Tag Archives: English Authors

Martin Chuzzlewit

I have been remiss about posting my book reviews lately.  I finished Martin Chuzzlewit, by Charles Dickens, a few weeks ago. Here is a quick plot summary.  Martin Chuzzlewit senior is the grandfather to Martin Chuzzlewit.  Martin senior is a … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist–The First of Ten

I remember the first novel I purchased by Charles Dickens for my own enjoyment and not for school.  I was vacationing near Jackson Hole, Wyoming and I completed the books I brought sooner than anticipated.  I wandered into a bookstore … Continue reading

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Woolf and Dickens

Since I posted a review of Mrs. Dalloway today I decided to provide a quote by Virginia Woolf about Charles Dickens and his characters for my post for the Charles Dickens Month hosted by Fig and Thistle. Virginia Woolf wrote, … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens Month

February 7th marks what would have been Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday.  In honor of this event, the blog Fig and Thistle is hosting a Charles Dickens Month in January.  Considering that I am reading ten novels by him this year … Continue reading

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Review of Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is the 23rd novel I have completed from my 1001 list and it is the 4th novel I have read for the Gothic Reading Challenge.  Emily started writing this book in 1845 and completed it … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 23)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 16)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE … Continue reading

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Review of Heart of Darkness

The first novel that I have completed for the Victorian Reading Challenge is the Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  This work was published in 1899 in a three-part series in Blackwood’s Magazine.  Also, this is the 18th novel that I have completed … Continue reading

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Review of The Castle of Otranto

The first book that I completed for the Gothic challenge was The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole. The first edition of this work was released in 1764 and it was claimed to be a translation of a manuscript that was printed … Continue reading

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Review of Saturday

The fifteenth novel that I completed from my 1001 list was Saturday written by the English writer Ian McEwan.  All of the action takes place during one day and everything revolves around Henry Perowne, a neurosurgeon.  Please note that I don’t give away … Continue reading

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