Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room

“But language is wine upon his lips.” This review will definitely not do Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room justice. Norton Critical Editions typically include excepts, if not complete, literary reviews of the text. I have to make the distinction between the layman’s reviews that I write for Read House Review and the type of literary reviewsContinue reading “Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room”

Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse

“To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, the expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others … and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.” Virginia Woolf’s To theContinue reading “Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse”

Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South

Ugh! This one is angsty! If you love books with a deep romantic vein, this one is for you. I found that readers that enjoy books like Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go also enjoy this book. Readers follow Margaret Hale who is, for all intents and purposes, an English southern bell. Margaret is aContinue reading “Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South”