Metamorphoses by Ovid – Book Review

Title: Metamorphoses Author: Ovid Translator: David Raeburn Genre/Themes: Classic Literature, Narrative Poem, Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology Blurb from Penguin Classics Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem, in an accessible translation by David Raeburn In Metamorphoses, Ovid brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation, often as a result of … Continue reading Metamorphoses by Ovid – Book Review

Angel by Elizabeth Taylor – Book Review

Title: Angel Author: Elizabeth Taylor Genre/Themes: Modern Classic, Books about Authors and Writing Process, Class Divide, Unlikeable Characters Blurb from Goodreads Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to become a … Continue reading Angel by Elizabeth Taylor – Book Review

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Book Review

Title: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plath Genre: Modern Classic Trigger Warning DepressionSuicidal IdeationGraphic descriptions of suicide attempts Blurb from Goodreads Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. … Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Book Review

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Book Review

Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Genre/Themes: Classic Literature, Gothic, Drama, Romance Blurb from Goodreads 'To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive' During an eventful season at Bath, … Continue reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Book Review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – Book Review

Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Brontë Genre/Themes: Classic Literature, Gothic Fiction, Romantic Drama, Early Feminism Blurb from Goodreads Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to … Continue reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – Book Review