Monthly Archives: November 2015

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Children’s Classic)

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Heidi is a delightful story of life in the Alps written by the Swiss authoress, Johanna Spyri. Her own sympathy with the instincts and longings of the child’s heart is shown in her picture of Heidi. The record of the early life of this Swiss child amid the beauties of her passionately loved mountain-home and during her exile in the great town has been for many years a favourite book of younger readers.

Johanna Louise Spyri was a Swiss-born author of novels and best known for her children’s stories, and is best known for her book Heidi. Born in the rural area of Hirzel, Switzerland, as a child she spent several summers in the area around Chur, the setting she later would use in her novels.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri, ISBN: 9781910833872, Sovereign, 230 pp, Download ebook from KOBO


Electra by Euripides

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The play begins with the introduction of Electra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and the late Agamemnon. Several years after Agamemnon’s death suitors began requesting Electra’s hand in marriage. Out of fear that Electra’s child might seek revenge, Clytemnestra and Aegisthus married her off to a peasant of Mycenae. The peasant is kind to her and has respected her family name and her virginity. In return for his kindness, Electra helps her husband with the household chores. Despite her appreciation for her husband’s kindness, Electra resents being cast out of her house and laments to the Chorus about her struggles with her drastic change in social status.

Euripides was a tragedian of classical Athens. He is one of the few whose plays have survived, with the others being Aeschylus, Sophocles, and potentially Euphorion. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived.

Electra by Euripides, ISBN: 9781911144076, Sovereign, 74 pp, Download ebook from KOBO