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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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Persuasion

Advantages: It's an Austen classic - it was a pleasure to read
Disadvantages: Took a few pages to adjust to the sentence structure

Persuasion - Jane Austin Easily enticed to read this one… I have read Pride and Prejudice and; of course, I loved it. This prompted me to read another of Jane Austen’s works and after reading positive reviews I decided on this one. Easy to ge ...

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I'm persuaded of the worth of this book

Advantages: Absorbing story
Disadvantages: Not as humorous as Austen's earlier work

...From Jane Austen's first full-length novel to her last: after reviewing Northanger Abbey, I've moved on to Persuasion. Both novels were published together after Austen's death in 1818, but whereas Northanger Abbey had been completed in 1798, Persuasion ha ...

Absinthe_Fairy 16.12.2011 · Read full review
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Jane Austen's well respected for a reason...

Advantages: thought provoking, describes character well, good story line
Disadvantages: some people may not feel themes as relevant in current lifestyles

I devoured “Pride & Prejudice” (P&P) and “Sense & Sensibility” (S&S) two Summers ago, and was eager to read more of Jane Austen. I bought “Persuasion” shortly after, but decided not to start reading it due to a change in my life circumstances. The Jane Au ...

shoppingpenguin 20.09.2010 · Read full review
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