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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 ...

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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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Be Ready: Daddy's Girl Is Pulling Down The Shades!

Advantages: Austerely beautiful and written novel by Fitzgerald
Disadvantages: Drags at times, and shifts perspectives too much

****************************************************************** TITLE: Tender is the Night RATING: ***½ AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Ltd. LENGTH: 400 pages AVAILABILITY: 1.63 GBP on Amazon BOOK ISBN: ...

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Beautiful people from the Jazz Age

Advantages: Interesting and descriptive setting
Disadvantages: After an intriguing start, doesn't really go anywhere

The author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was one of the foremost names in American literature between the wars, despite a fairly slender output of only five novels, one published posthumously, and several short stories. The foremost writ ...

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Not so Tender is the read!

Advantages: Very real drama, the reader gets caught up in the story
Disadvantages: Not as light and humorous as his other work

My route into the work of Fitzgerald did not start as people often do with Gatsby, but I read a number of his short stories. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and other stories, and The Basil and Josephine stories are light easy reads. The language and sty ...

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