Lesley’s Castle, Jane Austen’s first works
The House of Mirth.
“One word more. You look as if you thought it tainted you to be loved by me. You cannot avoid it. Nay, I, if I would, cannot cleanse you from it. But I would not if I could. I have never loved any woman before: my life has been too busy, my thoughts too much absorved with other things. Now I love and will love. But do not be afraid of too much expression on my part.”
- John Thornton (North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell. Penguin Popular Classics, Page 233)
|my feelings, my poor heart... *_*|
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
(When Mr. Hale invites his pupil Mr. Thornton to a little tea reunion with him and his family, his daughter Margaret cannot help herself comparing the looks of his father to that of Mr. Thornton. This was the second time they meet since she arrived in Milton.)
Now, in Mr. Thornton’s face the straight brows fell over the clear deep-set earnest eyes, which, without being unpleasantly sharp, seemed intent enough to penetrate into the very heart and core of what he was looking at. The lines in the face were few but firm, as if they were carved in marble, and lay principally about the lips, which were slightly compressed over a set of teeth so faultless and beautiful as to give the effect of sudden sunlight when the rare bright smile, coming in an instant and shining out of the eyes, changed the whole look from the severe and resolved expression of a man ready to do and dare everything, to the keen honest enjoyment of the moment, which is seldom shown so fearlessly and instantaneously except by children
The best thing of being injured and unable to move is that you have all the time in the world to read books. Currently reading; Washington Square by Henry James.
The Circle (Engelsfors #1) by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren - Spanish Edition
Engelsfors. A beautiful name for a scrubby little town in Sweden where six girls have just started high school. They have nothing in common — except they are all hunted by an ancient evil.
The autumn semester has just started when a student is found dead in one of the school toilet cubicles. Everyone suspects suicide. Everyone except those that know the truth. One night, when a mysterious red moon fills the sky, the girls meet in the park. They don’t know why or how they were brought there but they learn that they need each other in order to survive. Goodreads