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Classic get Twilightized

Classic get Twilightized

March 7, 2010 Whitney books 2 Comments

Are teens just getting “too cool” to be reading the classics?  Is  that why the publishing industry is marketing Wuthering Heights in a new cover eerily similar to Twilight?  And if you look in the upper right corner, is advertised as being “Edward and Bella’s favorite book”. If these Twilight inspired covers encourage a young […]

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Jane Eyre 1940s

Jane Eyre 1940s

Orson Welles stars as Edward Rochester, the brooding employer of governess Jane Eyre in this adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic novel. An orphan with a tragic story herself, young Jane, played by Joan Fontaine slowly frees Edward from his self-imposed prison, but his troubled past stands in the way of their burgeoning love. First, I […]

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Wuthering Heights 1939

Wuthering Heights 1939

Wuthering Heights is the love story of Cathy and Heathcliff who meet as young children and  as they grow up fall in love, but due to circumstance are not meant to be.  Cathy, who has grown materialistic over the years marries Edgar Linton who can provide her everything she may desire.  I always was so […]

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

March 4, 2010 Whitney Review 3 Comments

I enjoyed The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton but had a hard time feeling anything for the characters.  Both Archer’s and Ellen Olenska’s disappointments where their undoing.  The pair had no one to blame but themselves.  Although both did the honorable thing in the end.  To be honest, I only was concerned with May.  […]

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Old Classics Are New Again

Old Classics Are New Again

February 20, 2010 Whitney books 2 Comments

Penguin Books with the help of designer Coralie Bickford-Smith are sprucing up literature’s great works, “ditching their stuffy dust jackets for smartly embossed canvas covers. Perfect for replacing well-thumbed favorites or creating a bookshelf piece de resistance”. I love me a good classic, and these covers are so beautiful they are something to stand back […]

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No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

February 14, 2010 Whitney Review 1 Comment

Impressions While Reading No Angel by Penny Vincenzi is a a page turner and what I felt to be an accurate account of that time of history.  Penny Vincenzi references the woman’s suffrage movement,  medicine, social affairs and the after effects of war.  There are very few cliff-hanger at the end of No Angel as most […]

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