Tagged: 1800s

Lit rec #200: Call me Ishmael (1851).

Greatest american novel. Read it over a weekend, then once slowly. Should be able to buy it at Starbucks. MOBY-DICK by Herman Melville.



Lit rec #157: “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.” (1850)

For kids? For adults? It’s a lot of fun, a world onto itself. A veiled autobiography. DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens