Friday links, 17 February 2017

Friday links is back after a short break (i.e. I was too lazy to gather up some links for last Friday). It's a mixture of older and newer links.

  • The Icelandic version of Bram Stoker's Dracula has been translated into English: New Life for Dracula. Apparently the translation/rewrite, titled Makt myrkranna and back-translated into English as Powers of Darkness is based on a different version of Stoker's story than the one that was eventually published in English and also contains material apparently written by the translator/co-author.
  • This is interesting, but doesn't make an ounce of difference for my perception of Mr. Darcy: Here's what Pride and Prejudice's Mr Darcy would really have looked like. Not like Colin, that's what. I guess, since he is only very sketchily described in the book, that every new generation of readers will see him as the masculine ideal of their own time, regardless of what the experts say.

Today's book list is 10 Books to Read if You Love Watching The Crown and Victoria.

Finally, the book I'd like to read is actually a trilogy.

Imagine my reaction when I found out that one of my favourite animated movies, Howl's Moving Castle, is based on a book. It's probably different in many ways from the movie, but I have hopes it will be as least as enjoyable.


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