Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans Cross)

Here’s another classic Victorian novel, this one by George Eliot (which is a pseudonym) and published in 1861. It tells of the life of Silas Marner, a benevolent and good hearted weaver. Since I don’t want to spoil anything I’ll leave it at that. She belonged to the same milieu as Dickens so there areContinue reading “Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans Cross)”

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

This has been called the founding work of the “lost world” genre but I believe it belongs more to the “treasure hunt” genre, if that exists. Apparently, the author wrote this book as part of a five shilling bet with his brother that he could write a book better than Treasure Island. I believe heContinue reading “King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard”