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The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

Russian literature is a rich and ongoing literary tradition any serious reader needs to explore. Here are the essential Russian books you must read.

Reading the classics can be tough, there's no doubt about that. I posted earlier this year about how to read more classic books, but if you're struggling to figure out where to start, here's a list of nine classic books worth reading. How To Read More, What To Read, I Love Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Feminist Books, The Age Of Innocence

9 Classic Books Worth Reading: A Classic Book List Reading Challenge

Reading the classics can be tough, there's no doubt about that. I posted earlier this year about how to read more classic books, but if you're struggling to figure out where to start, here's a list of nine classic books worth reading...

Have you ever been so bored of the men at a party that you create an entirely new genre of literature? Did you then follow that up by writing one of the most enduring monster stories of all time? That’s the potted version of Mary Shelley’s life, but that’s what happened, and we should all be worshipping at her feet... #BookReview #Frankenstein #Halloween #Spooky #Reading #BestBooks #Goodreads Dr Frankenstein, Mary Shelley Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus, Literary Fiction, Cult Movies, Classic Books, American Horror Story, Halloween Cupcakes, Halloween Party

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Spooky Reads, Classic Books, Women Writers)

The original full title was "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus", though most modern editions (including mine, see above) exclude that subtitle, which is a shame because it tells us a lot about the story. A quick Greek mythology lesson: Prometheus created mankind on Zeus's orders...

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton One of the most convincing love stories you’ll ever read, set in the stifling world of New York’s high society — and the first novel by a woman to win the Pulitzer prize. Classic Literature, Classic Books, Martin Scorsese, Best Historical Fiction Books, Fiction Novels, Romance Novels, Ernst Hemingway, Books To Read, My Books

10 Literary Classics Worth Revisiting Now

This week, our picks for 10 classically intimidating reads. Click through to get reacquainted with your once-shelved classics.

Read "A Passage to India" by E M Forster available from Rakuten Kobo. Forster’s 1924 masterpiece, A Passage to India, is a novel that tackles the thorny notions of preconceptions and m. 100 Books To Read, Good Books, Classics To Read, A Passage To India, Books Everyone Should Read, Classic Books, Classic Literature, Literature Books, English Literature

18 Classic Adventure Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Including a mix of fiction and nonfiction for you to explore.

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Book Review: She Came To Stay by Simone de Beauvoir (Feminist Classic Books, Books In Translation)

She Came To Stay (or, in the original French, L'Invitée) was Simone de Beauvoir's first novel, published in 1943, a fictional account of her and Jean-Paul Sartre's relationship with Olga Kosakievicz (to whom the book is dedicated). This will hardly come as a shock, but it turns out de Beauvoir had some hard feelings...

From timeless nonfiction by W.E.B. Du Bois to Octavia E. Butler’s modern classic, these classic books represent a range of genres and explore Black experiences in the face of racial injustice.   #books #classicbooks #blackwriters Best Books To Read, Great Books, My Books, Classic Literature, Classic Books, Books By Black Authors, Book Tv, Spanish Class, What To Read

20 Classic Books by Black Authors

Looking to read more classic literature by Black authors? We've created the following must-read list to help get you started.

All booklovers carry inside them a handful of books that changed the way they live and see their lives, but what about the books that nudged the course of history in a different direction? Here's a list of seven books that changed the world. Best Books List, Best Books To Read, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Beloved Toni Morrison, Philosophy Books, Hope Symbol, Cool Books, First Novel

7 Books That Changed The World: A Book List on Keeping Up With The Penguins

All booklovers carry inside them a handful of books that changed the way they live and see their lives, but what about the books that nudged the course of history in a different direction? Here's a list of seven books that changed the world...

There are some characters in classic literature that just bug the heck out of me. Join me for some short rants! #classics #classicbooks #books #booklist #list #characters

Classic Literature's Most Annoying Characters

Crush the Classics Classic Literature's Most Annoying Characters Book Life - There are some characters in literature that just bother the he

The Odyssey by Homer, Trans. Robert Fagles {epic poetry} The first great written work of Western literature. Fagles' translation is superb. I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, Classic Literature, Classic Books, Homer Odyssey, Penguin Classics, Book Authors

10 Classic Literature Transformations

Pride and Prejudice. And Zombies. Classics are great! But everyone loves a good transformation, now and then. Enter: the new 2014 Kia Soul. So fresh.

Robinson Crusoe is part of an illegal expedition to purchase slaves, but winds up shipwrecked, and forced to work as a slave would to keep himself alive (only he gets a much happier ending than most slaves did, naturally). Best Books List, Good Books, Antique Books, Vintage Books, Christian Charities, Best Book Reviews, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Penguin Classics

Book Review: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Classic Books, English Literature)

Robinson Crusoe is part of an illegal expedition to purchase slaves, but winds up shipwrecked, and forced to work as a slave would to keep himself alive (only he gets a much happier ending than most slaves did, naturally)...

Have you ever read a book and thought, "Wow, this would make a great movie too!"? For some reason or another, none of these classic books actually got a movie, but they should have!

Classic Books Just BEGGING to Be Adapted to Film

Crush the Classics 14 Classic Books Begging to be Adapted to Film Book Life - Turns out there are a ton of movie and TV show adaptatio

The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton One of the most convincing love stories you’ll ever read, set in the stifling world of New York’s high society — and the first novel by a woman to win the Pulitzer prize. Classic Literature, Classic Books, Martin Scorsese, Best Historical Fiction Books, Fiction Novels, Romance Novels, Ernst Hemingway, Books To Read, My Books

10 Literary Classics Worth Revisiting Now

This week, our picks for 10 classically intimidating reads. Click through to get reacquainted with your once-shelved classics.

Why I Still Love Reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, a classic I first encountered as a child. I first discovered Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women around fourth grade. Entering Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy’s world was a delightful adventure. Good Romance Books, Good Books, Must Read Novels, Books To Read, Classic Literature, Classic Books, Love Now, My Love, Redeeming Love

A Classic I Loved as a Child–and Still Love Now (Classic Remarks)

What Is Classic Remarks? Classic Remarks is a meme hosted here at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. How Can I Participate?…

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Book Review: Party Going by Henry Green (Modernist Books, English Literature)

I think we all know by now that if you take a handful of rich people and put them in a confined space, you're going to get some good drama. It's a formula that's worked for reality TV for the past couple decades, and before that, Henry Green used it as the premise for his 1939 novel Party Going...

I've long wanted to read something by this groundbreaking author, and I finally did! Hope you'll visit my blog to find out what I thought of it! Virginia Woolf, Books To Read, My Books, Great Books, Language And Literature, English Literature, Classic Books, Classic Literature, Monólogo Interior

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I've long wanted to read something by this groundbreaking author, and I finally did! Hope you'll visit my blog to find out what I thought of it!