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'The House of Madame Tellier and Other Stories' by Guy de Maupassant

I found this collection in my county library’s reserve store. As with most collections of Maupassant’s stories it includes versions of Boule de Suif, The Necklace and The Horla. 990 more words


Elizabeth Gaskell (and the Screws)

The name “Saughton” is associated in many Edinburgh people’s minds with a prison. Seeing as the local winter gardens (pictured) are getting a revamp/refurb, you’d think this might be a good chance to commemorate the area’s connection with a famous English writer. 498 more words


Book Club at The Book Stall: "Poor Folk" on September 2, 2015

I invite you to join me at The Book Stall on Wednesday, September 2, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM to discuss Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoevsky. … 92 more words


At the Newberry this fall: Reading Ivan Turgenev

It was Ivan Turgenev – not Fyodor Dostoevsky or Leo Tolstoy – who stood at the pinnacle of Russian literature in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. 315 more words




by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood`s hour I have not been

As others were; I have not seen

As others saw; I could not bring…

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A Victorian Defense of Unwed Mothers

Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1953

 Today’s blog post comes with a real life embarrassing story!

I am with my mother and her friend enjoying the wild wonder of our cabin in West Virginia. 1,231 more words

19th Century Literature

My Heart Beats Fast for Bleak House

Bleak House, Charles Dickens, 1853

I am so excited about Bleak House, my heart is racing as I type. This book has EVERYTHING. 849 more words

19th Century Literature