Life

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“The web of our life is of a mingled #yarn, good and ill together.”
-William #Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

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Labor Day Weekend

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Happy Labor Day weekend! Take time to rest and do something that you love. We personally will be enjoying the outdoors on our #handcrafted pillowcases. Order these custom pieces today! An artisan will create a unique, soft pillowcase suitable for indoor couches or outside chairs. You can select our sample Frankenstein’s Creature or pick any color from our literary inspired color chart. #Pillowcases are best purchased in pairs, so consider buying two of the same or mix-match from our selection. These cases are machine washable and measure 20×20″.

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World Book Day

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We are celebrating World Book Day. In the words of C. S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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“Things We Love” Collection

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to announce our “Things We Love” Collection. It features our favorite historical and literary inspired items. Any item marked with a ♡ denotes that it’s part of this collection. Our products are also listed on Etsy, Storenvy, and Bonzana.

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Mary-Shelley_Female-Fright-Writer_HD_768x432-16x9Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein shaped my adolescent curiosity with science and technology. The powerful creature in the novel represents an era in which she lived. England transformed into modern times. Machines increased efficiency and replaced men in factory settings. Shelley noted these changes with her book’s alternative title, The Modern Prometheus. Society feared that the rapid development of technology, although first appearing benign, may be overcome by its own precarious power. Shelley’s monster reminds us of the potential pitfalls with advancing medicine without knowing its side effects.

Frankenstein was first published anonymously. Her manuscript’s preface was written by her well-known husband, P.B. Shelley, who was a part of her writing circle. Mary developed her story when her literary friends started a competition. She penned this story after she had a frightful nightmare about her creature. She eventually would take credit for this story which would be her most successful piece. Her successful writing career could also be attributed to her literary line by whose name she also bears. Her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneer in feminist theory, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Both mother and daughter would be known for their writing in an age when women’s roles were limited.

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Literary Tree

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Celebrate this season with a Christmas literary tree! Our miniature books are perfect ornaments.

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