuesday, readers 🍁⠀ what movies do you usually watch during this time of the year? 🎞️⠀ ⠀ Happy first day of autumn! This morning I woke up with rain pouring down: is there any other better way to start the new season? ☁️ the air is fresher, the leaves are starting to change color and the wind is blowing stronger and stronger each day 🌬️ I can't explain why, but when fall arrives I completely transform. Or rather, I feel more myself than ever. I feel more inspired, happier, more creative.. more everything!⠀ ⠀ I'm already starting to make a list of the movies I want to watch these upcoming months, there are some that are a tradition for me to watch during fall. The ones that come to my mind right now are: coraline, the nightmare before christmas, the corpse bride, sweeney todd, hocus pocus, over the garden wall and the legend of sleepy hollow! Let me know what your favorites are 🎃🧦🍂⠀ __________⠀ ⠀ Buon martedì, lettori 🍁⠀ quali film vi piace guardare di solito in questo periodo dell'anno? 🎞️⠀ ⠀ Buon primo giorno d'autunno! Stamattina mi sono svegliata con la pioggia: c'è altro modo migliore di iniziare la nuova stagione? ☁️ l'aria è più fresca, le foglie iniziano a cambiare colore e il vento soffia sempre più forte 🌬️ non so spiegare come mai, ma quando questa stagione arriva mi trasformo completamente. O meglio, mi sento più me stessa che mai. Mi sento più ispirata, più felice più creativa.. più tutto!⠀ ⠀ Sto già cominciando a fare una lista dei film che voglio guardare in questi mesi, ci sono alcuno film che è una tradizione per me guardare in autunno. Quelli che mi vengono in mente ora sono: coraline, the nightmare before christmas, la sposa cadavere, sweeney todd, hocus pocus, over the garden wall e la leggenda di sleepy hollow! Fatemi sapere quali sono i vostri preferiti 🎃🧦🍂


[ENG] I remember briefly studying about the acclaimed 19th century novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne in school, but it wasn’t till the beginning of this year that his works and life came to hold exceptional meaning for me. I’ll be making a bit of an analytical post on Hawthorne soon, but for now, I’m happy to show off his most notable work that I happened to find (and now own again ) at the second hand bookshop. Have you recently purchased any reads that you were excited to find? ———— [ESP] Recuerdo haber estudiado brevemente en la escuela sobre el aclamado novelista del siglo XIX Nathaniel Hawthorne, pero no fue hasta principios de este año que sus obras y su vida llegaron a significar algo excepcional para mí. Pronto haré una publicación analítica sobre Hawthorne, pero por ahora, estoy feliz de mostrar aquí su trabajo más notable que encontré (y ahora poseo nuevamente ) en la librería de segunda mano. ¿Has comprado alguna lectura que te emociono encontrar recientemente?

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[english caption below] ⠀ Felice ritorno a Forks, lettori! 🌲🍎⠀ ⠀ oggi esce anche in Italia l'attesissimo Midnight Sun edito @fazieditore 🌙 Non posso spiegare a parole quello che significa per me questa saga. Pur riconoscendo il fatto che non sia il miglior lavoro letterario del secolo, ho moltissimi ricordi stupendi legati a questi libri e quando finalmente l'autrice ha annunciato l'uscita americana dell'ultimo libro non mi sembrava vero. Ancora adesso mi sembra surreale di star tenendo fra le mani la mia copia italiana. Ricordo che all'epoca, quando la Meyer aveva interrotto la stesura del romanzo, ad una me dodicenne crollò il mondo addosso. Rileggerlo ora al doppio degli anni, ritornare tra queste righe, in questa città, tra questi personaggi, è un'esperienza così strana, ma così famigliare e bella, che ho veramente fatto fatica a non versare qualche lacrima 🐺⠀ ⠀ Ho già iniziato a leggere le prime pagine e devo dirvi che è stato stranissimo abituarmi ad un Edward narratore, ma sono contenta di avere questa versione fra le mani, guardare le cose dal suo punto di vista e per una volta entrare nella sua enigmatica mente. Guarderò sempre a questa saga con tanto, tantissimo affetto, e soprattutto mi godrò questo mio ritorno a Forks prendendomi il mio tempo, con calma, saggiandone ogni singolo dettaglio! ⠀ ⠀ Fatemi sapere se l'avete già preso o se avete intenzione di fiondarvi in libreria a prendere tutte le copie disponibili 🖤⠀ __________⠀ Happy thursday, readers 🍂⠀ have you guys read Midnight Sun? ⠀ ⠀ I'm coming back to Forks! 🌲 I can't put into words what this series means to me. While acknowledging the fact that it's not the best literary work of the century, I have many wonderful memories related to these books and when the author finally announced the american release of the last book I couldn't believe it was finally happening. Rereading it now at twice the age, returning between these lines, in this city, among these characters, is such a strange experience, but so familiar and beautiful, that I really struggled not to shed a few tears 🐺