The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomas di Lampedusa

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The Leopard is the top selling Italian novel of all time. It is also considered one of the most important works of Italian literature and perhaps even all literature. It can be somewhat daunting to pick up a book with such accolades but I loved it from the beginning. The Leopard is largely set in … Continue reading The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomas di Lampedusa

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Perhaps the most famous detective in literary history, Sherlock Holmes along with his trusty sidekick Watson, requires no introduction. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 62 Holmes cases (stories) between 1887 and 1927. This particular collection of 12 short stories remains a highly recommended classic. It's hard not to marvel at the problem solving prowess of Mr … Continue reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, … Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy