A scene from The Odyssey 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of the times' - so begins Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two Cities. In this moment, we are somewhere within that sentence. We are in the best of times the human race has ever known. We are living … Continue reading Now is the Time to Start Reading the Classics
Classic readers are a lucky bunch when it comes to book covers. Almost universally, classic books are covered in great artworks or designs, that add an extra special treat to having a great book on the bookshelf. This blog post is going to be light on words but big on pictures, so enjoy the following … Continue reading Book Covers to Make People Envious of your Bookcase
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash * "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." – Walt Disney As mentioned in my previous blog post, this is a (kind of) part 2 of why people read classics (or should). I've already talked about how I became a classics reader, but I … Continue reading Why Read the Classics?
First of all, I wish you all a very Happy New Year! I'm very excited that I now get to live through the 20's. Makes me want to absorb some classic novel from the jazz age such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, but I have 1o years to get to that. I truly wish that life … Continue reading How I Became a Classics Reader
Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash 2019 has been a very strange and wonderful year for myself. Having started a classic literature blog in the summer, within a few short weeks my wife and I welcomed a child into our lives, and life has never been the same since. The joy a child brings to one's life can … Continue reading A Literary Vision for 2020
This is our passion. The world has given us gifts, and it is my endeavour now to explore and share my thoughts on the wonderful treasure of literature that has been handed down to us over the last 3000 years. The world today has many problems, but we do live in a time that is … Continue reading Creating a blog on the classics