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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 ...

Zoe.e 28.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly - Harriet Stowe

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The Secret Goldfish

Advantages: A great novel and some wonderful short stories
Disadvantages: Seymour: An Introduction is rather indulgent

The JD Salinger Box Set is a special hardcover collection containing The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories aka For Esmé with Love and Squalor, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour - An Introduction. Although he ...

Jake_Speed 29.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of J.D. Salinger Boxed Set - J.D. Salinger

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Novel without a hero but with a great anti-heroine

Advantages: An entertaining and absorbing read with some truly horrendous characters
Disadvantages: The language is Victorian and so is a little prissy in places

Firstly, although this book is catalogued on Ciao as being by John Sutherland it is, of course, the masterpiece of fiction written by Thackeray. John Sutherland is an Oxford professor who has written a lengthy introduction and copious notes on the text f ...

ladybracknell 16.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Vanity Fair - John Sutherland

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