Category Archives: Classic Lit

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching

The purpose of a More Diverse Universe Challenge is to draw attention to authors of color. For my first book in the 2015 challenge I’d like to highlight a woman from the Harlem Renaissance era: Zora Neale Hurston Born in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

It’s been quite a while since I read this great old classic. I have a fondness in my heart for the book as I do about stories featuring children of this age group. But I did fear I might not … Continue reading

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A Classic: Madame Bovary: A Tale of Provincial Life

Author: Gustave Flaubert Translation by Lydia Davis Originally published in 1857. This translation was published in 2010 Somehow I missed reading this book in either high school or college. Its a classic that’s been floating around me for quite some … Continue reading

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Book Review of a Classic: Emma by Jane Austen

. Author: Jane Austen Published: 1815 Genre: Classic Romance Format: Audiobook Narrated by Flo Gibson Emma Wodehouse is the star of this novel. She’s a beautiful young woman who has been raised in an upper class home in England in … Continue reading

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Book and a Movie: Persuasion by Jane Austen

When I saw a dvd of the movie at the library, it reminded me that Persuasion is on my list to reread. It’s been at least thirty years since I last read this classic, but it’s a favorite of mine. … Continue reading

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A Classic: The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Hemingway Publisher: Charles Scribner, 1952 Format: Audiobook (Simon & Schuster) – Read by Donald Sutherland My husband and I read this book back when we were first married. We were in our twenties and big Hemingway fans. We … Continue reading

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Book Club Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Published in 1847 as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Smith, Elder & Co. of London Published a year later by Harper Brothers of New York One of the book clubs I belong to read Jane Eyre in February because, well, it’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

I’ve been meaning to read A Room With A View for quite a while. I finally started in on the book and, by the end, I decided to read it again, this time via audiobook. Then, by the time I … Continue reading

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Classic: Grapes of Wrath

We have our internet service back!! Hoo-ray!! Thanks everyone for hanging in with me. Finally, here’s my review of a great classic. ___________________________________________________________ Author: John Steinback Publisher: The Viking Press, 1939 Awards Won: National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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From My List of Classics: Beowulf

I chose to re-read this classic tale because of romantic memories from high school. I recall watching the boys in our literature class acting out the various scenes with pretend swords. They appeared so gallant, so brave and manly. I’m … Continue reading

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