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Middlemarch, Movie Review

Dorothea Brooke’s greatest desire in life is to dedicate herself to some worthwhile purpose. She thinks she has found this purpose when she meets the scholar, Edward Casaubon, and marries him. It is not long before she is disillusioned. Tertius … Continue reading

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Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit is one of the longest of Charles Dickens’s novels. It is the story of Amy Dorrit (the titular Little Dorrit) and Arthur Clennam, who befriends her. Little Dorrit’s father, William Dorrit, was imprisoned in the Marshalsea debtor’s prison … Continue reading

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

As no lady or gentleman, with any claims to polite breeding, can possibly sympathize with the Chuzzlewit Family without being first assured of the extreme antiquity of the race, it is a great satisfaction to know that it undoubtedly descended … Continue reading

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Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ’Eighty

I have taken a long time to get around to reviewing Barnaby Rudge, but not because I didn’t enjoy it. In fact, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge are my favorites of the five Dickens novels I have read … Continue reading

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Opinions on ‘Princess Ka‘iulani’ (2009)

I had hoped that the film ‘Princess Ka‘iulani’ (2009) would be good. The story of Hawaii’s fight against the United States’ attempts to subjugate it, set against the life of the last heiress to its crown, could have been an … Continue reading

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