I completed The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper on September 8, 2016.
I felt a connection with Mr. Cooper over the course of reading McCullough’s The Greater Jouney: Americans in Paris so it was great to turn to some of his first-hand work.
Finished William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on June 29, 2016.
I began reading The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling on February 13, 2016, and finished it on May 3rd of the same year.
Chivalry! Why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant-Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.
Chapter XXIX of Ivanhoe
I’ve always been a fan of knights and fair maidens, so I was glad to finally get to this book.
A surprisingly modern story with its strong passion and even stronger characters, I found it a great read.
Unfortunately it’s been a while since I finished the book earlier this year so many details are lost, but I remember being surprised at the turns the story took. Sir Walter Scott, I thank you sir.