Review: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois

W.E.B. Dubois, author of The Souls of Black Folk, was born in 1868. He earned his B.A. at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee, and went on to earn a second BA at Harvard, continuing his studies there until he earned his doctorate in history, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.Continue reading “Review: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois”

Deal Me In: The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats (1820)

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’; color: #dca10d} Manuscript of the poem (British Library) This is the first poem I have read for the Deal Me In challenge. I have read some of the short stories and I will write about them later, but I think I will do individual posts for all theContinue reading “Deal Me In: The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats (1820)”

Review: Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. JeromeMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Three Men in a Boat is a very funny novel written (and set) in the late nineteenth century. The three men of the title are the narrator, J., and his friends George and Harris. They are all hypochondriacs. Hoping to takeContinue reading “Review: Three Men in a Boat”

Review: Manfred

Manfred by Lord ByronMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m not sure I had heard of this play until I came across a reference to it in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. It is not mentioned by name, but here’s the relevant bit: ” ‘Now I know very little of English magicians. They have alwaysContinue reading “Review: Manfred”

Review: The House of the Wolfings

The House of the Wolfings by William MorrisMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “The tale tells that in times long past there was a dwelling of men beside a great wood. Before it lay a plain, not very great, but which was, as it were, an isle in the sea of woodland, since even whenContinue reading “Review: The House of the Wolfings”


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