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English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. In other words, English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. In academia, the term often labels ...more
Best British and Irish Literature
Best Books of the Decade: 1880s
343 books — 401 voters
Best Knock-out Novelettes - Novellas
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Anything You Really Liked
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“ And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here, Among these dark Satanic Mills? Bring me my Bow of burning gold: Bring me my Arrows of desire: Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold! Bring me my Chariot of fire! I will not cease from Mental Fight, Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusale ...more ”
“ The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right. ”
This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world lit…more
[close] Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature, translated works, travel writing, or exploring the world through books, you have come to the right place! ATW80 began in 2009 as a challenge on TNBBC. The separate group was established in 2011. Anyone can join and participate in the challenges or readings at any time. Challenge participation is not a requirement of joining. Anyone who loves reading books from around the world is welcome here. The main purpose of this group is to travel the world through books, experiencing new authors and cultures along the way. Want to read about the world? We have close to 50,000 books cataloged by setting and more are added each week. I personally started reading around the world in 2008. This venture has introduced me to far off lands, fresh viewpoints, and many new authors I might not have discovered otherwise. Here is a record of my travels since 2009: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18478768-diane-s-world-travels-by-book I have worked very hard gathering resources for others to use and coming up with new activities. Please ask permission before copying and please give appropriate credit. The copycatting is getting ridiculous and tiresome. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Suess “There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.” ― Irwin Shaw Globe Stand Photo: Daniel Loiselle/Getty Images
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This is a book club for people who love British Mysteries both modern and classic. You do not ha…more
[close] This is a book club for people who love British Mysteries both modern and classic. You do not have to own a Kindle. We have a monthly reads and these selections can be read on Kindle for PC or other app or even pick up a paperback copy.
1,142 members, last active 19 hours ago
Welcome to the APL Online Book Club! This club is open to anyone and book selections will always…more
[close] Welcome to the APL Online Book Club! This club is open to anyone and book selections will always be available through Hoopla, and/or CloudLibrary and Overdrive. All you need is your library card and a free Goodreads account to participate. Our discussion of "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald, will begin on June 1. Let's read about first 7 chapters. The moderator will post questions on every Friday ( 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th) and you will be given a week to post your answers. We can always change. It's fun-reading so there won't be a long quiz, just 1-3 relevant questions. Everyone will get to see the questions and answers. Thanks.
13 members, last active one year ago
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