Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!
Birthday Horoscope for August 30th, 2011: Virgo
Your spirit shines today, Virgo. Well, actually it is covered in soot, like the dark heart of a mad scientist. But your spirit is powerful nonetheless. Today you feel Romantic (with a capital “R”), emotional, and brooding. Don’t let this outlook go to waste. Get started on a serious project, one that will impress your friends, and especially your spouse. But you are notoriously free-spirited, so do it your own way!
Last night I had the pleasure of being one of the first inside the New York Public Library’s new exhibit, Celebrating 100 Years. (Thanks to Tumblr’s Mark Coatney for the invite!) This was super exciting for me as it was my first time in the NYPL ever!
Below are just a few photos of some of the cool classic lit related pieces. Yes, the photos aren’t that great, but that’s just to encourage you to go to the library and see it yourself! Their Centennial Weekend Festival: May 20–22 has all sorts of cool events for all ages, and most are free! I highly recommend checking it out then.
If you’re not already following NYPL on tumblr, do it!
Enjoy, lit geeks!
Celebrating 100 years, NYPL 1911-2011
Charles Dickens’s letter opener
Comic book adaptation of Frankenstein
Jack Kerouac’s glasses, harmonica, and more
Oscar Wilde’s jail time poetry
Original illustrations for Wizard of Oz
We all know the grade school riddle: What’s black and white and read all over? But we think the answer should be old movies based on classic books! Get it? Check out these awesome photos from some of our favorite old school Hollywood classic novel adaptations.
Frankenstein (1931) starring Colin Clive as Frankenstein.
The War of the Worlds (1953) starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne
The Secret Garden (1949) starring Margaret O’Brien, Herbert Marshall and Dean Stockwell
A Christmas Carol (1951) starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge
Crime and Punishment (1935) starring Peter Lorre as Roderick Raskolnikov
We’ve compiled our list of classic lit Valentine’s Day couples!
- Dracula and Sookie Stackhouse
- Romeo and Juliet
- Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth
- Captain Ahab and Moby Dick
- Peter Pan and Tink and Wendy
- Tarzan and Jane
- Hester Pryne and…everyone in town
- Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein
- The Hunchback and Esmeralda
- Henry David Thoreau and Mother Nature
Did we include your picks?!
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