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The Gilded Age by Mark Twain
The Gilded Age (1873)
by Mark Twain
read in September, 2012
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It is not often that one gets to define an age, but that is precisely what Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner did with “The Gilded Age”. As Ward Just points out in his introduction, “The Gilded Age” is “the first (novel about Washington) of consequ...more
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Mike by P.G. Wodehouse
Mike
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“Mike” was first published in the U.K. on September 15, 1909. I believe it is the longest of Wodehouse’s school novels, and it was republished in 1953 in two slightly revised parts titled “Mike at Wrykyn” and “Mike and Psmith”. Mike Jackson is the ma...more
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Christopher Hitchens had a mind which is sorely missed. Whether you agreed with what he was saying, or were on the other side of the issue, one had to respect and respond to what Hitchens had to say on the subject. “Arguably” is a collection of his e...more
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The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
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As the last volume of the trilogy, the reader gets an end to the story, and in fact “The Return of the King” has several places where one could end, but for those who want to continue on past the end of Sauron, past the end of the War, etc., the stor...more
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The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
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I remember reading an article where the author discussed which towers were possibly the two towers referred to in the title of the second novel of “The Lord of The Rings”. Candidates included Ortanc, Barad-dûr, Ecthelion, Minas Morgul, and Cirith Ung...more
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