My September To-Be-Read List

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This TBR list is going to be focusing on Victorian novels in preparation for my MA because I know that by reading anything Victorian its likely to help me prepare. Victorian literature is my favourite period anyway, hence why I have chosen to study it, so I am excited to read novels that I have … Continue reading My September To-Be-Read List

Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

I saw this tag on Ellie’s blog, who tagged ‘anyone reading this’, so I thought I would like to answer the questions on my blog! Find Ellie's blog: https://eleanorsophiewrites.wordpress.com/ . What do you like about buying new books? Everything! I like to make a mental plan of when I will actually get around to reading … Continue reading Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848): ‘I maintain that if she were more perfect, she would be less interesting’.

(Trigger warning: emotional/mental abuse).   Anne Brontë’s second and final novel challenges the conditions of the rigid Victorian marriage system. The first and last parts of the novel are narrated by Gilbert Markham via the letters he is sending a friend relating to the mysterious Helen Graham who has just moved into their quiet village. … Continue reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848): ‘I maintain that if she were more perfect, she would be less interesting’.

Shirley (1849): ‘I’ll borrow of imagination what reality cannot give me’.

Charlotte Brontë’s longest and second published novel tells the story of Caroline Helstone, who is in love with her cousin and mill owner, Robert Moore. Of course, it also tells the story of the free-spirited Shirley, Caroline’s opposite in many ways, and her love for Robert’s brother and her tutor – Louis Moore. The story … Continue reading Shirley (1849): ‘I’ll borrow of imagination what reality cannot give me’.