Tag: Classic Literature

Orlando by Virginia Woolf: Book Review

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, “The longest and most charming love letter in literature,” playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf’s close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries of boisterous, fantastic adventure, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth’s England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: A Review

The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Book Review

Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with knowledge, in particular the knowledge that could lead to creating a life from dead flesh. Through his success, Frankenstein rejects his creation leading to death and tragedy in his already fragile life. My Review My Rating: 4/5 This marvellously haunting tale of a scientist bent by ambition to create life

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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates: A Review

Marriage can be difficult but for some it’s a chore. and ‘Revolutionary Road’ follows the tale of a broken marriage. Throughout the novel, Frank and April Wheeler constantly find new ways of irritating and disgusting each other. My Review Rating: 3/5 This novel explores into depth the issues with marriage and how not to cope with them. From

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Stoner by John Williams: A Review

‘Stoner’ follows the simple life of William Stoner from his acceptance into university for agriculture to teaching English at that very same establishment until his death where he is barely remembered. There is nothing special about William Stoner. He has a troubled marriage, dabbles in infidelity and teaches students English Literature and dies with very

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