Friday, April 15, 2011

Born Too Late-Writer's Club Prompt

For this week's prompt challenge I have chosen to write about prompt #3- If you could live in another time, another era of history, when would it be? Why?

I was born too late... I mean I was literally born in the 20th century, but I have always felt like I should have been born during the Victorian Period.

Why I love the era:

Victorian Period: Early & Late(Disclaimer:I didn't write what's in bold.)

The Period is often divided into two parts: the early Victorian Period (ending around 1870) and the late Victorian Period. Writers associated with the early period are: Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), Robert Browning (1812-1889), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), Emily Bronte (1818-1848), Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), George Eliot (1819-1880), Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) and Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

Writers associated with the late Victorian Period include: George Meredith (1828-1909), Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), Oscar Wilde (1856-1900), Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), A.E. Housman (1859-1936), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).

While Tennyson and Browning represented pillars in Victorian poetry, Dickens and Eliot contributed to the development of the English novel. Perhaps the most quintessentially Victorian poetic works of the period is: Tennyson's "In Memorium" (1850), which mourns the loss of his friend. Henry James describes Eliot's "Middlemarch" (1872) as "organized, moulded, balanced composition, gratifying the reader with the sense of design and construction."

It was a time of change, a time of great upheaval, but also a time of GREAT literature!

Besides the literature... the dresses were beautiful...

The houses were magnificent...

I was born too late
to enjoy the beauty of the 19th century...

The art, the literature, the clothes, the homes...

A time in history that was simple, but wonderful

What I would have looked like during this historical period.


3 comments:

Teresa said...

Nice...I've always admired that time period as well!!

Johanna said...

I always loved time period as well. The clothes were simply elegant. I'm sorry you can't link up, i wonder why... thanks for participating as always, great post

Anonymous said...

i agree i was born at a wrong century too. i dont like today era.Much too complicated.victorian era is wonderful such feeling such beauty such quality that is never found today

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