Tuesday 12 November 2019
Reading Recs: Nine Lesser-Known Classics Worth Reading
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo is an historical and fantastical tale with a compelling hero in the character of Gwynplaine.
In Barnaby Rudge Dickens offers a commentary on the Gordon Riots of 1780.
Samuel Richardson's Clarissa is the tale of a beautiful and virtuous woman who circumstances force her into the power of a rake.
Though less well known than other Brontë works, The Professor is a beautiful little tale with memorable characters.
Thomas Hardy considers the nature of love in The Well-Beloved.
A novel in verse, Eugene Onegin is a tale of unrequited love and lost second chances.
The Romance of the Forest is not one of Radcliffe's best-known works, but it is one of my favourites.
The early Dostoevsky work Poor Folk is a compelling portrait of the life, trials, and loves of everyday Russians.
Victor Hugo takes a snapshot look at the French Revolution in Quatre-Vingt-Treize.