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Oliver Wendell Holmes, The deacon's masterpiece: Or the wonderful "one-hoss-shay" (Review)

Oliver Wendell Holmes is one of those wonderful names that, once you hear it, you can’t really forget it – at least, I can’t. But, the thing is, I often hear wonderful names of people who’ve “done things” without actually knowing what they’ve done. 813 more words

American Writers

Hope Lesl...I mean...Magawisca or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

Titles are the first thing we see when we pick up a piece of literature. It can make us wonder, it can baffle us, and it can make us put the book back down and continue on with our day. 849 more words

Reflections On Hope Leslie

35. 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens

I realized the other day that it has been several years since I read anything by Dickens. As a professed book lover, this slight needs to be remedied immediately. 540 more words


Peer Review (Samantha 'Audrey' Bowles)

Dear Audrey,

After poring through your blog all I can say your work is very inspiring! I say that, because it has helped me get started on my own. 171 more words

Australian Literature

Silas Marner: A Fireside Read to Warm Your Hearth and Heart

Silas Marner, George Eliot, 1861

In the novella Silas Marner, George Eliot merges realism and fairy tale. Unlike most European folk tales, the story begins in a Grimm place and ends up somewhere homey and heartwarming. 347 more words

19th Century Literature

Blog Two: "A letter to Alexander Gilchrist: who in Palmer's name was Blake?".

In his letter to Alexander Gilchrist (pg. 514-517), Samuel Palmer embellishes Blake with quelled reverence. It gives a wonderful insight into the many impressions Palmer had for Blake. 338 more words

Australian Literature

Peer Review (Isabella Markoska)

Dear Isabella,

Firstly, I would like to see more blogs from you. I know that I have been recently no-better than you in this regard, but I do not change my view – it is a good feeling to get things done! 102 more words

Australian Literature