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North and South represents quintessential Gaskell in many ways. There is strong realism in her characters and the depiction of the conditions of England. Along with Dickens, Ms. Gaskell remains one of the most potent critics and observers of Victorian England.
10/03/2010
A lovely and sentimental account of C. Bronte by a contemporary. It is of great historical interest as well, to see one of the foremost women novelists of that era write about another.
10/03/2010
An interesting epistolatory novel from Jane Austen. However, I must say that I do not like it as much as her other works.
10/03/2010
Outstanding book. Has been labelled by many as a children's classic but I wouldn't agree. This is even darker than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and it has a much more richer and twisted assortment of characters. Carroll is at his finest here in his renditions of Jabberwocky. Easily would make it to the top 10 books I've read along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
10/03/2010
Classic book and classic sci-fi. Most of its premises now seem a little ridiculous but Verne's writing compensates for that. Along with his great contemporary, Wells, they were the pioneers of early science fiction.
10/03/2010
Lovely novel and a fine sample of Alcott's writing. However, for those who have read all her works, there is a certain repetitive element that is encountered in her writings.
But, Little Women is a special book, especially the second half, "Good Wives". I've always been moved by Beth's death and Jo's resulting loneliness. Amy and Meg, though not as likeable, are much more realistically drawn.
10/03/2010
Jacob Lightman - Elaborately Detailed World-Building, Intriguing Futuristic Tech, and Speculative Sci-Fi
FEATURED AUTHOR - Jacob Lightman lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and is the author of the science fiction adventure novel A Buzz. He is passionate about creating new worlds with exciting, dynamic, and fun characters. When he isn’t writing, Jacob enjoys lifting weights, cooking, and collecting old books. As our Author of the Day, he tells us all about his book, A Buzz.