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Richard Jefferies: After London

Robert Macfarlane’s book The Old Ways mentioned Richard Jefferies and prompted me to re-read this short novel from 1885; it’s one of those books where, when you reach the end, you think ‘no, you can’t possibly end it here!’ which of course he can, that being any author’s privilege. 404 more words

Fiction

Required Reading Revisited Book Club!

The Required Reading Revisited Book Club is just one of the many great book clubs here at Book People. We focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. 605 more words

Historical Criticism Essay

I’m currently taking a British Writers class. Recently, we were assigned to write a historical criticism essay, which involves analyzing texts as the products of particular historical places and times. 1,020 more words

19th Century English Culture

"Excessive sorrow prevents improvement"

When one thinks of Frankenstein, a complicated story filled with love, remorse, and untimely death does not come to mind. Instead, we are reminded of the Hollywood portrayal of a destructive green monster with bolts coming out of his head. 549 more words

Frankenstein: Critical Discussion (Part 1)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a novel that has inspired a great deal of discussion over the years, which is not surprising as it was written to be shocking and controversial. 588 more words

Inspiring (and surprising) vegetarians

I love Rosa Parks. Thinking about the courage and strength of character she demonstrated in racially segregated Montgomery, Alabama puts a lump in my throat. In Alabama, in the ’50s, buses had seats set aside for “colored” people and seats for “white” people. 397 more words

Vegetarian

CFP: 'Romanticism and the Arts' SAMLA, Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)

Call for Papers
‘Romanticism and the Arts’
an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 126 more words

Visual Culture