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How Harper Lee Led Me to My Passion

Everybody has at least one thing in their life that just feels right to them, something that they are so passionate about that they know that’s what they were put on the Earth for. 911 more words


"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens (1865)

Crime thriller, love story, comedy, social analysis; Charles Dickens’s final completed novel crosses all these different genres. A colourful, multi-character-ed story in which various story-lines inter-weave and the characters’ paths cross in a variety of situations that induce a variety of emotions in the reader.  848 more words


Austen vs Dickens

(Image taken from Open Culture)

From as far back as history can remember, people have fallen in love with words. Over time the fashion, language, style and genre of books have been influenced by the changing winds of culture and literary revolution. 953 more words


Oliver Twist

Title: Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens

Another “necessary” classic that it always just seems to be assumed that you’ve read (and that you recall minute details about). 658 more words

Book Review

Book Review: Beroul's The Romance of Tristan


My first introduction to the story of Tristan and Isolde was through Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. My dad loves the opera, but my mother doesn’t enjoy them. 1,006 more words


Shimako and Kamehime - A Love Story

Shimako of Tsutsu River – 

‘Island Youth’ Shimako of the Tsutsu River Inlet

The Fudoki of the *Land of Taniwa-no-shiri says as follows:

Yosa County, Hioki Town… 2,417 more words

Literature & Culture

[Book Review] The Odyssey (translated by Emily Wilson)

“Tell me about a complicated man…” This opening line has been quoted in every single article about Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey – and for good reason. 270 more words

Book Reviews