Category Archives: classics

Middlemarch by George Eliot

George Eliot tackles the timeless problems of life in a small community in her classic novel Middlemarch.  First off, Eliot tackles young romance and the sometimes misguided approach to marriage.  Dorothea becomes enamored of a much older man, Mr. Casaubon, because he … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I remember reading A Tale of Two Cities while I was still in high school.  There was a used bookstore local college students regularly purchased and sold their books.  My friends and I were regulars there, and I loved poring through … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein: The Original 1818 ‘Uncensored’ Edition I saw “The New Annotated Frankenstein” and read some excerpts. I was interested to learn there was an earlier version that was different from the version I owned: Mary Shelley’s original 1818 text. I … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

The Power And The Glory by Graham Greene

Set in the 1930’s in a remote section of Mexico, Graham Greene’s classic The Power and the Glory tells a tale of two priests:  Padre Jose and “The Whiskey Priest” during a time when the local government has outlawed religion and … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Oh, what can I say about Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian?  It’s about a violent way of life on the Texas-Mexico border during the 1850’s; more specifically about a 14 year old boy, “the kid,” and his bloody adventures as he journeys … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Custom Of The Country by Edith Wharton

“When The Custom of the Country was first published in 1913, it was her ninth novel, and her audiences were eager to read Wharton’s indictment of the American upper class.  They weren’t to be disappointed.  In this novel, we follow the … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Emma by Jane Austen

At this point there isn’t a Jane Austen novel I haven’t already read, but such joys should never be experienced only in the singularity.  So it was with anticipation that I picked up Emma after many years of first experiencing … Continue reading

Posted in classics, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment