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BookChums Theme: The world of scandal

Post by: Snehith Kumbla

scandal skan-d(u)l

1. Disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

2. A disgraceful event


Gossip has its roots as one of human beings’ favourite pastimes, and it still persists and flourishes. While gossip has long been considered a female trait, changing social systems have deemed us to say that it is no longer be attributed to a gender. With the coming of technological advancements and new tools of communication, the latest gossip can now spread across the world in a matter of seconds. Let us look at some works of literature that feature scandal as one of their main themes.

In the history of the novel, there have been few novels as talked about as Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov tells of sexual attraction between 12 year-old girl and a middle-aged man with poetic resonance and extraordinary conviction - another work of literature that triumphed over social perceptions. 

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