On lady novelists, human sympathy, drama, and (sort of) smashing the patriarchy.
On George Eliot’s emotive and spectacular first novel.
A review of Thomas Hardy’s powerfully emotive, powerfully female tragedy.
Originally posted on LibroLiv:
Frankenstein was first published 200 years ago as of this year! Crazy, right? Now, I don’t know what Mary Shelley was thinking when she wrote it, but today I’m going to be looking at Frankenstein from a modern perspective and in a modern context. I hope you enjoy! Much has changed…
A reflection on one of my most beloved books, second time around.
Questioning popular opinion on Emily Brontë’s turbulent tragedy-cum-love-story.
A review of what might be titled the Jane Austen deluxe version.
A review of Thomas Hardy’s controversial final novel.
A review of Charlotte Brontë’s very first novel, rejected for publication before the more successful ‘Jane Eyre’, and an insight into its inspiration.
A review of Wilkie Collins’ ‘The Moonstone’, generally considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language.
A review of and brief focus on the inspirations of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ or ‘The Modern Prometheus’.
A short review of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, which I recently re-read.