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The Deerstalker: Where Sherlock Holmes’ Popular Image Came From, via Smithsonian Magazine.

An interesting read. An upcoming exhibition at NYPL will also focus on how illustrators have portrayed fictional characters, looking at how Dickens’ characters have been portrayed visually over the years.

(Reblogged from nypl)
Authors also create lovable, friendly characters, then proceed to do terrible things to them, like throw them in unsightly librarian-controlled dungeons. This makes readers feel hurt and worried for the characters. The simple truth is that authors like making people squirm. If this weren’t the case, all novels would be filled completely with cute bunnies having birthday parties.
Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians




Photo cutout of the Lygon family, on whom Evelyn Waugh partially based Brideshead Revisited’s Marchmain/Flyte family.

Via Vanity Fair

 Look at them. Walking hand in hand, about to leap from real life into fiction.

(Reblogged from mantzoukas)