Book Review, Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Book Review: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.0 Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe Genre: Classic Literature/Historical Fiction About: Allegedly credited by Abraham Lincoln as the book that started the Civil War, Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold 300,000 copies in its first year. Stowe, a graduate of a female seminary, weaves together two themes, both of which were very necessary in… Continue reading Book Review: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Book Review, Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Review: “Tik-Tok of Oz”

Rating: 7.2 out of 10.0 Author: L. Frank Baum Genre: Children’s Literature (Classic Literature) About: According to one source, “Baum’s motives [in writing more Oz books] were as much financial as creative. Extending the Oz series provided him with the earnings he needed to dabble in projects outside of it” (Fall River Press edition, vi).… Continue reading Book Review: “Tik-Tok of Oz”

Book Review, Classic Literature, Fiction

Book Review: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Rating: 7.9 out of 10.0 Author: Mark Twain Genre: Action and Adventure [Classic Literature] About: Although an American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was released in the United Kingdom first on December 10, 1884. It was released in the United States in 1885. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which… Continue reading Book Review: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

Classic Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Review: “The Time Machine”

Rating: 6.3 out of 10. Author: H.G. Well Genre: Science Fiction [Classic Literature] About: In 1888, Wells founded a periodical called The Science Schools Journal, for which he wrote a serial account of the future of humankind and the Earth, “The Chronic Argonauts”. In 1894, Wells serialized “The Chronic Argonauts” for a periodical called National… Continue reading Book Review: “The Time Machine”

Classic Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Review: “Animal Farm”

Rating: 7.6 out of 10.0 Author: George Orwell About: When Animal Farm was first published in 1946, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still… Continue reading Book Review: “Animal Farm”

Classic Literature, Fiction

Book Review: “The Great Gatsby”

Rating: 9.2 out of 10.0 Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Genre: Fiction [Classic Literature] About: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love… Continue reading Book Review: “The Great Gatsby”

Classic Literature, Fiction

Book Review: “Kidnapped”

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.0 Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Genre: Action & Adventure [Classic Literature] About: Robert Louis Stevenson was tormented by poor health for his entire life. This forced him to often live in tropical locations for periods of time and then eventually he lived his final days in the tropics. However, he loved… Continue reading Book Review: “Kidnapped”