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Babbling Books · 3d ago

Neuromancer by William Gibson

I first read William Gibson's Neuromancer sometime during the 1980s, a few years after its 1984 publication. This book is considered a science-fiction classic and is often cited as the first...
Babbling Books · 1W ago

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe, was written in 1794. However, the book is set in the late seventeenth century. This novel is often called the first gothic novel. I found it to be...
Babbling Books · 2W ago

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome, a novella written by Edith Wharton, was first published in 1911. The title character of the story is a young farmer and lumber mill owner who lives in an isolated part of Vermon...
Babbling Books · 4W ago

George III by Christopher Hibbert

George III by Christopher Hibbert is a comprehensive biography of the British king. This book delves into the personal, social and political world of this monarch. Hibbert describes the mon...
Babbling Books · 1M ago

Don Quixote and Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot

Babbling Books · 1M ago

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

I read the Edith Grossman translation of this work. The Ingenious Nobleman Mister Quixote of La Mancha, better known as Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes was published in two parts between...
Babbling Books · 2M ago

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s very famous novel. Written in 1850, this book has become a cornerstone of American literature. Many consider it to be the first great American nov...
Babbling Books · 2M ago

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This post contains spoilers. The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's fantastical tale of a man who stops aging. This famous novel is a philosophical and character-driven narrative.Dorian...
Babbling Books · 2M ago

The Relatability of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Babbling Books · 3M ago

Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

This post contains spoilers.Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope is the fourth novel in the Palliser Series. The book can be properly called a direct sequel to Trollope’s Phineas Finn. It can b...