Claire's resourcefulness and intelligent sensitivity make the love-conquers-all, happily-ever-after ending seem a just reward.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
It is a fact that Joseph Conrad has placed an unreasonable amount of controversy on the table, after his publication of is novel. However, its is ultimately the readers choice. The readers can choose who is the victim from who is the villain.
On the whole, Hearn supplies interesting information with a light touch—possibly too light in the last third of the book...Restored passages not seen in the original appear in the appendices...his liberally illustrated and beautifully designed book offers many pleasures for the general reader.
By the time Sophie and Langdon reach home base, everything—well, at least more than enough—has been revealed. Bulky, balky, talky.
...surprising emotion...Readers yet to discover the story of Oz will find a wholly original vision in this edition.
This well-known story marks the beginning of perhaps the greatest, possibly most influential, and certainly the most world-famous Victorian English fiction, a book that hovers between a nonsense tale and an elaborate in-joke.
Pip’s path lies in a different direction. Rereading the end of Great Expectations...I’m reminded of how moving his part is. Of all the characters, he has the most to learn...That may not be unexpected. But it’s deeply satisfying, all the same.
Only Time Will tell is a cracking good read...a multiple narrative allows Harry’s story to unfold on a variety of levels giving impetus to the plot as well as extra depth and insight into the characters.
Bram Stoker's Dracula...appears in an abridged edition with haunting pencil illustrations in gray and red that seem to mysteriously dissolve into the darkness. Glossy pages bordered in red, make the book look as if it has been dipped in blood, offering delectably spinetingling trappings to the classic tale.
In befriending Atticus and carrying his father’s memory to those serene mountain peaks, Ryan admits he discovered a rare peacefulness, a quality that underscores this touching chronicle.
The Annotated Sense and Sensibiity is a lovely addition to any Austen-philes’s collection, and a wonderful way for readers to immerse themselves not only in the timeless story, but in the customs of 19th century rural England.
It was a sad story but do read the story to find out more if there is a happy ending. I enjoyed this book...
Insight Edition has succeeded in adding a whole new dimension to Austen’s work. The text of Pride and Prejudice largely speaks for itself and yet the editors did a wonderful job of adding information that enriched the book and made it even more appealing.
the story comes across with an honesty that is admirable. And yes, the end had me bawling like a baby.
...Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky should be considered a classic because Raskolnikov’s character and judgment are very interesting, Porfiry’s aspect and infusing guilt was effective, and the theme was very strong and very prevalent.
Given Bowen’s inherent decency, he might well have turned things around even without his feline friend, but he convincingly makes the case that Bob was the cat-alyst.
... her prose is a bit on the dull and repetitive side.
Throughout Rin Tin Tin: The Life of the Legend Susan Orlean presents a story that is as engrossing as it is illuminating, which is, of course, her special magic.
Sharp-eyed readers may note that in places the seams in this patchwork quilt are a little clumsy. A tougher editor might have clamped down on some of Mr Bryson's lazy habits, such as the tiresome re-use of the phrase “very real”.