Victorian era fanatic, Romantic poetry (and poets) maniac, will commit murder to get my hands on a cravat and top hat. Living in the world of Charlotte Bronte.
I must stay alone and know that I am alone to contemplate and feel nature in full; I have to surrender myself to what encircles me, I have to merge with my clouds and rocks in order to be what I am. Solitude is indispensible for my dialogue with nature.
Caspar David Friedrich (via whogives-afuckaboutanoxfordcomma)
In art history the word ‘Gothic’ normally refers to various architectural styles of cathedrals built during the Middle Ages. In literature the word refers to the kind of work, usually fiction, that developed during the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries out of sentimental romance into the Dark Romantic tale of terror.
G. R. Thompson, from “Romanticism and the Gothic Tradition” (via ladylyrica)
The nineteenth century dislike of Realism is the rage of Caliban seeing his own face in a glass.
The nineteenth century dislike of Romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via sixthbaron)
Sir Arnold: “I presume the Prime Minister is in favour of this scheme because it will reduce unemployment?”
Sir Humphrey: “Well, it looks as if he’s reducing unemployment.”
Sir Arnold: “Or looks as if he’s trying to reduce unemployment.”
Sir Humphrey: “While as in reality he’s only trying to look as if he’s trying to reduce unemployment.”
Sir Arnold: “Yes, because he’s worried that it does not look as if he’s trying to look as if he’s trying to reduce unemployment.”
Let me make this clear, this is a guide for MAKING Mary Sues, not how to avoid them. Your main narrator will be Galaxia Sue, but it might also include Bella Swan, Ebony Way, and others.
1. William Wilberforce (and Thomas Clarkson)
2. Sir Robert Peel
3. Thomas Paine
4. Anything about the Romantic poets (e.g. Shelley and Byron)
Don’t know what to read up about the early Victorian era. Thinking of industrialisation and Chartism, but general sentiments of era would help. Any suggestions?