Kenilworth, by Sir Walter Scott, Limited Editions Club

Kenilworth, A Romance is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1821. Kenilworth is set in the late 1500’s, and revolves around the secret marriage of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and Amy Robsart, daughter of Sir Hugh Robsart. Amy and the Earl love each other, though she shares his love with his ambition. He has to keep this marriage secret so he can attain the level of power … Continue reading Kenilworth, by Sir Walter Scott, Limited Editions Club

A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) is one of history’s greatest writers whose works are amongst the most read in the world today.  While in the intellectual craziness of the twentieth century his literary reputation waned, works such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ensured that sanity would  prevail and Stevenson would again be critically recognized for his immense contribution … Continue reading A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club

A Review of Erewhon, by Samuel Butler, Limited Editions Club

Erewhon is a classic of utopian/dystopian literature, by Samuel Butler, first published anonymously in 1872. Written as a satire of Victorian society, Erewhon (meant as an anagram of nowhere) is the name of the fictional country discovered by the protagonist of the novel.  Butler’s satire and philosophical inquiry is broad, covering religion, evolution, treatment of criminals, dealing with the ill, parenting and anthropocentrism. The brunt of the … Continue reading A Review of Erewhon, by Samuel Butler, Limited Editions Club