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Our guest this week is Amy Drown, the founder, producer, and host of Gibson Girl Review, a podcast that focuses on novels from the Gilded Age and Progressive era, circa 1870-1920. Edith Wharton and Henry James are authors from this time you may have had to read in high school, but for the most part, novels from these time periods have mostly been forgotten among the general reading public. Amy likes to give them a fresh reading. She has found that many of the problems we deal with in 2024 are very similar to the ones people dealt with some 130+ years ago.

Amy is a historian herself with a vast collection of old books she inherited from her family. In the end, she just wanted to read them instead of have them languishing on a shelf, and The Gibson Girl Review podcast was born.

Books Discussed in This Episode:

1- The Passionate Epicure by Marcel Rouff

2- The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

3- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

4- A Room With A View by E.M. Forster

5- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

6- Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

7- Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing

8- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

9 - Heidi by Johanna Spyri

10- Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

11- Poor Dear Theodora by Florence Irwin

12- The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

13- Her First Appearance by Richard Harding Davis

14- Five Star Book Recommendation from Nelwina @toallreaders - The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan

15- The Fertile Earth and the Ordered Cosmos: Reflections on the Newark Earthworks and World Heritage edited by M. Elizabeth Weiser and others

16- The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

17- Winterfrost by Michelle Houts

Movies and Shows mentioned—

1- The Taste of Things (2023)

2- A Room With a View (1985)

3- The Gilded Age (HBOMax, 2022- present)

4- Downton Abbey (Peacock, 2010- 2015)

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