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What Is Literature?
What is literature? Why do we read it? Why is literature important?
Read William J. Long’s Classic Explanatio...
So, why is Literature important? How does it show itself as indispensable to a culture? Here's what William Long has to say... Page 3.
What’s the Difference Between Myth,...
Fairy tales, myths, legends, and folklore are terms that may seem to mean the same thing, but they have profoundly different meanings. Read more about it...
Make Your Next Book Club More Engaging
In your book club, you may be reading books on a wide variety of topics. Here are a few questions for study and discussion. These questions are designed to make you think about the book(s). Take a look...
Classic Works of Literature that Are Great for...
I recommend the following titles to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 9th grade.
A Review of the Classic Dickens Novel,...
The well-known story of Oliver the orphan, told with all the vivid literary skill Dickens brought to all his novels, but also a raw, gritty quality.
Preface - Picture of Dorian Gray - Preface -...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
Quotes from Famous Writers About Writing and...
What have writers said about literature? How has literature affected them? What causes writers to continue to attempt to make a difference with words, creating new worlds and experiences in literature? Read these quotes about literature. Find out what writers from around the world have thought of creating works of art.
The Elizabethan Period - A History of English...
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A Book Journal Is a Great Way to Improve Your...
A reading log or book journal is a great place to react to what you read. You can find out exactly how you feel about the characters; you may gain insight about the theme and plot; and you can expand your overall enjoyment of the literature. Here are a few idea starters. Feel free to build your own list of questions as you start your life-long habit of keeping a reading log or book journal. Read on.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur...
A brief summary and review for the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a short story collection and third installment of the Sherlock Holmes collection.
Literature - What is the difference between...
Fiction and literature are similar but mean different things. Learn about the differences and how they're similar too.
Roman Fever- by Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Read "Roman Fever," by Edith Wharton (1862-1937). Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones. She's usually recognized by the array of novels she brought to life — filled with manners, modesty, and tragedy.
5 Classics to Read during LGBT Pride Month
June is LGBT Pride Month in the United States and we have a list of classics, from Marcel Proust to Virginia Woolf, to help you celebrate the occasion.
The Most Popular Atticus Finch Quotes from 'To...
Atticus is one of my favorite father figures in literary history. He's a strong character, but he's also willing to stand up for what he believes. He represents an important role model for Scout. Here are a few of the quotes from Atticus Finch, in To Kill a Mockingbird (by Harper Lee).
Cinderella
Cinderealla, by Brothers Grimm, translated by Margaret Taylor (1884).
Word Quotes
Words have power. In some myths, spoken words create worlds, creatures, and human beings. Here are some quotes from famous writers.
Read the Classic Cautionary Tale of Greed,...
The Devil and Tom Walker is one of the most famous (and controversial) short stories by Washington Irving. He's also known for Rip van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Here's the complete text of this spell-binding tale.
Review of Steinbeck's Frequently-Banned...
This touching tale of the friendship between two very different men is set against the backdrop of the United States during the depression of the 1930s.
'Gulliver's Travels' Review
There are few great satirists who manage to judge their work so finely that it can be considered both a rip-roaring, fantastical adventure story suitable for children and adults alike, as well as a searing attack on the nature of society.
What Makes Classic Literature Classic?
The definition is debated, but a classic usually expresses some artistic quality - an expression of life, truth, and beauty - and has stood the test of time.
Little Snow-White - Brothers Grimm
Read "Little Snow-White," by the Brothers Grimm.
'Around the World in 80 Days' Review
Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days is a rip-roaring adventure story set, in the first place, in Victorian England, but which ranges throughout the world following its protagonist Phileus Fogg. Read more about the work, with this review.
Review of the Classic Jazz Age Novel ‘The...
Plot summary and themes of probably the author's greatest novel--a book that offers damning and insightful views of the American nouveau riche in the 1920s.
'David Copperfield' Review
David Copperfield is probably the most autobiographical novel by Charles Dickens. He uses many incidents of his childhood and early life to create a considerable fictional achievement.
Can You Remember These Classic Quotes from...
This 1925 novel is one of the great American classics. It has come to be seen as a representation of the Jazz Age. Here are some lines from it.
What Is Stream-of-Consciousness Writing?
What is stream of consciousness? Read more about stream of consciousness.
Misery - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Read Misery by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904). Chekhov is well-known for his short fiction and plays, particularly The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters, and other works.
Read "The Little Match Girl," a Short Story by...
The Little Match Girl is a story by Hans Christian Andersen. Take a look at this famous tale.
How To Read a Difficult Book
Even if you have lots of experience in reading books, you will likely come across books that are just difficult to get through. You may find the reading slow because of the subject matter, the language, word usage, or the convoluted plot and character elements. When you are just attempting to get through the book, it may not really matter to you why the book is difficult. You just want to finish the work, so you can move on to your next reading pick. Here are some tips...
A Complete List of John Steinbeck’s Works
John Steinbeck was a world-renowned novelist, playwright, essayist and short-story writer, famous for his works involving the region of his birth. His work has stirred controversy, and offered a unique view into America.
Great American Literature Books for 10th or...
I recommend the following titles to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 10th grade (or 11th) American literature study.
Anticipating Future Classics: Contemporary...
What do you call a modern classic? How can we tell if a contemporary book will stand the test of time? From Hilary Mantel to David Foster Wallace, we share our thoughts.
30 Important Quotes from 'Night' by Elie Wiesel
Lines from this acclaimed fictional work of Holocaust literature, which is in part autobiographical. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
10 Books You Have to Read if You Liked...
George Orwell presents his dystopian vision of the future in 1984. The novel was first published in 1948, and it was based on the work of Yevgeny Zamyatin. If you like the story of Winston Smith and Big Brother, you may enjoy these other books. Take a look at these must reads!
'The Jungle Book' Review
The Jungle Book is one of the works for which Rudyard Kipling is best remembered. The stories in this volume are written to be enjoyed by adults as well as children--with that depth of meaning and symbolism that delves far beyond the surface.
True Love Never Ends: Women Scholars Respond to...
Abelard and Heloise are one of the most celebrated couples of all time, known for their love affair... and for the tragedy that separated them.
A Century of Classic Literature for Young...
Exploring 100 years of classic literature for young readers, from Little Women to Lord of the Flies.
My Last Duchess Quiz
Test your knowledge of "My Last Duchess."
'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' Review
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is, without doubt, one of the most famous and enduring children's classics. It is full of whimsical charm, and a feeling for the absurd that is unsurpassed.
Marcus Aurelius Quotes (Marcus Aurelius...
Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninius) was a Stoic and Roman Emperor. His most famous work is Meditations, which appeared in 12 books. Here are a few quotes from the works of Marcus Aurelius.
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Read The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
17 Quotes from "Romeo and Juliet"
The star-crossed lovers in this famous play are caught between two worlds, as their families feud to the death. Here are some choice lines.
Nouns - An English Grammar - W. M. Baskervill
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
Must Read Books If You Like 'The Catcher in the...
J.D. Salinger presents his classic tale of alienation and dysfunctional adolescence in his controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye. The title of the novel is based on 'Comin' Thro' the Rye,' a poem by Robert Burns. If you like the story of Holden Caulfield and his misadventures, you may enjoy these other books. Take a look at these must reads!
George Orwell's Classic Quotes
George Orwell is one of the most famous English writers of his time. He is perhaps best known for his controversial novel, 1984, a dystopian tale in which language and truth is corrupted. He also wrote Animal Farm, an anti-Soviet fable where the animals revolt against the humans.
Find Out How Much Your Books Are Worth
Discover where to find the value of books in your collection. Read on.
Classics for Summer Reading
A few favorite Classics that are perfect for summertime reading are listed and described in brief.
'Catch-22' Questions for Study and Discussion
Catch-22 is a famous (and controversial) anti-war novel by Joseph Heller. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
How To Identify the Theme
A theme is a central or underlying idea in literature. The writer may express insight about humanity or a world view. Before you attempt to identify the theme of a work, you must have first read the work, and you should understand at least the basics about the plot, characterizations, and other literary elements. Here's how to identify the theme of a work of literature.
Mark Twain - What Did Mark Twain Write About...
What did Mark Twain write about slavery? What was his view on slaves? How did Mark Twain's background influence his perceptions on African Americans?
Pride and Prejudice Quiz
Test your knowledge about one of the greatest novels of that period. When was the book published? Who are the main characters? Who wrote the novel?
'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' Review
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most celebrated novels in American literature--arguably the greatest novel in American literature. As such, the book is frequently taught in high school English, college literature classes, American history classes, and every other opportunity teachers can find.
Who Wrote It? -- Quiz
Test your knowledge about who wrote these bits of literature, with this quiz by Tamra Willett-Johnson.
Read Some of the Most Famous First Lines in...
The first lines of novels are often memorable. Just reading the words can be enough to set the tone for the rest of the book. Which of the famous lines in literature is your favorite?
'To Kill a Mockingbird' Review
Harper Lee's coming-of-age tale, To Kill a Mockingbird, is set in the Deep South, and is a searing portrayal of race and prejudice told through the eyes of a little girl.
A Descent Into the Maelstrom - Edgar Allan Poe
Read A Descent Into the Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe.
Read the Complete Text of Poe’s Horror...
The Black Cat is a famous short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Find the complete text here.
Famous Quotes from "1948" by George Orwell That...
George Orwell's 1984 is a famous dystopian novel. The novel revolves around the experience of Winston Smith. Big Brother is watching; and thoughtcrime is illegal. Here are a few quotes from 1984.
The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde...
Read The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
Game of Love: Restoration Comedy
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1-8 - Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Read Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). This work is one of Swift's most famous satirical works.
The Catcher in the Rye Quiz
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What Was Literature Like During the Medieval...
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Read a Review of ‘Great Expectations,&rsq...
Plot summary and themes of Great Expectations, one of the most famous and much-loved novels by the great master of Victorian prose.
What is Gothic Literature?
An overview of Gothic Literature, with examples of Classic pieces and stylistic elements.
Reasons to Visit the Library
A library is the grand place where books live. For those that love reading and collecting literature, a library can be a magical place of the imagination. It's a great place to find volumes on almost every imaginable topic. Library patrons may have a variety of reasons for visiting the library. Why do you visit the library?
How to Tell a Story - Mark Twain
Read "How to tell a story," by Mark Twain (1835-1910).
If You Love Harry Potter, You Have to Read...
What do you do when you've read all of the books in the Harry Potter series? Here are other fantasy books, filled with magic and adventure.
Romeo and Juliet from 'Beautiful Stories from...
E. Nesbit offers this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
George Orwell - List of Works
George Orwell is a novelist, essayist and critic. He's famous as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Here's a list of works by George Orwell.
How To Get Rid of Bad Odor in Books
Despite your best efforts, you may find mold or mildew on your books. The books may smell musty. Here are tips for how to get rid of the bad odor.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan...
A brief summary and review for the fourth installment in Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes series: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, with quotes.
Epic Quotes from Herman Melville’s...
Moby Dick is a famous American novel--epic in scope. This quest tale was first published in 1851, but the book didn't achieve its acclaim as a masterpiece until many years after Herman Melville was dead. Here are a few quotes from Moby Dick, the great American novel...
The Builders - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...
Read The Builders, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
Read the Full Text of Supernatural Classic...
The first page of the full text of a supernatural tale (sometimes compared to Edgar Alan Poe) of a family who discovers the realities of wish fulfillment.
A Review of Hemingway’s...
This novel was an enormous success when published in 1952. It is more than just a simple story of an old Cuban fisherman who catches a fish then loses it.
2 - Picture of Dorian Gray - Chapter 2 - Oscar...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
'1984' - Review of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is a classic dystopian novel, as well as being a eerily prescient of the state of modern society.
Androcles - Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables are a collection of beast fables long transmitted through oral tradition.
Modern Classic - What Is a Modern Classic
What is a modern classic? Let's explore the modern classic--what it is, means, and reads like...
'Lolita' Quotes
Lolita is the controversial novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Russian author. The work centers around Humbert Humbert, a pedophile (which, of course, is part of why the book is so controversial).
How To Improve Your Reading Speed
Reading can be fun, but it can also be time-consuming if your speed is not as fast as you'd like it to be. An average reading speed can range from 200 to 350 words per minute, but that rate can vary depending on the material and your reading experience. It's also important to understand what you are reading--even when you improve your speed. Here are a few tips to help you improve your reading speed.
Quotes from Orwell’s Classic Political...
In this novel, the animals rise up against the humans, take over the farm, and rename the place. Here are a few passages from this famous work.
Old English Quiz
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The Ransom of Red Chief - O. Henry (1862-1910)
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Simple Sentences - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
What do I do if I'm in love with a Fictional...
What do you do if you're in love with a fictional character?
The Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Man of the Crowd" by Edgar Allan Poe.
How to Remember What You Read
Reading is important. But, the next step is making sure that you remember what you've read! Here are some tricks to keep it from flying right out of your head.
'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Quotes
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote, who tells about a one-year relationship/friendship between Holly Golightly, and an unnamed narrator. Here are a few quotes from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Page 2.
A Review of the Adventure Classic, ‘Robin...
Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was inspired by the story of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who went to sea in 1704. Selkirk requested that his shipmates put him ashore on Juan Fernandez, where he remained until he was rescued by Woodes Rogers in 1709. Read more about Robinson Crusoe.
The Giaour - Lord Byron (1788-1824)
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11th (or 10th) Grade Reading List
I recommend the following titles to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 11th (or 10th) grade--depending on when your high school focuses on English/American literature.
The City in the Sea - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The City in the Sea" by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Canterbury Tales Quiz
How many tales are a part of "The Canterbury Tales"? Why were the pilgrims on a journey, and where were they going? Test your knowledge about "The Canterbury Tales."
The Devoted Friend - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Read The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
William Shakespeare - A History of English...
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The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Pit and the Pendulum," by Edgar Allan Poe.
Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell:...
A short summary and review for Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.
The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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Edmund Spenser - A History of English Literature
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Nobel Prize in Literature - 1901 to present
By the terms of Alfred Bernhard Nobel's will (1896), the Nobel Prize for Literature is given to the person who has produced "the most distinguished work of an idealistic tendency" in the field of literature.
Book Price Guides
How much is your book worth? Is there a book you want to purchase, but you don't know the value of the book? These price guides should pave the way for you to better understand what books to buy, when to sell, and how much those books are worth. Read more from these book price guides.
The Beggar Maid - Lord Alfred Tennyson...
Read "The Beggar Maid," by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Chapter 10 - Robert...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Rain in Summer - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...
Read "Rain in Summer," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Take a Break and Read 'The Necklace'
The first page of the full text, translated into English, of this short work in world literature, infused with heartache, with the wounds of self-sacrifice.
My Heart's in the Highlands - Robert Burns...
Read My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns -- Scotland's greatest poet.
I Sit and Look Out - Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Read "I Sit and Look Out," by Walt Whitman.
British Literary Periods: A Brief Overview with...
Periods of British Literature, a brief overview with examples.
Getting to Know William S. Burroughs: His...
A brief look at the life and works of William S Burroughs, founding father of the American Beat Generation and friend to such figures as Kurt Cobain and Allan Ginsberg.
Lit Quiz: How well do you know the Bible?
How well do you know the Bible? Can you tell Jesus from Joseph? Esther from Ruth? Take our quiz to see how well you can identify the bible in literature.
The Diamond Necklace - Guy de Maupassant...
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Collected Works - Edgar Allan Poe
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The Adventure of the German Student -...
Read "The Adventure of the German Student," by Washington Irving.
'The Catcher in the Rye' - What is important...
What is important about the title of The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger? Why is it memorable? What other work(s) in literary history influenced the title? Where does mention of the title enter into the body of the text?
'The Wind in the Willows' Quotes
The Wind in the Willows is a favorite tale by Kenneth Grahame. Here are a few quotes from that famous work.
Geoffrey Chaucer - A History of English...
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'Peter Pan' Quotes
J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan flies around on fantastic adventures in Neverland. He's the leader of the Lost Boys, as they interact with pirates, fairies and Native Americans. Here are a few quotes from the work.
'Oliver Twist' Questions for Study and Discussion
Oliver Twist is an famous work of Victorian literature. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
September 1913 - William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Read September 1913, by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). Yeats was a famous Irish poet, playwright, and mystic.
Renaissance - A History of English Literature
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9th Grade Preparatory Reading List
Many schools recommend (or require) that you read from a list of books during the summer before entering 9th grade. Here's a list of books that often appear on reading lists--in preparation for 9th grade.
The Prologue, Middle English - Canterbury Tales...
Read The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400). Ths work of British literature is one of the most famous pieces of the period.
What is Man? - Mark Twain
Read "What is Man?" by Mark Twain (1835-1910).
'Atlas Shrugged' Quotes
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Medusa Quotes - What do writers say about Medusa?
Medusa is a monstrosity, with a mass of snakes coming out of her head. Here are a few quotes about Medusa.
Ernest Hemingway Works
Here's a list of the major works of Ernest Hemingway.
1 - A History of English Literature
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'The Black Cat' - Themes and Symbols
What are some themes and symbols in Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Black Cat? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
'A Tale of Two Cities' Review
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens' 16th novel, epitomizes the author’s popular appeal. It’s a tale of chaos, espionage and adventure set in London and Paris prior to, and during, the French Revolution.
Adjectives - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
The Pardoner's Tale, Modern English - Geoffrey...
Read The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400). Ths work of British literature is one of the most famous pieces of the period.
'Great Expectations' Questions for Discussion...
Great Expectations is an famous work of Victorian literature. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
Banned Books
Books are banned every day. Do you know some of the most famous examples of books that have been censored? Do you know why they've been challenged or banned. This list highlights some of the most famous books that have been been banned, censored, or challenged. Take a look!
When I am Dead, My Dearest - Christina...
Read "When I am Dead, My Dearest," by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).
Ariel (1965) by Sylvia Plath: The Power of...
A brief summary and analysis of Sylvia Plath's posthumously published collection of confessional poetry, Ariel.
Books to Beat the Classics Slump!
7 pieces of classic literature to try when the reading slump strikes, including drama, short stories, and novels.
How To Take Care of Books
What do you do to take care of the books in your library? Some of the most avid collectors refuse to read the books in their collection; so the books remain in mint condition. Others buy two copies of a book; they read one, and leave the other untouched. But, many readers must read their books, but they still want to protect and care for the volumes. Here are some tips to remember if you want your books to remain in good condition.
Classic Beat Quotes from ‘On the...
On the Road is an autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac, with a stream of consciousness style. The work is associated with the Beat Generation. Here are a few quotes from On the Road.
A Chameleon - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
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Why ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ Is...
Oscar Wilde's only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is a classic instance of the aestheticism of the late 19th century's English literature... For greater emphasis, Wilde defines the artist as free of ethical sympathies and morbidity. Read more about the novel.
Brush up on Your Shakespeare -- Quiz
Why was Jane Austen so famous? What are some of her most well-known works? Which characters fall in love? And what happens? Test your knowledge about Jane Austen.
A History of English Literature
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Quotes from the Classic Banned Book â&#12...
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, was first published in 1954. This tale of schoolboys stranded on a desert island is the best-known work by Golding. The novel is now sometimes compared to The Cacher in the Rye as one of the popular books for high school and college students. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
Quotes from Oscar Wilde’s Only Novel,...
The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only known novel. The work first appeared in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890, and it was revised and published as a novel the following year. The work was considered scandalous and immoral when it first appeared, but it was really a way for Wilde to write about his philosophy of art. Here are a few quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray.
'The Wind in Willows' Review
The Wind in the Willows is a children's story that lives in the hearts and minds of its readers well into adulthood. With its subtle blend of anthropomorphism and very British humor, the book is a classic tale of river life and friendship.
The Prologue, Modern - Canterbury Tales -...
Read The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400). Ths work of British literature is one of the most famous pieces of the period.

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