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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rings Of Saturn

The Rings Of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald Having come to the eighth and final book that my library had from this author, there is a feeling of some melancholy in reading this book.  On the one hand, there are no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cymbeline

Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Cymbeline is a late Shakespearean play that has not been particularly popular among critics, although it features an appealing lead female role in Innogen (often misspelled as Imogen) and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 2

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 2, taught by Professor Seth Lerer I must admit that I found this particular set of lectures to be pretty fascinating, but that is not a surprise given my fondness for … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 1

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 1, taught by Professor Seth Lerer This course began in such a way that I was left pretty encouraged about how it would turn out.  Admittedly, this is a course designed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13)

The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13), by P.G. Wodehouse I am in general fond of the works of P.G. Wodehouse [1], but I must say that in my second go around reading many of the Jeeves & Wooster novels, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The School For Scandal

The School For Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan The restoration drama of the reign of Charles II of England, of which this play is one of the more notable representatives, has gotten a bad reputation for its cynicism.  Intriguingly enough, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 4

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature, Part 4, by Professor John Sutherland One gets the clearest sense of an author’s bias and agendas when one looks at “classic” literature from the period most closely to the contemporary.  At least when … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 3

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature:  Part 3, by Professor John Sutherland By this point in a course, the third part of four, one ought to have some idea of what one is getting, and this is certainly the case … Continue reading

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