A couple weeks ago I was browsing free ebooks on my phone and landed on Frankenstein. Although I’ve obviously heard of Frankenstein I have never read it nor did I think I would want to read it, since the premise of the novel did not seem to my great interest. But I can affirm that I was surprisingly mistaken and I am happy I gave this one a chance. Some Details Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Original title: Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus Published: January 1, 1818 (this edition: March […]
Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Penguin English Library Publication date: November, 2012 (Original edition in 1817) Pages: 247 Price: $14.99 CAD (Paperback) at Indigo Books & Music Online Synopsis ‘To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive’ During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who […]
"First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own."