Finally, after hours of reading, it’s time to conclude on these five English classics I have read. I believe that all of these books are innovative for one reason or another. Let’s take a closer look at that, book by book.
Jane Eyre has a clear feminist message that was obviously ahead of its time and is considered as a proto-feminist novel (a feminist novel before feminism was invented). The novel is set in Victorian England, at a time when patriarchy ruled the political and social life.
Let’s get back to our English classics journey with three more books. You can check out my first English Classics post here!
The Waves by Virginia Woolf (1931)
The Waves by Virginia Woolf follows six friends from their childhood at the same school in rural England to their death. Bernard, Rhoda, Susan, Jinny, Neville and Louis grow up, work, marry, fall in love or raise children, and very occasionally meet for dinner at restaurants. However, a tragic event happens and leaves a permanent mark on their lives.
I’m really excited to share with you my first post in my “Back to Classics” series, where I pick up and review five classics from a specific place on earth. This month is going to be devoted to English classics, and I am going to post three blog posts about what I have read.
This post and the next one are going to be a summary and some thoughts about the classics I’ve read. My third post will be a conclusion on these classics and will also go a bit deeper into some topics common to these books and why they are classics.