Classics, hauls

Classics Vintage Book Haul!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog. Yesterday, I took a lovely trip to Portobello Road Market in London, and stumbled upon a book stall selling beautiful vintage books. The book seller told me that the books were over a hundred years old, and once I heard that I knew that I had to stop, have a proper look, and make the according purchases!! I’m so excited to share the three books that I bought with you, for a bargain price of £25 in total…

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Book Reviews, Classics

Anna Karenina

Amazon.com: Anna Karenina (Barnes & Noble Classics) (9781593080273): Leo  Tolstoy, George Stade, Constance Garnett, Amy Mandelker: Books

Title: Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Genre: Classics

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

First-Impressions

“She was enchanting in her simple black dress, enchanting were her full arms with the bracelets on them, enchanting her firm neck with its string of pearls, enchanting her curly hair in disarray, enchanting the graceful, light movements of her small feet and hands, enchanting that beautiful face in its animation; but there was something terrible and cruel in her enchantment.”

There is something very special and enjoyable about reading a magnificent 1,000 page long Russian tale woven and written by one of literature’s greatest storyteller’s. This story is ultimately about a captivating woman and a non-conformist farmer, but it is also about so, so, so much more. It’s about Stepan Arkadyvich – reckless but still somehow likeable, Alexei Alexandrovich – despite never having done anything technically wrong you somehow lose all sympathy for him, Kitty – you love her for her glamour and then stay for her sweetness and Dolly, Serzoyha and of course… our man, Vronsky.

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Book Lists, Classics, hauls, TBRs

Classics I Still Have to Read!

Classics are my favourite genre of books. There is something so special about reading a book that was so widely revered when it was released many years ago, and that despite all of the time passed since its publication, has managed to maintain its grandeur and popularity (or for it to have significantly increased). There is something so beautiful and captivating about “timeless classics”. Most importantly, classics have the power to convey a snapshot of times passed in an enchanting and vivid detail hard to find elsewhere.

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