i had no clue how to group 19th century novels, but i really wanted to make a list bc several of these books are classics for great reasons. i suggest you read some, or maybe all of them. all is good. (im a sucker for good symbolisms and themes tbh).

if you want to add more 19th century novels, go crazy! and enjoy!!

  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Crime& Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conon Doyle
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain



Forbes, Stanhope (1857-1947) - 1885 A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach (City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, England) by Milton Sonn

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Oil on canvas;    155 x 121 cm.

Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A. was an artist and member of the influential Newlyn school of painters. Born in Dublin he studied art at the Lambeth School of Art (now the City & Guilds of London Art School), then in Paris under Léon Bonnat. Forbes went to Brittany in 1881 with fellow artist La Thangue. In France he came into contact with the new en plein air painters.

He moved to Newlyn in Cornwall in 1884, and soon became a leading figure in the growing colony of artists. Often called ‘the father of the Newlyn School’, Forbes’s painting A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach (1885), brought national recognition to the art colony and the school of painting he founded with his wife who was also a painter.

Well into the 1930s, he was still often to be seen painting en plein air, surrounded by curious local children. He died in 1947, a few months short of his ninetieth birthday.

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FULL  NAME :  Ellis I havent figured out a last name for him yet rip
NICKNAME/S : Android 13, Thirteen, El, Ellie
AGE :  47, physically 37
BIRTHDAY :  June 19th, Age 726
ETHNIC  GROUP :  American
NATIONALITY :   American
LANGUAGE/S :   Due to Gero’s programming he’s able to translate and communicate nearly every known human language
RELATIONSHIP  STATUS :  Verse dependent tbh
CLASS :  Middle
HOME TOWN / AREA :  Arkansas
CURRENT  HOME :   West City
PROFESSION : He doesn’t have a job yet lmao


HAIR : White-silverish
EYES :  Icy blue
NOSE :  Roman shaped
FACE : Squarish, long
LIPS :   average
COMPLEXION : above average
BLEMISHES :  very very very faint freckles
SCARS :  None yet
TATTOOS : None yet
PIERCINGS:  Ear piercings
HEIGHT :  6′6″ ( Super 13 is 8′6″ )
WEIGHT :  230 lbs
BUILD :  Muscular, thick
FEATURES : Strong jawline, slight cleft chin, dimples
ALLERGIES :  peanut allergy
USUAL  FACE  LOOK : Bored, blank face
USUAL  CLOTHING :  Trucker hat, vest, suspenders, baggy pants, gloves, boots :”)


FEAR/S :  Death, confined spaces, fire, driving
ASPIRATION/S :  Live his life the best he can, make sure his family grows up safe, and healthy, to grow strong enough to protect them
POSITIVE  TRAITS :  Honest, careful, patient, humorous
NEGATIVE  TRAITS : Skeptical, jealous, stubborn, prone to anger
MBTI :  idk what this is rip
ZODIAC :  Cancer
TEMPERAMENT :  Easily flustered, quick to yell, easily angered
SOUL  TYPE / S : idk what this is either
ANIMALS :  Wolf and bear
VICE  HABIT/S :  getting himself into situations he clearly can’t handle
FAITH :  Agnostic
GHOSTS ? :  Neutral ( leaning towards yes )
AFTERLIFE ? :  Neutral
REINCARNATION ? :  Neutral ( leaning towards yes )
ALIENS ? :  LMAO he’s dating one so yes
EDUCATION  LEVEL : He’s graduated college so pretty average


FATHER : Ethan
MOTHER :  Ethal
SIBLINGS :  Two older sisters, Elenor and Emily
EXTENDED  FAMILY : Probably a l o t


DEITY :  None
MONTH :  December
SEASON :  Winter
PLACE :  Forests
WEATHER :  Light snow
SOUND : ambient forest noises
SCENT/S :  Apple pie + cinnamon
TASTE/S :  Spicy things
FEEL/S :  Silk
COLOUR :  Red and teal


TALENTS : Wood whittling and playing the fiddle, as well as a little baking/cooking
BAD  AT :  dancing, drawing, sewing, outfit coordination
TURN  ONS : Redheads, flirts, Keith
TURN  OFFS : Cell and Lapis
HOBBIES : Wrestling, collecting shot glasses, maintaining his hair care, training
TROPES :  Evil Redhead, Walking Shirtless Scene, 13 is unlucky
AESTHETIC  TAGS : none as far as I’m aware? Terrible memory tbh


MAIN  FC/S :  13 from his movie
ALT  FC/S :  I do have an irl FC but I’m too nervous to share it lmao don’t judge me pls
OLDER  FC/S :  None
VOICE  CLAIM/S :  RicePirate ( the TFS voice lmAO I LOVE IT SO MUCH OK )

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FULL  NAME :  Bruce Wayne
NICKNAME/S :  Batman, Batsy, Bat of Gotham, Master Bruce
AGE :  45
BIRTHDAY :  19th January
ETHNIC  GROUP :  White American
LANGUAGE/S :   English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Russian
RELATIONSHIP  STATUS :  verse dependent
CLASS :  Upper class
HOME TOWN / AREA :  Gotham City
CURRENT  HOME :   Modern mansion at the Wayne Estate
PROFESSION :  CEO of Wayne Enterprise, vigilante


HAIR : Brown (with some grey)
EYES :  Brown
NOSE :  Normal ?? idk man
FACE :  Oblong
LIPS :   Thin-ish
COMPLEXION : Normal ??? idk man i’m not good at shit like this
BLEMISHES :  A few moles and normal stuff like that
SCARS : Large one on his left chest/shoulder, smaller ones across his body
HEIGHT :  6′2″
WEIGHT : 103kg
BUILD : Muscular, lean, beefy
FEATURES :  Fancy suits ???
USUAL  HAIR  STYLE :  Neat, usually uncombed
USUAL  FACE  LOOK :  Not too short or long, professional haircut
USUAL  CLOTHING :  Expensive bespoke suits


FEAR/S :  Losing his loved ones, not being good enough to protect the city & his family, death
ASPIRATION/S :  Clean up Gotham and end the suffering
POSITIVE  TRAITS :  Protective, selfless & generous
NEGATIVE  TRAITS : Self-destructive, withdrawn & vengeful
ZODIAC :  Pisces
TEMPERAMENT : Usually controlled but sometimes unpredictable
SOUL  TYPE / S :  King 
VICE  HABIT/S :  Alcohol
FAITH :  Non-practicing Catholic
GHOSTS ? :  He’s seen too much already to not believe in the supernatural, so yes
ALIENS ? : Yes. One of his best friends is one.
ECONOMIC  PREFERENCE : The way things are.
SOCIOPOLITICAL  POSITION : Highly influential & respected
EDUCATION  LEVEL :  College drop-out


FATHER : Thomas Wayne (DECEASED)
MOTHER :  Martha Wayne (DECEASED)
EXTENDED  FAMILY :   Unknown, known family members all deceased
NAME  MEANING/S :  Wayne means wagon maker


DEITY : Jupiter
MONTH :  November
SEASON :  Autumn
PLACE :  Gotham
WEATHER :  Rainy & windy
SOUND : The sound of the waves as ships pass by in the port
SCENT/S :  An open fire and red wine
TASTE/S :  Caramel
FEEL/S :  Leather
ANIMAL/S :  Dogs
COLOUR :  Black


TALENTS :  Martial arts & ptoblem solving
BAD  AT : Relationships
TURN  ONS :  Stubbornness, intelligence, skill, mystery
TURN  OFFS : Stupidity, arrogance, selfishness, hatred
TROPES :  Idk man


MAIN  FC/S :  Ben Affleck
ALT  FC/S :  None
OLDER  FC/S :  None
YOUNGER  FC/S :  Jack Falahee
VOICE  CLAIM/S :  Ben Affleck

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Members of the Colorado Army National Guard’s 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) fast-rope from a U.S. Air Force V-22 Osprey aircraft at Butts Army Air Field July 11, 2009. “The operators were conducting special operations training through collaboration with the active duty 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Special Operations Squadron out of Albuquerque, New Mexico,” said 5/19th SFG(A) Commander Lt. Col. Ken Chavez. The V-22 is a multi-mission, tiltrotor aircraft designed to perform missions like a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. (Official U.S. Army photo by Army Pfc. Kristoff Decloedt)

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft; A Geographical and Historical Overview


Lara Croft’s adventure starts when she arrives in the depths of a rainforest in East India near the river Ganga, looking for an ancient temple that supposedly holds a beautiful crystalline relic named after the local tribe that resides there: the Infada Stone.
After making her way through the dense jungle she stumbles upon the temple ruins along with a crew of scientists that are looking for the same object. The treasure hunter tracks down one of the explorers who took the stone with him and after disposing of him and getting back out of the forest she runs into the leader of the expedition, Dr. Willard, who quickly understands how capable Mrs. Croft is and decides to let her in on the true history of the artifact she just obtained in exchange for her skills.
The Scottish businessman reveals that the Infada Stone was in fact much older than Lara believed; it dates back to millions of years ago when a meteor crashed onto the surface of the earth. Much later, a tribe of Polynesians carved four artifacts out of the rock and proceeded to worship it for its extraterrestrial powers. In the early 19th century, a group of British sailors embarked on a circumnavigation of the globe on behalf of Charles Darwin to compile information about the species of the earth. They got off course and landed in the deserted Antarctica where they stumbled upon the remains of the ancient Polynesian settlement and their meteorite artifacts that they took home with them. In the course of the later lives of each of the remaining sailors the four relics were scattered across the earth and ended up in various places.
Dr. Willard managed to get his hands on one of the sailors’ journal and was able to locate all four artifacts including the Infada Stone that Lara just found. He offers her the chance to track down the other three and after she learns of the locations the adventurer begins her journey across the globe. 


The first job takes Lara back to her home country where she is supposed to track down entrepreneur Sophia Leigh who runs a powerful cosmetic company from her headquarters in London. According to Willard’s information the ruthless businesswoman somehow got her hands on what he believes to be one of the meteorite artifacts that is also known as The Eye of Isis which was presumably stolen or bought by Miss Leigh herself from the local National History Museum and has since been in her posession.
Lara manages to find a way into the skyscraper via the abandoned Aldwych subway station after running into an underground gang of thugs that call themselves The Damned. She learns that they are in fact victims of Sophia Leigh’s pharmaceutical and cosmetical products and have been abused for testing purposes, resulting in complete deformation of their faces which forced them to shut themselves away from society. 
The treasure hunter gains entrance to Leigh’s offices and faces her in a showdown on the rooftops and after a failed escape while trying to fight Lara off with her artifact, the adventurer manages to defeat her and take the meteorite stone.


On this highly dangerous and risky mission Lara takes a trip to the desert of Nevada where she is trying to locate the infamous Area 51 military base that supposedly houses another one of the meteorite artifacts that government scientists are experimenting with. 
The adventurer finds a military outpost with patrolling guards and tries to steal a quad bike to cover more ground and reach the laboratories. However, she is caught and taken to the local prison. 
Being Lara Croft, she doesn’t stay put and manages to break out of her cell and make her way to a loading bay for military trucks and convoys where she swiftly sneaks into the back of a truck that is about to take off and head to the main structure where after avoiding deadly lasers and automatic machine gun turrets she finally reaches the highly guarded meteorite fragment that the US government titled “Element 115″ according to the eponymous chemical substance it contains.


Her last trip takes Lara to an uncharted island in the South Pacific Ocean where a native tribe guards the secret to the last artifact and possibly more of its origins and history. When the treasure hunter arrives at the coast of the isle she soon realizes that there are more explorers here as she stumbles upon a heavily wounded Australian mercenary that tries to warn her from something dangerous that is lurking in the jungles. 
The Brit sets out to track down the temple inhabited by the locals and encounters more of the soldiers as well as tribesmen trying to protect their land. After crossing a white water gorge and making her way through an underground cavern she finds a hidden passageway that leads her right into the Temple of Puna. On her way, she meets another one of the natives next to a big mural who warns her of the dangers of the meteorite and reveals his tribe’s history to her. Lara learns that after realizing how the possibly radioactive substances from the meteorite affected and disfigured the Polynesian people that inhabited Antarctica millennia ago they fled the continent in fear and abandoned their settlements completely. 
The treasure hunter proceeds to the sanctuary of the temple and defeats the powerful leader of the tribe to take his meteorite fragment, which the natives refer to as The Ora Dagger, with her. 


After Lara successfully gathered all the meteorite fragments she meets up with Dr. Willard in Antarctica near a digsite lead by his mining company RX-Tech to hand over the artifacts. However, the ruthless scientist reveals that if the still physico-chemically active substances within the relics are combined he is able to create evolutionarily superior mutations however he pleases and accelerate the natural human evolution.
When Lara refuses to give him the stones he manages to overwhelm her and take them with him into the depths of his digsite where his men have been working hard to unearth the remains of the ancient Polynesian city and the original meteorite crater that has long been frozen over.
The treasure hunter follows Willard through the mines and eventually faces him for a showdown right next to the gigantic sinkhole where he throws himself into a pool of the green acid-like liquid that has been boiling in the crater ever since, only to emerge again as a grotesque looking monstrosity with several more limbs and a spideresque body. Lara puts an end to the mad scientist’s plans and defeats him before escaping the forgotten city and taking off with one of his helicopters.


Living heritage of Kalocsa

The colourful flower motifs of the ornamental painting and embroidery of Kalocsa are known throughout the word and indeed have often been considered an emblematic symbol of Hungarian folk art. This branch of artistic expression has become a unique element of the traditional peasant culture of Kalocsa as well as the surrounding villages of Drágszél, Homokmégy, Öregcsertő, Szakmár, and Újtelek which were established in the 18-19th centuries.

The ethnic group referred to as Pota inhabiting the area known as Kalocsai Sárköz in south-central Hungary on the west bank of the Danube is distinct from surrounding groups in the characteristic dialect members used, their rich folk art and Catholic faith.

The women of Kalocsa who still draw, paint and embroider in the traditional style are the bearers and the perpetuators of the local heritage. Traditional revival groups, folk dance groups, the local museum and folk art centre all contribute to the safeguarding of the characteristic culture and folk art that distinguishes Kalocsa identity. The inhabitants of Kalocsa and the surrounding settlements are devoted to their folk heritage.

They create numerous opportunities for the presentation of their traditional dances and attire: Midsummer Eve Festivities, Danube Folklore Festival, Kalocsa Paprika Festival, village feasts, and harvest celebrations. These events attract people of all ages and provide an excellent opportunity for the transmission of cultural heritage from generation to generation. The role of awareness raising and art education is also of paramount importance in the safeguarding and sustaining of the local heritage.

Bizarre Victorian fact of the day...

The celebration of Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, held every 5th November, changed drastically throughout the Victorian period. In the early half of the 19th century large groups of costumed men known as ‘bonfire boys’ held riotous gatherings in town and city centres, involving large bonfires, fireworks, and a certain amount of property damage and confrontations with the police.

By the end of the era the commemorations of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot had become smaller, safer affairs with local authorities organising events such as torch processions and firework displays accompanied by music. Children kept the earlier spirit of mischief and rebellion alive by going to wealthier neighbourhoods asking for contributions of firewood, money, food, and drink whilst reciting songs or rhymes such as:

The fifth of November, since I can remember,
Was Guy Fawkes, Guy. Poke him in the eye,
Shove him up the chimney-pot, and there let him die.
A stick and a stake, for Queen Vicky’s sake,
If you don’t give me one, I’ll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you,
Ricket-a-racket your hedges shall go.


Green Berets from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) came together with the North Carolina National Guard, the South Carolina National Guard and the 82nd Airborne Division for Carolina Thunder 2015.

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