The American South: The Perfect Setting For A Jane Austen Novel?
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
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I remember reading this and watching the original movie in my high school English class. Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. It is about a group of British boys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves and the results are disastrous.
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A Tale For The Time Being: Lit Ladies book club. Story of a novelist, Ruth, who finds the diary of a Japanese girl washed up on the beach in British Columbia after the tsunami. Well written tangle of a story of the lives of people in the diary and those on the island.
Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical drama film directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America in the early 1990s. The film stars Emile Hirsch as McCandless with William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden as his parents.