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Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
3.85
As a teenager reading the Tarzan books back in the '60s, I wanted to be Jane and go live in the jungle with the strong, silent Tarzan. Tarzan was an a ...more
Jan 1965
Nov 13, 2008
 
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
4.20
Like many of my generation, I first read The Hobbit as a college student many years ago. I confess I had reread it once or twice since, but it has bee ...more
Dec 08, 2012
Jul 27, 2008
 
Northanger Abbey
3.76
My project of reading all the major Austen works this year continues. It had floundered a bit with the last book of hers that I read, "Mansfield Park" ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Dec 27, 2009
 
Dubliners
3.85
I don't really do short stories as a general rule. Never been a great fan of the genre. But I was recently reminded that 2014 marks the centennial of ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
 
The Warden (The Barsetshire Chronicles, #1)
3.71
Most of the reading I've been doing this summer has been of murder mysteries. Noir. Police procedurals. Thrillers. Cozy mysteries. But always with a m ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
 
The Canterbury Tales
3.46
Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour
Of which vertu engendred is
...more
Oct 05, 2012
Sep 14, 2009
 
Sense and Sensibility
4.04
What can I possibly say about "Sense and Sensibility" that hasn't already been said a hundred times before? The story is too well-known to even requir ...more
Aug 21, 2010
Dec 27, 2009
 
Emma
3.97
Emma Woodhouse is a self-centered and self-important snob who believes she knows what is best for all who are in her circle. She is a shameless matchm ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Dec 27, 2009
 
Nostromo
3.79
Earlier this year, I read and enjoyed The Secret History of Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vasquez. That book was based on the germ of an idea from Conrad ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
Mansfield Park
3.79
Not halfway through this book (which seemed to go on forever), I was thinking that what poor little Fanny Price needed in her life was an Emma Woodhou ...more
Oct 04, 2010
Dec 27, 2009
 
Ulysses
3.72
This was one of the most difficult books I've ever tried to read. I found myself reading and rereading sentences, paragraphs, pages even, trying to di ...more
Jan 2007
Aug 15, 2008
 
Persuasion
4.12
Persuasion was the last of Jane Austen's major works to be published. It was published in 1818, after her death. It is also the last of her books that ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Dec 27, 2009
 
The Screwtape Letters
4.18
This is a weird little book. Now, I have never read any of C. S. Lewis's fantasy works that serve the cause of Christianity, so maybe, in fact, this i ...more
Apr 23, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
 
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
3.38
When I first encountered Beowulf in a freshman English lit class in college many years ago, I was astounded. Who knew that humans could write such tal ...more
Jan 2007
Aug 15, 2008
 
Antony and Cleopatra
3.64
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Aug 22, 2008
 
Moll Flanders
3.45
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.63
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Silas Marner
3.53
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Jul 27, 2008
 
The Mill on the Floss
3.74
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Jul 27, 2008
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.76
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Jul 27, 2008
 
David Copperfield
3.93
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Oliver Twist
3.81
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.23
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
3.71
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Lord of the Flies
3.60
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Sons and Lovers
3.56
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Lady Chatterley's Lover
3.46
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Jul 27, 2008
 
Of Human Bondage
4.08
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Jul 27, 2008
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