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Hetty Sorrel and Adam Bede

Some new short thoughts on my recent read, George Eliot’s “Adam Bede”. Did Adam Bede really love Hetty Sorrel? The entire novel is built on the premise that he did. But he doesn’t actively court her. Everyone in town has paired them off already as a couple, or at least a couple-to-be, and both Adam … Continue reading Hetty Sorrel and Adam Bede

The Grapes of Wrath

Earlier this year I read John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” so I was very motivated to read his earlier classic, “The Grapes of Wrath.” I’ve finished it now, and I hardly know how to say what a great novel it is, or what to say that has not already been said. I did see the … Continue reading The Grapes of Wrath

Animal Farm

I finished “Animal Farm” recently. I am not certain that I read it in high school, though I remember it was assigned to us.  Reading “Animal Farm” now, much of the story feels familiar, even in its details.  I think in fact I probably read it in high school and the meaning went over my … Continue reading Animal Farm

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