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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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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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The American dream... Or not!!!!!

Advantages: Interesting in places, history involvement
Disadvantages: Predictable outcome

Funnily enough most of the schools across the United Kingdom have had to had this book read out and studied upon in class... Why? Due to the fact that this book is used in English GCSE exams.... My first experience therefore was several years ago because ...

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Review of Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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living off the fat of the land

Advantages: imagery of the book is good, great story and life truths
Disadvantages: too many people slate it

I was first introduced to this book in secondary school as I was studying GCSE at the time. I purchased it from the school for £2 and I'm sure that's not a huge difference from today's availability online. There are many editions now, but be sure to purch ...

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Review of Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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