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A Labyrinth of Interconnecting Guilts

Advantages: Much easier than most of Huxley and with a proper story
Disadvantages: None

...got to grips with the idea that Huxley doesn’t so much want to tell a story as expound his ideas. Once you know that, it makes it easier to choose whether to read him or not. On balance, I have come down on the side of not – ...

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Review of The Genius and the Goddess - Aldous Huxley

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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - Disappointing

Advantages: Cultural Interest
Disadvantages: Not very well written, inconsistencies, prejudice offputting

Published: Penguin Classics, Nov 2014 Hardback, 496 pages Translated by Malcolm C. Lyons The First English Translation of a Medieval Arab Fantasy Collection This is a collection of 18 short stories found in an incomplete manuscript in Istanb ...

ladyofflame 15.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - Malcolm C. Lyons

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Digging up the Gosse

Advantages: A great source of reference
Disadvantages: Scholarly perspective left behind

Edmund Gosse (1849 - 1928) Duration: 250 pages Genre: Biography Originally published by Heinemann in 1907, my copy was published by Penguin Books in 1949 Synopsis: 'Father and Son' is a chronicle of Edmund Gosse's background, indeed is a clash ...

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Review of Father and Son - Edmund Gosse

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Don't Judge A Book By It's Title

Advantages: Witty writing and compelling characters.
Disadvantages: I found it too melodramatic at times.

...Introduction This review is part of the Ciao library challenge. I had a look around the classics and found this without any reviews. A Simple Story isn't a very good title in my opinion. Why title your story a simple story when readers can read tale ...

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Review of A Simple Story - Elizabeth Inchbald

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The Heights of Literature

Advantages: A classic novel that impress peole with your variety of reading materials
Disadvantages: a slightly contrived ending

As many of you know, I have a great love of literature. Not just the current best sellers but children's classic, adult's classics, text books and many more genres. However, when studying my A2 literature I found that the books lost a lot of the appeal th ...

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Review of Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte

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