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Sense and Sensibility
Oct 29, 2010
Dec 21, 2008
The Woman in White
Collins' work is the most readable of it's time that I recall reading. His use of language is quite modern, as is the pace of this story.
Dec 07, 2010
Jul 05, 2009
The Castle of Otranto
There's plenty of atmosphere here, enough to keep me glued to my tiny iPhone on the bus every day. But "crammed" with terror? I don't know about that....more
Nov 2010
Nov 06, 2009
I appreciated the subtle hints of danger Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu placed in this short novel. I feel that the demonic nature of the vampire has been se...more
Aug 25, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
The Prisoner of Zenda
This book was like a breath of fresh air after slogging through a gothic mystery with a limp ending. Hope's style is as dashing as his characters'. Al...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 12, 2010
Conscience (1905)
**spoiler alert** 3.5 stars. Why is this story so obscure? I've certainly read less well-plotted "classics". It is true that the ending favours Victor...more
Sep 10, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
There's nothing like a good dirty book to clear the mind. This book is a classic for a great reason, which is that it is as dirty as they get without...more
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
The Mysteries of Udolpho
This book felt a hundred years long. I admit to skimming large sections of it, since Radcliffe seemed not to spare us endless repetitious dialogue and...more
Aug 11, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
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