15 8 / 2014

the walking dead is a story of…

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14 8 / 2014

Literature Meme: (4/10) Prose
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion  is Jane Austen’s last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, aged 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818).

Persuasion is widely appreciated as a moving love story despite what has been called its simple plot, and it exemplifies Austen’s signature wit and ironic narrative style.

Although the impact of Austen’s failing health at the time of writing Persuasion cannot be overlooked, the novel is strikingly original in several ways. It is the first of Austen’s novels to feature as the central character a woman who, by the standards of the time, is past the first bloom of youth.

Although readers of Persuasion might conclude that Austen intended “persuasion” to be the unifying theme of the story, the book’s title is not hers but her brother Henry’s, who named it after her untimely death. Certainly the idea of persuasion runs through the book, with vignettes within the story as variations on that theme. But there is no known source that documents what Austen intended to call her novel. (x)

My favorite Austen

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14 8 / 2014

bobertsbobgomery:

250 Films in 2012 | 200 | Pride and Prejudice (1995)

► Favorite Films (32/50)

Well, this brightened my day

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13 8 / 2014

13 8 / 2014

Goya’s portraits of the Altamira family

Goya’s portraits of the Altamira family

13 8 / 2014

Ugolino and his sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Ugolino and his sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

13 8 / 2014

Maternal Caress by Mary Cassatt

Maternal Caress by Mary Cassatt

13 8 / 2014

Portrait of the Comtesse de la Chatre by Elisabeth Louise Vigee

Portrait of the Comtesse de la Chatre by Elisabeth Louise Vigee

12 8 / 2014

Corn and zucchini salad with feta

Corn and zucchini salad with feta

12 8 / 2014

Pappa al pomodoro

Pappa al pomodoro