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Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift | Book Review

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift | Book Review

First published in 1726, this collection of Lemuel Gulliver’s fascinating voyages all over the world, has been loved, read and re-read by every child and adult familiar with the English language. The story appealing the children for its fictional quotient made of wonderful creatures ranging in size from a few inches to several feet, flying island, etc. and to adults for its keen representation of human nature and European society. The witty and satiric style of Jonathan Swift’s narrative has an universal appeal to every intelligent reader while the circumstances and surroundings aid in accomplishing the tale by providing the ... Read More »

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

“The Professor”, though first of the written works of Charlotte Bronte, was published in 1857 aftre her death. The novel had excited much curiosity because of its multiple rejections by publishers that made Charlotte finally wrote “Jane eyre”. “The Professor” is shortest of the tales by Charlotte but not incomplete, and is written with the same style of narrative and characters that she perfected later on in her other books. Related reading for you: Shirley by Charlotte Bronte| Book Review Villette by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review The Bronte Sisters – Charlotte, ... Read More »

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte| Book Review

“Shirley”, the second published novel by Charlotte Bronte, was released in 1949 amongst high anticipations by readers and critics after super success of “Jane Eyre” and like other works by Charlotte has been overshadowed by the artistic superiority and popularity of “Jane Eyre”. The book undoubtedly lacks the integrity of structure and the effects of Charlotte’s own mental agonies over the loss of her brother and sisters while writing this book is inevitably detectable. Still, “Shirley” does make a worthy read. Related reading for you: Villette by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review ... Read More »

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte| Book Review

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte| Book Review

This second and last novel by Anne Bronte was published in 1848, a year after publication of “Agnes Grey” and a few months before her death in May, 1949. Like her sister Emily, she also died before her time but not without gaining her place in the arena of English literature with her two novels. While “Agnes Grey” is shorter in length and easier to read with its simple characters and storyline, “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” is longer and introduces us to much more complex characters. Boook : The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall Author : Anne Bronte Publisher : ... Read More »

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte | Book Review

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte | Book Review

Agnes Grey, the first novel by Anne Bronte made its appearance in 1847 right along with her sister Emily Bronte‘s “Wuthering Heights“. Agnes is a daughter of a poor clergyman whose experiences are shared with the reader in this book. Boook : Agnes Grey Author : Anne Bronte Publisher : Various The story starts with Agnes’s childhood spent in the beautiful hills of England as a youngest daughter in a small and respectable family of a clergyman called Richard Grey. Her father loses his fortune in an unfortunate event and they are left with income just enough to get them ... Read More »

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte | Book Review

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte | Book Review

Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847, is known throughout the world as a classic love story and yet its most memorable scenes are filled with violence and to many readers, its characters appear ghastly who end up killing one another. For a normal love story, it is also odd that both lovers deliberately marry other partners, and the heroin – Catherine dies halfway through the novel, leaving new generation of characters to grow up and develop their own momentum. For such reasons, Wuthering Heights has possibly been the object of more discussion than any other novel in English literature and ... Read More »