Category: Classic Works
Classics: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Hi, friends. Today’s selection differs from the typical novel; it is, however, one of the best books I have ever read, a statement I don’t make arbitrarily. I consumed it in less than two days. In case you’re unaware, C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, but his work with Christian apologetics is as relevant and…
Classics: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Hi, friends. Today’s classic reflects Victorian moral realism literature in its early stages, as it was published in the beginning of the 1800’s (Victorian era is mid-1800’s to 1900).
Classics: Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Hi, friends. Today’s classic work reads like a Victorian familial story with a strong Modernist influence, but the main characters are from the working class, whereas most Victorian novels center on the, err, financially comfortable. [Sons and Lovers was written right after the Victorian period, smack dab in the Second Industrial Revolution aka Technological Revolution,…
My 3 Goals in Classics Posts (AKA Why They Matter)
Hi, friends. I’ve been reading classic novels almost exclusively for over a year. What can I say? I’m not a casual reader; I study literature. Fantasy and Young Adult (aka teen love stories) are popular genres nowadays, but they’re not for me. [Though I admit to loving YA during adolescence/teen years] I’ve made 12 “Classics”…
Classics: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Hi, friends. Today’s classic post focuses on a profound work about the South, prejudice, and growing up. The movie is also a wonderful classic, but this post primarily pertains to the novel.
Classics: Animal Farm by George Orwell (Special Occasion: Banned in China)
Hi, friends. Admittedly, several classics I’ve read in the last month or two await a feature on the blog; however, circumstances sometimes force changes. On February 25th, China’s Communist Party proposed eliminating presidential term limits, and the bill is expected to pass in Parliament. Straight out of a The Onion article (jk, this is real…
Classics: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Hi, friends. Today, we’re looking at a twentieth century classic by a lesser known author. This dystopian fiction is a quick but thought-provoking read.
Classics: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Hi, friends. Life’s short, so stop scrolling through social media and read a good book instead!
Classics: The Complete Maus (I & II) by Art Spiegelman
Hi, friends. Today’s book showing revolves around a graphic novel that relays Holocaust survivor experiences. This post comes about one week after Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, the day Auschwitz was liberated in 1945). Oddly enough, the only graphic novels I’ve read so far are this one and Palestine by Joe Sacco, which is ironic…
Classics: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Hi, friends. This classic post varies from others because the work is a drama. The version of the story I read was the official screenplay (which wasn’t actually used in the film adaptations) so the text included spoken lines with unspoken directions as expected, but directions for camera angles were written throughout the scenes. I’ve…