But can we talk about how The Age of Innocence is such a subtly amazing book? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is one of my favorite Victorian novels. I think Wilkie Collins does not get nearly enough attention! I picked up this biography at the library yesterday; I think it will be interesting to learn more about his life.
I liked the physicality of this story...it was extremely body-centered and that made the fairytale aspect shine, in my opinion. I do think OSC needs a wider "canvas" than this book allowed. The short length didn't give him room to flesh it out, and some characters and ideas fell flat. 3.5/5 ⭐️
I'm reading by flashlight because it's stormy and we have no power. 🔦
So true...I have such a nostalgia for the Arkansas Ozarks where I was born and raised. I have seen many pretty sights while traveling, but none surpass the beauty of those hills in bloom.
(July 4th road trip to STL ??) Poor Dorothea. She actually said, "There would be nothing trivial about our lives. Everyday things with us would mean the greatest things," about her prospective marriage. Nothing like the rude awakening of marriage and the familiarity it brings.
I'm feeling a rereading of Middlemarch. I have a lot of respect for George Eliot; she lived a unique and somewhat liberated life as a woman in the 19th century, but in her writing she chose to represent the majority of women who did not have the same opportunities.
When you find a typo that should have been caught before it was published. 🙄
This started out kind of "meh," but I think it was because there wasn't enough Miss Marple to begin with. It ended up being really good. She's a cute old lady with a brain like a steel trap.
This was a fun little swashbuckling tale.
Agatha Christie had a wonderful understanding of the human condition. Even the perpetrators in her novels are more than their act of murder...they are humans even as they act inhumanely. It makes her stories surprisingly complex and meaningful.