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A story in thoughts

Advantages: Beautifully written
Disadvantages: Not an easy read

...I had really very few expectations when I began this book. I read Mrs Dalloway some time ago, but couldn't really remember what her writing style was like, except that it wasn't particularly straightforward. I chose to read To the Lighthouse simply becaus ...

sunmeilan 19.07.2006 · Read full review
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Review of To the Lighthouse - Hermione Lee

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Moments of Being

Advantages: An interesting study of psychology and art.
Disadvantages: Takes some perseverance, and not the most riveting plot.

...Virginia Woolf's most daring expression of modernism continued her experiments in finding a distinctly female voice and writing style to stand against the male-dominated literary canon. Like 'Mrs. Dalloway' before it, which is more well known and less cer ...

Frankingsteins 07.03.2008 · Read full review
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Concentrate hard!

Advantages: Unique style
Disadvantages: ...unique style...

...I had the pleasure of reading this book in a literary salon with regular discussions over a period of a month. Apart from a few hastily abandoned pages of Proust (I was a little over-ambitious trying to read him in the original language), I guess this mus ...

sparklya 06.01.2006 · Read full review
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Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse'

Advantages: Wonderfully written, moving and thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Due to Woolfe's unique writing style, some confusion is inevitable!

This is a wonderful book, which explores the inner workings of people's minds as they go through everyday life. The focus is on one family, in particular the mother and father, who are both very complicated psychological character, and Woolf focuses on t ...

SMAL 17.12.2003 · Read full review
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Gothic goodness!

Advantages: Arguably the start of something amazing!
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...I'm a huge fan of Gothic literature, and definitely find that the classics that fit into the genre are the most exciting. I was quite appalled at myself for taking so long to find out about Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. The story is considered t ...

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Review of The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole

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