Major Works Reviews


A Master List of My Book Reviews:

~ A ~
Aeschylus — The Persians
Aeschylus — The Seven Against Thebes
Aeschylus — The Suppliant Maidens
Aeschylus — The Oresteia ~ Agamemnon
Aeschylus — The Oresteia ~ The Libation Bearers
Aeschylus — The Oresteia ~ The Eumenides
Alcott, Louisa May — Eight Cousins
Aleichem, Sholem — Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son
Alighieri, Dante — Inferno
Alighieri, Dante —  Vita Nuova
Anonymous — Beowulf (trans. by Seamus Heaney)
Anonymous — The Epic of Gilgamesh
Anonymous — The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Aristophanes — Lysistrata
Augustine, St. — Confessions
Austen, Jane — Emma
Austen, Jane — Northanger Abbey
Austen, Jane — Persuasion
Austen, Jane — Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane — Sense and Sensibility

~ B ~
Balzac, Honoré — At the Sign of the Cat and Racker (La Maison du Chat-Qui-Pelote)
Baum, L. Frank — The Wizard of Oz
Benedict of Nursia — The Rule of Saint Benedict
Bennet, William J. — The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas
Benson, E.F.  —  Mapp and Lucia
Bradbury, Ray — Something Wicked This Way Comes
Brontë, Charlotte — Jane Eyre
Brontë, Charlotte — Villette
Brontë, Emily — Wuthering Heights
Buchan, John — The Thirty-Nine Steps
Buchan, John — Greenmantle
Bunyan, John — Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
Butler, Samuel — Erewhon

~ C ~
Camus, Albert — The Plague
Chandler, Raymond — The Big Sleep
Chaucer, Geoffrey — The Canterbury Tales (including individual stories)
Chekhov, Anton — The Princess
Chernyshevsky, Nikolai — What Is To Be Done?
Chesterton, G.K. — The Club of Queer Trades
Chesterton, G.K. — The Man Who Was Thursday, A Nightmare
Christie, Agatha — The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Christie, Agatha — The Secret Adversary
Christie, Agatha — Poirot Investigates
Christie, Agatha — Murder on the Links
Christie, Agatha — The Man In The Brown Suit
Christie, Agatha — The Secret of Chimneys
Christie, Agatha — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Christie, Agatha — The Big Four
Christie, Agatha — The Mystery of the Blue Train
Christie, Agatha — The Seven Dials Mystery
Christie, Agatha — Partners in Crime
Christie, Agatha — The Mysterious Mr. Quin
Christie, Agatha (Mary Westmacott) —  Giant’s Bread
Christie, Agatha — The Murder at the Vicarage
Christie, Agatha — The Sittaford Mystery
Christie, Agatha — Peril At End House
Christie, Agatha — The Thirteen Problems
Christie, Agatha — Lord Edgware Dies
Christie, Agatha — The Hound of Death
Christie, Agatha — Murder on the Orient Express
Christie, Agatha (Mary Westmacott) — Unfinished Portrait
Cicero, Marcus Tullius — Defence Speeches
Collins, Wilkie — The Moonstone
Colson, Charles W. — Born Again
Collodi, Carlo — The Adventures of Pinocchio

~ D ~
Descartes, René — Meditations
Dickens, Charles — A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles — David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles — Doctor Marigold
Dickens, Charles — The Pickwick Papers
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor — The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor — Notes From the Underground
Douglass, Frederick — Narrative of the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

~ E ~
Eliot, George — Daniel Deronda
Eliot, George — The Mill on the Floss
Emerson, Ralph Waldo — Friendship (Essay)

~ F ~
Fitzgerald, F. Scott — The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, F. Scott — Tender is the Night
Flaubert, Gustave — Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox — The Good Soldier
Franklin, Benjamin — The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

~ G ~
Gandhi, Mohatmas — The Story of My Experiments With Truth
Gibbons Stella — Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm
Gibbons, Stella — Nightingale Wood
Gissing, George — New Grub Street
Gordimer, Nadine — July’s People
Goudge, Elizabeth — Island Magic
Grahame, Kenneth — The Wind in the Willows

~ H ~
Hardy, Thomas — Far From the Madding Crowd
Hardy, Thomas — The Return of the Native
Hemingway, Ernest — The Old Man and the Sea
Herodotus — The Histories
Hitler, Adolf — Mein Kampf
Homer — The Iliad (incomplete read-along)
Homer — The Odyssey

~ J ~
Jacobs, Harriet Ann – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
James, M.R. — Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories
Jansson, Tove — Finn Family Moomintroll
Jerome, Jerome K. — Idle Thoughts of An Idle Fellow

~ K ~
Kaye, M.M. — Shadow of the Moon
Kempe, Margery — The Book of Margery Kempe
Ker-Conway, Jill — The Road from Coorain
Kerouac, Jack — On The Road

~ L ~
Lewis, C.S. — A Preface to Paradise Lost
Lewis, C.S. — The Last Battle
Lewis, C.S. — The Magician’s Nephew
Lewis, C.S. — The Horse and His Boy
Lewis, C.S. — The Silver Chair
Lewis, C.S. — The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Lewis, C.S. — Prince Caspian
Lewis, C.S. — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lewis, C.S. — The Pilgrim’s Regress
Lewis, C.S. — The Great Divorce
Lewis, C.S. — Surprised by Joy
Lewis, C.S. — A Grief Observed
Lewis, C.S. — Out of the Silent Planet
Lewis, C.S. — Dante’s Similes
Lewis, C.S. — Spenser’s Images of Life

~ M ~

MacDonald, George — Phantastes, a Faire Tale for Men and Women
Malcolm X – The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malory, Thomas — Le Morte d’Arthur (read-along updates)
Maupassant, Guy — The Necklace
Merton, Thomas — The Seven Storey Mountain
Milton, John — Paradise Lost
de Montaigne, Michel — Essays – Introduction, Part One, Part Two, Part Three
Montgomery, L.M. — Rilla of Ingleside
More, Thomas — Utopia
Morris, William — The Well at the World’s End
Mundo, Frank — The Brubury Tales

~ N ~
Nagel, Sherman A. — Cyrus the Persian
Nietzsche, Friedrich — Ecco Homo

~ O ~
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) — Metamorphoses

~ P ~
Plato  —  The Apology of Socrates
Pushkin, Alexander — Eugene Onegin 2 reviews and a read-along

~ R ~
Radcliffe, Ann — The Mysteries of Udolpho
Rodriguez, Richard — Hunger of Memory
Rowlandson, Mary — The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques — Confessions

~ S ~
Sarton, May — Journal of a Solitude
Shakespeare, William — The Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare, William — Hamlet
Shakespeare, William — Henry V
Shakespeare, William — Othello
Shakespeare, William — Richard II
Shakespeare, William — Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare, William — The Winter’s Tale
Shelley, Mary —- Frankenstein
Siekiewicz, Henryk — Quo Vadis
Sophocles — Oedipus Rex
Sophocles — Oedipus at Colonus
Stein, Gertrude — The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Steinbeck, John — East of Eden
Stevenson, Robert Louis  —  The Black Arrow
Stretten, Hesba — The Christmas Child
Sturgis, William — The Journal of William Sturgis
Swift, Jonathan — Gulliver’s Travels

~ T ~
Taylor, Patrick  —  An Irish Country Doctor
Teresa of Avila —  The Life of St. Teresa of Avila by Herself
Tey, Josephine — The Man in the Queue
Tey, Josephine — A Shilling For Candles
Thoreau, Henry David — Walden, or My Life in the Woods
Thucydides — History of the Peloponnesian War
Tolstoy, Leo — The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Tolstoy, Leo — War and Peace
Trollope, Anthony — The Warden
Trollope, Anthony — Barchester Towers
Trollope, Anthony — Doctor Thorne
Trollope, Anthony —- Framley Parsonage
Trollope, Anthony —- A Small House at Allington
Turgenev, Ivan — Fathers and Sons

~ V ~
Voltaire — Candide

~ W ~
Washington, Booker T. — Up From Slavery
Wells, H.G. — The Time Machine
Westmacott, Mary (Agatha Christie) – Giant’s Bread
Wharton, Edith — The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith — Ethan Frome
White, T.H.  —  Once and Future King
Wiesel, Elie — All Rivers Run to the Sea
Woolf, Virginia — Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia — Orlando: A Biography
Woolf, Virginia — The Voyage Out
Wyndham, John — The Day of the Triffids

~ Z ~
Zola, Emile — The Fortune of the Rougon
Zola, Émile — Son Excellence, Eugène Rougon
Zola, Émile — La Curée
Zola, Émile — L’Argent (Money)