The Island of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells (1896)

My Edition: Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau Author: H.G. Wells Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC, Kindle Edition Device: Kindle Fire Year: 1896 Pages: 114 For a plot summary These creatures you have seen are animals carven and wrought into new shapes. To that, to the study of the plasticity of living forms, my life …

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The Time Machine, H. G. Wells (1895)

My Edition: Title: The Time Machine Author: H. G. Wells Publisher: Penguin Classics Device: Paper book Year: 1895 Pages: 104 For a plot summary It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change….There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.[i] The Time …

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What I am Reading in March (and it’s not what I thought)!

Two things happened over the last week that completely derailed my carefully planned out reading life for the next several months: I wrote up my review of L. M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle, and had to admit the pull of images and text from my reading of The War of the Worlds has not and …

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Reading Children’s Classics as an Adult

I think an angel walks over the world after the sun sets . . . a great, tall, white angel, with silvery folded wings . . . and sings the flowers and birds to sleep. Children can hear them if they know how to listen. Peter Irving, 10 years old. Anne of Avonlea During the …

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