Literary Escapades

English book reviews, literary essays and author portraits.

Literary Escapades. The Deceitful Naiveté of Alexandre Dumas

21st century readers would rate Dumas’ works as somewhat naive. Let me educate you on the errors of that assessment.

Literary Escapades. Daphne du Maurier: ‚Rebecca‘

Daphne du Maurier’s gothic mystery novel ‚Rebecca‘ starts out as a lover’s lament. As the plot twists and turns, the mysteries and discoveries will increasingly horrify and stun even the best prepared reader. Be ready to have your entire concept of true love shattered before picking up this extraordinary book.