the bronze horseman

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“It wasn’t this soldier’s uniform that affected her, and it wasn’t his looks. It was the way he had stared at her from across the street, separated from her by ten meters of concrete, a bus, and the electric wires of the tram line.”

The Bronze Horseman Reactions

When you started:

 

When Alexander appears:

When Tatiana meets Alexander:

When you know about Dasha/Alexander:

When Alexander goes to the Kirov factory: 

When Dimitri appears:

When Tatiana hear their parents talking about Pasha:

When Alexander goes looking for Tatiana:

When Alexander finds Tatiana:

Hospital Scene (you know what that means):

 Alexander’s jealousy scenes

Dasha announces her marriage:

Alexander and Dasha alone in Tatiana’s bed:

Dasha is jealous of Tatiana:

Alexander doesn’t look at Tatiana when the truck leaves:

Dasha dies.

…Poor Tatiana…

And you realize that now Tatiana and Alexander  will be together:

Dimitri denies seeing Tatiana in Kobona: 

Tatiana and Alexander are reunited in Lazarevo:

Alexander’s reception in Lazarevo:

Zoe and Vova:

When they fight:

Tatiana’s first time with Alexander:

When they marry:

Happy days in Lazarevo:

Alexander returns to the army:

Tatiana follows Alexander:

Tatiana and Alexander are reunited in Leningrad:

Alexander gets hurt in battle:

 

Tatiana’s plan:

Tatiana is pregnant:

Dimitri again:

NKVD:

Alexander is dead?:

You finish the book…

And this is you…

And you say: I need Tatiana and Alexander!

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Book aesthetic The Bronze Horseman.

“Good-bye, my moonsong and golden days, my fresh water and my fire. Good-bye, and may you find a better life, find comfort again and your breathless smile, and when your beloved face lights up once more at the Western sunrise, be sure what I felt for you was not in vain. Good-bye and have faith, my Tatiana.”  

Requested by: @thecrazybookaholic

Going on holiday:
Normal person: what clothes should I bring with me? 👒👗👙
Me: what books should I bring with me? 📚📚📚
[Choosing from this babies is reaaally hard]

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characters + etymology: Tatiana

[Origin]
Tatiana is a female name of Sabine and Latin origin, a feminine derivative of the Sabine-Latin name Tatius. Titus Tatius was the name of a king of the Sabines, an Italic tribe living near Rome, presumably from the 8th to the 1st century BC. Because the Romans met with the Sabines, the name Tatius remained in use in Ancient Rome and during the first centuries of Christianity, as well as its diminutive Tatianus and the feminine Tatiana.

The name then disappeared in Western Europe, but remained in the Hellenic world, and later in the Orthodox world, including Russia. It honors Orthodox Saint Tatiana who was tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Alexander Severus c. 230 in Rome. Saint Tatiana is also considered a patron saint of Moscow State University in particular and all Russian students in general. Hence, Tatiana Day is celebrated as Students’ Day and is usually made the last day of an academic semester, beginning the winter holidays.

Other names // Related names: Tanya, Tiana

Tatiana said, “Go on with Dasha. She is right for you. She is a woman and I’m-”
“Blind!” Alexander exclaimed. Tatiana stood, desolately failing in the battle of her heart.
“Oh, Alexander. What do you want from me…”
“Everything,” he whispered fiercely.
—  The Bronze Horseman, Paullina Simons