In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture.
Positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it. Oxen are the hard workers in the background, intelligent andreliable,
but they are low key and never look for praise.
This often hides their talent, but they’ll gain recognition through their hard work.
Let us be inspired by the Ox to plow through challenges in these uncertain times, working hard and keeping steady, not expecting immediate results or success,
not seeking the limelight, just doing what we do gives us fulfillment and pride.
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Through the lives of its unforgettable and iconic characters - such as Magwitch, Miss Havisham and Estella - Great Expectations charts the course of an England undergoing rapid social and economic change, and tells a tale that is among the foremost classics of the English language.
Emma - Jane Austen
The celebrated opening of Jane Austen's Emma introduces readers to a supremely self-assured and accomplished young woman who believes herself immune to romance. By turns brilliant and foolish, self-aware and self-deluding, Emma "leaps from error to error," writes Margaret Drabble in her incisive Introduction, wreaking comic havoc in the lives of those around her. The mature flowering of Austen's singular and prolific genius, Emma is the compelling story of a woman seeking her true nature and finding true love in the process. With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble
and an Afterword by Sabrina Jeffries