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[Free eBook] Thomas Hardy's World: An Illuminating Biography by Molly Lefebure [19th C Literary Author Biography & Cultural History]

Thomas Hardy’s World: An Illuminating Biography by the late British author Molly Lefebure, a WWII London Blitz reporter turned novelist and scholar who was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is her literary author biography with a touch of cultural history, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. 213 more words

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Brontë Birthday Buys:

Considering my birthday was on the 22nd of September, I’d like to apologise for not having this up sooner. Life got in the way: university, reading, and getting treated for my newly diagnosed pernicious anaemia. 1,130 more words

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Jane Austen's Persuasion, Vol. 2

I recently posted my thoughts on Volume 1 of Persuasion, which I read for my Jane Austen group’s slow reading of the novel. This post, obviously, is on the second (and last) volume. 1,405 more words

Review - Novels

Elizabeth Oaksmith's "The First Leaf of Autumn"

“…for the breath of autumn had passed over them changing their color, but as yet few were displaced. The distant hills, and slopes of the river, looked as if some gorgeous drapery had been drawn over the rich earth.”— 266 more words

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Charles Fenno Hoffman's "Indian Summer, 1828"

Although we are many months and several forecasts away from experiencing an “Indian Summer”—should mother nature bestow one upon us this year—I feel this poem is worthy of my “Autumn” series. 448 more words

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"Autumn" by Nathaniel Parker Willis

The following is a transcription of Nathaniel Parker Willis’ gorgeous article, entitled “Autumn,” taken from the September 30, 1837 issue of The New York Mirror. It was too stirring not to share. 493 more words

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The King of Inventors: A Life of Wilkie Collins by Catherine Peters [Literary Author Biography]

The King of Inventors: A Life of Wilkie Collins by Catherine Peters, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is her biography of the classic Victorian novelist, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint. 231 more words

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