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  • Victorian

    A Victorian Celebration – First post

    So, it’s 1st June and A Victorian Celebration starts today! I haven’t bought any of the books I was planning on reading but I’ll definitely try to start something today. I am very very intrigued by Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) which makes it the most probable first reading 🙂 I would also discuss some e-reading. Obviously, the cheapest way to read anything from the 19th century nowadays is to download it for free. Now, I have an iPad and I try to use it as much as I can but I always end up working on media – pics and movies – instead of using it for e-reading. For…

  • Random,  Victorian

    My first blogging event!

    I must admit I am not a fan of reading challenges or read-alongs. I like to read whenever I want and whatever I want. But, I found this event and it just felt perfect! There is no reading-list and no impositions, just two months devoted to reading one of my favourite periods and works: Victorian literature. The event, A Victorian Celebration, is hosted by A Literary Odyssey and, if you inscribe before 1st May you can win one of the Penguin Clothbound Editions from the following selection: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens Bleak House by Charles Dickens Hard Times by…

  • 19th century,  General Fiction,  Victorian

    Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Cranford is novel by English 19th century author Elizabeth Gaskell, published between 1951 and 1953 in Charles Dickens’ Household Word Magazine, mainly read by the middle classes. This review will focus only in Cranford. For more information about Mrs.Gaskell, click here. 4/5 When I was negotiating which book to choose for my project with my literature professor, I realized that I had the opportunity to read something fantastic that was not in the program. All my classmates decided on Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley or the Brontës. Our professor wanted us to focus on an author we had not previously read and doing some research on the web I…