Archives by Tag '1830′s'

Review: ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ by Charles Dickens

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Think of Victorian novels and which one author leaps immediately to mind?  For me, and I suspect for many others, it is Charles Dickens.  When taking part in a reading challenge which relates to Victorian literature, it seems only right to read something by the great man of Victorian literature himself.  However, I have a [...]

Review: ‘Mina Laury’ by Charlotte Bronte

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, September 24, 2010

Title: Mina Laury Author: Charlotte Bronte Published: Penguin, 1995, pp. 55 Genre: Classic juvenilia Blurb: Set in the imaginary kingdom of Angria, Charlotte Bronte’s early story of the Duke of Zamorna and his loyal mistress, Mina Laury, demonstrates the birth of her lifelong obsession with the degrees and forms of human passion. When, where and [...]