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Panpan

I found The Adventures Of Augie March a real slog to read. The characters I cared about and enjoyed reading – like Mimi – were all bit-players. I could have happily put this one down mid-way through, never picked it up again, and lived a long happy life not knowing or caring what happened to Augie March in the end. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-adventures-of-augie-march-saul-bellow/ #American #Literature #ClassicBooks

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Pickpick

This novel is a lot more introspective than I expected. Really, this whole story is about interior worlds. Frankenstein, at its heart, is about the shame and guilt of the Doctor, and the loneliness and desperation of his monster. It's all the more impactful when you learn about Mary Shelley's life, and the experiences that inspired her... Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/frankenstein-mary-shelley/ #SpookyReads #ClassicBooks

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Scoop | Evelyn Waugh
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Mehso-so

It‘s kind of funny, really, to read a book about journalists and newspapers written before the News Of The World scandal. Scoop reads like a time capsule of the by-gone “heyday” of newspaper journalism. I admire Waugh‘s incredible foresight in his premise and plot, but it wasn‘t mind-blowing reading. It really evoked The Thirty-Nine Steps for me... Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/scoop-evelyn-waugh/ #ClassicBooks #Journalism

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Samary
The Monkey's Paw | W. W. Jacobs

“She then waited as patiently as her sex would permit, for him to broach his business, but he was at first strangely silent.”

Oh, 1902 England... haha

#themonkeyspaw #classicbooks

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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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Mehso-so

I‘m stuck in the 20th century as far as literary critique of this one goes; critics in that era came to view the story as a tragedy, where Don Quixote‘s simple idealism is rendered useless by a harsh reality. Sure, there are plenty of quick quips and slapstick encounters, but really, the truth at the heart of the story is terribly sad. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/don-quixote-miguel-de-cervantes-saavedra/ #ClassicBooks

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Spooky reading season is upon us!! I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to outright horror, but I'm game for thrillers, true crime, and - of course - the classics! What will YOU be reading in the run-up to Halloween this year? #Spooky #ClassicBooks #TrueCrime #Thriller #Halloween #AmReading #October

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Stellina
They Were Sisters | Dorothy Whipple, Celia Brayfield
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Always looking to add to my Persephone book collection and this biannual has lots of info on what's new, lengthy reviews and a chance to explore some classics in women's fiction that you may not have heard of.

#persephonebooks #thepersephonebiannually #classicbooks #classics #womensfiction #womenauthors #authors #fiction #bibliophone #collecting #bookcollections #bookworm #books #read #reading

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Pickpick

Brave New World was published in 1931, but it holds up - probably best suited to sociology students, and/or naïve teenagers who need a bit of a wake-up call. It‘s definitely less depressing than 1984, if that‘s your concern – they still have sex, drugs, and rock‘n‘roll in Huxley's version of the World State, after all. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/brave-new-world-aldous-huxley/ #Dystopian #ClassicBooks

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Dawnrod1970
Untitled | Unknown
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Book haul from Barnes & Noble today. Never read the two classics so figured they would be light fun reads.

#barnesandnoble #bookhaul #classicbooks #tbr

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

The Pilgrim's Progress reads like a part-poem, part-play, part-story. The narrator recounts a dream that he had in jail about a pilgrim – Christian – who abandons his wife and children to hike to Heaven. It's a bit of a slog for a contemporary reader, but also gives great insight into the origins of much of today's literature. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-pilgrims-progress-john-bunyan/ #ClassicBooks #Literature

Leftcoastzen Liked your review, I need to give it a go . 6mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Leftcoastzen Awesome - would love to hear what you think of it! ❤ 6mo
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