"Flaubert's masterpiece is now considered a seminal work of Realism and one of the most influential novels ever written. In fact, the notable British-American critic James Wood writes in How Fiction Works: 'Flaubert established for good or ill, what most readers think of as modern realist narration, and his influence is almost too familiar to be visible'." Free Ebook: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2413/2413-h/2413-h.htm
Jude the Obscure - dark, depressing and brilliant - Hardy's masterpiece traces a poor stonemason's ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin. No Victorian institution is spared — marriage, religion, education — and the outrage following publication led the embittered author to renounce fiction. Modern critics hail this novel as a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.
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Clara & Mr. Tiffany, Susan Vreeland. 1893, at the Chicago World’s Fair, Tiffany makes his debut w/ innovative stained-glass windows. Behind the scenes is freethinking Clara Driscoll. Publicly unrecognized by Tiffany, Clara conceives & designs nearly all of the leaded-glass lamps for which he is remembered. Clara struggles w/ her desire for artistic recognition & the challenges of a professional woman. She also yearns for love. Tiffany does not hire married women & any who marry must resign.
Review/Film: Philadelphia; Tom Hanks as an AIDS Victim Who Fights the Establishment
Avatar. A crippled soldier takes his twin brothers place in an experimental project where their minds are put into alien bodies. The soldier gets close to the alien tribe he has entered and sees that they are truly harmless. He must choose between his human life or a new one. Fantastic!! One of the best movies I've seen.