From Whence Your Inspiration

Books reflect their source of inspiration to their readers. Which one appeals to you? History, philosophy, fairytale?

INSPIRED BY HISTORY
Clarissa
‘Clarissa’ is a novel set in the first thirty years of the 20th century. In other words, during some of the greatest transformations Europe has ever seen. In his novel, Stefan Zweig describes the atmosphere of the period between the two wars through a protagonist by the name of Clarissa.

INSPIRED BY FAIRYTALE
The Happy Prince
Fairytales portray man in his most innocent state. Using this as a springboard, Oscar Wilde took his inspiration from the world’s oldest fairytales to pen fresh new stories in ‘The Happy Prince’. Treating the most basic human values, Wilde’s fairy stories will spawn the writing of many new tales.

INSPIRED BY PHILOSOPHY
The Hated Son
Set in 16th century Normandy, ‘The Hated Son’ is a novel that arose out of the ‘philosophical investigations’ of Balzac, who devoted his life to his great series, ‘The Human Comedy’. Through the character of a boy protagonist who is close to nature yet cut off from life, the novels opens up new intellectual horizons for its readers.