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by Herman Melville

A highly entertaining story of a young man's adventures and coming of age at sea and abroad. Great imagery and a short read for those who don't want to tackle Melville's epic novels.

Reviewed on 2010.08.19

The Sea Wolf

by Jack London

Highly reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness". The philosophical evaluation of the conflict between morality and amorality. The story exposes the duality of human nature through hardship and intimacy. The antagonist is a true anti-hero, someone we love to hate. Quite disturbing if you believe the author's comment that he based the character on a real ship's captain. Enjoy.

Reviewed on 2010.08.13

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

While this book probably inadvertently created a lot of the stereotypes of black people and southern whites, it also preserves the ideology of the era. It is always enjoyable to explore our history through the eyes of an contemporary observer. Certainly a worthwhile read for anyone at any age.

Reviewed on 2010.08.13

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