Category Archives: Novels

Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf (II)

The Hours – the movie Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Hours, focused on three generations of women affected by Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. In 2002, a film version of the novel was released starring Nicole Kidman as … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby, by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (II)

You can see this video from the film The Great Gatsby (1974) starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. It shows a fantastic portrait of the American society during the 1920s. I recommend it to all of you! Analysis The Great … Continue reading

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Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf (I)

Mrs Dalloway was published in 1925. It is a complex modernist novel by Virginia Woolf. It is a wonderful study of its principal characters. The novel enters into the consciousness of the people it takes as it subjects, creating a … Continue reading

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Clarissa, or, the story of a young lady, by Samuel Richardson

Plot Summary Clarissa Harlowe tells the story of a virtuous, beautiful eighteen-year-old woman who is brought to tragedy by the wickedness of her world. Her family possesses great wealth but little status. The trouble starts when Richard Lovelace comes to … Continue reading

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Pamela;or virtue rewarded, by Samuel Richardson

A general summary The novel starts showing us the situation of Pamela, an educated and polite fifteen years-old maid, whose Lady has just died. Before her death, this Lady recommends her servants and particularly Pamela to the Lady’s son: Mr. … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad

Heart of darkness Heart of Darkness is a novel by Joseph Conrad and it is set in the Victorian period, at the term of the 19th century. We have to take into account this characteristic in order to understand many … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby, by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (I)

I had to read this novel a year ago for a university project. We hadn’t read anything of the author, though his name sounded familiar. It was when I was looking for information about Fitzgerald’s biography that I found interesting … Continue reading

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Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

A general View Brave New World is set 600 years after it was written. The nine-year war has destroyed our customs and traditions, religions, family life and the idea of freedom has disappeared. It is a world without wars and … Continue reading

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Memorias de Idhún, by Laura Gallego

Memorias de Idhún is a series of three books written by Laura Gallego. Those books are not translated into English. However, they are published in Spain (of course), France, Italian, Germany, Japan, Korean, Finland, Denmark, etc. The story takes places … Continue reading

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Ranger’s Apprentice, by John Flanagan

Ranger’s Apprentice is a series of novels written by John Flanagan. In that’s moment, there are ten books published. First country they were published was in Australia. Will Treaty is a young boy that he wants to be a warrior, … Continue reading

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