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The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

This is probably the greatest work of fiction a human could achieve. Dostoyevsky bares his soul in this novel. He doesn’t hide behind irony, which allows an author the ability to maintain distance and ambiguity. 540 more words


Spring Break Book Review #4: The Troll Garden

The Troll Garden

by Willa Cather

I found this one at a garage sale, put on by a former literature professor; he gave me a discount on this and the other two or three books I bought, including a nice paperback of Dracula, which I’ve never read all the way through but will be diving into soon. 989 more words

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[Free Audiobook] Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [Classic Literature Novel]

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is her classic lit novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

This audibook edition is read by actress… 253 more words


A visit to Charles Dickens’ house

The view down Doughty Street.

Charles Dickens lived in many different places in his lifetime, but this house near my old home in Holborn, London is the one that has been turned into a museum about his life (and was recently – expensively – renovated). 196 more words



Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson’s cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins.

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Happy Spring from 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'-The Wind in the Willows

This is one of my favorite passages from the Wind in the Willows where Rat and Mole meet the half human half god, Pan, Lord of the Wild Wood and Protector of Animals, while looking for a missing baby otter. 382 more words