Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens, Limited Editions Club (1957)

Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation is a perfect reflection of what makes Charles Dickens the giant of literature that he is. By no means is Dombey and Son his greatest work, nor his least. It was his eleventh novel of twenty, which coincidentally is probably about where it falls in terms of enjoyment and critically. Despite being ‘middling’ … Continue reading Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens, Limited Editions Club (1957)

The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper, Limited Editions Club (1963)

The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground, the second novel of  James Fenimore Cooper, was first published in 1821. The novel was a huge success around the world and was quickly translated to a number of languages. As the first American novel to win large world-wide acclaim, its romantic style was influential for many years to follow. The setting of the novel is Westchester … Continue reading The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper, Limited Editions Club (1963)

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, Limited Editions Club (1970)

John Steinbeck (1902 – 1968) was an American author whose works received significant  critical acclaim in the twentieth century and remain very popular today. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, capping off a prolific career of writing novels, short stories and non-fiction. He is best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939), along with East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). Many of Steinbeck’s works … Continue reading Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, Limited Editions Club (1970)