Back to the Classics 2018, Book reviews, Classics, The Classics Club, Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf Essay, published in 1929, ★★★✫ My first longer book by the author (I had only read and much enjoyed another essay, How Should One Read a Book? in a collection of essays by various authors. This essay is aimed to answer the question of the role of women… Continue reading A Room of One’s Own

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Book reviews, Classics, Classics Book Tag, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Classics Club, Uncategorized

The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables, ★★★✫ Nathaniel Hawthorne, written in 1850, published in 1851 ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading ★★★★ Books that surely have stayed with me. ★★★ Very enjoyable read, recommendable. ★★ Meh. Nothing remarkable. ★ Run. The half star, ✫, would make it closer to the higher category, an in-between of sorts.… Continue reading The House of the Seven Gables

Book reviews, Classics, The Classics Club

My Antonia

My Antonia, Willa Cather, 1918 ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading ★★★★    Books that surely have stayed with me. ★★★       Very enjoyable read, recommendable. ★★          Meh. Nothing remarkable. ★             Run. The half star, ✫, would make it closer to the higher category, an in-between of sorts. I had been wanting to read My Antonia for… Continue reading My Antonia

Book reviews, Classics, The Classics Club

Guzmán de Alfarache

GUZMÁN DE ALFARACHE ★★★★✫ Originally published: 1599 Author: Mateo Alemán Genre: Picaresque Fiction Translator: James Mabbe Published in English: 1622 I'm so sad to see there's no papercopy of this book in English. I've found this, though, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/... What's neat about that, it's that the translation into English by James Mabbe happened close in time to… Continue reading Guzmán de Alfarache

Classics, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Classics Club

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Curious case of Benjamin Button, F. Scott Fitzgerald ★★★★ Duration: 02:55:46 Includes: Lost decade -- Three hours between planes -- Bridal party -- Babylon revisited. F. Scott Fitzgerald - Author Scott Brick - Narrator Grover Gardner - Narrator Ray Porter - Narrator Jeff Cummings - Narrator Paul Michael Garcia - Narrator This was a short audio,… Continue reading The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Back to the Classics 2017, Classics, The Classics Club

Pavilion of Women

This review doubles up for the Back to the Classics, and the first completed title in my Classics Club list. Pavilion of Women, by Pearl S. Buck, 1946 Listened to book by Oasis Audio My rating, ★★★✫ Last year I read a few titles about China and Japan. My favorite was The Makioka Sisters. The Makioka Sisters… Continue reading Pavilion of Women