Time for another Book Haul! If you want to see more pictures, then check out my Instagram @the.overflowing.bookshelf and Twitter @TheOVFBookshelf!
I stopped by the English Department at my college and they have a shelf of free books that’s already filled with some goodies! But then I was told that they actually had a whole bunch of books (aside from the shelf) to be given away that were stocked away in an empty office. There had to be dozens upon dozens of books!!! Needless to say I was in heaven!! I restricted myself to only grabbing the following:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte~ A man renting a manor in a lonely moor in England hears the story of the mysterious Heathcliff, and the dark history behind his manor, Wuthering Heights
Reason: I’ve read this book before but I thought this edition was pretty 😂 Plus there are some cool scholarly articles in there as well!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley~ A determined young scientist creates a monster from the remains of dead humans. The consequences of playing God haunt Dr. Frankenstein for the rest of his life.
Reason: Pretty much the same as Wuthering Heights, except that I’ve read this book twice previously... 😬
Mythology and the Renaissance Tradition in English Poetry by Douglas Bush~ This scholarly text analyzes these two major themes in English poetry by favorites like Shakespeare, Milton, and Spenser.
Reason: I know I’m a nerd 😂 but it just seemed really interesting!! Plus I can’t say no to some Shakespeare...
Butley by Simon Gray~ Set in a university office, this dark-comedy play shows the self-destruction of a professor in just the span of a couple of hours.
Reason: I couldn’t read the spine on the shelf, quickly googled it, and figured “What the hell!” 😂 I’m also trying to read more plays and short stories
The Complete Poems of Stephen Crane by Joseph Katz (editor)~ A compilation of poems by a writer best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage
Reason: I’ve read Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets but never any of his poetry so I thought it’d be a nice change of pace!
Equus by Peter Shaffer~ A psychiatrist attempts to help and treat a 17 year old kid who has a weird obsession with horses.
Reason: I think this is the play that Daniel Radcliffe was in a couple of year ago on West End? I heard it was kinda a weird show but hey it was revived for a reason wasn’t it?
I don’t even know if some of these editions are still in publication since they are all older, funkier cover designs! But they were way too cool to pass up! Let me know which of these interested you the most! If not, which book should I add to my next book haul?
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