The Invisible Mentor Top Blog Posts of 2014

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The Invisible Mentor Top Blog Posts of 2014 I cannot believe that 2015 is two weeks away, where did the time go? Several years ago, I read that blogs like mine take a while to gain traction because they do not cover news, and now I am starting to see that there is some truth to that. Last year, and even this year, the most popular posts are years old, and in fact, several of them that were on the list last year are on this year’s list as well. I suspect that they are popular because they are book reviews of classic literature. It’s interesting that although the posts are popular, they … [Read more...]

Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind

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Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind Although we  are celebrating Banned Books Week September 21−27, 2014, I have decided that I would present Oscar Wilde's personal library because his play Salome was banned and he had to remove parts of his book, The Picture of Dorian Gray because it was considered homoerotic and suggestive. Over 120 years later, Harvard University Press published the original text of The Picture of Dorian Gray. I think the version of the book I read is probably the version where chunks of the story were removed. If you have not read The Picture of … [Read more...]

The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde

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The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde is not a book, but a short story. The story looks at materialism, acts of kindness, and value system. In the mornings when I am practicing my speed reading drills using bookmarklets, I have been doing so with short stories that I find on the American Literature website. I have found and read some excellent short stories on this site. Please also read my review of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost. Related Posts Review of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

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This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, Wisdom of Life Profile: St. Teresa of Avila, Founder of the Discalced Carmelite Order of Roman Catholic Nuns, and Dan Elash, Principal, Syntient. Adventures in Learning We are coming to the end of the first quarter of 2012, are you on track in accomplishing your goals? What adjustments do you have to make to your goals? Are all your goals still relevant? What obstacles are standing in your way and how can you remove them? Are You on Track for the First Quarter of … [Read more...]

Book Review – The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

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Book Review – The Canterville Ghost The Canterville Ghost is a short story by Oscar Wilde. Like many works of literature, the story first appeared in a magazine, The Court and Society Review in February 1887. The Canterville Ghost is a story of contrast - American vs. British Society. When the story starts, the American minister, Mr Hiram B. Otis has purchased Canterville Chase, an English country house. Otis is warned by Lord Canterville that the house is haunted, but he doesn’t believe in ghosts. Related Posts Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind The Model … [Read more...]