Will you marry these proposals with the right literary hero? Click image to begin.
Cordelia of Green Gables.
Imagine if Marilla had indulged her young charge of such a fancy. Anne with an “e,” might never have come to be. At least, not in today’s iconic capacity.
And what a shame that would have been since Anne fits her “to a T. Or should [it] be E?” says the Anne of Green Gable’s Blog in its post What’s In A Name?
Names matter a great deal. Knowing this to be true, it’s no wonder our heroine said, “I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”
Which divinely beautiful name will you choose?
Never had there been such punishment for eavesdropping.
Perhaps Elizabeth Bennet had no supposition of hearing accolades pass Mr. Darcy’s lips on her behalf. Still, nothing could have prepared her for the offense.
“She is tolerable,” Mr. Darcy said, “but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.”
Upon its publication and henceforth, ladies have taken Mr. Darcy as a Knightley character.
Whether you can write romantic prose or not, the course of online dating never did run smooth.
Below you’ll find the imagined dating profiles of Jane Austen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. The text majority is comprised of quotes from the authors themselves.
I’ve come here with no expectations. I wish as well as everybody else to be happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way.
All I want in a man is someone who rides bravely, dances beautifully, sings with vigor, reads passionately, and whose taste agrees in every point with my own.
Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony which is why I’ll end up an old maid. However, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.
What is your favorite compliment that you have received?
Obstinate, headstrong girl.
Favorite date. . .
There is nothing like staying home for real comfort.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation. I do not want people to be very agreeable as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
‘Twas a time before Christmas.
Unimaginable as it may seem, the holiday brought little more than a glad tiding or cup of good cheer. To unearth the origins of time-honored traditions held today requires a return to Victorian Christmases.
. . . To precisely one in particular. . . that of Ebenezer Scrooge.
A little Christmas book.
Selling out in three days’ time, Charles Dicken’s “little Christmas book” became a classic straightaway. Of a myriad of Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol, its message of giving fostered convictions in the rich and inspired the classes from merely observing the holiday to celebrating it.
Speaking of old Ebenezer. . . .