colonial times? wtf ok books with this time period

Discussion in 'Books' started by We_All_Shine_On, May 11, 2004.

  1. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    I'm doing an english assignment, and I need to read 3 books that have something in common, and the common thing with mine was "colonial times" I think it's called 'colonial', the Jane Eyre setting time period.
    do you know of any books set in this time period? that aren't like, young adult, I need mature books....
    any ideas? thanx:D
  2. thepixies

    thepixies Member

    logan's run
  3. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    I'm not sure if these are from the right time period exactly, but they are somewhat similar to Jane Eyre and are roughly during the same time period as Charlotte Bronte:

    Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    Anything by Jane Austen
    Anything by Charles Dickens (although I liked Tale of Two Cities best)
    The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Indiana - George Sand

    These probably aren't considered "Colonial Books", I'm not really sure, but they are all books that I enjoyed.
  4. hehehehe anything by Laura Ingalls Wilder. :p
  5. Indriel

    Indriel Member


    Try 'Emma' by Jane Austen, it's not bad.
    Wuthering Heights - Charlotte Bronte.
    Found Pride & Prejudice hard going, but liked Sense & Sensibility - also Jane Austen?
    Good luck! Hope you find something you enjoy
  6. DarkLunacy

    DarkLunacy Senior Member

    Isn't Mark Twain or was that a little later?
  7. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    Yeah, I was kind of thinking Mark Twain too. I love him.

    By the way, Wuthering Heights was by Emily Bronte, not Charlotte. And Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are both by Austen.
  8. m6m

    m6m Member


    The 'age' you describe sounds post-colonial to me. It sound like you are talking about the 'Regency' period. That's the post-Georgian pre-Victorian age.

    'Vanity Fair' is an early 'Victorian' novel about the 'Regency' period. It's written by Makepeace Thackery. He's like Dickens with attitude.
  9. gnrm23

    gnrm23 Senior Member

    a recent novel of the revolutionary war era as experienced in the southern colonies (esp. georgia) is _the hornet's nest_ by jimmy carter
    (yes, the former president of the usa)
    (you can prolly get it at your local public library right now!)
  10. gnrm23

    gnrm23 Senior Member

    oh, and there's alway _the autobiography of benjamin franklin_
  11. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    ok so whats the fastest read of all the above mentioned? lol sorry to ask that of you all, but I'm totally fucked. Does Emily have the same writing style as Charlotte?


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