THRIFTING CLASSICAL LITERATURE

Everyone knows the staple “Classical Literature” but why spend so much money on those novels? Check out the 5 novels I was able to find while thrifting around at Goodwill book section! (You’ll definitely find some hidden gems in thrift stores for sure)

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MOBY DICK BY HERMAN MELVILLE

A man versus a whale, or is the whale a figment of his imagination? Either way for $3 Moby Dick is seen as one of America’s greatest pieces of literature. Over 600 pages of metaphors and foreshadowing folktale about this mysterious whale being sought after it’s no wonder it’s been given the title. It makes readers wonder what is true or are we all fighting for this grand prize for at the end it to be nothing at all?

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare, the 14th century writer, poet and play master. All works of Shakespeare are not original (if you weren’t aware) you can find thousands of versions of the same story. However the romantic Midsummer Night’s Dream take the cake for a short, but sweet piece of literature that can be read in a weekend. For $2 it was a steal to be stolen in the thrift shop.

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PRIDE & PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

Adapted and changed throughout the years Pride and Prejudice stands time for novels written by women in the early 18th century. This limited time cover only details the hidden beauty written within the pages. Going through the lives of young women trying to find love during a time where love was simply about marrying wealthy and not happiness.

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THE SCARLET LETTER BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

Another novel adapted into movies and lesson heard across the world. Seen as a novel supporting feminism Hawthorne writes about the triumphs a young lady is faced when she’s left to bear the letter A on her garments as a sign of Adultery though it is not her that commits it. This novel goes beyond its years as it defies societal wicked views on women and unaccountability for men.

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BEOWULF TRANSLATED BY JOHN EARLE

If you love ancient times like 300, Spartan or Game of Thrones this an Epic Poetry for you. Written back in 700 A.D (LONG TIME AGO!) This poem was created as a some what depiction of the violence, treachery and events that was occurring during the time. It is seen as one of the greatest Old English Poems in the world! Just for $3 at Goodwill

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Melissa Philippe, or Mel, is the founder and creator of Da Modern Mama. An organisation built around the advocacy and support for POC maternal health. After being an English educator for 8+ years, Mel decided to devote her time to being a speaker and advocate for women of colour. With degrees in English, Writing and literature while being a doula and certified Montessori educator and an Adult and Child Psychologist focused on development and neuroscience. It's allowed her to learn from both sides of the fence and use the same practices in our family. Melissa is also a multi-award-winning author, writer, educator, parent coach, and keynote speaker. - Melissa Philippe (Laura Valentine)

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