Category: British Literature

Thoughts: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf Final Verdict: Perfection YTD: 22 I finished reading Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own two days ago, and I have been thinking about it ever since. I imagine that I will be thinking about it… Continue Reading “Thoughts: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf”

Thoughts: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

As You Like It by William Shakespeare Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 14 I have been away from Shakespeare for far too long. I have taken two courses in Shakespeare, one in college and one in graduate school. In both cases, we… Continue Reading “Thoughts: As You Like It by William Shakespeare”

Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 12 Graham Greene is considered by many to be one of the most important 20th Century English writers. His novels are always highly masculine and usually carry a complicated… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene”

Thoughts: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 10 Jane Austen is perched on a curious point in the literary timeline, caught somewhat between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, both of which influenced her work. She greatly admires Samuel Johnson… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen”

Thoughts: Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 5 Orlando is Virginia Woolf’s sixth major work and was written in a year, between To the Lighthouse and The Waves. It is an epic novel and historical biography which follows… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Orlando by Virginia Woolf”