I want to continue with Evelina #RandomClassics
I want to finish The Waves and continue with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency
I want to get a good start on the first book in The Cazalet Chronicles, The Light Years
This is my 4th or 5th time reading this - I‘ve read his for quite a few History and English classes in college and grad school. What strikes me each time is Stowe‘s determination to plead with the reader to see the atrocities of slavery. She‘s writing for an audience who has no clue what slavery truly is - this is a abolitionist political piece - but she‘s also hoping to sway the minds of those who might be contemplating the validity of slavery ⬇️
What‘s with all these creepy men who are obsessed with Evelina even though she is kind of rude (in smart ways) and barely talks?! Obviously after letter 21 Sir Clement is the chief creepy creep of them all, but wow.
All the jerks and idiots poor Evelina is surrounded by are funny, though, for sure! I suppose the women of the Mirvan family are lovely, but they hardly get any page time. #RandomClassics