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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Plot: A group of people is lured into coming to an island under different pretexts. All have been complicit in the death(s) of other human beings but either escaped justice or committed an act that was not subject to legal sanction. The guests and servants are charged with their respective crimes by a gramophone recording after dinner the first night and informed that they have been brought to the island to pay for their actions and one by one are starting to die in a manner that seems to parallel the ten deaths in the nursery rhyme.
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