Which Austen Book to Read First
Recently, someone who desires to become acquainted with her writings asked me which Jane Austen book to read first.
What a great question! I have been an Austen fan for many years, and have read most of her books more than once. Also, I am an avid collector and watcher of movies and videos made from Austen’s books. Here is my answer. Continue reading “Jane Austen Books and Videos”
Anthony Trollope lived during a time that produced several prolific writers. He and Charles Dickens shared similar traumatic, debt-ridden childhoods. However, striking differences in their environments guided their writing voices. Dickens came from humble stock of rural Portsmouth and Southampton areas, and Trollope was the son of a London barrister who was a very poor businessman. So, between the two, there is plenty of variety in stories of the times. Continue reading “Anthony Trollope”