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Shirley By Charlotte Brontë

Published: 1849 Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 624 Genre: Classic, Victorian Rating: 4/5 Shirley is set during the Napoleonic Wars which gives this story a tumultuous backdrop amid all the personal drama that is happening. We are mainly following Catherine Helstone and later on, Shirley, as they navigate their lives and possible romantic inclinations. This book… Continue reading Shirley By Charlotte Brontë

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Stancliffe’s Hotel by Charlotte Bronte

Publication Date: 2016 (first published 2003) Publisher: Penguin Little Black Classics Pages: 111 Genre: Classic Rating: 3/5 Charlotte Bronte wrote this collection of stories for her and her siblings eyes only, so it is hard for me to know how to review it because I feel like this is just the bones of a story and she definitely would have… Continue reading Stancliffe’s Hotel by Charlotte Bronte

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Publication Date: 1982 Publisher: Washington Square Press Pages: 253 Genre: Classic Rating: 4/5 I knew that this book was an emotionally impactful story dealing with abuse and sexual assault. But not only does this book deal with those issues (starting on the very first page!) it is also an exploration of race, racism, religion, colonization, sexuality, and feminism. This book… Continue reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: December 1817 Pages: 236 Genre: Classic, Romance Rating: 5/5 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Northanger Abby is about Catherine who goes on vacation with her neighbors, the Allen's, to Bath and while there she meets some new people. One is a family friend of her brother, the Thorpe's , and the other is the Tilney family.… Continue reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen