quarta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2019

Carnival Row esconde um romance bem bacaninha

Você sabia?
Me pegou de surpresa!
Oi, blz?...
Desde q assinei Amazon Prime Video, venho assistindo os títulos do catálogo corajosamente porque aqui é casa de Netflix e ninguém gostou da Amazon.
Pois bem, vi coisa boa como Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Good OmensTestemunha de acusação de Agatha Christie, chorei com Mary Poppins returns, revejo Seinfeld toda hora, me viciei em The Office e fiquei empacada em Carnival Row. Tenho dessas.
Achei esse pôster no tumblr, acho é fanart. Mas explica bem o tema e o mistério pessoal dele.

Toda hora um seriado me deixa empacada. Às vezes porque não foi tão bom quanto eu esperava, outras porque eu desgostei mesmo, esse tem vários motivos além do mix de alta fantasia urbana steampunk romance de detetive (lá em baixo explico melhor tudo isso que a série engloba):
- é muito escuro;
- uma distopia loka;
- tem muitas espécies com formas humanas;
- devagarinho demais no começo;
- começa em uma guerra.

Mas, bora lá. Me forcei a ver todos os 8 episódios de 1h+.

CARNIVAL ROW

Olha, por mais que o período Vitoriano me encante, vivo escrevendo e pesquisando sobre ele, nem tudo me seduz. Carnival row é muito bonito e trabalhado, figurinos de 1855 a 1880, cenários incríveis tanto no Burrow quanto na Row, Orlando Bloom de birthday suit, mas... guerra? Gosto não.

Enfim, a história do seriado é que Londres, chamada de The Burgue é a capital do país Burgue, e lá os humanos devem conviver com refugiados de guerras passadas e atuais, são outras espécies como fadas, faunos, centauros, trolls, etc por mais que os odeiem. Esses são discriminados, só arrumam empregos subalternos como criados, açougueiros, prostitutas, mesmo que em sua terra natal tenham sido profissionais de respeito como médicos ou bibliotecários. 

Esses formam um submundo, uma favela chamada Carnival Row. Assim q explica isso eu pensei: aff, um programa militante contra Trump whatever... que saco!

MAS...
Se segura que lá vem spoiler, não vou economizar .
O buraco é mais fundo do que a política americana no momento, graças a Deus! Odeio quando me fazem de tola contando uma estória para no fim mostrar o viés político.

Em Carnival Row, o assunto é imigração.

Porém sem partidarismo porque ninguém presta. Nesse ponto poderia até ser Brasília Row.
Bom, os protagonistas são Philo (Orlando Bloom), ex-soldado de guerra e atual inspetor de polícia que està caça de um assassino de fadas; e Vignette (Cara Delavine), uma fada recém chegada na Burgue. 

O chefe dele quer que ele ache logo onculpado para parar com os tumultos na favela, mesmo que mais fadas morram; são uma espécie nojenta mesmo.
Dois ou três capítulos de flash back contando a paixão deles em tempos de guerra, com uma cena cena hot pra lá de legal (as fadas mostram orgasmo nas asas que ficam furta-cor, muuuito legal mesmo), me distraíram do romance mais bacaninha da série:
Um fauno e uma humana riquinha
Sacou o problema?
O cara é metade bode! Eita!
Ela é pricesinha de Finister Crossing, a Mayfair deles.

Pois é...

Antes que você, como eu, pense que é uma alusão à cor da pele dele, deixa eu te mostrar faunos de pele clara. O seriado não fala de racismo e preconceito por cor de pele, mas sim por raça. Sacou?

Voltando ao casalzinho xuxuzinho...

De cara, eu logo vi que ali rolar um lance, tava claro. Bela e a fera, Megera domada, O&P, tantos que amamos. Mas, como ela, achei um pouco revoltosa a aparência dele. Chifres enrolados, bigodão, cara fechada, poucas palavras...
Daí, ele vai se mostrando, dando mais detalhes, tudo em gotinhas aqui e ali, quando nos dão chance os personagens principais e o mistério dos assassinatos que só aumentam.

Nem vi ali uma EMMA com Mr. KNIGHTLEY !
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Olha que fanfic deliciosa: Emma está arruinada, quase na pobreza  precisa dar um jeito de não perder a majestade e influência na sociedade. Daí chega um novo vizinho lá em Highbury: um rico cavalheiro, muito distinto, Mr Knightley, que é ex condenado. 
Eles se espetam logo de cara, um santo não bate com o outro. Ela acha um absurdo ter um ex condenado na vizinhança,  que perigo! Ele fica puto com a inimizade. Só que ele tem grana que ela precisa e ela tem o prestígio social que falta a ele, então... fazem um acordo em que ele paga pela companhia dela.
Acha que vai sair casamento disso?
Como não?!?!?

Agora imagina Knightley com pata de bode e chifres! 
É isso!!!

Caramba, fiquei tão surpresa pela maneira tão legal como esse romance foi encaminhado! Pouquinho a pouquinho! Muita gente na internet comprara com Austen... ha!
Ela, Imogen, fez de tudo para humilhar Mr. Agreus. Virou a cara para ele na rua e ele, em troca, a deixou na chuva no meio do parque elegante!

Depois ela que o espionava pela janela todo dia, o convidou um chá só para fazê-lo entrar pelos fundos como um criado! Ela inventou uma mentirada sobre reforma no hall, ele teve que aceitar, e saiu um arranca-rabo.

Daí ele sacou a penúria que ela vivia com o irmão, e resolveu usar do poder econômico para comprar o que lhe falta na nova vida de rico e, de troco, dobrar a moça de nariz em pé e língua afiada. Ela aceita em nome do irmão.

Ela oferece chá prazamigas ricas onde ele é o convidado especial. Os ricos o chamam de serviçal, ele responde com altivez, ela começa a vê-lo com outros olhos.

Para o primeiro passeio q fazem em público, ele manda roupas novas para ela. No leilão, ele arremata um quadro mega caro só para a impressionar. Dá certo!

O irmão dela fica irritado, proíbe a amizade, ela fica com medo de perder o adorável monstro que só ela conhece o lado bom...
E teve cena hot!

tive que clarear a imagem para tentar ver as pernas dele...

Vixe!!!
imagem clareada e ainda assim, não vemos com clareza as pernas do fauno
pela enciclopédia Britanica: BODE. Fauno, na mitologia romana, uma criatura que é parte humana e parte cabra, semelhante a um sátiro grego. O nome fauno deriva de Faunus, o nome de uma antiga divindade itálica de florestas, campos e rebanhos, que desde o século II aC estava associada ao deus grego Pan.

O romance dos principais Philo & Vignette é um hate complicado, ele é um babaca, ela é carne-de-pescoço. Um outro romance que aparece do nada e também promete, entre adversários políticos, fica tóxico logo. O fauno e a mocinha é que são o melhor casal.

Na internet tem mil gifs e videos de Imogen e Agreus.

E olha os atores fora do figurino...
bonitinhos, né? Ele é David Gyasi, ela é Tamzin Merchant

Acho que vale a pena assistir Carnival Row, mas não recomendo com muito entusiasmo. É td muito escuro! BTW, sim, eu regulei brilho e cor da tv e do celular.

No Tumblr, 'thenightling' tentou listar todos os gêneros que o seriado engloba:
 1. Alta fantasia.  Embora o Carnival Row pareça acontecer no nosso mundo, na realidade ele se passa em outro mundo que é semelhante à Terra na era vitoriana do século XIX, mas neste mundo conta apenas com o século VII.
 2. Fantasia urbana: é o tipo que tem criaturas sobrenaturais / fantasia em um ambiente urbano (cidade) ou moderno, neste caso, estilo vitoriano.  Temos faunos, fadas, duendes, bruxas, kobolds, lobisomens e Darkasher.
 3. Steam Punk: geralmente lida com ficção científica ambientada na era vitoriana.  Jules Verne e H. G. Wells são considerados os pais da ficção de Steam Punk, embora o termo ainda não tenha sido cunhado na época.  O steam punk moderno popularmente tem o objetivo de usar zeppelins (inventados em 1900 em nosso mundo).  E com certeza os que aparecem no episódio sobre a guerra.
 4. História de detetive Noir / Crime drama: através de tudo isso, há um mistério de assassinato ao estilo Jack o estripador centrado no detetive Philo, comk nos filmes dos anos 30.
 5. Romance boddice ripper / Guerra: Imogen e Agreus !!!
 6. Horror gótico: Há um certo ambiente gótico em meio à fantasia.  Profecias, feitiços, bruxas, monstros no estilo Frankenstein, lobisomens, magia negra, mutilação, ruas de paralelepípedos iluminadas por lâmpadas de gás, neblina, uma sensação de mistério, perigo e isolamento.  Parece quase um romance gótico que foi misturado com um romance de alta fantasia.
 7. Cine documentário de guerra histórica: São bonitas as cenas da guerra, os horrores do conflito, a miséria humana (e de outras espécies).
 E aí,
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Se assistir, vamos conversar sobre?


Teremos em breve novos romances de época bacaninhas,
Por enquanto, Lucy Dib e eu recomendamos

Bj

obs.: todas as imagens são do tumblr, exceto os gifs do site decider

quarta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2019

Hotels and Inns in Jane Austen's works

hello,
This post is part two of my research on hotels and inns. Don't roll your eyes at me just yet when I tell you that yes, I had doubts if England did have hotels as we know them back then. The first part is here: HOTELS AND INNS IN REGENCY ERA

Now we dig into HOTELS AND INNS IN JANE AUSTEN'S WORKS.

Again I explain why I started this. I'm working on a new JAFF, quite different from my last one, 9 WAYS TO LIVE PRIDE AND PREJUDICIOUSLY
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The new JAFF is called DIRTY PETTICOATS, a Pride & Prejudice continuation - a mystery romantic comedy or a chick lit full of shenanigans for Darcy and Mrs. Lizzy Darcy to solve - set entirelly in the Regency Era. 

I fear big errors, so I do research and read and wonder and spend time thinking. That was why when a certain characters needed a place to stay, I stopped short: 

WHERE THERE HOTELS IN REGENCY ENGLAND?
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Yeah, of course there were... Duh!

Now I am sure because I did research. First I looked into Jane Austen's own words and listed below, secondly I looked over my fellow nosy people in the internet to find tips, thirdly I checked trully historical sources as magazines and catalogues from 1810 to 1819. The last two sources you'll find in the first post. FYI, I loosely pinpoint P&P around the first two decades of 19th century and only specify the year if it's pivotal to the story.

Anyway, why did I have such a silly doubt?
Well, because I tend to think the highly refined and proper people of Regency England a bit too underdeveloped when compared to the sizzling Victorians. Don't know, maybe because of the power of the industrial revolution.

So, the research began with Austen.
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Thank God Gutenberg has all the major novels on line and my Firefox can do 'search' so I skimmed directly to the words and read a bit before and a bit after to judge if it was relevant for me.

Here you have it: by novel, each relevant quote on 'inn' or 'hotel'
Not in order of appearances and relevant to me, which was MAKE SURE IT DID EXIST and CATCH DETAILS OF ITS WORKINGS. If you do need something in particular, you may want to double-check.

P&P
Here Austen says about meals in coaching inns, for a single man residing in hotels would be easier than opening the town house when alone and the ideal hiding place for lovers on the run

- Mr. Bennet’s carriage was to meet them at the inn, ... both Kitty and Lydia were looking out of a dining-room up stairs
- a table set out with such cold meat as an inn larder usually affords
- settle his account at the inn
- WE ARE convinced that when Charles gets to town he will be in no hurry to leave it again, we have determined on following him thither, that he may not be obliged to spend his vacant hours in a comfortless hotel
- ...Mr. Bennet had been to Epsom and Clapham, before his arrival, but without gaining any satisfactory information; and that he was now determined to inquire at all the principal hotels in town, as Mr. Bennet thought it possible they might have gone to one of them, on their first coming to London, before they procured lodgings

S&S
Again Austen mention meals when on the road and also, receiving mail

- only disturbed that she could not make them choose their own dinners at the inn, nor extort a confession of their preferring salmon to cod, or boiled fowls to veal cutlets
- They was stopping in a chaise at the door of the New London Inn, as I went there with a message from...

EMMA
Here it is more juicy! The serach for a place to host a ball. And more: how horrible most road inns were

- Their first pause was at the Crown Inn, an inconsiderable house, though the principal one of the sort, where a couple of pair of post-horses were kept, more for the convenience of the neighbourhood than from any run on the road; and his companions had not expected to be detained by any interest excited there; but in passing it they gave the history of the large room visibly added; it had been built many years ago for a ball-room, and while the neighbourhood had been in a particularly populous, dancing state, had been occasionally used as such;—but such brilliant days had long passed away, and now the highest purpose for which it was ever wanted was to accommodate a whist club established among the gentlemen and half-gentlemen of the place. He was immediately interested. Its character as a ball-room caught him; and instead of passing on, he stopt for several minutes at the two superior sashed windows which were open, to look in and contemplate its capabilities, and lament that its original purpose should have ceased. He saw no fault in the room, he would acknowledge none which they suggested. No, it was long enough, broad enough, handsome enough. It would hold the very number for comfort. They ought to have balls there at least every fortnight through the winter. 
- A room at an inn was always damp and dangerous; never properly aired, or fit to be inhabited. If they must dance, they had better dance at Randalls. He had never been in the room at the Crown in his life—did not know the people who kept it by sight.—Oh! no—a very bad plan. They would catch worse colds at the Crown than anywhere.
- ...if you knew how Selina feels with respect to sleeping at an inn, you would not wonder at Mrs. Churchill's making incredible exertions to avoid it. Selina says it is quite horror to her—and I believe I have caught a little of her nicety. She always travels with her own sheets; an excellent precaution. Does Mrs. Churchill do the same?”
“Depend upon it, Mrs. Churchill does every thing that any other fine lady ever did...."

PERSUASION
Austen again mention meals, mail and daily dealings when first arriving at an inn. 

- After securing accommodations, and ordering a dinner at one of the Lyme inns, ...
- After attending Louisa through her business, and loitering about a little longer, they returned to the inn; and Anne, in passing afterwards quickly from her own chamber to their dining-room, had nearly run against the very same gentleman, as he came out of an adjoining apartment. She had before conjectured him to be a stranger like themselves, and determined that a well-looking groom, who was strolling about near the two inns as they came back, should be his servant. Both master and man being in mourning assisted the idea. It was now proved that he belonged to the same inn as themselves;...
- take a chaise from the inn
- A morning of thorough confusion was to be expected. A large party in an hotel ensured a quick-changing, unsettled scene. One five minutes brought a note, the next a parcel; and Anne had not been there half an hour, when their dining-room, spacious as it was, seemed more than half filled: a party of steady old friends were seated around Mrs Musgrove, and Charles came back with Captains Harville and Wentworth.

MANSFIELD PARK
nothing...

NORTHANGER ABBEY
In Bath, hotels are not only to stay but to visit for a meal, quite interesting!... Fashionable places they were. And one more time she speaks of horrible places, bad servants and all

- They arrived at Bath. Catherine was all eager delight—her eyes were here, there, everywhere, as they approached its fine and striking environs, and afterwards drove through those streets which conducted them to the hotel. She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already.
They were soon settled in comfortable lodgings in Pulteney Street.
- ...they had driven directly to the York Hotel, ate some soup, and bespoke an early dinner, walked down to the pump-room, tasted the water, and laid out some shillings in purses and spars; thence adjourned to eat ice at a pastry-cook's, and hurrying back to the hotel, swallowed their dinner in haste, to prevent being in the dark; and then had a delightful drive back, only the moon was not up, and it rained a little, and Mr. Morland's horse was so tired he could hardly get it along.
- ...a fear, on Mrs. Allen's side, of having once left her clogs behind her at an inn, and that fortunately proved to be groundless.
- Everybody acquainted with Bath may remember the difficulties of crossing Cheap Street at this point; it is indeed a street of so impertinent a nature, so unfortunately connected with the great London and Oxford roads, and the principal inn of the city, that a day never passes in which parties of ladies, however important their business, whether in quest of pastry, millinery, or even (as in the present case) of young men, are not detained on one side or other by carriages, horsemen, or carts. 
- It is so d—uncomfortable, living at an inn.
- ...find a pool of commerce, in the fate of which she shared, by private partnership with Morland, a very good equivalent for the quiet and country air of an inn at Clifton. Her satisfaction, too, in not being at the Lower Rooms was spoken more than once.
- These schemes are not at all the thing. Young men and women driving about the country in open carriages! Now and then it is very well; but going to inns and public places together!
- ...with his discontent at whatever the inn afforded, and his angry impatience at the waiters

LADY SUSAN
The single man living alone in a hotel, again, as Caroline hinted Charles Bingley would do. Fine, fine move...

-MR. DE COURCY TO LADY SUSAN. —Hotel. I write only to bid you farewell, the spell is removed; I see you as you are...
-MR. DE COURCY TO LADY SUSAN. ——Hotel. Why would you write to me? Why do you require particulars?

SANDITON
As a new spa, the hotel would be an important business. But the first we hear is that it has a subscription at the library. Then that the new guest will not stay there. Hotel is treated once more as a not so pleasant place but nevertheless, very busy.

- ...Mrs. Whitby at the library was sitting in her inner room, reading one of her own novels for want of employment. The list of subscribers was but commonplace. The Lady Denham, Miss Brereton,..., Grays Inn; 
- ...She had gone to a hotel, living by her own account as prudently as possible to defy the reputed expensiveness of such a home, and at the end of three days calling for her bill that she might judge of her state. Its amount was such as determined her on staying not another hour in the house, and she was preparing in all the anger and perturbation of her belief in very gross imposition there, and her ignorance of where to go for better usage, to leave the hotel at all hazards, when the cousins, the politic and lucky cousins, who seemed always to have a spy on her, introduced themselves...
- AFTER THE TERRACE... In this row were the best milliner's shop and the library—a little detached from it, the hotel and billiard room.
- ...Two large families one for Prospect House probably, the other for Number two Denham place or the end house of the Terrace, with extra beds at the hotel.
- ...I have no fancy for having my house as full as an hotel. I should not choose to have my two housemaids' time taken up all the morning in dusting out bed-rooms.
- ...a gentleman's carriage with post horses standing at the door of the hotel, as very lately arrived and by the quantity of luggage being taken off, bringing, it might be hoped, some respectable family determined on a long residence.
- ...there was an arrival at the hotel, but not its amount.

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
An inn was expected to be a meeting place. Fun thing here is to hear about the dealings of horses and comings and goings in the yard.

- ...As soon as we had dispatched this Letter, we immediately prepared to follow it in person and were stepping into the Carriage for that Purpose when our attention was attracted by the Entrance of a coroneted Coach and 4 into the Inn-yard.
- ...We were in the Inn-yard when his Carriage entered and perceiving by the arms to whom it belonged, and knowing that Lord St Clair was our Grandfather, we agreed to endeavour to get something from him by discovering the Relationship—.

FREDERIC & ELFRIDA
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THE THREE SISTERS
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JACK & ALICE
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HENRY AND ELIZA
Meals at a coaching inn, but here, look, Eliza decides to stop even thought she is close to home. so it must have been a hospitable place, huh?

-She had about 40 miles to travel before she could reach their hospitable Mansion, of which having walked 30 without stopping, she found herself at the Entrance of a Town, where often in happier times, she had accompanied Sir George & Lady Harcourt to regale themselves with a cold collation at one of the Inns.
The reflections that her adventures since the last time she had partaken of these happy Junketings afforded her, occupied her mind, for some time, as she sat on the steps at the door of a Gentleman's house. As soon as these reflections were ended, she arose & determined to take her station at the very inn she remembered with so much delight, from the Company of which, as they went in & out, she hoped to receive some Charitable Gratuity.
She had but just taken her post at the Inn yard before a Carriage drove out of it, & on turning the Corner at which she was stationed, stopped to give the Postilion an opportunity of admiring the beauty of the prospect. Eliza then advanced to the carriage & was going to request their Charity, when on fixing her Eyes on the Lady, within it, she exclaimed,
"Lady Harcourt!"
To which the lady replied,
"Eliza!"

"Yes Madam, it is the wretched Eliza herself."

How about that?
Did you enjoy this research?

Soon my new novel will be out, Lizzy will visit a certain hotel and well, shenanigans will abound!

See ya!
xoxo

Hotels and Inns in Regency Era

hello,
I'm working on a new JAFF, struggling a little actually. The last JAFF I wrote, 9 WAYS TO LIVE PRIDE AND PREJUDICIOUSLY, was a very loosey-goosey affair. Eight short romances inside one main romance, 9 ways has several tales for ODC, historical and modern, OOC and even in reverse roles. 
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Now, as I compose DIRTY PETTICOATS, the research has to be more accurate because the story is set entirelly in Regency times, a Pride & Prejudice continuation - actually a mystery romantic comedy or a chick lit full of shenanigans for Darcy and Mrs. Lizzy Darcy to solve. 

Every time I write a new piece I find myself with the most inane doubts and spend days researching to make sure no gross errors are made. Now, the part in which I am struggling is...

WHERE THERE HOTELS IN REGENCY ENGLAND?
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Yeah, of course there were... Duh!

Now I am sure because I did research. First I looked into Jane Austen's own words and listed below, secondly I looked over my fellow nosy people in the internet to find tips, thirdly I checked trully historical sources as magazines and catalogues from 1810 to 1819. FYI, I loosely pinpoint P&P around the first two decades of 19th century and only specify the year if it's pivotal to the story.

Anyway, why did I have such a silly doubt?
Well, because I tend to think the highly refined and proper people of Regency England a bit too underdeveloped when compared to the sizzling Victorians. Don't know, maybe because of the power of the industrial revolution.

So, the research began with Austen.
poeme-se

Thank God Gutenberg has all the major novels on line and my Firefox can do 'search' so I skimmed directly to the words and read a bit before and a bit after to judge if it was relevant for me.

You'll find by novel, each relevant quote on 'inn' or 'hotel'. I posted it on another post because it turned out to be really big...

Then my fellow bloggers. 
folks & tales


This post mentions London places, which helped me a lot because I needed to be sure they EXISTED much similarly to what we have today and not exactly tidbits about each one. But it has! Wow, great job!
Grenier's Hotel in Jermyn Street houses friends of the Prince Regent. (the heroin of my novel 'Letters to Dora' lives there!);
- Claredon Hotel had a chef that formerly worked for Louis 18, King of France;
- Grillon's Hotel hosted the very same Louis 18 in 1814;
- Steven's Hotel was fashionable for army men and men about town;
- Mivart's was the hot spot in Mayfair.

The Londonist lists old hotels but not as old as Regency. I used this informations to start my research when writing ALL THOSE DUKES. It is a lovely list. 
Here are the older ones:
- Mivart's, later called Claridge's (till today), was founded in 1812,
- Brown's Hotel was founded in 1837 by former servants of Lord Byron.

This is another great post with lots of juicy details, now for coaching inns. This is something I am always in doubt and I was very glad to have found it.
It talks about the daily dealings, how it all worked, food and accommodations, Royal mail routine, everything.



Finally, the historical archives
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Let me tell you that I did research, a little each day but not extensively. As you'll find out when you read DIRTY PETTICOATS, a hotel is only a tiny bit of the story and as much as learning historical stuff gives me pleasure, I do have a ton of other things to do.

So, two references:

'The Gentleman's magazine and Historical Chronicle' 
From July to December, 1819 by Sylvanys Urban, Gent. London.

"This evening the town of Warwick was illuminated in honour of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent's visit to the Castle; and on the next evening, Warwick was again more splendidly illu. minated than on the preceding night. The Warwick Arms Hotel, the Swan, the wool Pack, and the Globe, displayed allegorical and emblematic devices on the occasion. Many of the distinguished visitors, and most of the principal inhabitants, paraded the streets to a late hour, and brilliant fire-works were displayed in all the open spaces."

containing an account of all the direct and cross-roads; together with a description of every remarkable place, its curiosities, manufactures, commerce, population, and principal inns; to which are added pleasure tours to the most picturesque parts of the country; with a new and correct list of mail coach routes; the whole forming a complete guide to every object worthy the attention of travellers.
London : Leigh and Son, 1839.

"Adjoining Bristol is the town of Clifton, situated on a lofty rock overhanging the Avon. Here are the Hot Wells, a great resort of invalids during the summer, for whose accommodation there are numerous lodging-houses, a pump- room, a ball-room, coftee-houses, &c. Inns; Gloucester Hotel, Clifton Hotel, Bath Hotel, York House or Steam Packet Hotel, Swan, Cumberland Hotel, Plume of Feathers, &c. The Avon here flows between rocks of immense height, and the scenery is of the most beautiful description."

So... I do have all I need to go about my business in a hotel in the middle of country Regency England where Lizzy is about to make Darcy really put out!... Well, it'll be for a good cause, really.

See ya.
xoxo

ALL THOSE DUKES
an off Austen historical love story is available

The NEW EMMA will be a work of art

hi, there!
Last week there was the realease of the new adaptation of Emma, a movie to be on cinemas next february. Valentines, maybe?!

I loved it!



- A fun Mr. Woodhouse instead of a couch potato;
Emma spirited and perky;
- Churchil seeming to be even more of the biggest villain in Austen Nation as I think he is;
- more than anything, beautiful as it could be!


Such a work of art!
the finger pushing the carriage's door opened was sooooo good!

I immediately made connection with Netherlands' painters... 
Kinda crazy, isn't it?
Van Gogh's starry night. Lovely color scheme. Similar too...

I spent a day or two wondering how did make such a connection ...
Of course, The Miniaturist!
Much crazier than anyone could think...

I've made a post in Portuguese about the mini series when I asked Santa do bring me a Victorian Dollhouse, just like the one Queen Mary had. In the mini series based on the book, Anya Taylor-Joy was the frightened, innocent and shy country girl given in marriage to an Amsterdam sugar dealer who had an horrible secret for a 16th century man. So did his sister, weird servants and the huge house they all lived together in. The mystery starts when the girl starts to recieve small figurines and miniatures, exact replicas of the house and the family people. Quite fun. 
Anya, who has origins here close to us in Argentina, also has those big eyes that make her seem to be in fear all the time, edgy. I confess I didn't have the curiosity to watch anything other she has done and that one work defined the actress for me. Who can say they never did so?


When I learned she was to be the new Emma, I concluded it'd be a kind of Gwyneth, a version of the 1996 movie. A cutie, wishy washy, almost-but-not-quite like the original character. And... What a pleasant surprise! A vibrant Emma, cheeky, mocking looks, funny!  
I loved it!
So colorful too! Yellows, pinks, pleats, ruffles and hats!




And what about the Netherland artists?
From The Miniaturist...
Just compare:

oficial poster  x Joachim Patinir- The pennitence of Saint Geronme - 16th cent


Vermeer - Girl with the pearl earring, 17th century



Yeah, I'm that ecxited for the new Emma movie!

The smiling gentleman, Frans Hals - 17th century