Shelf-Control #7

Shelf Control is a weekly instalment created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. I love the idea of looking at my own bookshelf and getting excited to read what I already own. Here the little introduction from Bookshelf Fantasies:

Instead of always looking ahead to upcoming new releases, I thought I’d start a weekly feature focusing on already released books that I want to read. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, books that are either on my shelves or on my Kindle!

You can find the original post here.

Title: Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes

Published: 1861 (My edition is a Nonsuch Classics from 2007)

Length: 447 pages

What it’s about (from Goodreads):

Regarded as a scathing attack on the idea of American puritanism and the doctrine of original sin, Oliver Wendell Holmes’ novel paints a fantastical portrait of a woman born half-human, half-snake, and her struggle to survive in the world of man.

How and when I got it:

I got it from the annual £1 book sale from Amnesty International, last year (the price tag was there when I bought it, and I haven’t removed it since it seems to have been there for quite a while!)

Why I want to read it:

A woman who is half-human and half-snake… how intriguing is that? I think it could be such a fun read, but I’m afraid to be disappointed and that it turns out to be very moralising.

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