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'People like myself and Mr. Blake create things that are strange and uncanny, where men may find themselves reflected. Sometimes people like yourselves mistakenly come to us when strange and uncanny things happen to them, rather than looking in the mirror and facing what is strange and uncanny in themselves. [...] What would we not do to defy death, Mr. Marlott? Might we not defy God's laws in order to be reunited with those we love?' ~ Anna Maxwell Martin as Mary Shelley, 'The Frankenstein Chronicles'. /๐Ÿ’€โœ’ . ๐ŸŒŒ #twohundredstein day 11 ~ Frankenstein must be destroyed: ethical questions.๐Ÿ“š . I will never tire of recommending 'The Frankenstein Chronicles' to anyone and everyone, not just because a majestic Sean Bean stars as the main character in it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–ฅ This much underrated series deals with one of the most controversial aspects of mid-19th-century English society, especially in the wake of 'Frankenstein's publication: the clashing of complex ethical, moral and religious sets of values, held by the aristocracy and common people alike, against new scientific discoveries and medical progress, which peaked in the London Parliament with the passing of the Anatomy Act of 1832. ๐Ÿฐโ›ˆ Late Georgian/early Victorian England was a place full of superstition and amazingly picturesque contradictions, with desire for knowledge and atavic fears coexisting in a fragile, dirty, almost bleak quotidianity; it was home to both progressive thinking and the ruthless repression of it; to competent scientists and surgeons, and bigoted politicians and resurrectionists; to pioneering alienists and degrading asylums and mental institutions; to the noble and rich advocating philanthropy and the sick and poor dying in the streets. โšฐโšฑ A perfect landscape for the creation of Mary's watershed novel.๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ”ฌ . ๐Ÿ”น๏ธFeatured books: • 'The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the curse of Frankenstein', by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler [ISBN: 978-0-316-06640-2] . . #frankenstein
This was going to be my day 18 of #inktober for #bottle but then I spent so much time sketching it out that I never got around to inking it. Oh well, something is better than nothing I suppose! . . . . #sketch #art #illustration #charecterdesign #gothicnovel #writing #1890s
Inktober | Breakable Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear. Your mind is my treasure, and if it were broken, it would be my treasure still.  @valkyriegirl44 “I want you to draw Jane Eyre cause people thought she was less as she was poor and just a lowly governess like a broken toy, used and abused by society. But she’s clever smart and anyone’s equal!” #inktober #inktober2018 #day20 #promptlist #breakable #red #janeeyre  #charlottebronte #rochester #equality #gothicnovel #fineliner #finelinerart #art #fanart #sketch #sketchbook #sketching #character #characterdrawing #drawing
Starting off the weekend with some hot pink goodies served on a silver plate! Thank you so much @titan_books for sending these samplers my way! I'm so excited to dive into the first chapters of these very thrilling and interesting books!  In case you didn't know, #thedevouringgray is my most anticipated book for next year so when I saw this stunning cover I couldn't keep it cool and totally freaked out! Keep your eyes peeled and make sure you snatch a copy of both these awesome books when the time comes!
Currently in Dublin for the first Jools Holland gig of our 2018 Autumn/Winter tour at 3 Arena tonight, with special guest vocalist Marc Almond. I was very pleased to discover that once again, our regular hotel manager kindly reserved the ‘Bram Stoker’ room specially for me. (Anyone who knows me well will understand why! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ) And coincidentally, on this very day, 20th October in 1882, Bela Lugosi who famously portrayed Dracula in the Universal Studios 1931 movie of the same name was born. Bizarre! #joolsholland #joolshollandandhisrhythmandbluesorchestra #dublin #ireland #wintertour #marcalmond #bramstoker #bramstokersdracula #dracula #draculabramstoker #vampire #gothicnovel #3arena #3arenadublin #kirkhammett
This passion dream life has been a real and surreal experience. My first book The Last Prince of Atlantis Chronicles is connected to but totally different story to my Gothic Horror love story novel coming out this Halloween. A few Atlantean gems ๐Ÿ’Ž is connected to this story. #ya #gothicnovel #evethesoulreaper #grimreapers #adamandeve #atlanteanprincess #blackfairy #warrioress #superheroines are coming to #kill & #savesouls this #halloween #yareads #gothicread #igreads #igbook #staytuned #moresurprisestocome #haileve
Finished Rebecca today, and really loved it!  It is all about a Persephone archetype - a dreamy girl living on the border between dark fantasy and sunny reality, who in the course of the story grows into a woman. I dislike when an author uses a misunderstanding as a plot building device, and I hated it here. But the language and the way a simple story is told are so beautiful that I give it โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ without hesitation. Now I want to watch the Hitchcock movie! - - #bookstagram #rebecca #daphnedumaurier #gothicnovel #autumnreading #ocotberbooks #autumnbooks #creepybooks #scarybooks #darkbooks #flatlay
Northanger Abbey is about as scary as I like my reading to get, which is to say: not scary at all. But I’m always willing to try something new. So, if you were to recommend a Halloween read to a Scaredy Cat (not that I’m naming any names here, but yes, it’s me), what would you suggest? ๐Ÿ“š #somethingstrangeoct18 Day 19 | Max: Rebellious Women. “Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked.” ~ Jane Austen. Me too, Rebel Jane, me too. Also, this prompt got Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill running through my head. Go give it a listen. And then watch The Punk Singer. You’ll thank me later. ๐Ÿ“š #clutteredpagesoctober Day 19 | They thrive on the dark and cold – Gothic books (HBD Karissa). Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Moreland is obsessed with gothic novels, in particular The Mysteries of Udolpho by Mrs. Radcliffe. Which I still have to read. ๐Ÿ“š #bookreadhappyhour Day 19 | Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore”. So I’m just going to leave one of my favorite quotes from Northanger Abbey here: “That person, be it gentlemen or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Got the t-shirt, wear it proudly. ๐Ÿ“š #janeausten #northangerabbey #austen18 #bookishallure #classicbooks #classicreads #prettybooks #gothicnovel #bibliophile #bookstagram #booksandtea #booksandteacups #bookishteaparty #coverlove
๐Ÿ“š โ € ั‚ะฝe neั…า“lιั… ั•erιeั• caะผe oυั‚, and oา“ coυrั•e ι added ιั‚ ั‚o ั‚ะฝe lιั•ั‚. ะฒυั‚ ι decιded ั‚o read ั‚ะฝe ะฒooฤธ agaιn, ะฒeา“ore waั‚cะฝιng ั‚ะฝe ั•erιeั•. wะฝιcะฝ ιั• really good, ι ะฝear... โ € โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €๐•‹๐•™๐•– โ„๐•’๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐• ๐•—  โ„๐•š๐•๐• โ„๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•– โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €#๐š‚๐š‘๐š’๐š›๐š•๐šŽ๐šข๐™น๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š”๐šœ๐š˜๐š— โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €๏ Ÿ๏ ง๏ ฃ๏ ง โ € โ € _____________________โ๏ ฝโ˜ ๏ธŽ๏ ฝโž______________________ โ € โ € ๐ป๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’, ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘’, ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘“ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ , โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›; ๐‘–๐‘ก โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘’๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘’๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’. ๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›, ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘ก, ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘™๐‘ฆ, ๐‘“๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘š, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘ข๐‘ก; ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ป๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’,๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’, ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’. โ € โ € ______________________โ๏ ฝโ˜ ๏ธŽ๏ ฝโž______________________ โ € โ € โ € #bookworm #booknerd #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookish
Also yesterday i went off track to doodle what i think would be a good portrait of Ms.s Toobad and O'Carroll from Nightmare Abbey- that story's a hoot (and a pathetic soap opera too, it's hilarious) #sketchbook #mscelindatoobad #msmarionettaocarrol #nightmareabbey #gothicnovel #19centurylit #sketchbook #finepoint #latergram #laterdoods #illustrationartists #womenwhodraw #artistasportuguesas
„They had tried stopping the clock, so that the ghost would not know when it was midnight; but she made her appearance just the same, with that fearful miasmatic personality of hers.“
Jane Eyre literary poster. Floor plan of Thornfield Hall depicting the various events during Charlotte Bronte's novel.๐Ÿ”ฅAvailable from my Etsy store (link in bio) in A3 or A4 giclee print.  #janeeyre #charlottebronte #thornfieldhall #mrrochester #literaryquotes #floorplan #quoteposter #gothicnovel #bibliotography #etsy
„He led the spook down the aisle to the angle of the wall where a small iron shutter covered an opening into the flue. It was used by the chimney sweep alone, but Caleb had another use for it now.“
ะะต ะฟั€ะตะดัั‚ะฐะฒะปััŽ, ะบะฐะบ ะพะทะฐะณะปะฐะฒะธั‚ัŒ ะพั‚ะทั‹ะฒ ะพะฑ "ะ˜ั‚ะฐะปัŒัะฝั†ะต"... . ะŸะธัะฐั‚ะตะปัŒะฝะธั†ะฐ ะะฝะฝะฐ ะ ะฐะดะบะปะธั„ ัั‡ะธั‚ะฐะตั‚ัั ะพะดะฝะพะน ะธะท ั€ะพะดะพะฝะพั‡ะฐะปัŒะฝะธั† ะณะพั‚ะธั‡ะตัะบะพะณะพ ั€ะพะผะฐะฝะฐ. ะ˜ ะฒ ะณั€ะฐั„ะต "ะถะฐะฝั€" ะฟั€ะพ "ะ˜ั‚ะฐะปัŒัะฝั†ะฐ" ะฝะฐะฟะธัะฐะฝะพ: "ัƒะถะฐัั‹", "ะผะธัั‚ะธะบะฐ" ๐Ÿฆ‡ . ะœะฝะต ะปะธั‡ะฝะพ ะฝะต ะฑั‹ะปะพ ั‚ะฐะบ ัั‚ั€ะฐัˆะฝะพ, ั‡ั‚ะพะฑั‹ ะฐััะพั†ะธะธั€ะพะฒะฐั‚ัŒ ัั‚ะพั‚ ั€ะพะผะฐะฝ ั ัƒะถะฐัะฐะผะธ, ะฟัƒัั‚ัŒ ั‚ะฐะผ ะธ ะตัั‚ัŒ ะถัƒั‚ะบะธะต ะฒะตั‰ะธ, ัะพะฒะตั€ัˆะตะฝะฝั‹ะต ะปัŽะดัŒะผะธ. ะ’ ั†ะตะปะพะผ, ะผะฝะต ั…ะพั‡ะตั‚ัั ะฝะฐะทั‹ะฒะฐั‚ัŒ ะบะฝะธะณัƒ ัะปะฐะฒะฝะพะน. ะะพ ะฒ ัั‚ะพั€ะพะฝัƒ ััƒะฑัŠะตะบั‚ะธะฒะธะทะผ. . ะงั‚ะพ ะฒั‹ ะฝะฐะนะดะตั‚ะต ะฒ "ะ˜ั‚ะฐะปัŒัะฝั†ะต": ๐Ÿ•ท ะผะพะฝะฐั…ะฐ... ัƒะฑะธะนั†ัƒ; ๐Ÿ•ท ะฑะพะณะฐั‚ะพะณะพ ะฝะฐัะปะตะดะฝะธะบะฐ, ะฒะปัŽะฑะธะฒัˆะตะณะพัั ะฒ ะดะตะฒัƒัˆะบัƒ ะฝะตะธะทะฒะตัั‚ะฝะพะณะพ ะฟั€ะพะธัั…ะพะถะดะตะฝะธั; ๐Ÿ•ท ะฝะตะพะถะธะดะฐะฝะฝะพ ะถะตัั‚ะพะบะพ ะพั€ะณะฐะฝะธะทะพะฒะฐะฝะฝัƒัŽ ั€ะฐะทะปัƒะบัƒ ะฒะปัŽะฑะปะตะฝะฝั‹ั… ะฟะพ ะธะฝะธั†ะธะฐั‚ะธะฒะต ะผะฐั‚ะตั€ะธ ัŽะฝะพัˆะธ; ๐Ÿ•ท ะฟั€ะธะบะปัŽั‡ะตะฝะธั... ั ะทะฐะดะตั€ะถะบะพะน ะฝะฐ ัั‚ะฐะฝั†ะธะธ "ะŸะพะดะฒะฐะปั‹ ะธะฝะบะฒะธะทะธั†ะธะธ"; ๐Ÿ•ท ะฟั€ะธะทั€ะฐะบะธ... ะฟั€ะพัˆะปะพะณะพ? ะ˜ะปะธ... . ๐Ÿ•ธ ะฅะผ... ะ”ะฐ, ัั‚ะพ ัะปะฐะฒะฝั‹ะน ะปัŽะฑะพะฒะฝะพ-ะฟั€ะธะบะปัŽั‡ะตะฝั‡ะตัะบะธะน ั€ะพะผะฐะฝ ัƒะถะฐัะพะฒ. ะงะธั‚ะฐะตั‚ัั ะปะตะณะบะพ. ะกัŽะถะตั‚ ะฟั€ะพัั‚ะพ ั…ะพั€ะพัˆะธะน, ัะพะฒั€ะตะผะตะฝะฝะพะณะพ ั‡ะธั‚ะฐั‚ะตะปั ัะพ ัั‚ัƒะปะฐ ะฝะต ัƒั€ะพะฝะธั‚. ะะพ ะปะธั‚ะตั€ะฐั‚ัƒั€ะฝะพะต ัƒะดะพะฒะพะปัŒัั‚ะฒะธะต - ะดะพัั‚ะฐะฒะธั‚. . #ะบะฝะธะณะธ #ะณะพั‚ะธะบะฐ #ะณะพั‚ะธั‡ะตัะบะธะนั€ะพะผะฐะฝ #ะฐะฝะฝะฐั€ะฐะดะบะปะธั„ #ะธั‚ะฐะปัŒัะฝะตั† #books #reading #annradcliffe #gothicnovel
'Look! It's moving. It's sha — it's...it's alive. It's alive...It's alive, it's moving, it's alive! It's alive, it's alive, it's alive! It's ALIVE!' 'Henry — in the name of God!' 'Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to BE God!' /๐Ÿฐโ›ˆ . ๐ŸŒŒ #twohundredstein day 10 ~ Frankenstein's Army: fans & pop culture.๐Ÿ“š . Seeing as this prompt clearly addresses the remarkable influence and power that the 'Frankenstein' trope has held in the last decades over popular culture and contemporary imagination, I feel like I can be a bit more silly and let my fangirling self loose for once LOL so I'm going to ramble as usual, just with more emphasis than truly necessary! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€ I feel absolutely awed and amazed by the sheer weight that this tale has had on the ability of men to produce art; as Linda @lindabookmania and Jenn @soulsfiredesigns have very insightfully pointed out to me, mankind has found countless ways to celebrate, glorify, revere and exorcise Death throughout history, while desperately trying to defy it at the same time: myths and legends recounting stories of the undead roaming the realms of the living have always existed in popular folklore, and have persisted in haunting our darkest nightmares despite our constant technological and sociological advancement.๐Ÿ•ฏโœ’ So it goes without saying that a novel unfolding the ultimate fall of a man who selfishly tried to act as a modern Prometheus and the fate of his too-human creation would resonate strongly within people's consciences, making us naturally, cleverly inclined to empathise with both Victor and Adam, and able to detect a subtle reflection of ourselves in them (yeah sorry, Adam will always be his name for me. No way am I calling him 'Monster', 'wretch' or 'demon' as Victor does! ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ™…‍โ™€๏ธ) . ๐Ÿ”น๏ธFeatured books: • 'Adapting Frankenstein: the Monster's eternal lives in popular culture', by Dennis R. Cutchins and Dennis R. Perry [ISBN: 978-1-5261-0891-3] . .