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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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Wild about Wilde... oh, was that a bit predictbable?

Advantages: It's Oscar Wilde! And a lot of it too!
Disadvantages: You wouldn't want to be carrying it around in your handbag!

...Being a big fan of Mr. Wilde and his writing, I asked for a favourite for my birthday, The Picture of Dorian Gray and was pleasantly surprised with this vast book. It's a stunning book, thick and hardback in a rich blue colour, with gold lettering and ...

hannahliz 29.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde

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