Bookish Sites of Interest

Tess, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

First up, The Composites:

“Images created using law enforcement composite sketch software and descriptions of literary characters…Read more on the project at The Atlantic.

The site is new, having launched earlier this month, and is currently taking suggestions for characters site-goers would like to see sketched out using the aforementioned software.

Some of those already included are…startling. And some are not at all how I, at least, pictured the character in question. Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comment section.

Next, The Browning Letters:

Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Why can I not find the 573 letters Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning exchanged gathered in one dedicated place online?’ Now you can. From the web site:

This collection is presented as a partnership between the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University and Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Both institutions are home to significant collections of Browningiana and are collaborating in an effort to make the compelling love story of the two poets available to scholars and enthusiasts around the globe. This initial project will continue to grow as more Browning letters are digitized from each institution’s collections.

The enduring jewel of the English Poetry Collection, largest of the Wellesley Special Collections, is the original love letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett. Their exchange of 573 letters began on 10 January 1845, with a letter addressed to “dear Miss Barrett” and continued until a week after their marriage, ending with Elizabeth’s note to Robert as they arranged to leave England and travel to Italy [18 September 1846]. The love letters of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are among the most famous in literary history and provide significant insights into the lives, thoughts, and works of both poets.

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