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Villa Diodati's Legacy or Mary Shelley's Counter-Enlightenme

Advantages: The most comprehensive edition of the classic novel required
Disadvantages: None

For those who are unaware of one of the most famous stories in Gothic literature, I would like to introduce you to “the story of Frankenstein… I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you.” You won’t find any of these lines in t ...

BlackSwan 24.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

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The dark disturbing wit of Saki

Advantages: The dark humour of many of the timeless stories
Disadvantages: Some of the humour is rather dated

... ‘Saki’ ‘Saki’, a name taken from ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’, was the pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916). Although he wrote a couple of novels, three very short plays and a work on Russian history, he is best remembered for his short s ...

JOHNV 23.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Saki - Saki

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Diamond review  Man's Inhumanity to Man

Advantages: historically important, thought provoking
Disadvantages: difficult to read at times, and upsetting subject matter

Since I first got my kindle, I have been reading classic novels for various reasons, not least of which is that many of them are available free direct from Amazon, without having to go to any dodgy download sites or break any laws. As the books have be ...

bettyboo47 07.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly - Harriet Stowe

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Give Uncle Tom A Chance!

Advantages: A truly phenomenal novel
Disadvantages: It must be regarded in its historical context

...If you're going to attempt to compare this novel to modern fiction, don't bother. Uncle Tom's Cabin is essentially a product of a very specific time in American history (it was published in 1852) and it is very important to consider attitudes at the time ...

DoubleFantasy11 08.07.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly - Harriet Stowe

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Uncle Tom's Cabin - a cry for equality

Advantages: Interesting characters
Disadvantages: Too sentimental

Uncle Tom's Cabin was written specifically by Harriet Beecher Stowe inorder to appeal to white middle class American women at the time and to inform them of the issues that were surrounding the treatment of different races within American society. This bo ...

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Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly - Harriet Stowe

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