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Review of Beowulf

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Here is what Goodreads has to say about Beowulf:

Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. 291 more words


Last week, Freight Books read...

When I called that Nazi ‘mate’, that did it for them! I wonder what I’m going to do next. Because I will do something, I know.

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Book Review

Eleven Reasons to Buy Classic Books.

I am going to start by admitting one of my little secrets. In life, I am trying to buy as many different versions and editions of Pride and Prejudice. 181 more words


The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Sundial
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 978-0143107064
Genre: Horror, Gothic
Pages: 240
Source: Publisher
Rating: 5/5

So it had been a while since I read something gothic or along the lines of horror. 629 more words


Penguin Schtick

Penguins calls this a ground-breaking re-packing of classics grammatically updated for the new generation. It doesn’t make sense to me.

“For the first time, iconic books such as Albert Camus’s… 104 more words


Marco Polo

Among his numerous works R E Latham prepared an English translation of Marco Polo’s travels for Penguin Classics in the 1950s. Papers relating to this, and to his translation for the same series of Lucretius’ … 95 more words


The Witches of Eastwick – John Updike

Being one of my favourite films I have always wanted to read John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick because the general rule is that the book is always so much better than the film, so in my head this meant the book was going to be amazing. 1,379 more words