So many people make a name nowadays, that it is more distinguished to remain in obscurity.
I learned facts. Hint: he is the original example of “ write what you know”. BUT I was astonished by the authors‘ plaint about how pessimistic he was & that she couldn‘t understand it. Failing to understand your subject disqualifies you as a biographer and reduces you to a reporter. Which is probably why this book was like the driest English toast. There has just got to be a better telling. I‘ll search and let you know. #classics # Hardylover
In response to @julesG ‘s post about the Wordsworth Classics - These were bought in he 90‘s from a book outlet, so they‘re probably older than that. But they (Wordsworth) used to use art for their covers. It didn‘t always have anything to do with the book, but at least it didn‘t assault the eyes. 😀
Used Book Haul:
* Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
* The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour
* Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
* A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy
* A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
Has anyone read any of these? What did you think? Encourage me!
#OfHumanBondage #WSomersetMaugham #TheLonesomeGods #LouisLAmour #DoctorFaustus #ChristopherMarlowe #PairofBlueEyes #ThomasHardy #ADistantMirror #BarbaraTuchman #ClassicLit
Its was a collection of pretty poems, and I did enjoy them, but they just aren't something I think I would come back to. It was lovely to read how much this guy loved his wife, and his poems were easy to read. Beyond that, though, I don't think that I would read them again.