No inscription or date, found recently on eBay. The only thing I know is that it came from Germany.
So, to round out book week, I think it is time to fill in one gaping hole: fiction (my favorite)! Joining me today is someone I feel very lucky to have spent a great deal of time with in the past year, trudging together over hill and under dale in search of beautiful places and fabulous spaces. And when you see his literary choices, I think you will understand why we get along so well.
1) Stefan of Architect Design:
* Rebecca (1938), by Daphne du Maurier
* Anna Karenina (1877), by Leo Tolstoy
* the Merry Hall series by Beverley Nichols (Merry Hall, 1951, Laughter on the Stairs, 1953, and Sunlight on the Lawn, 1956) ~ while not PURELY fiction, they read as fiction (and it's all made up anyway!)
* The Age of Innocence (1920), by Edith Wharton ~ who doesn't love this book?
* Sister Carrie (1900), by Theodore Dreiser ~ I think I read this book about 100 times through high school. It seemed so impossibly glamorous and melodramatic at the time!
2) and then there's JCB:
* Wuthering Heights (1847), by Emily Brontë, and Jane Eyre (1847), by Charlotte Brontë (it is a tie)
* The Scarlet Letter (1850), by Nathaniel Hawthorne
* Great Exprectations (1860-1861), by Charles Dickens
* A Passage to India (1924), by E.M. Forster
* Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), by Zora Neale Hurston
What a week! To everyone who participated and commented ~ thank you. I have learned one or two things! I am not sure about you all, but I am ready to curl up with a good book and maybe take a long winter's nap. I am off for a week, but before I go, I will steal a line from another favorite classic: "...but I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight, 'Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!' "
Be well. xo