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from Ada by Vladimir Nabokov

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from Ada by Vladimir Nabokov


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from The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

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from The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling


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❝When I like people immensely, I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.❞

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via bookmania)

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“Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.” ― George Orwell, 1984

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“Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.” ― George Orwell, 1984


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“Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe [Manuscript, 2 p., ca. May 1849]. Clearly sensing that “Annabel Lee” would be his last poem, Poe took the unusual step, after finishing it in May 1849, of writing out several copies, of which this signed copy is one, and circulating them among his friends to ensure that the poem would not go unnoticed. Poe read the poem in lectures in Richmond and sold it, along with “The Bells,” to Sartain’s Union Magazine of Literature and Art for publication. However, it was first printed in the New-York Daily Tribune on October 9, 1849, only two days after the poet’s death, rushed into print by Rufus Griswold, who had received a copy for later inclusion in the tenth edition of The Poets and Poetry of America. Although at least four of Poe’s women friends claimed to have inspired “Annabel Lee,” the poet’s real motivation may be a reflection of his continued mourning for his wife, Virginia, who died two years earlier. (via Columbia.edu)

Much of the beginning to Lolita is an homage to this poem. It’s really quite gorgeous.


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from “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway

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from “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway


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The library at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. (by zawtowers)

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The library at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. (by zawtowers)


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❝I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.❞

-L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (thank you, bookoasis)

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Favorite Snacks of the Great Writers (via NYTimes.com)

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Favorite Snacks of the Great Writers (via NYTimes.com)


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wordpainting:

prettybooks:

(by Jacek S.)

One of my favorite independent bookstores in the U.S.

wordpainting:

prettybooks:

(by Jacek S.)

One of my favorite independent bookstores in the U.S.


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book store (by arranging constellations)
Inside the first floor of the famous ‘Shakespeare & Co.’ Bookstore in Paris. Their are actually a few beds for travellers who need them.

howlsmovingcastle:

book store (by arranging constellations)

Inside the first floor of the famous ‘Shakespeare & Co.’ Bookstore in Paris. Their are actually a few beds for travellers who need them.


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❝I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.❞

-Temple Grandin  (via trytoinspirethinking)