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The Picture of Dorian Gray: Book Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Book Review

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“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” This quote by Francis Bacon always evokes the memory when I first read the pages filled with “immoral” literature that was dazzling enough that I thought they must be chewed and digested thoroughly to engage my brain with the cynicism and societal disregard. The saying “men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine” seemingly comes to be true in the only novel of Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a classic instance of aestheticism and Gothic horror fiction of classic English literature. The Plot of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" The tale of “art for art’s sake” begins with three characters- Lord Henry Wotton, Basil Hallward and Dorian Gr
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

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“When death tells a story, you really have to listen” That’s the line on the cover of the book, and, in my opinion, sums up the entire book. There is no way you can put “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak down once you have picked it up. There are hundreds of books about the horrors of the holocaust and the world war two time in both the fiction and non-fiction genre, and I have read a few of them. But, there is something about this one which makes it stand out, not just for the way it is narrated but the story it tells. The story is about a little girl, Liesel who arrives at the Hubermann’s who are going to foster her. She has just lost her brother and is separated from her mother and is obviously both frustrated and distraught. The story takes us through Liesel’s life as she gets to k
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill A Mockingbird is the first book that I have read in 2017. The first few pages were tough for me to read because I was getting confused a lot but then finally after reading the first two pages twice, I picked up the rhythm. The book is written by Harper Lee. It was first published in 1960. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this book. The book tries explaining about sensitive topics like rape and racial inequality in a very warm manner. The remarkable story-telling skill of Harper Lee makes the book a wonderful read.  The Background of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' The story is set in the year of 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. The story revolves around four main characters: Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. The author draws the attention of the readers to many
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