Review: A Classic Novel. Reminded Me Of, Of Mice And Men, by Steinbeck-Both Examples Of the Human Condition, Of The Fear Of Living Life Free…

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Novel, October 31, 2012

This book is a literary treasure. Its author writes with a deep level of warmth and humanity that few authors actually possess. The story clearly and sharply captures the bigotry that was existent towards all minority groups at the turn of the last century. I really felt for the main characters and realised how backward society was back then when Oscar Wilde was sent to prison for his sexuality.

Upon reading this book, I was reminded of the Nobel Prize-winning book ‘Of Mice and Men’ (1937) by John Steinbeck. Both of these literary works put forth examples of the human condition, of the fear of living life free but with the positive hope for achieving a better way of life. Without spoiling the ending of this fantastic book, what I liked even more about this particular story was that I finished it feeling both happy and satisfied at the outcome. I am looking forward to reading further works from this wonderful author.

About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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2 Responses to Review: A Classic Novel. Reminded Me Of, Of Mice And Men, by Steinbeck-Both Examples Of the Human Condition, Of The Fear Of Living Life Free…

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This is an excellent review – very worthwhile.

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