A Classics Challenge – admitting defeat

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Well, there is no use beating around the bush – I failed in my attempt to read lots more classics during 2012, despite signing up to November Autumns’ A Classics Challenge. The challenge goal was to read at least 7 classics during 2012 and respond to the question/discussion held at Katherine’s blog on the 4th […]

Book Review – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest Synopsis This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, “that name which inspires absolute confidence.” Wilde’s […]

Book Review – A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E M Forster

A Room With A View by E M Forster

A Room With A View Synopsis Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Edwardian England, personified in her terminally […]

A Classics Challenge – Sign-up

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Having just finished reading Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, a very fun novel about the protection of the classics, I am inspired to find more time this year to read classics. To help me achieve this goal I am signing up to the 2012 A Classics Challenge hosted by Katherine @ November’s Autumn. The challenge goal […]