· Elise · 21 · Christian · INFJ · Book fiend ·

Books, period drama, art, architecture, landscapes, gardens, Old Hollywood, occasional sci-fi and Marvel, Tom Hiddleston, silent film. Fanny Price and Henry Crawford are my OTP. I live in Australia.

I am currently participating in an unofficial (and perhaps not entirely hopeless) campaign to have Tom Hiddleston cast as Sir Percy in a possible new adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel. (More on this here.)

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old-arcadia:

News Year’s Day 2013, The valley at Radnage, Buckinghamshire (by Eric Hardy)

old-arcadia:

News Year’s Day 2013, The valley at Radnage, Buckinghamshire (by Eric Hardy)

tags → #landscapes #England 
lvndcity:

Untitled by hulla_hu (2009)

lvndcity:

Untitled by hulla_hu (2009)

tags → #landscapes #trees 
tags → #fashion history 
lesliehowardforever:

Basil Underwood and his faithful Digges

lesliehowardforever:

Basil Underwood and his faithful Digges

seabois:

Thomas Francis Dicksee, Miranda (detail), 1895

seabois:

Thomas Francis Dicksee, Miranda (detail), 1895

lairreparablefugadeltiempo:

The Freshman (Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor, 1925)

catonhottinroof:

George Edward Robertson (1864-1920)    Maiden on a beach

catonhottinroof:

George Edward Robertson (1864-1920)    Maiden on a beach

(Source: oscarwetnwilde)


Grace Kelly attends the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, 30th March 1955.
Grace Kelly attends the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, 30th March 1955.

(Source: missavagardner)

tags → #Grace Kelly 

Why young Catholics inevitably become Hipsters.

chestertonian:

- 2000 year old traditions tend to have vintage cred.
- Secularism is just so mainstream.
- Mumford and Sons. Enough said. 
- also, Lord of the Rings. 
- Pipes are smoked by all our role models.
- Having a Theology or Philosophy degree. 
- Renaissance obsession. Admit it. You can’t get enough Bernini.
- Also Caravaggio.
- Underground literature.
- G. K. Chesterton, know what I’m saying.
- Hahn and Kreeft. You probably haven’t heard of them.

tags → #dying #text 

(Source: naughtea)

Fred Astaire in The Gay Divorcee (1934)

(Source: fredastairemovies)

septemberwildflowers:

If you're having a bad night, need some cheering up with a good dose of period drama or just love Jane Austen. All links are either putlocker,  sockshare or youtube playlists.

Adaptions of Original Works:
P r i d e  a n d  P r e j u d i c e  |  [Read]  

Pride and Prejudice (2005), starring Kiera Knightley
Pride and Prejudice (1995), starring Jennifer Ehle
Pride and Prejudice (1980), starring Elizabeth Garvie
Pride and Prejudice (1940), starring Greer Garson
S e n s e  a n d  S e n s i b i l i t y  |  [Read]  

Sense and Sensibility (2008), starring Hattie Morahan: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 
Sense and Sensibility (1995), starring Emma Thompson
Sense and Sensibility (1981), starring Irene Richard
Sense and Sensibility (1971), starring Joanna David
N o r t h a n g e r  A b b e y  |  [Read]  

Northanger Abbey (2007), starring Felicity Jones
Northanger Abbey (1986), starring Katharine Schlesinger
E m m a  |  [Read]  

Emma (2009), starring Romola Garai: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 
Emma (1996), starring Gwyneth Paltrow
Emma (1996), starring Kate Beckinsale
Emma (1972), starring Doran Godwin
P e r s u a s i o n  |  [Read] 

Persuasion (2007), starring Sally Hawkins
Persuasion (1995), starring Amanda Root
Persuasion (1971), starring Ann Firbank
M a n s f i e l d  P a r k  |  [Read]  

Mansfield Park (2007), starring Billie Piper
Mansfield Park (1999), starring Frances O’Connor
Mansfield Park (1983), starring Sylvestra Le Touzel
Inspired By and Spinoffs:
Austenland (2013)
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
Clueless (1995)
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013): Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 
Emma Approved (2013)
Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012)
Lost in Austen (2008)
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Movies About Jane Austen:

Becoming Jane (2007)


Miss Austen Regrets (2007)

septemberwildflowers:

If you're having a bad night, need some cheering up with a good dose of period drama or just love Jane Austen. All links are either putlocker,  sockshare or youtube playlists.

Adaptions of Original Works:

P r i d e  a n d  P r e j u d i c e  |  [Read]  
S e n s e  a n d  S e n s i b i l i t y  |  [Read]  
N o r t h a n g e r  A b b e y  |  [Read]  
E m m a  |  [Read]  
P e r s u a s i o n  |  [Read
M a n s f i e l d  P a r k  |  [Read]  

Inspired By and Spinoffs:

Movies About Jane Austen:

zombres:

Look, l may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but l am proud of what l am.

I am a librarian.

(Source: firstenchanters)

quoting-shakespeare-to-ducks:

Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller in Pygmalion (1938)
Watching to see Tom’s doppelganger tell someone ‘I shall make a dutchess out of this draggletail guttersnipe.’
Ah, my weakness for men of a certain angular aristocratic English type.
Interesting the film editor for this film is none other than the legendary David Lean.

quoting-shakespeare-to-ducks:

Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller in Pygmalion (1938)

Watching to see Tom’s doppelganger tell someone ‘I shall make a dutchess out of this draggletail guttersnipe.’

Ah, my weakness for men of a certain angular aristocratic English type.

Interesting the film editor for this film is none other than the legendary David Lean.