Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Have you heard of Marianne North? She was a Victorian-era woman who lived a life of fierce independence. She sounds like the inspiration for Amelia Peabody. 

Imagine hearing this in 1906 while shopping for a phonograph. I think I’d have nightmares.

The above link came from the fantastic Public Domain Review, and so does this examination of automata throughout the years.

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