"Treasure Hunting in the Public Domain" is a new series on my site.  First up: a 1913 article on actual steampunk vehicles from the early 19th century.


Some Parade’s End updates I’ve collected over the past few days. No Benedict anywhere but if like me you are keen on knowing everything about this production…

  • Parade’s End set, shooting the first meeting, as shown in the first pic. [x] (Is that Benedict there? I haven’t read the damn book(s)…Is it the first meeting between Christopher and Valentine?)
  • PE on Belgian news. Interviews on set with director Susanna White and writer Tom Stoppard. [x]
  • Funny video of some extras as soldiers practicing march before shooting. [x]
  • More on set photos. [x]

More links and things!

Very, very exciting news:

Brown University and the University of Tulsa have partnered to digitize a huge catalog of modernist journals and magazines dating from 1890 to 1922.  The list includes wonderful things like The Little Review (which initially serialized Joyce’s Ulysses), Poetry, Blast, and many, many more.

The preservation scans have also been made into PDFs and are available to download for free.  You can load up your e-reader or harddrive with free early 20th century poetry and fiction goodness, in its original context.

On a personal research note, I’m more than ecstatic because the project includes Scribner’s Magazine, where Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country was serialized in 1913. 


Redeeming Qualities

If you ever find yourself in need of nonmodernist reading suggestions and reviews, there is no better place to look than here.  Even better: the books Melody reviews are in the public domain and available for free!

Parade’s End read-along link round-up no. 1

And I think we’re all a little swoony over Tietjens, but the buzz on Twitter is that Sylvia is pretty great too.

Don’t forget to tag your various thoughts #ParadesEnd (on Twitter) and #Parade’s End read along (on Tumblr), or send links to me so I can include them in the round-ups!