Musings of an enthusiastic reader.
Monday, October 8, 2018
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy was first published in 1878. The story takes place in the fictional Egdon Heath, a picturesque ar...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Independence Lost by Kathleen DuVal
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal was first published in 2016. The author is a professor o...
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Mrs. Hurtle in Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now
My general commentary on Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now is here . About half of Trollope’s important characters are women....
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope was first published in 1875. It is a stand-alone novel in that it was not part of Trollope’s two ...
Monday, August 27, 2018
Gibraltar, The Greatest Siege in British History by Roy Adkins and Lesly Adkins
Gibraltar, The Greatest Siege in British History by Roy Adkins and Lesly Adkins was first published this year. The subject is the Spanish ...
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Talking About Book Series
Book series have been around for a long time. It is safe to say that they have never been more popular than they are today. Lately, I have...
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe , though set in the seventeenth century, was first published in 1719. It is the story of the title character...
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