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Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian lower class. It is subtitled ‘.
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The Woodlanders is a novel by Thomas Hardy and it was serialised from May 1886 to April 1887 in Macmillan’s Magazine and published in three volumes in 1887. It is not well-known as are other of his books, but to the best of my knowledge it is regarded as one of Hardy’s major novels and, according to Wikipedia, it is considered Continue reading The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy (review) →
I watched this adaptation of Jane Eyre yesterday and I have to admit that I did have great expectations for this one. However, I was rather disappointed than rewarded for watching it.
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I have just watched the very first episode of The Onedin Line, a 1971 BBC production and although I am perfectly ready to admit that I am long overdue, I cannot help but feeling a new obsession coming up.
Plot: James Onedin is a poor young skipper in Liverpool who dreams of starting his own shipping business and breaking free from his powerful boss. In order to acquire his first ship, Charlotte Rhodes, he marries Anne the daughter of the ship owner and the adventure begins…
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The nursery rhyme: Continue reading And then there were none (2015): a review →
Due to the fact that I was writing my dissertation this year, I didn’t manage to achieve my goodreads goal, which was to read 27 books in 2015. However, I did manage to read some really interesting and worth reading books, some of which I was meaning to read for a long time, and I guess that should count for something.
One of the books I always meant to read was The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I am a sucker for good detective stories and mysteries (I totally blame Agatha Christie for that), so I really do not have an excuse for not having read all these years the novel that started all.
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As I am sure you already know the name George Eliot is the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, who decided to sign her books using a male name because at the time women were thought to be incapable of serious writing. Adam Bede was first published in 1859 and it is the writer’s first novel.The plot is based on ....