Tag Archives: Classics

2015: Back to the Classics Challenge

2015: Back to the Classics Challenge

It’s back!! Karen at Books and Chocolate is hosting the Back to the Classics Challenge once again. To keep things fresh she has tweaked the challenge and its categories a bit for this year. Hop over to her website and join

The Romance of Tristan by Béroul

The Romance of Tristan by Béroul

Review of The Romance of Tristan by Béroul, translated by Alan S. Fedrick This timeless medieval love story gone awry was written by Béroul, an unknown Norman poet from the twelfth century. Discovering the exact origins of the tale become

Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

Review of Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola Thérèse Raquin was my first taste of Émile Zola’s writing, I have to say it pulled me in quickly. When published in 1867 the subject matter caused a scandal, but would seem rather

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

Review of Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin Alexander Pushkin was Russia’s answer to Shakespeare.  His work tends to be overshadowed by his more famous counterparts, Tolstoy for example, but this does not make him any less worthy of his literary

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Review of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys             ‘Is it true,’ she said, ‘that England is like a dream? Because one of my friends who married an Englishman wrote and told me so. She said this place