Matilda Reviews: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Hello, fellow bookishly inclined people! Happy spring! It’s finally beginning to warm up here. In case any of you missed me terribly (doubtful), I apologize for my absence over the last several weeks—Les Mis took longer to finish than expected, I went on a trip to New Mexico (it was wonderful), and then the Easter holidays … More Matilda Reviews: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Matilda Reviews: The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Summary: The story follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose “sexual inversion” (that is, homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their happiness together is marred by social isolation … More Matilda Reviews: The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Matilda Reviews: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Summary: The short story, “Franny”, takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around her. The novella, Zooey, is named for Zooey Glass, the second-youngest member of the Glass family. As his younger sister, Franny, suffers a spiritual … More Matilda Reviews: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Matilda Reviews: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Goodreads Summary: Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like…and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, … More Matilda Reviews: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Genre: Memoir, Classics Published: 1993 Summary Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Mayais attacked by a … More Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou