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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

“I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven, for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose — a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” Letter 1…

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Book Review: The Stranger by Albert Camus

Title: The Stranger

Author: Albert Camus

Genre: Literary Fiction

Number of Pages: 123

Rating: B

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Romeo and Juliet - Willam Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
(Chorus, Prologue)

Abraham: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?
Sampson: I do bite my thumb, sir.

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Frankenstein, 200 Years On: Why Mary Shelley’s Novel Remains So Relevant

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle revisits Mary Shelley’s misunderstood parable and founding text of science fiction

Frankenstein is one of a handful of nineteenth-century fictional creations that went truly global and became ingrained in the popular consciousness. 1,084 more words


Enter Ghost : Philip Roth - "The Ghost Writer" (Zuckerman #1)

“We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”– Henry James – “The Middle Years” 195 more words


Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

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Moby-Dick - Herman Melville

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”

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