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Julian Barnes awarded 2011 Man Booker Prize | News

Julian Barnes awarded 2011 Man Booker Prize | News

Julian Barnes, 65- year old British writer, was declared as the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction on Tuesday, 18th October in London, for his novella about a middle-aged man looking back on his younger days, “The Sense of an Ending”. The judges’ panel consisted of eminent writers and journalists including Matthew d’Ancona, Susan Hill, Chris Mullin, Gaby Wood and Dame Stella Rimington, former Director-General of MI5, as the Chair. The short list for 2011 prize, as declared on 6th September, comprised of following books: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol ... 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 »

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

“Jane Eyre“, the first published work of Charllotte Bronte received such an enthusiastic response from the public that it was required to print the third edition of the book within a year. This work with its display of passion and emotions of a woman, unusual for a 19th century England, was quite a stand alone for that time and brought fame to its creator, though to a pseudoname of “Currer Bell” assumed by her. Boook : Jane Eyre Author : Charlotte Bronte Publisher : Harper Collins Publishers (2010); and others The story is told by Jane herself starting from her ... Read More »