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The Yellow Wallpaper – Does This Book Change The Way You See Insanity?

Book Review : The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Stetson Kindle Edition Spoiler Alert! Summary First published in 1892, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is … Continue reading

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“The Princess and the Goblin” – How Are Old Children’s Books Different Than New Books

Book Review: The Princess and the Goblin By George MacDonald Spoiler Alert! Summary Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth … Continue reading

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“1984” – Big Brother is Watching You

Book Review : 1984 by George Orwell Spoiler Alert! Winston Smith dutifully goes to work in the Ministry of Truth carefully updating all the records so that everything matches the proclamations of Big Brother so that everything the Party says … Continue reading

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“Jane Eyre” – How Do Classic Gothic Romances Compare to Modern Novels Like “Twilight”?

Book Review : Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (We liked this cover even though it is not the version we read, the sky is a bit gothic.) Spoiler Alert! Jane Eyre is orphaned and destitute. She lives with her aunt … Continue reading

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“Les Misérables” – Redemption of Man

Book Review : Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Prior to your reading this review, I warn you that I cannot write a short review for a book that is well over 1000 pages. If I attempted a short review it … Continue reading

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“The Count of Monte Cristo” – Love of a Swashbuckling Tale

Alexandre Dumas was a very interesting man. He was the illigitimate son of Alexandre Dumas and Marie-Catherine Labay, a dressmaker. He was acknowledged by his father, and as the law allowed, was removed from his mother’s custody. He appears to … Continue reading

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