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To Kill a Mocking Bird

Harper Lee and Truman Capote: A Literary Bond

Everyone has heard the saying, "it's a small world." So it is within the literary world as well. One of the most interesting examples of this is defined by the diametrically opposed personalities of a couple of literary giants that grew up next to each other in Monroeville, Alabama, a town known for little else.

All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. - John Ruskin.

Book Rewvies and Summaries

Book Reviews and Summaries

For years I have been keeping track of the books I read. I have decided to share random book summaries and reviews of some of the ones I loved and even the ones I hated.

I hope you will enjoy this new section of the book lover site!

Catcher in the Rye

How World War II Shaped Salinger's Classic Catcher in the Rye

He started writing Catcher in the Rye shortly before going to Europe as a sergeant in the war and carried chapters of the unfinished book with him throughout his tour of duty. He shared a drink with Hemingway in liberated France and later participated in the liberation of the infamous concentration camp Dachau. Holden Caufield's struggles are likely at least partially a reflection of Salinger's real life struggles, dealing with the trauma of war.
Vocabulary and Word Builder

Striking Similes and Word Groups to Enhance Your Writing

We have added an online collection of useful wonderful similes that you can add to your writer's toolkit to make your writing vivid and memorable.

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces: The Classic Novel Nearly Lost to History

John O'Toole's classic American novel about New Orleans and the tragicomedic lives of its residents, was almost never published because of the tragic decision of John Kennedy Toole to take his own life. It was due to his mother's persistent efforts that over a decade later she convinced an author and instructor at a nearby university to read the manuscript. It won the Pulitzer Prize a year after publication.

Books and Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

All of the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe are presented online, including his famous works such as The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Tell-Tale Heart.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Baron Munchausen has become synonymous with telling improbable tales of adventure. Read about his exploits here.

The Nightland

A long long time from now, when eternal night has settled onto the world and the land is beset by Watchers and other monstrous creatures of the Dark, the last remnants of humanity wait within the walls of the Last Redoubt. Then, out of the darkness, comes a call for help from another settlement. Across the nightland, one hero must brave the evils that await him in the night land. Learn more about this forgotten masterpiece of supernatural horror by William Hope Hodgson.

Memoirs of Casanova

Memoirs of Casanova

The greatest lover in history was also a highly literate diarist and observer of human behaviour. His memoirs comprise a huge opus, spanning his entire career as a ladies man. But Casanova's memoirs are much more than a tell-all book; they are rich with minute observations of social mores and customs of the time. The memoirs will be added online soon.

Fantasy Books by George MacDonald

George MacDonald

We have assembled one of the most comprehensive online archives of the works of the great Scottish fantasy writer, George MacDonald. Although now best known for his landmark books of fantasy such as The Princess and the Goblin, Lilith and Phantastes, George MacDonald wrote many books including historical romances, poetry and essays. His works influenced writers such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Now you can discover the works of George MacDonald presented in a readable online format.

Jewish Legends and Folklore, Legends of the Jews

Legends of the Jews

This book offers a concise collection of Jewish folklore and legends. Very interesting and entertaining as well.

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