Beloved Classics & Historical Fiction

By Kaley

By Kaley

The Secret Garden: Special Edition with Tasha Tudor Art and Bonus Materials

Frances Hodgson Burnett and Tasha Tudor

$8.99 $8.27

This book has a vivid atmosphere (a rainy Yorkshire moor, beautiful language, and one of my favorite characters in classic literature (Dickon!). And, provided you can ignore the imperialist bits, this story still has a meaningful message for children and adults today.

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

$21.75

Little Women (Women's Voices Series)

Louisa May Alcott

$16.99 $15.63

Possession

A. S. Byatt

$18.00 $16.56

Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

$17.00 $15.64

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

$25.00 $23.00

Emma

Jane Austen

$9.00 $8.28

Persuasion (Revised)

Jane Austen

$21.75

The Things They Carried

Tim O'Brien

$16.99 $15.63

The Clergyman's Wife: A Pride & Prejudice Novel

Molly Greeley

$15.99 $14.71

Charlotte Lucas is sensible, not sentimental; unlike Elizabeth, she finds it possible to tolerate Mr. Collins's foibles with a smile. Depending on the adaptation/retelling/fan fiction, we are led to believe that Charlotte is either miserable or resigned, but certainly not happy. 'The Clergyman's Wife' gives her probably the most realistic attitude: sometimes embarrassed, sometimes irritated, but also sometimes content, sometimes gratified. It allows her to form her own opinions of her surroundings and connections without imposing Elizabeth's feelings at the front of our minds. This was a lovely, quick read that I happily devoured all at once. It's a picture of a short time in Charlotte Collins's life, treating her story sensitively and believably while inventing lovable, deeply human original characters. The book left me feeling wistful, but with a better understanding and respect for this classic character.

Pride and Prejudice (Revised)

Jane Austen

$9.00 $8.28

Sense and Sensibility (Revised)

Jane Austen

$8.00 $7.36

Beloved

Toni Morrison

$16.00 $14.72

Once Upon a River

Diane Setterfield

$17.99 $16.55

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead

Randall Kenan

$21.95