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Uneven work, which at its best, rivals and even exceeds the two Alice books in quality. However, at other times, it seems disjointed.
10/03/2010
An excellent translation which still glosses over some of the more risque portions of the book. Nevertheless, a great read and a superb collection of short stories.
10/03/2010
An excellent book - but it is a condensation of Frazer's entire work. One of the finest (but outdated) works on the origins and study of religion
10/03/2010
Goes over the top far too often; otherwise a pungent and penetrating book. However, one cannot and does not sympathise with the main character, i.e the Boss
10/03/2010
Almost alone among all major Victorian novelists, Ms. Gaskell deals with the lives of the poor and downtrodden - their lives, hopes, etc. While there have been better writers, few depict rural England in a more realistic manner than Elizabeth Gaskell.
10/03/2010