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A more perfect heaven by Dava Sobel |Book Review

Ever since the birth of human intelligence and civilisations, we have been intrigued by the overwhelming everyday miracles produced by nature surrounding us, but nothing can compare the enigma and the magical attractive force cast over human minds by the skies, the space or as it was called in the medieval times: the heavens. Related reading for you: Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel | Book Review Letters to Father by Dava Sobel | Book Review Longitude by Dava Sobel | Book Review Perfect Murder by Shakuntala Devi | Book Reviews Read More »

The First Scientist: Anaximander and his Legacy by Carlo Rovelli | Book Review

Did you ever wonder who the first scientist of the world was? The word “scientist” itself was first introduced in English language in year 1834 and the dictionary meaning of it is: “a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences”. Related reading for you: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown | Book Review The Eyre affair by Jasper Fforde | Book Review A more perfect heaven by Dava Sobel |Book Review A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson | Book Review Read More »

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 »

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes | Book Review

“The sense of and Ending” is in news with its fetching the 2011 booker prize for its writer, Julain Barnes. This short novella has finally achieved for him what his previous works could not, inspite of repeated nominations. Related reading for you: Julian Barnes awarded 2011 Man Booker Prize | News Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen | Book Review Lost In A Good Book By Jasper Fforde | Mini Article About A Book The Miguel Street by Sir V S Naipaul | Book Review Read More »

Villette by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

Villette by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

“Villette” was first published in 1953 and was received with admiration from public as well as critics. This is Charlotte Bronte’s last accomplished work before her untimely death in 1855. As we have noted before, Charlotte wrote based on her observations and experiences from real life, so much so that the characters and events of her novels were identified by some of her acquaintances as their own. Villette is no exception to this, and the novel heavily reflects Charlotte’s own stay at Brussels to acquire the requisite education and skills for opening a school with her sisters in England. Related ... Read More »