Shades of Good and Evil in Jekyll and Hyde

I picked up The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson because of Jeopardy!  I often get the books and literature categories mostly correctly, and when I missed one about this novella, I decided that I must read it.  My missing that question was an obvious gap in my... Continue Reading →

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The Brilliant Comedy of Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813) is the first book on the BBC book list.  I think that is fitting, given the fact that it is a popular novel, even among young people today.  In its time, the book was admired and imitated (see Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South).  The title was originally First Impressions,... Continue Reading →

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