Tag Archives: classics

Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy (audio)

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, headstrong girl who has just come into the ownership of her uncle’s farm. She’s also beautiful, and has caught the eye of many. The cast of suitors: Gabriel Oak: a former farmer and shepherd that … Continue reading

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Middlemarch, by George Eliot (audio)

I’m not even going to attempt to summarize Middlemarch. It’s a situational story about a small town in Britain, and the various things that happen to several key families. Actually, I’m not even sure I can really review this book. … Continue reading

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The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

This is a collection of six short stories by Daphne du Maurier: The Birds, Monte Verita, The Apple Tree, The Little Photographer, Kiss Me Again Stranger, and The Old Man. Note: This isn’t the cover of my copy. Mine is … Continue reading

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Queen Mab, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Preface: I really, really suck at reading poetry. And I mean REALLY. As in, 90% of the time, I can’t understand a word I read. Several years ago, I started a project to try to improve my poetry-reading skills, and … Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)

I have read the story of Jekyll & Hyde so many times since my first read eight years ago that I really cannot just review it like a normal book. Even my first review – my third read-through, and one … Continue reading

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Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin

When Mary Anne Singleton visits San Francisco, she decides to stay there permanently, leaving her more traditional life back in Cleveland. She finds a place to live at 28 Barbary Lane, where the occupants of the various apartments operate much … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath (audio)

This is the third or fourth time I’ve experienced The Bell Jar, though the first time on audio. I don’t normally listen to rereads on audio if I already have a strong attachment to the book, but Jason said Maggie … Continue reading

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