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

The Trial by Franz Kafka | Book Summary

'The Trial', written by Franz Kafka was posthumously published in 1925. Kafka never completed this book and felt that it was too “bungled” but after his death, the work was retrieved and published. While reading 'The Trial', it feels as if Kafka had 'Metamorphosis' running parallel in his head. 'Metamorphosis' was published in 1915, and … Continue reading The Trial by Franz Kafka | 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

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