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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

For my first post I decided to write about a book that for me changed my attitudes to reading and introduced me to a new sense of direction in the literary world. 1,162 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Aristophanes

Facts about classical literature’s greatest comic writer

1. We have eleven of Aristophanes’ plays, but he is thought to have written more than forty. Aristophanes is the earliest comic playwright, or at least the earliest whose work has survived so that we can read it. 541 more words


6 classical books everyone should include on their reading list

Whenever someone hears that a person is reading a classical novel, they always assume that this person loves overly frivolous words and steady narrative that would make a grown man drop dead with boredom. 994 more words


Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Published in: 1866
Pages: 545
Edition read: E-book

Book description:
The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think “new thoughts” and so contribute to society. 371 more words

Classical Literature

Paradise Lost: No Thought of Flight

Before (finally lol) the review, here are some highlights from the battle between Lucifer’s rebellious crew and the faithful angels.

So Raphael begins his tale to Adam: 303 more words


Fathers and Sons: only the decades change, the rest – remains

You know when older people tell you that some things were so much different when they were younger? Probably each one of us has heard that kind of story from their grandparents. 853 more words


The Catcher In The Rye by J D Salinger

Published in: 1951
Pages: 214
Edition read: E-book

Book description:
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent.” Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today. 311 more words

YA/Teenage Fiction