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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
3.86
Thank you, Wollstonecraft for your courage and voice. Her speech turned essay left me considering how some of the issues she calls humanity to task on ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Macbeth
3.86
I will always and forever love this play. It was the first Shakespeare play I read with the assistance of my very gifted older brother. He sat with me ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Richard III
3.90
Who hasn't wanted something so much it consumes them? This story gets at the heart of this desire and how wrong we feel when it seems that every effor ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.77
I started this book in college. It was a forced read. Despite this fact, when looking for a "classic" to read with my ninth grade honors class, I sele ...more
Mar 2012
Oct 04, 2008
 
The Bhagavad Gita
4.06
This book helped to enlighten me concerning the idea of dharmic responsibility and the relationship of karma to this. For the longest time I thought t ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Odyssey
3.69
I read this book in high school. I liked it okay, but I was neither mature enough as a reader nor person to access the text.

I read it again in colleg
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Communist Manifesto
3.48
I am not sure if this is translation I read... However, I really think it's important to read Marx and Engels commentary after the manifesto was writt ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.95
What I LOVE about this book is that parts were first published in the back of Play Boy. It was considered pulp. Today it falls under the cannon of lit ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.76
I didn't like it the first time I read it in High School. I sort of liked it the second time I read it in college. I loved it the third time I read it ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated
3.86
Nabakov reveals the voice of a pedophile. I struggled with appreciating Nabokov's skill all the while loathing the articulate main character. I was co ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Romeo and Juliet
3.72
Geez... why do so many people insist that this is the PERFECT Shakespeare play for 9th graders? I don't think I can teach it again. HELP!!! I am drown ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Idiot
4.16
The first Russian author that I have read. I was touched by the protagonist's innocence. I was angered by the willful deceit of those longing for powe ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.93
A summer romp in the forest. I played Oberon in a 6th grade production. I thought it was a drama because it was Shakespeare. I was very confused when ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Moon Is Down
3.85
I found the small novel on the basement floor. I read it and loved it. There is power in never submitting to the will of an oppressor. A polite smile ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Hamlet
3.99
"Oh that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into a dew. Or that the ever lasting had not fixed this cannon gainst self de ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Hard Times
3.47
One of my favorite Dicken's novels. He did an excellent job at demonstrating the strangle hold of the industrial revolution on the divergent populatio ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.77
Basic love story. Hemingway loves a stoic character, this time the hard ass is female. Her lover falls apart more than his normal male protagonist. Wh ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
My Name Is Asher Lev
4.17
I read this book on a bench in Norway. I was captivated by Asher's need to find his voice in a world that provided such defined structure. I have thou ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Red Pony
3.41
I guess I was suppose to like it. I read it with my 9th grade L.A. class and found myself bored by a dying horse. I want to like it... but... well... ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Little Prince
4.24
The first time read this I was experiencing great change in my life. The idea that we must be willing to lose to gain came to me. It gave me courage. ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Othello
3.86
The hot dangerous man your mother warned you about. He is possessed by both passion and jealousy. Despite that fact that he can command an army, he is ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Second Treatise of Government
3.75
It is a must read to understand what the founding fathers were talking about. As for a Sunday afternoon, rainy day read.. this one takes some thought ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Bastard Out of Carolina
4.06
We must protect our children. Boys will be boys is an underlining theme in the story. Do we let our sons get away with things that are unimaginable fo ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
okay... I can't remember the difference between this one and A Farewell to Arms. Which had the French girl? I just remember enjoying Hemingway a lot w ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
Loved the book. Loved the Kate Bush's song about the book. If you like the book, it's worth finding the song. If you like the song, it's worth looking ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Bleak House
3.98
Good story... I can only read the description of a house so many times. I recommend skimming over the detailed descriptions unless you love this sort ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Shakespeare's Sonnets (Arden Shakespeare)
4.23
Ahh... the joys of iambic pentameter. On the right day, I find his sonnets touching and profound. On the wrong day, they seem a bit silly (even if the ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
Black and Blue
3.83
I was drawn in by sense of being trapped the protagonist embodies. However, I enjoy a little more subtly in a story. This is raw and in your face.
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Oct 04, 2008
 
A Room of One's Own
4.05
She builds off of Wollstonecraft's arguments in Vindication and the Rights of Women. A must read for an understanding of the need for a Women's Moveme ...more
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Oct 04, 2008
 
David Copperfield
3.94
**spoiler alert** I love the little chap... but he grows up to be such a fop...even if he does help save the family fortune of his second love.
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Oct 04, 2008
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