House of Literature Bookmobile

This is the place I share book (movie) selections and reviews I have found worth mentioning. I'll also share gleanings of family life, faith, home education, and ongoing writing projects. Book selections will include children's books, books on home education, Catholic books, classics, series, raising children, and books that are made for reading under a shady oak tree with lemonade, in a bubble bath with a latte', or next to a snuggly fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa. Happy Reading!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Another Connection with False Assumptions

Thanks to Melissa Wiley at Here in the Bonny Glen I was linked to this site:
The Common Room has an excellent post titled Shakespeare and False Assumptions.

This part:
"Many scholars have noted how acurate Shakespeare's medical observations are, for instance. Shakespeare's son in law was a doctor, but he didn't marry into the family until numerous plays were already written."

reminds me of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage. People who read Crane's book said that he must have served in the Civil War because there was no way one could have written such an outstanding portrayal of the war without having lived it.

Published thirty years after the Civil War ended, The Red Badge of Courage has never been out-of-print. Crane was only 24 years old when he wrote and published the book.


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