Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Done with puppets. Yes.
“Love is the bridge that leads from the I sense to the We, and there is a paradox about personal love. Love of another individual opens a new relation between the personality and the world. The lover responds in a new way to nature and may even write poetry. Love is affirmation; it motivates the yes responses and the sense of wider communication. Love casts out fear, and in the security of this togetherness we find contentment, courage. We no longer fear the age-old haunting questions: “Who am I?” “Why am I?” “Where am I going?” - and having cast out fear, we can be honest and charitable.”
Harper Lee and Truman Capote in 1966 during the writing of In Cold Blood. How’d you like to be in on those conversations?
— Harper Lee
Patriot’s fans love Practical Classics! Or so I say.
P.S: I’m going to be posting pictures of readers with the book. Send me yours, it might just end up here, with your permission of course :)
Toni Morrison loves The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Her reasoning for why is the stuff of amazing writing. Read. And enjoy.
Life goal. Attained.
Fun fact: Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was originally to be published on Christmas Day 1884. The illustration above messed that all up.
Look at the picture on the left. Does it look like Huck’s Uncle Silas has got an erection in his pants? That’s what the publisher thought and, fearing retribution, recalled 30,000 copies of Huck Finn and corrected the “error.”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn instead was published on February 18th, 1885. (via Mental Floss)