My Week in Books

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My Week in Books (25/11/12)

This week’s selections . . .   The Convert by Elizabeth Robins Novel adapted from the Edwardian stage play ‘Votes For Women’. A surprisingly open and radical approach by Ibsen actress Robins to the suffrage movement. Dracula by Bram Stoker This week’s text for my Madness & Sexuality class is the classic bad boy of Gothic Lit … Continue reading

My Week in Books (18/11/12)

This week’s selections . . . Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti Rossetti’s most famous epic poem. A twisted and pre-Raphelite exploration of female sexuality, capitalism and the Victorian marriage market. Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara is the estranged daughter of Andrew Undershaft, Earl and arms dealer. As a Major in the Salvation Army she … Continue reading

My Week in Books (4/11/12)

This week’s selections . . . The Railway Children by E. Nesbit Another one from my Edwardian fiction class. Really enjoyable read and bizarrely mature. Deals with the break-up of family, political intrigue, and poverty through three children who love the local railway. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Classic Victorian detective fiction. Doppelgangers, … Continue reading

My Week in Books (28/10/12)

This week’s selections . . . Peter Pan; or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up by J.M. Barrie On my reading list for university class on Edwardian fiction. More sinister than the Disney film allows. Reading the original play was definitely an eye-opener. Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb A totally new writer for … Continue reading

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