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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

Currently reading

Women Must Work
Richard Aldington
The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
The Well of Loneliness
Radclyffe Hall
A Book for Her
Bridget Christie
The Power
Naomi Alderman
Walking in Berlin
Franz Hessel
The Years
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Hans Fallada

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen) - Jane Austen

This was the first Jane Austen novel I've ever read, and I must admit that it was a bit difficult to get into and complete. The style of language is so prim and proper, often requiring that I reread sections in order to comprehend them. Overall, the book was all right, and at the very least, it made me more interested in Victorian times. I also envy all the letter-writing done throughout the book, for how frequently it was done back then! ;)