Los Hermida viven en Numareda, pequeña capital de una provincia del Cantábrico. Don José, el padre, fue desde joven un calavera que malgastó su herencia entre el juego, la borrachera y los placeres del amor carnal. Gracias a sus amistades consiguió ascender en la abogacía hasta llegar a ser presidente de la Audiencia Territorial. A los cuarenta decidió casarse con Socorro, una abnegada mujer que enseguida se dio cuenta de quién era su marido pero que calló, dejando que su vida se convirtiera en un océano helado. De los hijos que tuvieron solo sobrevivió Ana, que en el presente es toda una señorita y vive felizmente enamorada de Raimundo, un joven abogado sin fortuna ni posición social, pero bueno, franco y formal. Don José, jubilado y afectado por una ceguera y un problema cardiaco, ha tenido que dejar de lado “el torrente impetuoso de sus malas costumbres” y vive recordando con nostalgia sus mocedades parranderas y también preocupado por el futuro de su familia. Quiere que Anita se case con Numa Álvarez, un compañero de juergas cargado de millones que, debido a los continuos préstamos que le ha ido haciendo, prácticamente se ha convertido en propietario de todo lo que poseen los Hermida. Pero al enterarse de que la niña tiene novio decide llevársela a su finca de Rocamar, una aldehuela de pescadores en la costa, y hacerla cambiar de opinión.
‘Los señores de Hermida’ (1896) es una novelita de Juan Ochoa Betancourt (1864-1899), escritor avilesino autor de otras dos novelas cortas, doce cuentos y más de cien artículos periodísticos. De corte costumbrista, muy sencilla, sin grandes pretensiones, es una buena opción para pasar ahora que llega el frío una tarde tranquila en el sofá con la mantita y, por ejemplo, un buen te con unas ricas tortas de aceite.
El ejemplar que he manejado es un facsímil publicado por la Fundación Caja Rural de Asturias en 2008 de la edición de Juan Gili (1900) con prólogo de su admirado, gran amigo y mentor Leopoldo Alas, una semblanza biográfica y crítica por su también amigo Rafael Altamira e ilustraciones del gallego Arturo Carretero. El volumen contiene además ocho cuentos, algunos artículos y poemas.
Mój ulubiony Holmes. Zaczytywałam się kiedyś w Conan Doyle'u, Agacie Christie i in. Być może dlatego do tej pory powieść detektywistyczna to mój ulubiony "kryminalny" gatunek.
What’s better than having one first paperback edition of this Hemingway classic? Having two!
I must have read it a dozen times as a child. It’s got pirates and drama, violence and heart, a young protagonist and high adventure - it’s even got its own treasure map inside!
I also happen to have the N. C. Wyeth print from the cover of this Bantam Edition framed and hanging in my office.
And although the world has a plethora of entertainment options now available... and reading must not be considered “cool” by the coming generations - it saddens me more kids don’t... and specifically, that they don’t read the classic tales of daring and adventure.
The Count of Monte Cristo
Last of the Mohicans
La Morte D’Arthur
Call of the Wild
And yes... Treasure Island.
THESE are stories to fire the imagination and fuel the youthful dreams of a generation...
If you, or your children and you, haven’t sat down some blustery, autumn day with a cup of something wonderful and whiled the hours away with one of these books - well then my friend - you haven’t lived.
Here’s to timeless adventure on the high seas!!
And reading. Always to reading. 💪🏼🤓🙏🏻
#treasure #treasureisland #classics #classicliterature #robertlouisstevenson #ncwyeth #bantamclassics #pirates #readmore #readmorebooks #readclassics #readwithyourkids #readwithyourkidsdaily
Day 12: Call me Ishmael... wait, that’s not my name... call me Mia! Ahoy, maties! All aboard on our whale watching excursion! All was going swimmingly until we came in the sights of a majestic white whale... & Oswald turned into a reel nervous wreck! Seems they used to be friends until Moby stole his girlfriend. I could barely fathom how mad Oswald got, almost enough to keel. Don’t worry, with a stern talking to, we eventually got him calmed down & reminded him there are other fish in the sea. Although he may never be close friends with Moby again, I tried to anchorage him to at least not hold that grudge anymore. He agreed it only hurts himself to keep being that angry. This may be the berth of a new Oswald. Until our next destination I hope you all have a swell day, my friends! -Mia & Oswald 🐋🌊⛵️⚓️🐳 #postcardsfromtheotterside #otterlylost #inktober #inktober2018 #ink #copic #micron #drphmartins #mobydick #classicliterature #hermanmelville
It’s a bloody wicked #wristwarmerwednesday
, Bookwyrms! This Barnes & Noble is Edition of Dracula is simply gorgeous! I don’t his the stores carry this particular edition anymore...I haven’t gone to B&N in like 3 months. •
This is what I call a Blood Shot. Just some O Neg. in a shot class. Lol I’m kidding...I only drink animal blood. A little bit of vampire insomnia so I thought I’d take is picture just to pass the time before nightfall. •
I’m trying to make a joke but it’s kinda lame.. I also tried my best to make this shot look like it was taken at night but too many reflective surfaces betrays the daytime setting. •
Anyways, I really feel like my spooky posts are not as creepy or dark as they should be. I absolutely nailed it (pun intended) during the Ghost week. However, since then I feel like I’ve fallen short of what I’m trying to accomplish with this Halloween mood. Mostly, I’m not that great at arrangements and my lighting (I use only natural light) is absolute rubbish. Additionally, I lace the various spooky props and accessories to enhance my photos. Ok that’s all I have to say. I just needed to vent a bit of my frustration with how I feel about my attempt at creating a spooky vibe on my page. •
Question: What spooky or scary movies or shows have you watched this month? What do you plan on watching? •
Answer: So far, I’ve been watching the new season of American Horror Story. Additionally, I’ve viewed the new shows on Netflix like Creeped Out and The Haunting of Hill House. I am looking forward mostly to The Nightmare Before Christmas Bookstagram Movie Night on October 25th! Make sure you join me and @trissinalovesbooks
for the discussion. All participants get a free book mark from @drawntothepages
Please leave your answers below •
#dracula #bramstoker #vampire #vampires #princeofdarkness #gothic #gothicliterature #classichorror #classicliterature #spooky #lacegloves #bookish #bookandcandle #bookandbeverage #bookdragon #booklover #bookworm #bookwyrm #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #bookstagram
Our first discussion is up! If you're seeing this, jump on over to our site atoncesurfaceandsymbol.com to read our first novel post. And please join in! Any comment, question, or even debate is welcome.
Remember, "all art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril." Is your soul ready for the perils of Oscar Wilde??
October 2018 #RiotGrams
no. 11 is #favoritefemalecharacter
. It's really difficult for me to pick one favorite of anything most of the time, especially when it comes to books. There are just too many amazing females in literature. Here I have my favorite from childhood. I wanted to BE #pippilongstocking
. Not just because she had no parents present to answer to, but because she lived with a horse, was smarter than most adults & was fiercely loyal to her friends. She was weird & she cared not one bit what others thought of her. This edition of the book is my favorite because it's illustrated by @laurenchildthatsme
, creator of #charlieandlola
whom I absolutely adore! Then there's #hesterprynne
who is about as badass as they come, imho, standing up to the tyrannical Puritan patriarchy. She is the original #nastywoman
of literature & #nathanielhawthorne
created her during a time when women in the US, particularly in New England, were finding their voices & standing up to the male establishment. Lastly, a recent read for me, @kristinhannahauthor
features a heroine in Isabelle Rossignol whom I find to be a woman of unmatched bravery & courage. She is a new favorite of mine, as is her real-life inspiration, Andree de Jongh, who worked with the Belgian Resistance to get downed airmen to safety.
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksofig #igreads #instareads #bookish #bookaholic #bookworm #bookphoto #bibliophile #booklover #reading #readersofinstagram #historicalfiction #classicliterature #childhoodfavorites
A Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Contains eight color plates. Former library hardback in Mylar-covered dust jacket. 1964 printing. Two of the color illustrations have been outlined by a child. There is some underlining and other writing, some cracking/splitting between pages, library marked, and a while on the rear endpage. $16 + s/h
The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package⠀
Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism.⠀
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.⠀
#RevolutionarySuicide #HueyPNewton #ClassicLiterature #BlackPanther #BlackPantherPartyForSelfDefense #Radicalism #BlackBookStore #BlkCreatives #BlackWriters #BlackAuthors #SupportBlackBusiness #WeBuyBlack #DiverseBooks #ReadersAreLeaders #WellReadBlackGirl #GoodBlackReads #AfricanLiterature #DiverseReads #BlackEducation #ShopBlack #SupportBlackOwnedBusinesses #BlackEnterprise #NationalBlackGuide #BooksForBuilding
"But how," said Charles, who was close to tears, "how can you possibly justify cold-blooded murder?" Henry lit a cigarette. "I prefer to think of it," he had said, "as a redistribution of matter."
- The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Ahhh Henry, my dark hearted, aloof, out of touch, Slytherin King 🖤Have you read The Secret History? I knew I would love this book as soon as Tes @paperbackbones
told me about it. We have such similar taste in books and after hearing her rave about it for months, I'm glad I finally took a few weeks to slowly read and digest this dark aesthetic perfection. I highly recommend you read it, it's perfect for the autumn season 🍂
Speaking of @paperbackbones
, this incredibly moody photo is hers. It's absolute perfection. And so is she 🖤
Gloriously Gothic boxes are currently being packaged up. They're mostly done, I'm just waiting on one last item that should be here hopefully Friday. Then I can start shipping boxes on Saturday & Monday, eeeeeek! 🖤💀
Do y'all want a little sneak peek? Let me know and I'll put one in my stories a little later today 🖤
#alchemyandink #thesecrethistory #donnatartt #bookstagram #classicliterature #booknerdigan #bookishcandles #bookishmerch #gothicliterature #subscriptionbox #bookishsubscriptionbox #woodwick #fallcandles
“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
𒀭 My absolute all-time favorite classic is Emma, written by Jane Austen. I adore Jane Austen, and I owe my love of classics all to her.
𒀭 Do you read classic literature? Which book is your favorite? 🍁
... Something wicked this way comes... 😱🧡🖤 Only 2 weeks to go until Halloween!! 👻🎃🕷🕸... this month is flying by 🦇... but it’s that wee bit closer to an extra lovely hour in bed 🛌 when the clocks ⏰ go back next weekend! ahh bliss 😍💤😉
This print is available in my shop... link in bio 🖤
asked which book began your love for classics. It was a lovely question and it took me back to a scholastic fair and picking up Little Women. That was my first classic and it definitely sparked my appreciation for the classics. I love classics because I believe they set the foundation for the modern literature we love today. There’s so many references that can be missed without some knowledge of the classics. Classics have endured because they carry with them a universal message that transcends time. Classics have also influenced many of our favorite writers today. They can also let us time travel back to a time and imagine the impact that that book had in its time period. We have to appreciate them for the time they are speaking for, while acknowledging the not good bits of them. We can’t deny that they are true products of their time. As Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote in Between The World and Me, “Tolstoy is the Tolstoy of the Zulus,' wrote Wiley. 'Unless you find a profit in fencing off universal properties of mankind into exclusive tribal ownership.”
#classics #classiclit #classicliterature #bookstagram #igbooks #igreads #instabooks #instareads #bibliophile #bookworm #booklover
The New Series Starts Here.....
As we know, Most storylines are basic. And the secret to increasing the ‘interest factor’ is connectivity, for without that single element the Periodic Table is useless.
Today, we are living in heavy times, with most people buoyed by the World’s constant distress signals, none of which are going away anytime soon. One cure to alleviate mental strain is Culture,- The Grade A Version, the kind that solicits our active interpretations.
The focus of this Page is Great Art, the specific arena being Film and Literature contributions that retain one’s thoughts a little longer than today’s 30 second ‘caption plug!’
Second, This Page is also about connectivity, Your relationship to my relationship to Two Wondrous Subjects. And Yes, the majority of my titles travel back through time, and the reasoning behind these motivations is a simple one: You have to look back to move forward! Remember, ‘The Landscape is witness to a story that has passed.’
A couple things:
1. The Editor Letter will now be our little chat time,- CONNECTIVITY becomes our language.
2. The ‘Category Title’ Post (always the 2nd Post) will preview that particular month’s subject,- clarification is now key.
3. Series Two(Categories 13-24) establishes a different approach whereas it’ll be more about ‘tending’ to one’s thoughts vs ‘addressing’ dramatic appeals.
4. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY FIRST YEAR A SUCCESS!
Year Two Begins..........
#moviebuff #filmbuff #cinephile #bibliophile #classicfilms #foreignfilms #indepenedentfilms #classicliterature #greatnovels #greatfilmmakers #greatauthors
So in love with @obviousstate
‘s September Blind Date. Poe definitely has a special place with me, and I love a good tube of chapstick. ☺️ They are currently doing a giveaway for this Blind Date on their account, and the October Blind Date is available for preorder! 🙌🏻
Also incredible excited because I can’t wait for dinner tonight with @braveliteraryworld
! 😌💓 What is everyone else up to this week?