I felt, at the moment, powerless as stubble exposed to the draught and glow of a furnace: mentally, I still possessed my soul, and with it the certainty of ultimate safety. The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter—often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter—in the eye.
     --Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

An appreciation of classic literature in its various forms.
Interpreting the Soul

charlesmmacaulay:

endless list of favourite books

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you.” 

pattilikestodraw:

Kind of obsessed with this brilliant webseries right now - a vlog adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing in NEW ZEALAND (what more could you want!) - and I was kind of desperate to make fanart right away, sooo… Please go check it out on Youtube, friends. (If there are any inaccuracies, I apologize - we lost power and I had no reference for like 60% of making this :(()

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coffeeandirony:

Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, AnnewithanE, and more!

kittygrimm:

No Bird, No Net by Kitty-Grimm

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miss-tolutolu:

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I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal—as we are!” - Jane Eyre

Doesn’t that just give you chills?!

With…

elwalkerillustration:

A selection from a series of posters illustrating “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë.

snowflakesandstardust:

Jane Austen, why you do this? *too many feels*

ryallsfiles:

Penguin Classics book covers designed by Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley and illustrated by some amazing artists. I know these made the rounds a couple years ago but I finally saw them in person in a nice display at Books Kinokuniya in Sydney a week ago and was blown away all over again. No way to see these books and not want to buy them all over again. 

bookishwhimsy:

'He made me love him without looking at me' | Jane Eyre

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