Tess Harrington is the protagonist from my book True Colours, and she is greatly fond of reading classic literature.

Writing about Tess inspired me to share my thoughts on some of my own favourite classic novels. I was very inspired by these books and I think the character of Tess has rekindled my love for them, so I have revisited these masterpieces and have examined them further.

I hope you enjoy my musings on these great classics.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

The Custom of the Country

Edith Wharton

Summer

Edith Wharton

Emma

Jane Austen

A Room with a View

E.M. Forster

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

Free Air

Sinclair Lewis

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf

The Garden Party and Other Stories

Katherine Mansfield