Tag Archive | classics

Greatest Closing Lines In Literature

Something I’ve started paying greater attention to lately is the closing lines in various novels and poems. I always find that in the greatest pieces of literary work, the closing lines are the ones that really pack a punch. Below are some of my favourite closing lines in literature from the novels and poems I’ve […]

The Everlasting Appeal of Thomas Hardy’s Novels

Thomas Hardy is – strangely – a name that doesn’t really conjure many thoughts in most people’s minds. Sure some people know about his novels, such as Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and Far From the Madding Crowd, but much less people have read these than have heard about them, which is saying […]

“Conventionality is not morality”

Yes, some of you may indeed recognise this quote – It comes from the classic tale of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This novel was my first taste of the nature of classical novels. I picked up this book when I was ten years old and I was admittedly perplexed by a lot of the […]