The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte: Summary and Analysis

“But romantic notions will not do: I want her to have true notions.” Anne Bronte did not follow a romantic style of writing in her two novels, unlike Charlotte Bronte and Emily Bronte. Anne Bronte opted for realism. Anne Bronte was an extremely brave writer to depict alcoholism and adultery without window dressing it. ‘The… Continue reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte: Summary and Analysis

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway: Book Summary

‘The Old Man and the Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway is about Santiago, the old man and the three days and three nights that he spends at the sea, all by himself and his marvelous catch – the marlin fish. The ‘Old Man’ from the title is Santiago and Hemingway addresses him this way throughout the… Continue reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway: Book Summary

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie: Book Summary

‘There will be two heads – but you shall see only one – there will be knees and a nose, a nose and knees. Spittoons will brain him – doctors will drain him – jungle will claim him – wizards reclaim him! Soldiers will try him – tyrants will fry him…He will have sons without… Continue reading Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie: Book Summary

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: Book Summary and Analysis

‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is written by James Joyce, and was first published in 1916. It is a difficult book to read. And, definitely, the narrative with long sentences, the one that delves into the deeper consciousness of the protagonist does not seem to help much. ‘A Portrait of the Artist… Continue reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: Book Summary and Analysis

Dubliners by James Joyce: Book Summary

‘Dubliners’ is a compilation of 15 short stories set in Dublin, written by James Joyce and published in 1914. It is, indeed, the work of an extraordinary genius who could write these stories at a young age of 25. Though he could not get it published until he was 33 years old. The stories in… Continue reading Dubliners by James Joyce: Book Summary

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Book Summary

‘We Should All Be Feminists’ is a long essay, published as a book and adapted from the hugely popular Ted Talk by the same title, delivered by the Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It was published in the book form in 2014 based on the Ted Talk delivered in 2012. We Should All Be Feminists… Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Book Summary

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse: Book Summary

'Siddhartha' is written by Herman Hesse, published in 1951. It is essentially a spiritual book that explores the path of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. This simple, subtle story can have a deeper meaning and a different interpretation at every stage of life. It is prudent to understand the characters and how they bring life’s experience… Continue reading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse: Book Summary

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

A Rose for Emily is a short story by William Faulkner, published in 1930. The story opens with: WHEN MISS EMILY GRIERSON DIED. This story is a tragic tale of this lady who died at the age of 74; the narrative technique follows a non-linear approach to reveal her life through the last four decades in… Continue reading A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru: Book Summary and Analysis

'The Discovery of India’ written by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, is a sojourn to India's past. I had intended to read this book since long, yet it never quite happened. The length of the book was somewhat intimidating running into 634 pages.   The book has two forewords - one by Indira Gandhi,… Continue reading The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru: Book Summary and Analysis