Last year I read all the Jane Austen novels I hadn’t read yet. This year I wanted to do the same with the Brontë novels. 1,002 more words
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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer.
A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity – but that would be asking too much of fate! 6,180 more words
A few years ago, my mother asked me, rather plaintively, “Don’t you have any happy memories from your childhood?”
I get the feeling that most of my friends, to say nothing of the readers of this blog, will be surprised to hear this, but I think that as a kid I was happy more often than I wasn’t. 949 more words
She was a great-great granddaughter of the King of Poland, Augustus II the Strong. Her father was the king’s great-grandson, Maurice Dupin.
Her mother, Sophie Delaborde, the daughter of a bird fancier, was, said George, of the ‘vagabond race of Bohemians’. 587 more words
Full Title: Emma
Author: Jane Austen
Year of Publication: 1815
Original Language: English
Language Read: English
Date Read: January 2014
Emma – Annoying, interesting and witty – though mostly annoying… 757 more words