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What Is Literature?
What is literature? Why do we read it? Why is literature important?
When I am Dead, My Dearest - Christina...
Read "When I am Dead, My Dearest," by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).
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.
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).
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.
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) -- Upon the Burning...
Anne Bradstreet was one of the greatest poets of the 17th century. Born in Northamptonshire, England to Thomas Dudley and Dorthy Yorke, Anne Bradstreet was the first daughter and the second of five children.
The Ransom of Red Chief - O. Henry (1862-1910)
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Extraordinary Literature for the Back to School...
Celebrate the back to school season with these great classics, including J.D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Charlotte Bronte's Villette.
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.
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.
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.
The Elizabethan Period - A History of English...
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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...
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.
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.
Cinderella
Cinderealla, by Brothers Grimm, translated by Margaret Taylor (1884).
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Classic Quotes About Adulthood and Society from...
The Giver is a novel by Lois Lowry. It's about Jonas, who becomes the Receiver of Memories, and then begins to understand the deepest secrets of the society. Here are a few quotes from The Giver.
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.
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.
What Was Literature Like During the Victorian...
The Victorian Period revolves around the political career of Queen Victoria. She was crowned in 1837 and died in 1901 (which put a definite end to her political career). A great deal of change took place during this period — brought about because of the Industrial Revolution; so it's not surprising that the literature of the period is often concerned with social reform. Read on.
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.
The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Sir Arthur...
Read "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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...
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.
Little Snow-White - Brothers Grimm
Read "Little Snow-White," by the Brothers Grimm.
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.
Important Notes & Quotes for Don Quixote by...
Important and interesting quotes from the classic Spanish novel, Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes.
The Catcher in the Rye Quiz
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe.
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.
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.
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.
Renaissance - A History of English Literature
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The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Pit and the Pendulum," by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Devoted Friend - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Read The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
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.
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.
Preface - Picture of Dorian Gray - Preface -...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
The Knight's Tale, 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.
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.
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.
The Wife of Bath's Tale, Modern - Geoffrey...
Read The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400). The work of British literature is one of the most famous pieces of the period.
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.
'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.
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 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."
Simple Sentences - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
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.
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 City in the Sea - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The City in the Sea" by Edgar Allan Poe.
1984 Quiz
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The Story of an Hour Quiz
Test your knowledge of "A Story of An Hour."
Anglo-Saxon Poetry - A History of English...
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The Miller's Tale, 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.
A History of English Literature
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Reading ‘Beowulf’ in Class? This...
Here's more about Beowulf. Classic Literature.
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Read The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
2 - Picture of Dorian Gray - Chapter 2 - Oscar...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
The Diamond Necklace - Guy de Maupassant...
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Your Introduction to "The Storm" by Kate Chopin
Links to information about this story written in 1898 about an adulterous one-night stand, set in the late nineteenth century.
Quotes from Classic Fantasy Novel ‘The...
The Hobbit is a book by J.R.R. Tolkien, a famous Oxford professor, essayist and writer. The story centers around Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is caught up in a grand adventure. Here are a few quotes from The Hobbit.
Geoffrey Chaucer - A History of English...
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What Is Stream-of-Consciousness Writing?
What is stream of consciousness? Read more about stream of consciousness.
What Was Literature Like During the Medieval...
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Rip Van Winkle - Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Read "Rip van Winkle," by Washington Irving.
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?
Can You Remember These Quotes from Harper Lee's...
The book depicts the experiences of a young girl, Scout, and her family in a Southern town, and deals with racism, violence and alienation.
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.
Classic Vampire Quotes from ‘Dracula’
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a classic vampire tale. First published in 1897, the novel drew from vampire myth to create a literary legacy. Even though stories like Polidori's The Vampire and Le Fanu's Carmilla already existed at the time Dracula was first published, Stoker helped to spawn a new dimension in horror literature. Here are a few quotes from Bram Stoker's Dracula.
At the 'Cadian Ball - Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
Read "At the 'Cadian Ball," by Kate Chopin (1851-1904).
Classic Quotes from Controversial Coming-of-Age...
The Catcher in the Rye is the famous novel by J.D. Salinger. It is the work for which Salinger is best known. The work has been popular and controversial, and number of the quotes from this book have been cited as evidence of its inappropriate nature. The Catcher in the Rye is often studied in American literature. Here are a few quotes.
The Californian's Tale - Mark Twain
Read "The Californian's Tale," by Mark Twain (1835-1910).
Complex Sentences - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
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?
Review Washington Irving’s Classic Short...
Washington Irving published. Classic Literature.
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.
'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.
Nouns - An English Grammar - W. M. Baskervill
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
A Problem - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
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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 Last Leaf' Short Story
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'The Yellow Wallpaper' Questions for Study and...
The Yellow Wallpaper is the most famous work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Of Mice and Men' Questions for Study and...
Of Mice and Men is a famous (and controversial) novel by John Steinbeck. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Chapter 10 - Robert...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Romeo and Juliet from 'Beautiful Stories from...
E. Nesbit offers this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Antigone Quiz
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Word Quotes
Words have power. In some myths, spoken words create worlds, creatures, and human beings. Here are some quotes from famous writers.
Read a Review of Classic Jane Austen Romance...
This classic novel tells the story of the five Bennet sisters, whose mother obsesses over marrying off as quickly and advantageously as possible
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.
William Shakespeare - A History of English...
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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.
1 - Economy, Walden - Henry David Thoreau...
Read Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Thoreau is well-known for Walden, along with his other essays.
'King Lear' Quotes
King Lear is one of the most famous plays by William Shakespeare, based on a legendary king (Leir). The plot has influenced various other novels, including A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley. Take a look at these quotes from King Lear, one of the greatest tragedies in English literature.
Dante's 9 Circles of Hell
A structural overview for Book 1 (Inferno) of Dante Alighier's Diveine Comedy.
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.
1 - A History of English Literature
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'The Monkey's Paw' Questions for Study and...
The Monkey's Paw is one of the most famous works by W.W. Jacobs. 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!
12th 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 12th grade. Literature programs vary by high school. The books on this list are important introductions to world literature--regardless of your age and/or skill level.
Madame Bovary Quiz
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Powerful Quotes from Classic Steinbeck Novel...
Of Mice and Men is a novel by John Steinbeck. This tragedy was first published in 1937. The story is told from the third-person omniscient point-of-view. Of Mice and Men follows the misadventures of Lennie and George, two ranch hands in California. Here are a few quotes from Of Mice and Men.
Quotes from Epic Depression Novel ‘The...
Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck, Nobel-Prize winner for literature. Published in 1939, the novel centers around the Joads, a family of sharecroppers, who journey to California to find a new life--amidst the Dust Bowl devastation of the Great Depression. Here are a few quotes from Grapes of Wrath.
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.
Jane Eyre Quiz
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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.
Who Wrote It? -- Quiz
Test your knowledge about who wrote these bits of literature, with this quiz by Tamra Willett-Johnson.
'Candide' Quotes
Voltaire offers his satirical view of society and nobility in Candide. The novel was published in 1759, and it is often considered the author's most important work--representative of The Enlightenment. Here are a few quotes from Candide.
Game of Love: Restoration Comedy
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Classic Quotes That Show You Why ‘The...
This landmark book,full of graphic descriptions of the meat-packing industry, was so troubling it inspired the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.
The Invalid's Story - Mark Twain
Read "The Invalid's Story," by Mark Twain (1835-1910).
Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe
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My Heart's in the Highlands - Robert Burns...
Read My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns -- Scotland's greatest poet.
'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?
Adjectives - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
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.
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.
John Donne and the Beginning of the Metaphysica...
John Donne is an important Metaphysical poet. Learn more about his life and works.
'The Devil and Tom Walker' Characters
Who are the characters in The Devil and Tom Walker, by Washington Irving? Why are these characters so famous? How do they relate to other characters in literature? Read on.
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.
The Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Man of the Crowd" by Edgar Allan Poe.
1 - Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde...
Read The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
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.
See Why ‘The Gift of the Magi’ Is a...
The Gift of the Magi is a popular Christmas story about love and sacrifice. The work is one of the most famous stories by O. Henry, an American writer.
Classic Anti-War Quotes from ‘Slaughterho...
Slaughterhouse-Five is an anti-war novel, by Kurt Vonnegut. The work was first published in 1969, and it's been called an American classic. Semi-autobiographical in nature, the novel is drawn from the Vonnegut's war-time experiences in World War II. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
Beowulf - A History of English Literature
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'The Story of an Hour' Questions for Study...
The Story of an Hour is one of the greatest works by Kate Chopin. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Atlas Shrugged' Quotes
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Read a Review of ‘Great Expectations,&#82...
Plot summary and themes of Great Expectations, one of the most famous and much-loved novels by the great master of Victorian prose.
'The Great Gatsby' Questions for Study and...
The Great Gatsby is the most famous novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald. But, what does it mean? Why is the book so controversial (banned/challenged)? What does the book have to say about the state of society? Here are a few questions for study and discussion, related to The Great Gatsby.
Prepositions - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read "An English Grammar," by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
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.
Canon
What is the canon? How does it relate to literature? Read more about the canon.
City Upon a Hill: Colonial American Literature
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Chapter 1 - Robert...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Quotes from Controversial Satire 'The...
Oscar Wilde created one of the most delightful and memorable social comedies, with The Importance of Being Earnest. It's a comedy of manners that satirizes Victorian manners and customs, but he does it with a light, witty style that's absolutely unforgettable. Here are a few quotes from The Importance of Being Earnest.
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.
Quotes from Classic African Novel ‘Things...
Things Fall Apart is an important African novel by Chinua Achebe--one of the most greatest classics of its time. The book involves the clash of cultures and belief systems, as colonization affects the people. Here are a few quotes from Things Fall Apart.
1-2 - 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.
Why ‘Lord of the Flies’ Is One of...
Every year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of formal complaints filed by patrons demanding that certain books be removed from schools or public libraries. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, persistently makes the top 100 on this list (in 2006, the novel reached number 70 on the banned books list).
Find Out How Much Your Books Are Worth
Discover where to find the value of books in your collection. Read on.
'The Catcher in the Rye' Questions for Study...
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Read 'The Story of an Hour,' Kate Chopin's...
The Story of an Hour is a short story by Kate Chopin. The work is one of her most famous short works, partly because of its surprise ending. Here, Chopin explores some of the themes for which she has become so famous. Here's the complete text of The Story of an Hour.
Classic War Quotes from Ernest Hemingway’...
A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway. The book was published in 1929, and the popularity of this work contributed to Hemingway's status as an American legend in literature. Hemingway drew from his wartime experiences to tell the story of Frederic Henry, a volunteer in the Italian army. Here are a few quotes from this tragic love story, A Farewell to Arms.
Collected Works - Edgar Allan Poe
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