Friday, August 26, 2016

Inkling Explorations Link-Up // August 2016

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This month's selection is: A description of a lady's dress in literature

My entry for this month comes from a long time, loved-to-absolute-bits-and-pieces favorite, Augusta Evans Wilson's (aka "Augusta Jane Evans") A Speckled Bird:

"Three hours later she saw her trunk carried downstairs. When the clock struck eight, she was dressed for her wedding. The gown ordered for the club german was a trailing, ivory crepe de Chine, and where lace ruffles met on the corsage she fastened a spray of white lilac from the bouquet Mr. Herriott had sent. No gleam of jewels marred the white perfection of face and figure, but her dilated eyes burned like brown agates when the light smites them." 

Wow, I love this story so much....! (Suffice to say, it's entirely clean. And very intense. And very romantic. And there's MUCH remaining to be said on it. ;D)

Just leave your own link here in a comment and I'll add it to the post! (As with July, since I'm getting this up rather late this month, feel free to post your entries into September. :)) I can't wait to see your selections!


Erudessa Aranduriel ~ The Wheat Princess by Jean Webster

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2. Do a post on your own blog relating to the month's selection/subject (a literary excerpt as short or as long as you like AND/OR—if specified that month—a screencap from a film with an explanation of how the scene builds/develops the story). Link back here somewhere in your post.
3. Come back here and paste your link in the comments box and I'll add it to the post. Then enjoy visiting and reading everyone else's contributions!

That's all there is to it!

Up next month: a picnic scene in literature or film


  1. What a lovely seletion! This is a hard one, I've been racking my brain to find something! Hopefully I'll get one in soon.

  2. Here is mine:

  3. Augusta Evans Wilson is one of my favorite authors! "The Speckled Bird" was a wonderful story. I have read all of her books. "St. Elmo" and "At the Mercy of Tiberius" were my favorites.

  4. Oh, how lovely! I've never heard of this book, but it was free for kindle on Amazon. I plan on reading it someday. :)

  5. Here it is!

  6. What a lovely quote you chose for this month:)
    Here is my selection for the month:

  7. Wow. That is a beautiful passage. I never heard of this book before. :)

    Here's the link to my post:

    I hope it isn't too awfully late. :P The subject for next month sounds great!! :D


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