Category: British Literature

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Plot/Story: “The darkness was rising, but much was still hidden by the shadows.” From the Moors of Devonshire to 221B Baker Street comes Dr. James Mortimer. His aged and aristocratic friend, Sir Charles Baskerville of Baskerville Hall, has died under mysterious circumstances. It seems… Continue Reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle”

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

After reading Thomas Hardy’s Mayor of Casterbridge in college, I certainly appreciated Hardy and was grateful to him for truly piquing my interest in the classics. Now, after reading Far from the Madding Crowd, I can absolutely call myself a fan. It is no… Continue Reading “Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy”

Recent Fiction Reads: Goosebumps, Boy, and The Book of Dust

Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine (3.0 out of 5.0)  Welcome to Dead House is the first book in the infamous Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. This one tells the tale of two young siblings and their parents. The family move to a new… Continue Reading “Recent Fiction Reads: Goosebumps, Boy, and The Book of Dust”

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens’s last and unfinished novel. It was inspired, supposedly, by Dickens’s brush with death while riding aboard a train with his wife. The train derailed, and Dickens and his… Continue Reading “The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens”

Thoughts: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 55 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is the third in the Sherlock Holmes series, following two novels (A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four) and… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle”

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