Marcador do dia #2

by - terça-feira, novembro 22, 2011

Mais um marcador que veio dos EUA.

Esse tem uma pintura da Jane Austen e um pouco da biografia na parte de trás. É de uma gráfica de lá, a Literary Luminaries. No site vocês podem ver vários marcadores que eles tem dessa coleção de personalidades famosas (em sua maioria são escritores).

O texto que está na parte de trás é o seguinte:

"Jane Austen started writing before the age of 20. Her early work was read aloud to entertain her family. Later, after Sense and Sensibilitywas published anonymously to considerable success, she wrote in the general sitting room of the family home in Chawton. She didn't want anyone to know of her artistic endeavors, so for privacy she depended on a creaky door between the front door and the office. If she heard the door creak, she would deftly slide the small pieces of paper she wrote on under a blotter. Servants offered to fix the door, but she refused to let them.

In contrast to the popular romantic and heroic books of her day, her subject was domestic manners and the intricacies of courtship in her social set. She brought to bear a keen eye for comic detail and the economic realities that governed their lives. She referred to her own efforts as "the little bit of ivory which I work with so fine a brush as produces little effect after much labour."

In this close attention to the everyday life, she is credited with giving the novel its modern character. Virginia Woolf called her "the most perfect artist among women.""

Adorei essa coleção, vou tentar conseguir outros!

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1 comentários

  1. Owww que legal!!! (adoro a Jane Austen *-*)

    bjs - Brenda