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Mocking Louis Phillippe in Exile (1848) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Louis XVI’s Execution: An Eyewitness Account | Leboucher

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Remembering a Poor Irishman and his Penny Dreadfuls (1893) | Katharine Tynan

Katherine Tynan was an Irish novelist and poet who was born on a farm outside Dublin in 1859. Educated at a convent school, in her spare time she recalls visiting a poor Irish “dairy boy” who collected penny dreadfuls, and who seems to have been particularly...

Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert

Extra-illustrated with the addition of 54 portraits and views (some hand-colored) ranging in date from the late 18th to the late 19th century, inlaid to size. Also bound in at the end is a publisher’s catalog (45, [3] pages) dated New Burlington Street,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 May 2021

The Lost Case for Murder: A Guest Post by Stephen M. Carter

The Lost Case for Murder, 6 February 1685 by Stephen M. Carter In today’s social media-filled world, conspiracy theories and fake news spread like a wildfire that burns truth in its path. Therefore, when we look back at history we do so with envy....
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 6 Feb 2021

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Friends, The OLLI at Mason winter term has started, and I’ve had two remarkable classes in two days. For tonight I can offer to you, a two hour plus movie on the art and life of Dorothea Lange, made by PBS, with funds...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jan 2019

A Milan journal: traveling about & World Ice-Skating Championship

Isobel looking up Over the great windy waters, and over the clear-crested summits, Unto the sun and the sky, and unto the perfecter earth, Come, let us go,—to a land wherein gods of the old time wandered, Where every breath even now changes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 May 2018

The Brontes: Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights

Tilda Swinton as Eve (The Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013) Thornton burning down (a 2006 Sandy Welch Jane Eyre, with Ruth Wilson as Jane) Friends and readers, Much to my surprise, or I might say re-awakening to the Brontes, when over the last ten weeks...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Apr 2018

A Grandmother’s Gift

I’m almost done with a long stretch of rather intense work, obligations, and events, and feeling grateful to the friends and family who supported me while I was in the midst of it. I should feel grateful more often I think, and so I was trying...
From: streets of salem on 24 Jul 2017

Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf; or The Art of Biography (1)

Virginia Woolf, a photo taken in 1939 “And the phantom was a woman, and when I came to know her better I called … her the Angel in the House … And when I came to write I encountered her with the very first words…And she made...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Mar 2017

Late summer into autumn: Virginia Woolf added to Tolstoy

The Studio, Vanessa Bell’s Charleston Farmhouse, Sussex Dear friends and readers, I know I told of how on one of my listservs, we are reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as a group with each of us reading different other related works or watching...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Aug 2016

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) contains a new essay on...

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) contains a new essay on Thomas Holcroft, writer, dramatist ( 1745-1809): “‘The Greatest Appearance of Truth’: Telling Tales with Thomas Holcroft,” by Eliza O’Brien, Newcastle University...

Alan Bennett and Maggie Smith’s The Lady in the Van

Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd guarding her side as she allows herself to be taken to hospital Friends and readers, There is a great distance between the reviews of this film, the stills you see on the Internet, and the film itself. The film is a wrenching...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Feb 2016

Suffragette: Shoulder to Shoulder re-booted 40 years on

Angela Down at center as Sylvia Pankhurst (Episode 6 of 1974 BBC Shoulder to Shoulder) Anne-Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter as Violet Miller, Maud Watts, Edith Ellyn (2015 BFI Suffragette) Dear friends and readers, You have two tremendous...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Nov 2015

Sophocles’ Antigone & Kilo Two Bravo (Kajaki): truths for 2015

Antigone grieving over her brother’s body lying there in the sun, all exposed (Juliette Binoche, translator Anne Carson, director Ivo van Hove) As the fourth soldier of the group endures what is done to his body by an exploding buried bomb, the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Oct 2015

The Little Locksmith

Several years ago, one of my favorite readers, and bloggers, told me about a book written by a Salem author called The Little Locksmith, but for some reason I didn’t pick up a copy until just this past week–and I spent the cold and windy weekend...
From: streets of salem on 7 Oct 2015

2015 in Poldark, reconceived out of 1975, Graham’s post WW2 Poldark novels: Episode 2

As the second episode begins in a series of sequences, Verity’s begins a diary of Trollope and others’ responsible (not half=crazaed lustim) resistance and his courting of her, th oldest brother, Charles’s, older child. [Pray do not...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jun 2015

Pete Seeger

Dear Friends and readers, I just watched a 90 minute American Masters program about the life and singing of Pete Seeger, an extraordinary hero. I put this link here in the hope others will watch it too: For...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Mar 2014

Lillian Hellman’s memoir: An Unfinished Woman, Pentimento, Scoundrel Time & Maybe

“Speech,” she said, “is but broken light upon the depth/Of the unspoken . .. —George Eliot, The Spanish Gypsy Dear friends and readers, [do not read until I've done: I mean to add pictures and edit [correct] a bit. And perhas add...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Dec 2013

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