Review of The Life of John Ruskin by W. G. Collingwood

This as an authoritative biography of John Ruskin unveils the life, works and time of the influential nineteenth century art critic and literary figure. Drawing immensely from Ruskin’s diaries and a mighty volume of unpublished letters and several other insightful documents it offers the reader fresh portrait of the personality in its totality. Besides offering […]

A Brief Review of the Benefactress by Elizabeth Von Arnim

The Benefactress by Elizabeth Von Arnim, a somewhat fairy tale story begins like this: When Anna Estcourt was twenty-five, and had begun to wonder whether the pleasure extractable from life at all counterbalanced the bother of it, a wonderful thing happened. Though The Benefactress by Elizabeth Von Arnim is one of the earlier novels of […]

Exploring the Gothic Story – Afterward by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was an acclaimed American author who in her writing career won many international accolades including Pulitzer Prize in 1920 and nomination for Nobel Prize in Literature consecutively in 1927, 1928 and 1930. ‘Afterward’ is one of the finest works in Wharton’s oeuvre displaying all her characteristic literary elements and conceptions in full force. […]

Literary Exploration of the Social Critic in The Patrician by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy as a Nobel laureate English novelist and playwright had been known worldwide for his exceptionally vivid and critical style of writings. His quintessential trait has been the criticism and a sympathetic portrayal of upper middle class Britons but in doing so he never missed the humanist footing and wit in shaping his characters […]

Torn Between Aristocracy and Humanity – The Patrician by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright and one of the most popular writers of the early 20th century. His work revolved around social history and themes, and often incorporated into them, the nuances of values, classes, and hierarchy; especially that of the Edwardian era. The Patrician by John Galsworthy, a novel first published […]

The Tale of Anna Estcourt – The Benefactress by Elizabeth Von Arnim

A beautiful female protagonist, who even in her mid- twenties, refuses to get married in her deep desire to be free. A benign, indifferent brother with a philosophical bend of mind. A bossy, pretentious sister-in-law who is finding it difficult to comprehend why a young girl blessed with good looks, will not use them to […]

THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA Bram Stoker – Thrilling Secrets

First published in the US in 1902, this excellent mystery laden novel is totally meant for the fans of Bram Stoker. The reader travels back to Aberdeen, Scotland after the destruction of the American battle ship the “Maine.” Here as the reader progresses reading the book, they experience the all new world of mystery that […]