Category Archives: Classics

North and South

Elizabeth Gaskell has written a lengthy (fictional) expose of life in mid-nineteenth century England in a mill town. Exploring the themes of poverty, class, snobbery, working unions, and personal integrity, she weaves the story of Margaret Hale and her genteel … Continue reading

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Persuasion

“…She believed she must now submit to feel that another lesson, in the art of knowing our own nothingness beyond our own circle, was become necessary for her.” I doubt there are many who are not familiar with the plot … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

I am not sure what drew me to pick up this classic that I last read in ninth grade! I could remember the bare bones of the plot but not much else, so the characters Dickens creates drew me in … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now

Matilda Carbury is a a genteel widow on the verge of poverty. She has two children, Felix and Hetta, to provide for. Unfortunately Felix has wasted his living through gambling and his mother does not seem to know how to … Continue reading

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