Book Review # 25: Vanity Fair

Book Specs Author: William Thackeray Publisher: Wordsworth Edition Limited Publishing Date: 1998 Number of Pages: 671 pages Genre: English Fiction, Satire Synopsis: In Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for young ladies, the advantaged Amelia Sedley is in stark contrast to the poor, but sharp-witted Becky Sharp. However, fate is not always kind as their lives become entwined […]

Book Review # 15: A Passage to India

Book Specs Author: Edward Morgan Forster Publisher: Hardcourt, Inc. Publishing Date: 1952 Number of Pages: 362 Genre: Historical, Political Fiction, Romance Synopsis “Hailed as one of the finest novels of the twentieth century and transformed into an Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India hauntingly evokes India at the peak of the British colonial era, complete with the […]

Book Review # 10: Tom Jones

Book Specs Author: Henry Fielding Publisher: Penguin Books Publishing Date: 1994 Number of Pages: 851 Genre: Classic, Bildungsroman Synopsis Henry Fielding’s high-spirited hero is a foundling of mysterious origins, discovered abandoned one night in the bed of the wealthy and benevolent Mr. Allworthy. Tom’s intrigues, amours and picaresque adventures, and how he pursues and wins […]