Often rated as important as the Bible as a Christian document, this famous story of man’s progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim’s trials and temptations follows him in his
Baldwin’s haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds himself unable to repress his impulses, despite his determination to live the conventional life he envisions for himself.
When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin’s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic
Harriett is the Victorian embodiment of all the virtues then viewed as essential to the womanly ideal: a woman reared to love, honour and obey. Idolising her parents, she learns from childhood to equate love with self-sacrifice, so that when she falls in love with the fiance of her closest friend, there is only one
Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It’s one of those books that is on every single “Literary Must Read” list ever written. And for good reason, too–the themes are big ones: slavery, racism, religion, death, friendship and love out of society’s norms. I finally sat down to read it last week…with super high hopes. Alas, the book did not
Today we are overly familiar with science fiction about alien invasion. Every time I turn around, there is another movie about creatures from outer space. Most often, they have some kind of man-like quality, in varying degrees of monstrosity and technical power. But back at the turn of the century, hardly anyone had heard or
I knew it had to happen sooner or later, though I had hoped it never would. Jane Austen has finally failed me. This is not my first time reading Persuasion, although it is the first I’ve made it the whole way through. Of the four JA novels I’ve read so far…this is by far the worst.
Hey ya’ll! Did you know I am now on Snapchat? You can find me at Username: hmills96. Come follow me for weird book thoughts, random cooking escapades, and of course all my nerdy fandom obsessions! What are you currently reading? Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Graphic Novel:
Reflect on your bookish life in 2015… I can’t believe today is the last day of 2015. What a year it has been! I plan on doing a 2015/2016 post on Monday, but as for my bookish 2015, it’s been a good year. I far surpassed my reading goal of 200 books. I’ve read harder
Last one of the year! I’m wrapping up #ReadWomen, and starting the first Trees of Reverie challenge of 2016! What are you currently reading? A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling