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Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift | Book Review

Gulliver's Travels - Book Cover (from pub year 1900)

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 ... Read More »

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 ... 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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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, ... 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 ... Read More »