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Classic Literature: Most Popular Articles

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What Is Literature?
What is literature? Why do we read it? Why is literature important?
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 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).
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Catcher in the Rye Quiz
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The Story of an Hour Quiz
Test your knowledge of "A Story of An Hour."
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.
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.
The Elizabethan Period - A History of English...
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Preface - Picture of Dorian Gray - Preface -...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
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.
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.
Little Snow-White - Brothers Grimm
Read "Little Snow-White," by the Brothers Grimm.
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...
'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.
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.
Top 10 J.R.R. Tolkien Mythology Books
J.R.R. Tolkien's epic legendarium offers a view into Middle-Earth, with all of its hobbits, dragons, orcs, and elves. Tolkien's tales are unforgettable. Read more about the tales, and their influence on world literature.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
101 Classics to Get You Started
A list of 101 world classics for every reader to enjoy, from Jane Austen to Anthony Trollope.
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?
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.
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.
Simple Sentences - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
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.
The City in the Sea - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The City in the Sea" by Edgar Allan Poe.
When Did the Romantic Period of Literature Begin?
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Chapter 10 - Robert...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
At the 'Cadian Ball - Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
Read "At the 'Cadian Ball," by Kate Chopin (1851-1904).
What is Gothic Literature?
An overview of Gothic Literature, with examples of Classic pieces and stylistic elements.
Jane Eyre Quiz
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Jane Austen 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.
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.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe.
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.
In an Artist's Studio - Christina Rossetti...
Read "In an Artist's Studio," by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).
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.
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.
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 Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Pit and the Pendulum," by Edgar Allan Poe.
How to Customize Your Reading Group: Options...
Alternative ideas for organizing an interesting and effective reading group and for tackling Classic Literature in customized ways.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Scout Quotes - from 'To Kill a Mockingbird' -...
Scout is the unforgettable young girl in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Her real name is Jean Louise Finch. Her father's courage--in the face of life-threatening challenges--teaches her lessons that will last a lifetime. Here are quotes from Scout.
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 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.
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.
The Ransom of Red Chief - O. Henry (1862-1910)
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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?
'The Catcher in the Rye' Questions for Study...
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1984 Quiz
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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.
What Is Stream-of-Consciousness Writing?
What is stream of consciousness? Read more about stream of consciousness.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
2 - Picture of Dorian Gray - Chapter 2 - Oscar...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
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.
The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Sir Arthur...
Read "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Nouns - An English Grammar - W. M. Baskervill
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
Heart of Darkness - Chapter 1 - Joseph Conrad
Read "Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad.
Sister Maude - Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Read "Sister Maude," by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).
Adjectives - An English Grammar - W. M....
Read An English Grammar, by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell.
'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.
Mark Twain Quiz
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Questions - Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Frankenstein's presumptuous act of creation, although begun with the best of intentions, is doomed to failure, for man cannot hope to penetrate the secrets of science.
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.
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 Man of the Crowd - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "The Man of the Crowd" by Edgar Allan Poe.
'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.
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...
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).
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.
Moving Quotes from Zora Neale Hurston’s...
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel by Zora Neale Hurston. It's the story of Janie Crawford, who returns home and tells the story of the last 20 years. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
Quotes from Classic Dystopian Novel ‘Brav...
This famous and controversial work deals with issues of technological advancements, sexuality, and individuality--in a dehumanizing society. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
The Californian's Tale - Mark Twain
Read "The Californian's Tale," by Mark Twain (1835-1910).
'The Handmaid's Tale' Quotes
The Handmaid's Tale is a bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood. The setting has been described as a feminist dystopia, where war and pollution has made pregnancy and child-birth increasingly difficult. Women are enslaved as prostitutes/virginal concubines--in an effort to repopulate and control the population. Here are a few quotes from The Handmaid's Tale.
'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?
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.
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.
Why was 'The Great Gatsby' Controversial or...
The Great Gatsby is one of the great American novels, from the Jazz Age. It's the work for which F. Scott Fitzgerald is often best remembered? So, what's the controversy about? Has it been banned or challenged?
Word Quotes
Words have power. In some myths, spoken words create worlds, creatures, and human beings. Here are some quotes from famous writers.
Who Wrote It? -- Quiz
Test your knowledge about who wrote these bits of literature, with this quiz by Tamra Willett-Johnson.
Quotes from Classic War Novel ‘All Quiet...
All Quiet On The Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque. The book was published in 1929, and it was the author's way of coming to terms with the war. Parts of the book are autobiographical. All Quiet On The Western Front also has a history with censorship, as the book was banned in Germany. Here are a few quotes from All Quiet On The Western Front.
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 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."
Antigone Quiz
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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?
Classic Quotes About Power from ‘Heart of...
Heart of Darkness is a famous work by Joseph Conrad. The author's experiences in Africa gave him plenty of material for this work. Heart of Darkness is the tale of a man who gives into the enticements of power. Here are a few quotes from Heart of Darkness.
April Quotes - What Great Writers Have Said
April showers bring May flowers... but April also brings National Poetry Month, April Fool's Day, Jazz Appreciation Month, and more. What does April mean to you? Here are some quotes...
Hamlet: A Feminist Argument (2)
Read more about Hamlet and a Feminist Argument, from Steve Henderson. Page 2.
'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).
Classic Quotes from ‘The Sun Also...
The Sun Also Rises brought Ernest Hemingway fame and fortune. The novel also came to be representative of the lost generation of writers. Here are a few quotes from this famous book by Ernest Hemingway.
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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'The Black Cat' Questions for Study and...
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'The Importance of Being Earnest' Review
The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's most well-known and best loved play, as well as being an enormous success in his lifetime. Read more about this comedy of manners, with this review.
The Poor Ghost - Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Read "The Poor Ghost," by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).
The False Gems - Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
Read "The False Gems," by Guy de Maupassant.
The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point -...
Read The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).
Find Out How Much Your Books Are Worth
Discover where to find the value of books in your collection. Read on.
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!
Treasure Island Quiz
Test your knowledge of "Treasure Island."
1 - Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde...
Read Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Read The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
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.
William Shakespeare - A History of English...
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The Invalid's Story - Mark Twain
Read "The Invalid's Story," by Mark Twain (1835-1910).
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.
'A Rose for Emily' Questions for Study and...
A Rose for Emily is a favorite American short story by William Faulkner. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
My Last Duchess Quiz
Test your knowledge of "My Last Duchess."
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!
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.
Get an Overview of Aldous Huxley’s...
In a futuristic society based on pleasure without moral repercussions, Aldous Huxley places a few oddball characters to stir up the plot. Read more about Brave New World.
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim -...
Read A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim, by Walt Whitman.
The Devoted Friend - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Read The Devoted Friend by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
Famous Quotes from Ibsen’s Controversial...
A Doll's House is a famous and controversial drama from the Norwegian playwright. Here are some lines from the script.
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 Social Critique ‘Deat...
Featuring Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman has been seen as an attack on the American dream. Death of a Salesman is one of the works for which Arthur Miller became most famous, bringing him international acclaim. Here are a few quotes from Death of a Salesman.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Quiz
Test your knowledge of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Act I - Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Read "Doll's House," by Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
'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.
'Beloved' Quotes
Beloved is a novel by Toni Morrison, who uses flashbacks and other devices to draw us through the tragic series of events in Seth's life. A moment of insanity shaped the rest of her existence; and, she (and those around her) would never be the same. Here are a few quotes from this dark novel, Beloved.
A Problem - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
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A Descent Into the Maelstrom - Edgar Allan Poe
Read A Descent Into the Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe.
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
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.
Mark Twain - How Does Mark Twain Represent...
How does he fit into the Realistic Period in American literature (1865-1900)? Read more about Mark Twain and Realism.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Chapter 2 - Robert...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Builders - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...
Read The Builders, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' Quotes
Robert Louis Stevenson made literary history with his story about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This story of the dual personality being personified during a medical experiment has been told and re-told in adaptations since it was first published. Here are a few quotes from Stevenson's famous story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Flops, Flubs, Failures: Classic Literature that...
From Moby-Dick to Little Women, we explore classic works that almost didn't make it beyond their initial devastating criticisms.
A Family - Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
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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.
A Respectable Woman - Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
Read "A Respectable Woman," by Kate Chopin (1851-1904).
An Apple-Gathering - Christina Rossetti...
Read "An Apple-Gathering," by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).
Huckleberry Finn -- What Have Writers Said...
You may already be familiar with the historical controversies surrounding

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