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Women and Literature
Examine the crossroads between women's writings, characters, women's studies, feminism, female characters, women writers, and more. Do women read differently? How do female characters differ?

Book Tours / Literary Travel Adventures
If you've dreamed of meeting the author, and learning more about the history of your favorite works of literature, one way to connect with that literary history is to visit the place (even the house) where the writer created one (or more) of their famous works. Learn more about book tours and literary travel adventures.

Book Buying Advice - Books & Literature
How do you find a book that will interest you? Here, you'll find pages of tips for how to find books, articles about books and literature, and much more. Read on.

Book Collecting & Care
Here's a collection of resources related to book collecting. Discover how to identify a first edition, how to protect your books, how to build your library, how to know what your book is worth, and how to live with books. Discover the world of book collecting at your fingertips.

Literary Calendar
In literature, holidays are especially important: times of celebration and remembrance. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine's Day--they are times of coming together, and of reliving memories of other days. We think of those precious moments in and with literature. Celebrate the important days, whether they be holidays or any of the other days in our literary experience. Take time to remember!

A-to-Z- Writers - By Place & Time
Read about writers from around the world, with an A-to-Z listings, listings by countries, and more. Also find profiles and biographies for poets, novelists, essayists, and other writers in literary history.

- Basics + Books 101 + Defining Literature
If you're not accustomed to reading or writing about literature, here's a good place to start. Find out more about what literature is, why it's so important, and how you can make it relevant to your life... Read more about it!

Genre + Theme + Subject - Literature
If you're looking for a book about death, love, or other themes, read through the listings here! Also, find books by genre: mystery, biography, nature books, novels, short stories, and much more!

Glossary of Literary Terms
Literary terms may be part of a larger exam, a quiz, or a literary terms test. Literary terms are essential to a complete understanding of literature: what happens with words, how writers structure sentences, how poetics and rhetoric work, and more. Here are some tips and resources related to literary terms.

Quizzes - Test Your Knowledge in Literature
Taking a quiz can be a fun way to test your knowledge about a particular topic in literature. How much do you remember? Are there areas in which you feel you could still learn more?

Literary History: Periods & Movements
Explore the history of literature, from around the world and through the ages. Discover details about periods and movements, and find timeline and chronologies.

A-to-Z Titles, Characters & Creatures
Here, you'll find an overview of resources related to literature, with specific reference to titles of poems, novels, short stories, plays, and other works. Read more about books and literature!

Must Reads If You Like 'The Hobbit'
You've read (and loved) The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien... So what should you read next? Here are a few ideas and recommendations!

Apache Myth - Native American Mythology
Read some of the tales from the Apache Nation - Native American Mythology...

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes appears as the famous detective in the fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Merlin
Merlin is best known as the wizard in Arthurian legend.

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840-1902) French writer.
(1840-1902) French writer. As a French novelist, essayist, and critic, Émile Zola was the chief advocate and practitioner in France of a movement known as naturalism.

John Falstaff - Sir John Falstaff
Sir John Falstaff is a fictional character in Shakespearean drama.

A Lost Lady (1923) by Willa Cather
A brief summary and review of Willa Cather's 1923 novel, A Lost Lady.

Writers from the Middle English Period
Discussions of Medieval Literature today are often dominated by Geoffrey Chaucer, but Middle English had many champions, including Tyndale, Caxton, Malory and others.

11 Unforgettable Quotes from 'The Scarlet Letter'
Nathaniel Hawthorne's

J - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including Jabberwocky, Jane Eyre, The Jew of Malta, and Jo's Boys, The Jungle.

Individuality and Self-Worth: Feminist Accomplishment in Jane Eyre
Whether or not Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a feminist work has been widely debated for decades. Is it fair to view Bronte's work as feminist?

Islands in the Stream (c1951) by Ernest Hemingway
A brief summary and review for Ernest Hemingway's later classic, Islands in the Stream.

Top 10 Irish Classics
Classic Irish Literature - 10 Works Not To Be Missed.

Giovanni's Room (1956) by James Baldwin
A brief summary and review for James Baldwin's classic gay novel, Giovanni's Room.

Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) by Susan Cooper
A brief summary and review for Susan Cooper's 1965 classic novel, Over Sea Under Stone, which explores Celtic Mythology and Arthurian legend in fascinating ways.

Trifles (1916) by Susan Glaspell
A brief summary and review for Susan Glaspell's 1916 feminist play, Trifles. With notable quotes and commentary.

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.

Thoreau in the 21st Century: Can Walden Still Speak to Us Today?
Over 150 years ago, Henry David Thoreau asked us to consider the virtues of a simpler life in place of 'luxuries'. Does the message still speak to us?

More F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes
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Famous F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotations
F. Scott Fitzgerald is an American writer, known for works like The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night--along with other novels and short stories. Here are a few quotes from the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Watership Down (1972) by Richard Adams
A brief summary and review of Richard Adams's 1972 classic, Watership Down.

13 Unforgettable James Joyce Quotes
James Joyce is one of the most famous and controversial writers of the 20th century. Here are some notable quotes from 'Ulysses' and his other works.

Quotes from Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels is a fantastic adventure--with unusual people and places. This classic tale is a political satire, as Lemuel Gulliver ventures on his four travels. Here are a few quotes from Gulliver's Travels. Page 2.

42 Unforgettable Quotes From 'Gulliver's Travels'
Gulliver's Travels is a fantastic adventure--with unusual people and places. This classic tale is a political satire, as Lemuel Gulliver ventures on his four travels. Here are a few quotes from Gulliver's Travels.

'Gulliver's Travels' Quotes
Gulliver's Travels is a fantastic adventure--with unusual people and places. This classic tale is a political satire, as Lemuel Gulliver ventures on his four travels. Here are a few quotes from Gulliver's Travels. Page 3.

Quotations from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
More quotes from Gulliver's Travels - a classic tale that is a political satire, as Lemuel Gulliver ventures on his four travels. Page 4.

Profound Thoughts from Classic Women Writers
Women writers have often had to publish anonymously or under a masculine pseudonym. Today, we explore ten female writers who have contributed immensely to classic literature.

Summary and Review: 1984 by George Orwell
A brief summary and review for George Orwell's 1949 classic novel, 1984.

Feminist Writers You Need To Read
From Maya Angelou to Virginia Woolf, here's a good list of feminist writers of books and literature, and some of their best-known works.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) by Arthur Conan Doyle
A brief summary and review for the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a short story collection and third installment of the Sherlock Holmes collection.

Getting to Know Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
A brief biography of American writer, suffragette, and abolitionist, Lydia Maria Child, with selected bibliography of her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Dreams as Narrative Structure in Wide Sargasso Sea
An analysis of the dream structure for Jean Rhys's contemporary postcolonial classic, Wide Sargasso Sea (1966).

I Keep in Mind That Magic Moment
'I Keep in Mind That Magic Moment' is a poem by Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet. Here's the full text of this work of poetry.

'Death Be Not Proud' Quotes
'Death Be Not Proud' by John Gunther tells the story of his son's battle with a brain tumor. Here are some quotes from this remarkable memoir.

'Treasure Island' Vocabulary Words
Here's a vocabulary list from Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.

'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' Vocabulary Terms
Here's a vocabulary list from the novel 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn', by Betty Smith. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.

'Hard Times' Quotes
'Hard Times' is a Victorian novel by Charles Dickens, viewed as a powerful depiction of the horrors of 19th-century industrialization for workers.

Love Letter Collections
Read more about love letters.

Top Five Books about Social Protest
Protest Literature has existed in different forms throughout literary history. Some of the greatest writers in history have employed their talents toward awakening the public to injustices locally and world-wide.

The History of Tom Jones, Foundling
'Tom Jones' is an eighteenth-century satire by playwright Henry Fielding, the first written English work to be considered a novel.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Plot Summary
From the whitewashed fence to love with Becky Thatcher and adventures on the Mississippi, here's a summary of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.'

What to Read in March
No need to fear the Ides of March when the month is filled with such literary birthdays as those of Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, and Gloria Steinem.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American writer.
(1896-1940) American writer. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels and short stories chronicled the change in social attitudes during the 1920s, a period dubbed The Jazz Age. He is perhaps best known for The Great Gatsby (1925).

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taps at Reveille
F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, also wrote superb short stories that explore life in the Jazz Age. We review themes in Taps at Reveille.

How to Read a Difficult Book - Reading Tips
Even if you have lots of experience in reading books, you will likely come across books that are just difficult to get through. Here are some tips...

The Rise and Fall of a Literary Friendship
In

Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography
The legend of Robin Hood has captured our imaginations for more than 500 years.

Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is a delightful comedy which plays out a number of Shakespeare's best loved themes: confusion between lovers, the battle of the sexes, and the restoration of love and marriage.

The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers tells the adventures of D'Artagnan and his comrades, as they battle the evil Cardinal Richelieu.

Shakespearean "Love" in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Is William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream really about love? We explore alternate motives for one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies.

The Words and Works of John Steinbeck
A brief sketch of great American author and California writer, John Steinbeck, including quotes, complete works, and short biography.

N - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including The Necklace, and other works.

On the 'Imbecility' of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey
We take a closer look at characters in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and enter into discussion with Edward Neill's

Books to Beat the Classics Slump!
7 pieces of classic literature to try when the reading slump strikes, including drama, short stories, and novels.

Jaques Derrida's Of Grammatology: 40th Anniversary
Forty years ago, Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology rocked the world. We discuss the new anniversary edition from Johns Hopkins University Press.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's

"Paul's Case" (1905) by Willa Cather
Willa Cather is best known for her novels, such as O Pioneers! and My Antonia; however, her short fiction, like

11 Unforgettable 'The Glass Menagerie' Quotes by Tennessee Williams
It's an American classic. 11 Unforgettable 'The Glass Menagerie' quotes by Tennessee Williams.

'The Glass Menagerie' Quotes - 2
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'The Glass Menagerie' Quotes - 3
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History of the Myth and Legend of Robin Hood
The earliest forms of the Robin Hood legend were ballads and plays, as part of the Robin Hood games. Page 2.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee: Quotations
The book depicts the experiences of a young girl, Scout, and her family in a Southern town, and deals with racism, violence and alienation.

David Copperfield (1850) by Charles Dickens
A brief summary and review for Charles Dickens's eighth novel, and his most autobiographical, David Copperfield, which was published as a serial in 1849-1850.

Go Set A Watchman (2015) by Harper Lee
A brief summary and review for Harper Lee's long-lost second novel, Go Set A Watchman, a companion piece to the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird.

Atticus Finch Quotes - From 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Atticus Finch of the classic novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' is one of the best-known father figures in American literature. Here are some of his memorable quotes.

'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.

List of Banned Plays Through Theater History
Dramatic works for the stage are banned too! Some of the most famous challenged and banned plays in history include

'The Burial at Thebes' Review - Sophocles' Antigone
In The Burial at Thebes, Nobel-prize-winning writer Seamus Heaney offers his new translation of Sophocles' Antigone (c. 442 B.C.). Read more about The Burial at Thebes.

The Key - Short Story by Eudora Welty (1941)
The Key is one of Eudora Welty's short stories--published first in the book A Curtain of Green And Other Stories (1941) and afterwards in several short story anthologies. The Key represents well the complexity of theme and figurative use of language that characterize all major works of Eudora Welty.

Overview of Perelandra by C.S. Lewis (Space Trilogy)
The eye-catching illustration on the cover of this edition of Perelandra tells much of the creation story of the Bible. However, Perelandra uses a different venue and a fresh set of characters.

Perelandra
The question here may be how to avoid tragedy, or how to handle it when it occurs, and Lewis seems to say that separating from the truth leads to tragedy. Page 2.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare - Overview
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, was his final play. The Tempest is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works. Neither tragedy, nor comedy, the play is sometimes classified as a romance because of its concentration on family, reconciliation, and the divine power of mercy to end conflict. Read more about this play.

Definition of Canon in Fiction and Literature
What is the canon? How does it relate to literature? Read more about the canon.

Definition of a Stereotype in Literature
What is a stereotype? How do stereotypes relate to books and literature? Read on.

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' Questions for Discussion
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the story of Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher who experiences strange events. Take a look at these questions for study and discussion.

Emily Dickinson's Mother, Emily Norcross
Emily Dickinson is one of the most mysterious writers in literary history. Although she was a literary genius, only eight of her poems were published in her life, and she lived a secluded existence. But, this quiet life at home can be compared to the isolated life her mother lived.

What Is a Modern Classic in a Bookstore?
What is a modern classic? Let's explore the modern classic--what it is, means, and reads like...

What is a Modern Classic?
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Quotations From The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Pearl is a novel by John Steinbeck. What happens when a young diver finds a pearl of extraordinary beauty (and value)--particularly when he lives in such an impoverished state? Be careful what you wish for--the old saying certainly applies here. In the end, what does the pearl bring him besides heartache and sorrow? Here are a few quotes from The Pearl.

What Writers Say About Christmas and Santa Claus
Christmas happens only once a year, but it it one of the most fun times of the year! Writers have said a lot about the Christmas holiday (and everything that goes with it). Celebrate Christmas with these quotes from famous authors like Charles Dickens and Walter Scott.

The Holy Night - Story by Selma Lagerlof
The Holy Night is a story by Selma Lagerlof. Take a look at this famous story.

Rudyard Kipling - 'The Jungle Book' Questions
The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli is a human child who grows up with a pack a wolves. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

Quotations From Writers About Libraries
Here are a few words about libraries, those infamous places of the imagination. Read through these library quotes.

Famous Quotations from 'Medea' by Euripides
Medea is the famous play by the Greek, Euripides. To what extent would a mother go? Here are a few quotes from the Greek drama.

'The Black Cat' - Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe
The Black Cat is a famous short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Find the complete text here.

'The Wind in the Willows' Questions for Discussions
The Wind in the Willows is a famous book about animals, by Kenneth Grahame. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

Was There a Real Huckleberry Finn?
Was there a real person upon whom the character of Huckleberry Finn (Huck Finn) was based? Or, did Mark Twain imagine his famous orphan from scratch?

What Have Famous Writers Said About Huckleberry Finn?
What have famous writers said about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain? Here are a few of the most famous quotes about Huck Finn.

Did Jane Austen Ever Marry or Date?
Did Jane Austen ever marry? Was she ever involved with any men? Find the answer here.

Mark Twain's Death - April 21, 1910
How did Mark Twain die? Of what condition or ailment did Mark Twain die? Read more about Mark Twain's death.

Was Mark Twain an Inventor? What Were His Inventions?
Was Mark Twain an inventor, in addition to being a famous author and humorist? Which inventions did he patent? Was he successful as an inventor? Read more about Inventor Mark Twain.

The Role of Women in 'The Catcher in the Rye'
What is the role of women in The Catcher in the Rye? Is love relevant? Are relationships meaningful?

List of Famous Quotations About Dragons
Dragons are among the most fierce and monstrous of creatures in literature and legend. They appear in stories and myths from around the world. Here are a few quotes about dragons!

Greek Mythology: Build Your Own Reference Library
Greek Mythology is filled with tales of how the gods came into being, the birth of heroes, and the horrors of monsters. There's the story of Oedipus, the adventures of Odysseus, and so many other tales...

Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
Read about why Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote The Yellow Wallpaper.

Douglas Adams Quotes
Douglas Adams is perhaps best known for his series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Here are a few quotes from Douglas Adams.

Literary Miscellany, Volume 2: Fun Facts, Quotes, and Trivia
In this second volume of Literary Miscellany, we explore some fun facts about Henry David Thoreau, as well as interesting quotes and trivia.

E - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including East of Eden, Emma, and Ethan Frome.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Who Said It? Volume One: Jane Austen Edition
Love Jane Austen but can't remember who said what? In this edition of

Flops, Flubs, Failures: Classic Literature that Almost Wasn't
From Moby-Dick to Little Women, we explore classic works that almost didn't make it beyond their initial devastating criticisms.

Books About The Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment was an influential movement of the 18th century. Here are some books that further explain the movement and its impact.

Top Ten Most-Banned Classic Novels
So, you want to read a banned book? Here's a list of banned and challenged classic American novels.

'A Doll's House' Questions for Study and Discussion
A Doll's House is a famous feminist play by Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

'White Fang' Questions for Study and Discussion
'White Fang' is a 1906 novel by American author Jack London. Here are some questions to consider for study and discussion.

'The Gift of the Magi' Questions for Study and Discussion
'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry is a famous story of love and sacrifice. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

'Black Beauty' Questions for Study and Discussion
'Black Beauty' tells the story of a horse in Victorian England, from his point of view. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

'The Monkey's Paw' Questions for Study and Discussion
'The Monkey's Paw' is a famous supernatural short story about fate and consequences. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

Review: 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'
Betty Smith's first novel, 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn', became immediately popular when it was published in 1943.

Top Five Books About American Writers in Paris
Paris has been an extraordinary destination for American writers. These books explore what it was that lured so many Americans to the City of Lights.

Daniel Keyes' Controversial Novel
'Flowers for Algernon' is a famous (and controversial) novel by Daniel Keyes. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

Quotes from George Eliot's Epic Novel Middlemarch
'Middlemarch' is the epic Victorian novel by George Eliot. Instead of following grand heroes, it tells the story of ordinary characters whose lives are intertwined.

Washington Irving's Famous Story of a Sleeping Man
Rip Van Winkle is a story by Washington Irving, American short-story writer. It tells the story of a man who slept for 20 years.

How To Write a Persuasive Essay
A persuasive essay is one that convinces a reader of a particular opinion or viewpoint. Here are some tips for writing a successful persuasive essay.

Favorite Characters from Classic Lit, Volume 3
In the third volume of the popular

'Jane Eyre' Review
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, is written in much the same romantic genre as the novels by other Brontes. The novel has endured mainly because of the depth of its characterization and a suspenseful plot, which have made it popular with readers right up to the present day. Read more about Jane Eyre.

Classics to Read in February
Did you know that Betty Friedan, William Burroughs, and Langston Hughes, among others, share February as a birthday month? Read all about it!

J.D. Salinger (Jerome David Salinger) - American writer
(1919- ) American writer. J.D. Salinger (Jerome David Salinger) is perhaps most well known for his only novel, The Catcher in the Rye (1951), which centers around 16-year-old Holden Caulfield in his search for meaning in a society full of phoniness.

Three Early Stories by J.D. Salinger
A brief summary and review for Three Early Stories by J.D. Salinger, a mini-collection of works printed for the first time after Salinger's death.

Literary Miscellany, Vol. 1: Facts, Quotes, and Trivia
In this first volume of Literary Miscellany, we explore some fun facts about literature and the printing process, as well as interesting quotes and trivia.

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) American writer.
(1888-1965) American writer. T.S. Eliot wrote The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, and other works.

Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914-1994) American writer.
(1914-1994) American writer. Ralph Waldo Ellison was an African-American writer and teacher. Perhaps his most famous work was The Invisible Man.

Jose Echegaray (1832-1916) Spanish writer.
(1832-1916) Spanish writer. Jose Echegaray was a Spanish dramatist, mathematician, economist, and cabinet minister who won the Nobel Prize in 1904.

George Etherege (1634?-1691) British writer.
(1634?-1691) British writer. George Etherege was a comical English dramatist and the first important figure in Restoration comedy. His witty Comical Revenge; or, Love in a Tub (1664) and She Wou'd If She Cou'd (1668) set the tone for the period.

Euripides (480?-406? BC) Greek writer.
(480?-406? BC) Greek writer. His work influenced Roman drama, and more recently, he influenced English, German, and French drama.

10 Questions to Test Your Classic Literature Knowledge
Take our 10 question literary quiz to see just how well your knowledge of classic literature stacks up against your friends and fellow readers.

Biographical Profile of Virginia Woolf
(1882-1941) British writer. Virginia Woolf was born on January 25, 1882, in London. Woolf became one of the most prominent literary figures of the early 20th century, with novels like Mrs. Dalloway (1925), Jacob's Room (1922), To the Lighthouse (1927), and The Waves (1931). Read more about the life and works of Virginia Woolf.

Germinal (1885) by Emile Zola
France, Labor, Working Class, Mining Life, Revolution, Sexual Desire, Politics, Philosophy, Class Studies.

To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman
55 years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee is set to release its sequel, Go Set a Watchman.

Classics to Read in January
Did you know that J.D. Salinger, Virginia Woolf, and Edgar Allan Poe, among many others, share January as a birthday month? Let's read all about it!

Brilliant Reading List: David Bowie's Favorite Classics
Did you know that David Bowie was an avid reader? Here are a list of some of his favorite pieces of classic literature.

7 Famous Quotes from American Writer Jack London
Jack London was an American writer, famous for The Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf, Before Adam, Iron Heel, and many other works. Many of his novels were based on his real-life experiences as an adventurer and sailor. Here are a few quotes from Jack London.

Favorite Characters from Classic Literature, Volume 2
In the second volume of the popular

Resolved to Read the Classics!
Resolving to read more is a popular trend for 2016. Why not try reading the Classics? Here are our best suggestions for book clubs, lists, and more!

Classic Literature in Graphic Novel and Manga Form
Looking for new ways to experience classic literature? Try this list of classics, such as Jane Eyre and Dracula, that have been adapted into graphic novels.

graphic novels
graphic novel, comic, and manga adaptations

What Writers Say About New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
It's the first day of the year, a time when we remember the year that's past, make resolutions, plan for the year ahead, and just have fun! Writers have said a lot about the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Celebrate the start of a whole new year--with these quotes from famous authors like Charles Lamb and Benjamin Franklin.

Discover The Little Black Classics
The latest in a long line of superb editions of classic literature, the Penguin Little Black Classics collection brings together short works from all over the world.

Favorite Characters from Classic Literature
Exploring favorite characters from classic literature: Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet, Boris Pasternak's Lara Antipova, and James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus.

Ernest Hemingway Biography
Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He was famous for his novels, short stories and essays, with works that include: The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). Hemingway received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Read more about Ernest Hemingway's life and works.

Quotes from Arthur Rimbaud's Surrealist Writing
Arthur Rimbaud was a French writer known for surrealist poems like

Sophocles' Great Greek Tragedy
Oedipus Rex is a tragedy by Greek playwright Sophocles. It's the story of a king who fulfills a prophecy about killing his father and marrying his mother,

'Animal Farm' Questions for Study and Discussion
George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' is an allegory depicting the rise of communism in the Soviet Union. Here are some questions for study and discussion.

Key Quotes from 'A Wrinkle in Time'
'A Wrinkle in Time' is the 1962 fantasy classic by Madeleine L'Engle, which was remarkable as a science fiction story that had a female protagonist.

Books About the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The expedition of Lewis and Clark is more than just an adventure. The historic journey is thrilling to consider, even two centuries later.

Must-Reads on Every 12th Grade Reading List
These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 12th grade students, and are often discussed in greater depth in college literature courses. The books on this list are important introductions to world literature.

Arthur Miller Quotes
Arthur Miller is one of the greatest modern American playwrights, famous for plays like 'Death of a Salesman' and 'The Crucible.'

Restoration Comedy Plays
William Wycherley, George Etherege, William Congreve, George Farquhar, and Aphra Behn created bawdy works of Restoration comedy with 'The Country Wife,' 'The Man of Mode,' 'The Way of the World,' and 'The Rover.'

Tips for Reading and Enjoying a Dramatic Play
From Shakespeare to Stoppard, all plays change with each performance, so reading the written work can help further enjoyment of dramatic plays.

Some words used in 'Jane Eyre'
Here's a vocabulary list from Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.

'The Catcher in the Rye' Vocabulary
'The Catcher in the Rye' by American author J. D. Salinger has many terms that date back to the 1940s and 50s. Here is a list of vocabulary words.

'1984' Vocabulary
Here's a vocabulary list of unusual words from '1984', by George Orwell, an author who was particularly interested in nuances in language.

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
A Brief Summary and Review for Willa Cather's O Pioneers, book one of the Prairie Trilogy.

Top Romance Classics
Classic romances of the 19th century didn't always have happy endings for their star-crossed lovers, but paved the way for many modern love stories.

Top 5 Harlem Renaissance Novels
The Harlem Renaissance was a period in American literature from the end of World War I to the 1930s. Here some key works from the Harlem Renaissance.

Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is an absurdist play where nothing happens, where two characters waiting for someone to arrive who never shows up.

Quotes from Melville's 'Billy Budd'
'Billy Budd' is a novella by American writer Herman Melville, which was unfinished at his death. Here are some quotes from 'Billy Budd.'

Quotes from Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent'
'The Secret Agent' is a novel by Joseph Conrad that tells the story of Mr. Verloc, a secret agent who carries out a terrorist bombing.

'King Lear' Questions for Study and Discussion
King Lear, one of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, tells the story of the elderly king who seeks to discover which of his daughters is most loyal.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Book 3, Episode 18
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses the final chapter: Book 3, Episodes 18.

'The Scarlet Letter' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Scarlet Letter is a seminal work of American literature, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in 1850. Here are some study questions.

Critical Analysis of 19th-Century Women Writers
What was it like for a woman writer in the 19th century? Here are some works that examine the genre, from better-known authors to more obscure ones.

Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes
Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet and dramatist, who received a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. She was famous for her feminist viewpoints and sexual freedom. Here are a few quotes from Edna St. Vincent Millay.

'A Passage to India' Questions for Study and Discussion
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster depicts the racism and social prejudices that existed in India while it was under British rule.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Book 3, Episodes 16 and 17
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 3, Episodes 16 and 17.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Book 2, Episodes 12 and 13
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 2, Episodes 12 and 13.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 2, Episodes 6 and 7.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses, Episodes 4 and 5
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 2, Episodes 4 and 5.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses, Episode 3
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 1, Episode 3.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Book 2, Episodes 10 and 11
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 2, Episodes 10 and 11.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Book 2, Episodes 8 and 9
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 2, Episodes 8 and 9.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Episodes 1-3
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 1, Episodes 1 and 2.

Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: Book 2, Episodes 13 and 14
An exploration of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, broken down by episode. This article discusses Book 2, Episodes 14 and 15.

How To Stay Awake & Read and Stop Falling Asleep
How do you stay awake while reading a book--particularly when it's a difficult academic book? Here are a few tips for how to stave off sleep while you read and study works of literature.

Read Aloud
How do you stay awake while reading a book--particularly when it's a difficult academic book? Here are a few tips for how to stave off sleep while you read and study works of literature.

Drink Caffeine
How do you stay awake while reading a book--particularly when it's a difficult academic book? Here are a few tips for how to stave off sleep while you read and study works of literature.

Get Cold
How do you stay awake while reading a book--particularly when it's a difficult academic book? Here are a few tips for how to stave off sleep while you read and study works of literature.

Find a Reading Spot
How do you stay awake while reading a book--particularly when it's a difficult academic book? Here are a few tips for how to stave off sleep while you read and study works of literature.

Time Your Reading
Find a time to read when you are wide awake.

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Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' is one of the foremost works of British literature. It's a Gothic romance told from the woman's point of view.

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'Treasure Island' Questions for Study and Discussion
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is one of the most popular children's books in history. Here are some questions for study and discussion.

Books about King Arthur
King Arthur is one of the most famous figures in literary history. Whether or not he actually existed remains a matter of debate among historians, but his tale of chivalry and bravery has inspired writers from medieval times up to the current day.

06 - June
What does June make you imagine? Here are resources related to the month of June and literature. The month may be associated with Juno, the Roman goddess.

U - Titles in Literature
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Matthew Arnold Biography
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who introduced the Modernist style of writing.

Must Reads in American Literature
Some of my favorite classics are works of American literature. Writers like Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Kate Chopin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and John Steinbeck helped to push the boundaries, and open hearts and minds to new perspectives. Here are just a few of my favorite must-read classics in American literature.

George Eliot Quotes
George Eliot was born Mary Ann Evans, but she used

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
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Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most famous works. Read the entire text here.

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'Ethan Frome' Chapter 1 by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome is one of Edith Wharton's most famous works. Read the entire text here.

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'The Call of the Wild' By Jack London Chapter 3
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'The Yellow Wallpaper' Part 1: Short Story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American writer. The story was first published in The New England Magazine in January 1892.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Part 1
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American writer. The story was first published in The New England Magazine in January 1892. Page 2.

Part 1 of the 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Short Story
This is part 1 of The Yellow Wallpaper. This short story was written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in January 1892. Page 3.

The Yellow Wallpaper' Story By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American writer. The story was first published in The New England Magazine in January 1892. Page 4.

'The Yellow Wallpaper' Short Story Part 1
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American writer. The story was first published in The New England Magazine in January 1892. Page 5.

"The Necklace," a Short Story by Guy de Maupassant: 1 of 4
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.

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The Call of the Wild Chapter 7 Study Guide And Full Text
Buck continues to feel impulses toward wildness. Then, with all ties eventually gone, he hears

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'The Call of the Wild' by Jack London Chapter 6
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'The Call of the Wild' Chapter 5, Part 3 by Jack London
Inexperience and poor planning cause serious problems for Buck and his team, and Buck's life is once again in danger. Here's Chapter 5 of The Call of the Wild, by Jack London.

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'The Black Cat' - Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe - Page 2
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'The Black Cat' - Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe - Page 4
Here's page 4 of The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe.

Economy - Walden' Part 1 - Henry David Thoreau
Economy is the introduction to Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, with a discussion of his philosophy. Why would he move to Walden, and what did he learn while there? This piece is an introduction to Thoreau's purpose, intent, and scope of work.

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On the Road Quotes - Jack Kerouac Novel - 1 of 4
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.

On the Road Quotes - Jack Kerouac Novel - 2 of 4
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. Page 2.

On the Road Quotes - Jack Kerouac Novel - 4 of 4
Read more quotes from On the Road - an autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac. The work is associated with the Beat Generation, and was first published in 1957. Page 4.

On the Road Quotes - Jack Kerouac Novel - 3 of 4
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. Page 3.

'Madame Bovary' Quotes by Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary is a famous (and controversial) French novel by Gustave Flaubert. But, why has it been banned? Can we get some insight into the female imagination--through this novel? These quotes are just a tidbit of the work that has drawn us in and made us rethink and re-imagine. Page 4.

'Madame Bovary' Quotes
Madame Bovary is a famous (and controversial) French novel by Gustave Flaubert. But, why has it been banned? Can we get some insight into the female imagination--through this novel? These quotes are just a tidbit of the work that has drawn us in and made us rethink and re-imagine.

'Madame Bovary' Quotes - Part 2
Madame Bovary is a famous (and controversial) French novel by Gustave Flaubert. But, why has it been banned? Can we get some insight into the female imagination--through this novel? These quotes are just a tidbit of the work that has drawn us in and made us rethink and re-imagine. Page 2.

'Madame Bovary' Quotes - Part 3
Madame Bovary is a famous (and controversial) French novel by Gustave Flaubert. But, why has it been banned? Can we get some insight into the female imagination--through this novel? These quotes are just a tidbit of the work that has drawn us in and made us rethink and re-imagine. Page 3.

Review of Andre Gide's The Immoralist
From the pen of Andre Gide comes one of the most tedious books ever to shock a nation, although the only shock to this reviewer was in how ninety-nine pages of a Dover Thrift edition could contain so few actual events. Read more about The Immoralist, from Reviewer John Thornton.

Review of Andre Gide's The Immoralist
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Quotes from Ivan Turgenev's 'First Love'
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'First Love' - Quotes from Ivan Turgenev's Famous Novella
First Love is one of the most famous works by Ivan Turgenev. It's a novella first published in 1860. Here are quotes from First Love.

'First Love' Quotes from Ivan Turgenev's Famous Novella
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'About Love' Short Story by Anton Chekhov
About Love is a short story (1898) by Anton Chekhov. The story explores the topic of lost love and carpe diem.

'About Love' Short Story by Anton Chekhov - Part 3
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'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Discussion Questions
'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' is an 1876 novel by Mark Twain. It's the coming-of-age story of a boy growing up along the Mississippi River

Quotes from The Tin Drum
Read more quotes from The Tin Drum novel by Gunter Grass, published in 1959. Page 3.

Steinbeck's Novels from 1942-1952
Read more about the collection of novels by John Steinbeck from 1942-1952. This page describes the work of The Pearl, East of Eden, and the joys and sorrows of literature. Page 2.

'Moby Dick' Review
Moby-Dick is a 600+ page book about the sea where very little happens and you won't care. Read more about Moby Dick with this review, from John Thornton.

Moby Dick
Read a review of Moby-Dick by John Thornton. Moby Dick is a 600+ page book about the sea written by Herman Melville in 1851. Page 2.

Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias - Federico Garcia Lorca
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The Spilled Blood
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The Laid Out Body
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Absent Soul
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'Papa Panov's Special Christmas' - Story
Papa Panov's Special Christmas is a story by Leo Tolstoy. Take a look at this holiday tale.

'Papa Panov's Special Christmas' - Leo Tolstoy
Take a look at the holiday tale of Papa Panov's Special Christmas by Leo Tolstoy. Page 2.

Nobody Converses With His Master
Read the conclusion of the holiday tale of Nobody's Story by Charles Dickens. Page 3.

"A Child's Christmas in Wales" By Dylan Thomas
Read the conclusion of the short story A Child's Christmas in Wales is by Dylan Thomas. Page 3.

'Candide' Quotes
Voltaire's Candide was a novel first published in 1759 which showed a satirical side of society. Here is a list of quotes from his novel. Page 2.

"Candide" : Quotes From Voltaire's Novel
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.

Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales
Read the short story of

F. Scott Fitzgerald Stories and Great Gatsby Study Guide
F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novel The Great Gatsby, but he created a great many other novels and stories. Read about Tales of the Jazz Age and May Day. Page 2.

Biography of Poet William Cullen Bryant
Here's a biography of William Cullen Bryant, in A Student's History of American Literature.

Quotations by Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson is a famous writer, known for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Here are a few quotes by this famous world-renowned author. His works are often enjoyed by children, but the adventures are appreciated by readers of all ages and experiences.

Christopher Marlowe: A Literary Life
Have you ever wondered why so much controversy still surrounds the life, works and death of Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)? His legend has become all the more mysterious in the centuries since he lost his life in a barroom brawl...

Biography of Christopher Marlowe
If his works were incomplete or muddled, at least we have them. We also have the legends that have been passed down to us through literature and legend. Page 2.

A - -Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find writers with the last name starting with A, including Edward Abbey, Kobe Abe, Peter Abelard, Jane Addams, Endre Ady, Aeschylus, Aesop, James Agee, Samuel Yosef Agnon, Conrad Aiken, Anna Laetitia Aikin, Mark Akenside, Alcman, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Sherwood Anderson, Thomas Aquinas, Matthew Arnold, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, etc.

'The Sound and the Fury' Quotes
The Sound and the Fury is a complex and controversial novel. The work is set in the Deep South, and is written by William Faulkner--who is often recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. This important novel is required reading for many high school and college students, but it's also an interesting study of humanity. Take a look at quotes from Sound and the Fury.

Quotes from 'The Sound and the Fury'
The Sound and the Fury is a complex and controversial novel. The work is set in the Deep South, and is written by William Faulkner--who is often recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. This important novel is required reading for many high school and college students, but it's also an interesting study of humanity. Take a look at quotes from Sound and the Fury. Page 2.

Steinbeck: Novels 1942-1952 - The Moon is Down, The Pearl, and East of Eden
Steinbeck's focus is ever on the beauty and horror of human nature--what we do to each other for good or evil in the contexts of war and everyday experience. Read about this collection.

Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes
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Quotes from Robert Louis Stevenson
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'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' Quotes
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a supernatural tale by Washington Irving. Here are a few famous quotes from the story.

Quotes from 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
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A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales is by Dylan Thomas. Take a look at this famous holiday work.

'The Professor and the Madman' Review
The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the greatest achievements in English literature, but it didn't happen overnight. In Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester delves into the mysterious history of this great text. Along the way, he highlights several of the major contributors. It's really their story...

Review: 'The Professor and the Madman'
It came from all kinds... Professor Murray contributed many years and Dr. Minor contributed thousands of words and quotations. Tens of thousands of men and women contributed in all, and of course, we can't talk about them all. Page 2.

Classics Revisited: The Folio Society's A Wrinkle in Time
Johanna Geary, Managing Editor for The Folio Society, is interviewed about their gorgeous new edition of Madeleine L'Engle's classic science-fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time.

Dostoevsky 'Crime and Punishment' Quotations
Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The novel was published in installments during 1866.

'Crime and Punishment' Quotations (Page 2)
Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The novel was published in installments during 1866. Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a poor ex-student in St. Petersburg, is the main protagonist. Here are a few quotes from the novel. Page 2.

'Wuthering Heights' Quotes
Wuthering Heights is a famous work of Gothic fiction by Emily Bronte. The work is often been compared with Jane Eyre, which is by Emily's sister, Charlotte. Wuthering Heights is a tale of all-consuming romantic passion. Here are a few quotes from Wuthering Heights.

Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' Quotations
Wuthering Heights is the famous novel by Emily Bronte (actually the ONLY novel she ever wrote). Here are a few quotes from this controversial work of Gothic fiction. Page 2.

'White Fang' Quotes
White Fang is one of the most well-known works by Jack London, an American author. He's famous for his works set in the wild--where Nature plays a prominent role in the never-ending struggle for survival. White Fang The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century. Here are a few quotes from the book.

Quotations from Jack London's 'White Fang'
White Fang is one of the most well-known works by Jack London, an American author. He's famous for his works set in the wild--where Nature plays a prominent role in the never-ending struggle for survival. White Fang The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century. Here are a few quotes from the book. Page 2.

E.M. Forster's 'A Passage to India' Quotations
A Passage to India is a famous modern novel by E.M. Forester. Set during the English colonization of India, the novel dramatically depicts some of the conflicts between the Indian people and the colonial government. Here are a few quotes from A Passage to India. Page 2.

The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes


The Highwayman Part Two - Poem by Alfred Noyes
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Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" -Quotes From the Book
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, is a philosophical novel. The theme (according to Rand) is:

Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Quotes Chapters 2-7
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'Atlas Shrugged' Quotes
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Novels and Stories 1920-1922
F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for The Great Gatsby, but he created a great many other novels and stories. Read about Fitzgerald's works from 1920-1922.

William Cullen Bryant - History of American Literature
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Leo Tolstoy Quotes
Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy is one of the most famous writers in world literature. Here are a few quotes from his personal and professional works.

Leo Tolstoy - Memorable Quotes
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'The Remains of the Day' Quotes
The Remains of the Day is an award-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-English writer. It's a post-war novel--told from the perspective of a butler, who reflects upon his losses--after sacrificing body and soul for duty. Here are a few quotes from the famous novel.

Quotes from Kazuo Ishiguro's 'The Remains of the Day'
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'The Remains of the Day' Quotes
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'The Remains of the Day' Quotes
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Quotes From Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility'
Jane Austen published Sense and Sensibility in 1811--it was her first published novel. She's also famous for Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and a number of other novels in the Romantic Period of English Literature. Here are some quotes from Sense and Sensibility. Page 2.

'Sense and Sensibility' Quotes
Jane Austen published Sense and Sensibility in 1811--it was her first published novel. She's also famous for Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and a number of other novels in the Romantic Period of English Literature. Here are some quotes from Sense and Sensibility.

Edgar Allan Poe - Memorable Quotes
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most curiously eccentric figures in American literature. He was a man of poetry and short stories--a man given to leaps of grotesque imaginings and fantastic fleets of fancy. He wrote some fascinating lines! Here are a few quotes.

E.M. Forster Quotes
In the epitaph of his famous novel, Howards End, E.M. Forester wrote:

E.M. Forster Greatest Quotes
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'An Essay on Man' Poem - Epistle 4 - Full Text


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''A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens - Quotes
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'A Christmas Carol' Quotes
Charles Dickens' novel, A Christmas Carol (1843), is the famous tale of Scrooge, who is visited by spirits from the past, present and future. The novel is a celebration of Christmas, but it is also a story of redemption. Here are a few famous quotations from the novel.

Washington Irving's 'Three Western Narratives'
In many ways, the company of men find themselves sharing the

Washington Irving: Three Western Narratives
In this newest addition to the Library of America collection of American literature, James P. Ronda collected three of Irving's most intriguing adventure epics in one definitive volume:

Game of Love - Farquhar's "The Beaux' Stratagem"
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Quotes From Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare. The work was one of Shakespeare's last works; the play was produced in 1611. In The Tempest, Prospero and his daughter have lived on an island for 12 years. They were stranded on the island when Antonio usurped Prospero's rightful place as Duke of Milan. Here are few quotes from The Tempest.

'The Tempest' Quotes
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare. The work was one of Shakespeare's last works; the play was produced in 1611. In The Tempest, Prospero and his daughter have lived on an island for 12 years. They were stranded on the island when Antonio usurped Prospero's rightful place as Duke of Milan. Here are few quotes from The Tempest. Page 2.

Quotes From Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises'
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 Sun Also Rises' Quotes - 2
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Review of The Autobiography of Mark Twain
A brief summary and review for Mark Twain's Autobiography.

What Macbeth is All About
Macbeth is one of the most studied of William Shakespeare's tragic plays and yet, despite its constant place in the school classroom, it still holds a power to harrow its audience. Based on the story of a historial warrior Scot--both his assasination of the king and ascension to the throne--it manages to balance both its supernatural elements with an extended and precise psychological study. Read more about the play, from James Topham.

'Frankenstein' Chapter 1
Frankenstein is the famous (and controversial) novel by Mary Shelley. The scientist plays God, and creates a creature out of cadaver parts. Read the full text of this famous book

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' Chapter 1
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Select Quotes From 'A Farewell to Arms'
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. Page 3.

Quotes From 'A Farewell to Arms' by 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.

'A Farewell to Arms' Quotes
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. Page 2.

'An Essay on Man' Heroic Couplets


'An Essay on Man' Poem - Epistle 4


'An Essay on Man' Pursuit of Happiness


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Literature - Definition and Purpose
What is literature? Why do we read it? Why is literature important?

George Orwell's Classic Quotes
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Why 'The Jungle' Changed the Food Industry - Quotes
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 Jungle' Quotes (2)
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The Meaning of Literature - William J. Long
William J. Long uses the analogy of a boy and man walking along a seashore and finding a shell. Here's what he writes about books, reading, and the meaning of literature...

The Meaning and Importance of Literature
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.