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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Persuasion (Bantam Classic) by Jane Austen
Persuasion (Bantam Classic)

Runner , September 10, 2009

Although Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' is her most celebrated and well-known novel but having read Persuasion I think it is by far Austen's best work.

What makes Persuasion special is that it goes deeper than the light, subtle characters of Pride and Prejudice, as Persuasion evokes feeling of longing that the main characters feel for each other but you also their awareness of each other every time their in a room together.

The main theme of love; enduring overtime and never wavering, is also a romantic concept that will capture the romantic hearts of readers.

Overall this book is wonderfully written, with rich characters and a wry sense of humor that will please all Jane Austen fans.
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Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Remember Me?

Runner , September 10, 2009

If your looking for a light- hearted summmer read or a book to curl up on the sofa with 'Remember me?' is the perfect read. The main character Emma is unintentionally funny; getting up to embarassing, halarious, Bridget Jones antics that will have you laughing-out-loud from beginnnig to end as Emma tries to climb the career ladder and eventually finds love. This is definately a chick-lit with a satisfying end.
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Runner , September 9, 2009

Zola's 'Threse Raquin' is a passionate story of love, hate and murder. You are immediately drawn into the unique protagonists despair at her mundane exsistence and almost sympathise with her till she and her lover; murder her husband with an anmialistic lack of remorse. However Zola's writing style captures you from the start and doesn't let go of you till the end, as the characters conscience catches up with them.
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front

Runner , September 8, 2009

All quiet on the wastern front is a must read for all, it appeals to every generation and gives a unique view of life in the trenches from the soldiers point of view.

The author was able to describe the carnage of warfare with great detail. As you read the book you began to feel the loneliness, pain, and depression the soldiers felt while fighting the war. Even when the main character was given a vacation where he returned home to his family you still feel the same feeling of hopelessness you got from when they were fighting on the front.

Furthermore the devasation of the war, overtime as all of the main characters friends slowly died off
is heart- rendering as you can feel the enivatibility of their deaths.
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