The Age of Innocence – Discussing a Forbidden Romance

I’ve finally done another classics discussion video! This time around, we’re taking a closer look at Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, Pulitzer Prize winner and renowned classic. It is, at its core, what I’d call a forbidden romance. But it’s also a tragedy, an identity crisis, and humour-filled display of how to avoid a scandal in 1870’s New York.

Needless to say, I adore this book. I’m not really talking about this in my video, but Edith Wharton’s prose is so unique and humorous that I actually laughed from the very first page. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. So – back to the video. As usual, I talk about the story in great detail before going into my analysis and discussion. I believe that anyone, regardless of whether you’ve read it or not, should be able to enjoy the video (if you don’t care about spoilers).

If you decide to give it a watch, do let me know your thoughts! And don’t forget to subscribe, of course ❤

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When a classic becomes a tv series

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Good evening, lovely people of the internet.

The second part of my The Ladies’ Paradise discussion is now up on Youtube. This week I’m discussing the BBC series, The Paradise, and comparing it to the book. It’s quite interesting how different the show is from the book – where the book is good, the show is lacking and vice versa. What I mean by this is that the book had a gritty realism that was prevalent throughout, whereas the show focuses more on the pretty side of things, giving it almost a dream-like quality.

I suppose that’s what you get for making it more family friendly, which I think is a bit of a shame. Although, I happen to be one of those people who rather enjoys the poetic satisfaction of a good tragedy, so no surprises there.

Did any of you read the book or watch the show? Let me know your thoughts!

My review/discussion video is now up!

My review/discussion on The Ladies’ Paradise is officially up. So far it is the longest video I’ve made (23 minutes), and it took a lot longer than usual to film and edit. But it was worth it though, it was nice to have to much time to express my thoughts on the subject. I’m rather pleased with the result as well – it’s a bit of a rant, I’ll admit that – but I did find a lot of things that bothered me so I couldn’t stop myself.

Feel free to have a look! Remember to drop a like if you enjoyed it! 🙂