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Maven Books

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

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Christina Alberta's Father
H.G. Wells
Weike Wang
Go, Went, Gone
Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
Tales from the Underworld
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! ;)