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I have a degree in English languages and literatures, and I absolutely love reading and reviewing books.
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Recent pages by stewi87

Daisy Miller is the story that made Henry James famous. However, his depiction of American society in the story is most controversial. This article shows why, and what role tourism has in this depiction.
Can you resist the language of a New York teenager from the 1950's? You really can't...
How does Huxley's dystopic novel mirror the society we live in today?
This is a review of Walter Scott’s work on the times and history of Richard the Lionheart.
This is a review of the impressive book of Frederick Douglass about the slave experience.
Stoker’s Dracula is the mother of all modern vampire novels and films. It is therefore worthwhile to take a look back to this ancient novel.
By the means of a simple, yet powerful language, Cooper let's his readers plunge into the turmoil of the American Revolutionary War.
A funny story about a wannabe pirate, a wannabe spy, and a wannabe hero.
Europeans' fantasies about how African cultures could be in their natural state, are quite intriguing, because they show how little Europeans knew about them in the 18th century. Oroonoko is an example for this.
[i]Full Dark, No Stars[/i], is a collection of four Novellas by Stephen King. All four stories have one topic in common: revenge. This article is a short review about this collection.
In this article I try to review the importance of Richard Wright's Native Son for readers today. Its special achievements for African American Literature makes it a must- read novel for anyone interested in the topic.
When watching this movie 12 years later, a more distant and critical view can be applied, which I will do in the following.
A review of Terry Pratchett's "Unseen Academicals"
Reading this novel is a thrilling experience indeed, and every doubt about it gets "erased".
Digging deep in the oldest library of Switzerland!
Fancy a cool insight into economy mechanisms with lots of fun and unusual stories? This might be the book for you then!
This is a short review about the Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh. It is explained why the novel makes a good guide into the tidal country of the Sundarbans.
It is a short review of the novel "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. I included a short summary and my own reading experience.
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