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Monday, April 23, 2012


Catching up with the Classics
Every now and again I get a hankering to read a classic novel. Doing this I often find that the story isn't necessarily as we recollect it from movies or hearsay. 

Classic novels can be hard-going because of the style of language used and often unusual words which have different meanings in this modern age. For this reason, and others, the story lines just don't seem to flow as easily as our modern novelists writings do.

Mary Shelley who wrote this story was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet. The book Frankenstein was first published about 1818. 

3 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

Dave, I recently read 2 of Jane Austen's classics for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed them but may not have in my 'early' years. I understand what you say about the language.
I'm yet to tackle Frankenstein!

Dave said...

SP, well done. I still have a couple of older novels to read yet. Frankenstein was a bit odd to read the way it was written. A bit morbid too, but I finished it. - Dave

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