The Woman in White – Review

Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is one of the BEST classic books I’ve read. EVER. If I’m completely honest, this book changed my whole perspective about classics. I fell headlong into this book and discoveredContinue reading “The Woman in White – Review”

Lady Susan – Review

In short, when a person is always to deceive, it is impossible to be consistent. This short epistolary novel acquaints us with Lady Susan Vernon, a recent widow, who wields her beauty and flirtatious manner in such a way to get whatever and whoever is she wants. Lady Susan is beautiful and manipulative; men seemContinue reading “Lady Susan – Review”

Silas Marner – Review

Poor Marner went out with that despair in his soul… This hasn’t happened to me before, maybe I haven’t taken the time to do this but when I finished this book (a Friday) I wanted to write down some of my favorite quotes. As I reviewed the passages and thought about the characters, I somehowContinue reading “Silas Marner – Review”

Middlemarch – Review

Oh, please stay, and let me give you some tea. Be warned, you will need several cups, perhaps several pots of tea when you decide to embark on the journey, the experience of reading and appreciating this piece of classic Victorian literature. I finished this book months ago and I’ve struggled to summarize or shouldContinue reading “Middlemarch – Review”

Mary Barton – Review

“And it is hard to live on when one can no longer hope.” “My heart is breaking, my heart is breaking.” “I sometimes think there’s two sides to the commandment; and that we may say, Let others do unto you, as you would do unto them, for pride often prevents our giving others a greatContinue reading “Mary Barton – Review”