Archives by Tag '1860′s'

Review: ‘The Mill on the Floss’ by George Eliot

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, June 20, 2011

There has been some discussion circulating around book blogs recently concerning abandoning books, and whether people prefer to persevere with reading in spite of not enjoying a book or to put it aside because life is too short to read things that aren’t appealing.  I’ve spoken before about how I subscribe to what I term [...]

Review: ‘The Quiet Little Woman’ by Louisa May Alcott

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Title: The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story Author: Louisa May Alcott Published: Honor Books, 1999, pp. 122.  Originally published 1870s Genre: Children’s short stories Blurb: “If someone would only come and take me away!  I’m so tired of living here I don’t think I can bear it much longer,” Patty cries.  Patty’s life in [...]

Review: ‘The Woman in White’ by Wilkie Collins

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Title: The Woman in White Author: Wilkie Collins Published: Penguin,1974, pp. 648 Genre: Classic mystery fiction Blurb: Wilkie Collins’ sixth novel took the fashionable world by storm on its appearance in 1860 when everything from dances to dresses was named after the ‘woman in white’.  Its continuing power to fascinate stems in part from a distinctive [...]