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Second Readings free pdf Why do we read? Why do we re-read? Why do some novels live in the imagination and summon us back time and again? How do "Wuthering Heights," "The Lord of the Rings" and "Black Beauty" continue to wield their spells? These are among some of the questions that shape the journeys undertaken in "Second Readings." From America to Ireland- Russia to Brazil- Germany to South Africa, "Second Readings" is a celebration of reading and breathes new life into well-known and long-forgotten novels. Isn't there a book you always go back to, or one that you always meant to read but have not got around to yet? There are some surprising choices: Orwell's "Coming Up For Air" features, instead of "1984" or "Animal Farm"- or "The Lord of the Rings"but not "Finnegan's Wake" - although "Ulysses" is there. Yet this is literary appreciation without an agenda. And while there may be no Henry James, no Victor Hugo, no Flann O'Brien it is only a question of capacity as opposed to criticism. Certainly, there will many discussions prompted by the variety and breadth of what has been included and there is plenty to attract the widest range of readers, with "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne"- "All Quiet on the Western Front"- "Wuthering Heights"- "A Confederacy of Dunces"- "The Great Gatsby"- and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" among the 52 selections.This collection by Eileen Battersby - one for every week of the year - is sure to be a very popular Christmas gift for every book-lover.

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Author : Eileen Battersby
Publisher : Liberties Press Ltd
Data Published : 30 October 2009
ISBN : 1905483813
EAN : 9781905483815
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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