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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 »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 – ... Read More »