Howards End is the story of the liberal Schlegel sisters and their struggle to come to terms with social class and their German heritage in Edwardian England. Their lives are intertwined with those of the wealthy and pragmatic Wilcox family and their country house, Howards End, as well as the lower-middle-class Basts. One of the most important novels in classic literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter tackles the subject of adultery, with the notorious Hester Prynne at the forefront of the scandal in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
In the beginning of the novel, Hester is serving time in prison for having a child out of wedlock and is forced to wear a scarlet A on her clothing at all times, so she cannot run from her sin no matter where she goes.
A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, "Our Mutual Friend" revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap's expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights "Noddy" Boffin, a low-born but kindly clerk who becomes "the Golden Dustman.
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Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins. People who bought this also bought Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. A really beautiful story describing the troubles and heart aches of the evasive and unreliable narrator Lucy Snowe. This story deals with the themes of loneliness , female independence , unrequited love and it is perhaps one of the first known novels that deals with what today we would identify as depression, via the character of Lucy Snowe. The other characters in this story are also such a delight to read.
Lucy's role as a passive narrator describing and looking at the lives of people around her was a clever way of character analysis. Also the budding romance between M. Paul and Lucy was touching and beautiful. There is also a similarity with Jane Eyre with the use of first person narrative and the "ghostly nun". The reason why it wasn't a 5 star read was because of the character of Paulina who extremely flat and dull and some of the scenes between M. Paul and Lucy felt a bit repetitive.
The book could have been 50 pages shorter to make it an excellent read. Jane Eyre has more passion or intensity than the Villette.
Loved it totally. This is one of my favorite books and I read it once by borrowing it from my school library. However, lately I felt like reading it again and so I wanted my personal copy of the book. The book is of good quality and I'm looking forward to reading it once again.
One person found this helpful. This book is so much different from Jane Eyer which is my favorite book of Bronte.
But this is nothing like Jane Eyer. Nice book.
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