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Little Toot - Hardie Gramatky
Little Toot is a popular book about a tugboat who rescues an ocean liner during a storm.
The Last Leaf - O Henry
Lady of Shalott - Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson retells the story of the fair maiden who dies for love in The Lady of Shalott (with two versions: 1833 and 1842).
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, was first published in 1855, but he republished the collection of poems multiple times, with major rewrites and additions to the text. In his self-described role as the poet of America, Whitman writes the songs of the professions and the land. He also depicted the Civil War, death, longing, and passion, among other themes.
Life on the Mississippi (1833) - Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi was published in 1833. First appearing as a series of articles, Mark Twain collects his remembrances of his experiences on the Mississippi River.
Ligeia - Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe wrote Ligeia in 1838. It's one of his best short stories.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving
Read more about Washington Irving's tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel by William Golding. With an anonymous third-person narrator, the story is about a group of boys who are stranded on a deserted tropical island.
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Macbeth was probably written between 1606 and 1607. The play is the last of the great tragedies by William Shakespeare. Macbeth depicts the Scottish tragedy, as Macbeth rises to power--filled with murder and other evil.
Maltese Falcon - Dashiel Hammett
The Maltese Falcon is a classic detective novel by Dashiell Hammet. Famously, the novel was first serialized in Black Mask. The story was later adapted to film.
Medea - Euripides
Medea was first produced in 431 BC. The protagonist is Medea, a woman scorned, who revenges herself on Jason (her former husband) in the most horrific manner imaginable.
Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis is a famous novella by Franz Kafka. Read about this fascinating work.
Murder, Mystery, & Marriage - Mark Twain
Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage, was written in 1876. The story was to be part of a competition, but Twain's idea never panned out.
Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe, was published in 1722. A woman named Elizabeth Atkins may have been the inspiration for the character of Moll Flanders.
My Last Duchess - Robert Browning
Robert Browning is particularly well-known for his early monologue, My Last Duchess.
Night - Elie Wiesel
Night is an autobiographical novel by Elie Wiesel. The book describes some of Wiesel's experiences in World War II, through the Holocaust, etc. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a favorite play from William Shakespeare. Adaptations have been made for overtures, the movies, and much more. It's an unforgettable experience.
1984 - Nineteen Eighty-Four - 1984 - George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a novel by George Orwell that was published in 1949. Orwell's 1984 is a dystopian novel about an authoritarian society. Read on.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a frequently anthologized short story by Ambrose Bierce. The story was first published in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians in 1891.
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, was first published in 1937. The novel was the second most frequently banned book in the 1990s, and it has been called vulgar and offensive.
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, was published in 1838, and it has been one of his most popular works.
Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend was the last novel completed by Charles Dickens. The book was written between 1864 and 1865.
The Pearl - John Steinbeck
The Pearl is a famous novel by John Steinbeck. The book tells the story of Kino, a young pearl diver, who finds the Pearl of the World. Instead of bringing Kino and his family everything that their hearts desire, the pearl brings only violence, tragedy, and death.
Peter Schlemiel - Adelbert von Chamisso
Peter Schlemiel is a story by Adelbert von Chamisso. The work was published in 1814, and centers upon a man who sells his shadow to the devil in exchange for unlimited money.
Piers Plowman - William Langland (1330-1387) British writer.
William Langland (1330-1387) has been given credit for creating
Paradise Lost - John Milton
John Milton's Paradise Lost first appeared in 1667. Adam and Eve enjoy the pleasures of the Garden of Eden, are seduced, and then are banned from the Garden and cursed with Death. Milton's retelling of the Biblical tale is one of the most famous depictions in literary history.
A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own was published in 1929 by Virginia Woolf. It started off as a speech, and the work is one of Woolf's most well-known works.
Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter in 1850. Hester Prynne is a young woman living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1600s. Hester is punished for her adultery by being forced to wear a scarlet letter.
The Seagull - Anton Chekhov
(The Sea-Gull, The Sea Gull) The Seagull is one of the famous plays by Anton Chekhov. The work was first staged in 1896, with poor reviews. The audience was not prepared for this new kind of drama--with its own special brand of realism and frustrated passion, without a central protagonist.
Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour is a short story by Kate Chopin. First published in 1894, The Story of an Hour is about an hour in the life the main character.
Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises was first published in 1926. The novel is by Ernest Hemingway. The characters of this book represent a lost generation.
Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night is a novel about mental illness. The book, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, first appeared in 1933. Read more about it.
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart is a novel by Chinua Achebe. Published in 1959, this work is a response to works by Joseph Conrad and others, who characterized Africa in primordial or manifest-destiny terms. This novel helped Chinua Achebe to be recognized as a world-renowned and important modern African writer.
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers is a famous adventure novel that first appeared in a magazine, Siecle in 1844. This historical novel still touches us with its fun mix of swordplay, romance, and witty conversation.
The Tin Drum - Gunther Grass
The Tin Drum is a fictional autobiography by Gunther Grass. The book is about Oskar Matzerath, who decided not to grow. He writes the story of his life from a mental institution.
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf - 1927
Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse was first published in 1927. Woolf was experimenting with fiction, using psychoanalysis.
Treasure Island (1883) - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island appeared in 1883. Other works by Stevenson include: Kidnapped (1886), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Master of Ballantrae (1889).
Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne
Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne. He wrote the book between 1759 and 1767, and Tristram Shandy was published in five installments. Read more about Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
Tropic of Capricorn - Henry Miller
Tropic of Capricorn is a controversial novel by Henry Miller. The novel was first published in 1938, as a sequel to Tropic of Cancer (1934).
Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
Twlfth Night is a play by William Shakespeare. The comedy was probably written around 1601. Some critics believe that the play refers to the twelfth night of Christmas celebrations.
Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu, is considered by some to be the oldest novel. Shikibu was a Japanese noblewoman, who wrote the work in Japanese kana during the early 11th century. The central character is Hikaru Genji, who is the son of an emperor, and a member of the Minamoto clan.
V - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with V, including Rip van Winkle and others. Read more about characters in literature.
Z - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with X-Y-Z, including Zeus and other characters. Read more about characters in literature.
C - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with C, including Calixta, Nick Carraway, Jim Casy, Sydney Carton, and Holden Caulfield. Read more about characters in literature.
J - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with A, including Jim, Robert Jordan, and others. Read more about characters in literature.
R - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with R, including Beatrice Rappaccini, Gaylord Ravenal, Roxana, and Jurgis Rudkus. Read more about characters in literature.
S - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with S, including Evangeline St. Clare, Santiago, Tom Sawyer, Scarecrow, Lawrence Selden, and Antonio Shimerda. Read more about characters in literature.
T - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with T, including Mildred Theale, Jody Tiflin, Tim Woodman, and Topsy. Read more about characters in literature.
U - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with U, including Roderick Usher, Uncle Tom, The Unhurried Waiter, and others. Read more about characters in literature.
G - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with G, including Elmer Gantry, Jay Gatsby, and Emily Grierson. Read more about characters in literature.
H - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with H, including Duncan Harper, Laura Hawkins, Dolores Haze, and Frederic Henry. Read more about characters in literature.
I - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with I, including Ishamael, Iago, and others. Read more about characters in literature.
K - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with K, including Mick Kelly, Kino, Neil Klugman, and Thea Kronborg. Read more about characters in literature.
L - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with L, including Wolf Larsen, Theodore Laurence, and Mary Lennox. Read more about characters in literature.
M - Characters - Last Names in Literature
Find characters with the last name starting with M, including Maggie, Augie March, the March sisters, John Marcher, Caroline Meeber, and George Milton. Read more about characters in literature.
Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) American writer.
(1889-1973) American writer. Conrad Aiken wrote numerous novels and short stories, many of which were based on psychoanalytic theory. He also wrote poetry and criticism. He was editor for Emily Dickinson's Selected Poems (1924).
Guittone d'Arezzo (1235-1294) Italian writer.
(1235-1294) Italian writer. Guittone d'Arezzo was the founder of the Tuscan school of courtly poetry. He was the creator of dolce stil nuovo (sweet new style).
Jacinto Benavente (1866-1954) Spanish writer.
(1866-1954) Spanish writer. Jacinto Benavente received the 1922 Nobel Prize in Literature for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama.
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-99) French writer.
(1732-99) French writer. Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright, well-known for his two comedies: Le barbier de Seville (1775) and Le mariage de Figaro (1784).
Bjornstjerne Bjornson (1832-1910) Norweigian writer.
(1832-1910) Norweigian writer. Bjornstjerne Bjornson received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903.
Fanny Burney (Madam D'Arblay) (1752-1840) British writer.
(1752-1840) British writer. Fanny Burney became Madam D'Arblay when she married a refugee-nobleman from France. Her Diaries and other works give us a vivid picture of the inner life at Court.
Thomas Campion (1567-1620) British writer.
(1567-1620) British writer. Thomas Campion was a poet, physician, and composer. His first collection was published in 1595: Thomae Campiani Poemata. Other works include: Epigrammatum Libri II (1619), and Observations in the Art of English Posie (1602).
Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907) Italian writer.
(1835-1907) Italian writer. Professor of literature at the Univiversity of Bologna from 1860 to 1904, Giosuč Carducci was a scholar, editor, orator, critic, and patriot. Giosuč Carducci was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in literature.
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) British writer.
(1890-1976) British writer. Agatha Christie was a popular mystery writer, whose books sold more than one billion copies in more than 45 languages. Her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920. Her famous characters were Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.
John Cleland (1709-1789) British writer.
(1709-1789) British writer. John Cleland is known for his novel Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Or Fanny Hill (1748-49).
John Micahel Coetzee (1940- ) South African writer.
(1940- ) South African writer. Known for his novels Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) and The Life and Times of Michael K (1983), which won the Booker Prize. He won a second Booker Prize in 1999 for Disgrace, a novel about life in post-apartheid South Africa.
Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) American writer.
(1831-1910) American writer. Rebecca Harding Davis was a pioneer of realist fiction and a journalist, whose social commentary was nationally acclaimed.
Grazia Deledda (1871-1936) Italian writer.
(1871-1936) Italian writer. Grazia Deledda's novels depict vividly the life in Sardinia. In 1926, she received the Nobel prize.
José Echegaray Y Eizaguirre (1832-1916) Spanish writer.
(1832-1916) Spanish writer. José Echegaray Y Eizaguirre received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama.
John Dryden (1631-1700) British writer.
(1631-1700) British writer. John Dryden was an English poet, dramatist, and critic. He so dominated the literary scene of his day that it was called the Age of Dryden; he was also a poet laureate, 1668-89.
John Fowles (1926-2005) British writer.
(1926-2005) British writer. John Fowles is an English novelist and essayist, who is famous as the writer of The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969) and The Magus (1965).
14th Century - Literary History
The 14th century lasts from 1301-1400 AD. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) wrote
K - Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find writers with the last name starting with K, including: Ismail Kadre, Franz Kafka, Georg Kaiser, Nikos Kazantzakis, John Keats, Margary Kempe, Imre Kertész, Omar Khayyam, Joyce Kilmer, Anne Killigrew, Rudyard Kipling, and Thomas Kyd.
R - Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find authors/writers with the last name starting with R, including: Sir Walter Raleigh, Ayn Rand, Samuel Richardson, Arthur Rimbaud, Romain Rolland, Christina Rossetti, Dante Rossetti, Mary Rowlandson, Salman Rushdie, and John Ruskin.
Writers like G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edgar Allan Poe, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Derr Biggers are well-known crime writers. Read detective fiction, mystery fiction, and hard-boiled fiction.
Fantasy writers like Lewis Carroll, Jonathan Swift, and J.R.R. Tolkien created amazing flights of the imagination with their novels. Read more about fantasy writers.
V - Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find authors/writers with the last name starting with V, including Virgil.
Z - Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find authors and writers with the last name starting with Z, including Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola.
16th Century - Literary History
The 16th century lasts from 1501-1600. Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603) was a significant figure in the Elizabethan era. In Spain, Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) published Don Quixote in two parts (1605, 1615). William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was also creating his famous plays and poetry during the sixteenth century. Read more about the 16th century in literature.
Find info. about American writers: Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more.
Find info. about American writers: Ambrose Bierce, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more.
Biographers - Biography Writers
Biographers are writers who write about the lives of famous persons--whether it be about William Shakespeare or Samuel Johnson. Read more about the famous biographers.
British Writers / English Writers - From the United Kingdom Great Britain England
Read more about British writers, from the United Kingdom, Great Britain, including: Joseph Addison, Matthew Arnold, Jane Austen, Lord Francis Bacon, Bede, Apra Behn, William Blake, the Brontë sisters, Robert Browning, and others.
Israeli Writers - From Israel
Read more about Israeli writers, including: Shmuel Yosef Agnon and others.
13th Century AD - Writers
The 13th century lasts from 1201-1300 AD. Discover the works of Thomas Aquinas and other 13th-century writers.
14th Century AD - Writers
The 14th century lasts from 1301-1400 AD. Some of the great writers from the 14th century include: Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, Petrarch, and Dante Alighieri. Read more about 14th-century writers.
17th Century AD - Writers
The 17th century lasts from 1601-1700, and featured writers like William Shakepeare, John Donne, Ben Johnson, and many other 17th-century writers.
19th Century AD - Writers
The 19th century lasts from 1801-1900 in the Gregorian calendar. In the U.S., writers like Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Nathanial Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman were creating great literature; while in English literature, you can read Christina Rossetti, Charles Lamb, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Shelley, and others!!
17th Century AD - Literary History
The 17th century lasts from 1601-1700. In England, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was still writing during part of the 17th century. Other 17th-century writers include: Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682), John Donne (1572-1631), Ben Johnson (1572-1637), Lady Mary Wroth (c. 1587-1651), and Robert Herrick (1591-1674). Read more about the 17th century in literature.
Espionage / Spy Literature
In the literature of espionage (or spy literature), writers explore the world of intelligence, counter-intelligence, espionage, and beyond. Read more about Ian Fleming, Eric Ambler, Anthony Burgess, Joseph Conrad, Maxim Gorky, Graham Greene, John Steinbeck, and beyond.
Events in Literature -- Creation, Disasters, & Beyond
From the creation of the world, the creation of animals, plants, and humans, to the flood and even forward to the apocalypse. Read what these stories have to say about events from around the world.
Courtly love and romance has been the topic of literature throughout the ages. Read more about the stories, poetry, and other works...
Lost & Found Children - Orphans, Adoptions & Foster Children
Books like Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist are about orphans who overcome dismal circumstances. Other stories involve adoption or fostering abandoned or orphaned children. Discover these famous classics.
Dying / Death / Grief - Theme
Death is considered from many different standpoints in literature from around the world. We face death, deal with the death of a loved one, discuss the religious or philosophical significance of death, etc.
Fate - Theme
The Fates were three goddesses (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos). The word fate has come to be a force or power that acts upon a character. In the plays like Oedipus Rex, the king is fated to kill his father and marry his mother.
Bravery / Hero / Heroism - Theme
A hero is usually recognized in a work of literature as someone with great courage and strength (although that's not always the case). The hero may risk or sacrifice his or her life for the greater good. Read about heros in literature.
Pirate Literature - Adventure at Sea - Classic Literature
Pirates and privateers have captured our imaginations in novels, poems, memoirs, and more. Read more about their adventures at sea.
Sea Literature - Maritime - Nautical - Classic Literature
The sea has been more than just a scenic backdrop in Classic Literature... it has played the part of a character since the time of the Odyssey. The waves are part of what our myths and legends are made of.
The slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass and other American slaves played an important part in the abolitionist movement, but the tales also contributed to the literary discourse, as they depicted
Time - Theme
How does the idea of time appear in literature? In fairy tales, you may read: Once upon a time... You may discover how time passes, how it stands still, how time can seem to fly when one is reading, or how characters travel through time. Read more about time: what it means and why it is so important.
Isolation / Exile / Alienation / Marginalization in Literature
Some writers isolate themselves from society, as they write away in the upper room. This behavior can sometimes be construed as madness or strangeness... Along the same lines, writers have created some of the most remarkable marginalized character, those men and women who stand apart from society. Read more about it.
Peace / Non-violence - Theme
Peace is the absence of war, or the agreement to end hostilities. Read more about peace literature.
Magic Realism is the term first used by Franz Roh to described a quasi-surrealistic work by a group of German painters, but the term evolved to include fictional prose work from the 1940s that incorporate both realistic and fantastic elements.
Children's Books are a great starting point in Classic Literature. And, the books are entertaining for people of all ages and educational backgrounds... They're great fun!
09 - September Literary Events
What's happening in September that's related to books and literature? Take a look here!
05 - May
What does May make you imagine? Here are resources related to the month of May and literature. The month may be associated with Maia, the Greek goddess.
Literary Crossword Puzzles
The crossword puzzle is a popular word game. Read more about it, and find related on-line resources.
These pages feature large and small companies that publish artistic/literary style books (including literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.).
Rhetoric - Classic Literature
Rhetoric is the art of persuasion through speech and writing.
Are you looking for the book you need for a class? Are you searching for a book that will cover the topic you are researching? Or, maybe you're a teacher preparing for your next class? These university presses offer books about virtually every topic in literature including mythology, world literature, American literature, British literature, and beyond.
Giant Squid / Kraken
Read more about the mythology surrounding one of the greatest mysteries... There are a great many stories and myths surrounding the Giant Squid.
Pulitzer Prize - By Title
The Age of Innocence, One of Ours, So Big, Arrowsmith, The Good Earth, and Gone With the Wind are just a few of the most famous Pulitzer Prize winning novels.
Existentialism involves the attempt to make meaning in a chaotic world.
Werewolf / Wolves
A werewolf is half-man and half-wolf. As legend has it, a full moon may cause the transformation of the werewolf to begin. Read more about werewolves.
Literary Monsters - Classic Literature
Literary works are peppered with monsters in various forms. You may have loved or detested Grendal, Frankenstein, Dracula, or any of the other monsters...
11th Century AD - Literary History
The 11th century lasts from 1001-1100 AD. Read more about the 11th century AD in literature.
By Century/Time - Learn About Literary Criticism
Learn about literary theory and criticism by century. Read on.
F - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including Faust, Finnegans Wake, Fra Lippo Lippi, Frankenstein, and more.
H - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including Hamlet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Huckleberry Finn, and more.
I - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including Idylls of the King, The Iliad, The Immoralist, In Cold Blood, and In Memoriam.
K - Titles in Literature
Find titles in literature, including The Kraken.
V - Titles in Literature
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X-Y-Z - Titles in Literature
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F - Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find writers with the last name starting with F, including William Faulkner, Edna Ferber, Henry Fielding, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E.M. Forster, Anatole France, Anne Frank, Benjamin Franklin, and Northrop Frye.
French Wars / Conflicts in Literature
What do you know about wars and conflicts related to France and their literature? What about the French Revolution? Read more about it.
G - Writers - Last Names in Literature
Find writers with the last name starting with G, including: John Gay, Kahlil Gibran, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Gray, and Angelina Weld Grimké.
Where did the writers in America come from? How did their place of birth affect their writings? Does it really make a difference? Read more about the states and the writers who have helped to make state history.
The character plays an essential role in various forms of literature, from short stories, novels, plays, etc.
A plot is a serial arrangement of incidents, ideas or events.
The setting is the geographical location, time period and other situational details related to literary works.
Style is the identifiable features of a writer's work, including diction (word choice) and syntax (order of words).
The theme is a central idea of all literary forms. Some of the most common themes are: innocence, death, fate, sanity, madness, love, individual, etc.
Bulgaria - Find Bulgarian Literature
To find out more information about books from Bulgaria, take a look at these resources. Read more about Bulgarian literature.
Canada - Canadian Literature
To find out more information about books from Canada, take a look at these resources. Read more about Canadian literature.
The Caribbean - Find Caribbean Literature
To find out more information about books from the Caribbean, take a look at these resources. Read more about Caribbean literature.
Denmark - Find Danish Literature
To find out more information about books from Denmark, take a look at these resources. Read more about Danish literature.
The Netherlands - Find Dutch Literature
To find out more information about books from the Netherlands, take a look at these resources. Read more about Dutch literature.
Egypt - Find Egyptian Literature
To find out more information about books from Egypt, take a look at these resources. The first representations of Egyptian writing appeared around 3000 B.C., but Champollion, a Frenchman, was the first to effectively decipher Egyptian hierglyphs in 1812. Read more about Egyptian literature.
Finland - Find Finnish Literature
To find out more information about books from Finland, take a look at these resources. The study of Finnish Literature begins with Medieval Finland, though few manuscripts survive. Read about the literature of Finland, including works by: J.L. Runeberg, Elias Lönnrot, Aleksis Kivi, Zachris Topelius, and others. Read more about Finnish literature.
Greece - Find Greek Literature
To find out more information about books from Greece, take a look at these resources. Read more about Greek literature.
Iceland - Find Icelandic Literature
To find out more information about books from Iceland, take a look at these resources. Read more about Icelandic literature.
India - Find Indian Literature
To find out more information about books from India, take a look at these resources. Read more about Indian literature.
Italy - Find Italian Literature
To find out more information about books from Italy, take a look at these resources. Read more about Italian literature.
Organizations - Societies - Classic Literature - Research
Find it all here: bookselling organizations, journal resources, resource development, critical debates, author chats, book news, conference details, employment oportunities, reports, newsletters, educational programs, and much more.
Centuries in Literature - Find a Century 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Read about the centuries in liteature: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and beyond. Discover famous writers for each century, along with movements and genres.
Japan - Find Japanese Literature
To find out more information about books from Japan, take a look at these resources. Read more about Japanese literature.
No matter which aspect of literature you're interested in, there's a mailing list about it. Or, if it doesn't already exist, you can easily create it.
Latin America - Find Latin American Literature
Provides a summary of the development, styles, and themes of Latin American literature.
Portugal - Find Portuguese Literature
To find out more information about books from Portugal, take a look at these resources. The study of Portuguese Literature includes a history of works written beginning with the troubadours in 1200 and continuing through the Golden Age, and onward. Read more about Portuguese literature.
Scotland - Find Scottish Literature
To find out more information about books from Scotland, take a look at these resources. Read more about Scottish literature.
Serbia - Find Serbian Literature
To find out more information about books from Serbia, take a look at these resources. Read more about Serbian literature.
Spain - Find Spanish Literature
To find out more information about books from Spain, take a look at these resources. Read more about Spanish literature.
Sweden - Find Swedish Literature
To find out more information about books from Sweden, take a look at these resources. The earliest forms of Swedish literature are from the 12th century. Swedish writers include: dramatist August Strindberg, novelist Eyvind Johnson, poet Harry Martinson, etc. Read more about Swedish literature.
This page provides information and details related to Bestselling Classic Literature, including directories of book reviews links to bestsellers, electronic publications, and library references. Look up book awards.
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Used and Rare Books - Classic Literature
Find online book dealers, catalogs and resources for checking the prevailing prices of first editions and other useful information.
Most of the original Armenian literature was destroyed, so what we know of the writings begins around AD 400. Read more of the literature from the Armenian people.
Elements of Literature
Elements of literature are those things that make up a work of literature. A writer, dramatist or poet uses elements like plot, character, setting, theme, structure, etc. to create a work of fiction, poetry or a dramatic work.
Afghanistan - Find Afghan Literature
To find out more information about books from Afghanistan, take a look at these resources. Read more about Afghan literature like
Africa - Find African Literature
To find out more information about books from Africa, take a look at these resources. Read more about African literature like Cry the Beloved Country, and other works.
Albania - Find Albanian Literature
To find out more information about books from Albania, take a look at these resources. Read more about Albanian literature.
Australia - Find Australian Literature
To find out more information about books from Australia, take a look at these resources. Read more about Australian literature.
Bangladesh - Find Bengali Literature
To find out more information about books from Bangladesh, take a look at these resources. Read more about Bengali literature, including works by Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Begum Sufia Kamal, and Shamsur Rahman.
China - Find Chinese Literature
To find out more information about books from China, take a look at these resources. Read more about Chinese poetry from Li Bai, Du Fu, Wei Chuang, Wei Wang, and Li Qing Chow. Also, find out more about Confucius, SunZi, Lao Tze, Xun Zi, and more.
Languages & Linguistics
Language is communication through signs, symbols and gestures in spoken or unspoken (written or other non-verbal) forms. Language is often used to express ideas. Linguistics is the study of language.
Wales - Find Welsh Literature
Dylan Thomas is one of the most famous Welsh writers. Read about the works of Thomas, along with all the other famous works in Welsh literature.
Translations - Translate Words
These resources offer lists of words, with definitions and translations. The on-line resources allow you to translate words for your literary research.
What factors do you consider when you are selecting a book? Where do you turn when you want to talk with other readers about books? Why not start a book club? Or, find out what book clubs are already going online or in your local area. Perhaps you're already in a literature class, and you're just looking for ideas and direction. Find answers to your questions; and discover the wonderful world of book collecting!
Authors & Titles
When you explore literature and authors, you are embarking on one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Discover the origins of literature; find out about themes, genres, and subjects. Also, find out about periods and movements, as well as theory and criticism. Read about literature and authors from around the world.
Find out more about what literature is, why books are so important, and how you can make it relevant to your life... Read more about it!
Curious George Books
Curious George is a monkey, who seems to be forever getting himself into mischief. He was created by Margret and H.A. Rey, who in 1940 fled Nazi-occupied Paris with the manuscript for
Medieval English Literature -- History & Reference Books
If you are studying the history of Medieval English Literature, here are resources that include chronologies, full bibliographies, details about important literary texts, historical information about the period and reception of works of literature, and more. Read more about the history of Medieval English Literature.
Agatha Christie Collections
Agatha Christie was one of the most prolific writers of mystery novels and short stories, with memorable characters like Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Here are a few collections of Agatha Christie's works. Enjoy the mysteries!
Books About Mexican Literature
The history of Mexican literature encompasses Mayan and Aztec myths, and features works by Lee H. Dowling, Margarita Vargas, Mario Martín Flores, Bart L. Lewis, and many others. Read more about Mexican literature.
The Hobbit Books
With The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien introduced the world to his Middle-earth, with all the elves, wizards, orcs, trolls, spiders, wolves, Smaug, and the hobbits--small creatures with hairy feet. Meet Bilbo Baggins, and read more about Tolkien's famous work, The Hobbit.
Slave narratives are an important part of American literature. Writers like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs helped to dispell many of the misconceptions of slavery, as they revealed personal experiences.
Hans Christian Andersen Collections & Works
The stories and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen are unforgettable for readers of all ages. Do you remember the first time you read
Books About C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was a novelist and critic; he also held the chair of Medieval and Renaissance studies at Cambridge University. He's well-known for his Narnia chronicles. Read on.
Books About the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden in the caves of Qumran, and finally discovered in the Judean desert between 1947 and 1956. Read more about the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Jack London Collections
Jack London (1876-1916) once wrote:
Books by Christina Rossetti: Poetry and Letters
(1830-1894) British writer. Christina Rossetti is now recognized as one of the greatest Victorian poets. She lived a reclusive life and wrote works like
Orphans are some of the most fascinating characters in liteature. Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, Anne Shirley, and other orphans make fascinating reading. Discover the classics!
Books About Huck Finn
Originally published in 1884,
What is Classical Literature?
Discover more about Classical Literture. Read on.
Geoffrey Chaucer Biography
(ca. 1343-1400) British writer. Geoffrey Chaucer has been called
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales is the work of the great English medieval poet, Geoffrey Chaucer and is considered to be his masterpiece.
'The Nun's Priest's Tale' - Prologue (Modern Version of 'The Canterbury Tales')
The Nun's Priest's Tale (modern version) is a 625-line narrative poem. The work is part of The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. This Prologue links back to The Monk's Tale. It's a mock epic and a beast fable.
While written English predates Geoffrey Chaucer by over six centuries, the Norman Conquest of 1066 made French, well, the lingua franc of England for a few hundred intervening years. Written English started making a comeback one hundred years before Chaucer's pen started flying but the efforts were often regional and unfocused. Chaucer is credited with bringing back a lot of legitimacy to written English.
Ride, Boldly Ride... If you seek for El Dorado
If all the world is indeed a stage and all the men and women merely players, then I'm a techie. You know those dark-clad people who briefly peek around the curtain's edge after the ovations die down for the actors on stage? The ones that the actors always turn to applaud while the audience is standing up and collecting their belongings? That's me.
'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Review
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, like many of Mark Twain's other works, contains a good deal of social commentary. But, at heart, the novel is a boy's story. Indeed, Mark Twain himself calls the book a history of a boy. He also states that the characters and plot are based on real people and events in his own boyhood. The resulting tale is as lively as you could imagine.
'King Lear' Review
William Shakespeare's King Lear is considered by many readers, audiences and critics to be his masterpiece. The tale of the old king who throws away his kingdom along with his greatest treasure, his daughter, is certainly one of the bard's most challenging and affecting works. Taking in the themes of madness, old age, paternal love, the hollowness of existence and the delicate balance in matters of state, it is a powerful piece both in its dramatic content and the starkness of its poetry.
'Gimbel the Fool and Other Stories' Review
Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories presents a series of life portraits from the distinct culture of the Polish shtetl of the 19th century. These tales from the ghetto imprint themselves indelibly on the mind with the compelling and tasty flavors of Yiddish tradition and the surreal.
'Moll Flanders' Review
It is very rarely that early English literature presents us with a memorable heroine. With the exception of Shakespeare and a couple of others, truly exceptional female characters were few and far between, until women themselves started writing with more frequency during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. However, quite to the contrary of this trend, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders presents a heroine who is intelligent, resourceful, and capable.
Jorge Luis Borges Quotes
Jorge Luis Borges is an important literary figure of the 20th century. He was a poet, essayist, translator, letter writer, and short story writer. Authors like Cervantes, Kafka and Chesterton are known influences on his works. Here are a few quotes from Jorge Luis Borges.
Anne Frank Quotes
Anne Frank was a teenager when she was caught up in the horrors of Nazi Germany. She died in a concentration camp. She left behind a diary, where she wrote about her experiences, hopes, and dreams. Here are a few quotes from Anne Frank.
'Aaron's Rod' Review
D.H. Lawrence's seventh novel, Aaron's Rod, was first published in 1922. The work stands as a unique picaresque novel among his works. The book masterfully combines Lawrence's reservations about growing the industrialization in English society and his deep concern with the demands of an inner, freer self that is at the risk of being throttled by the industrial transformation and its associated existential crisis.
Books By John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos (1896-1970) is perhaps best known for
Romantic Period Poetry - British Literature
In the Romantic period in British literature, poets like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats reflected the revolution and creative spirit of the age. Read poetry from the Romantic period.
Gothic Literature, covering the period from approximately 1764 to 1840, features the works of Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Ann Radcliffe, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, Emily Bronte, and more writers. Read more about Gothic literature.
Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942
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'Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942' Review
Dawn Powell (1896-1965) is remembered for her witty, quirky, often moving fiction... Read more about her works.
Why the Sea is Salt - Andrew Lang
Why the Sea is Salt is a story by Andrew Lang. Take a look at this tale. Page 2.
Why the Sea is Salt - Andrew Lang
Why the Sea is Salt is a story by Andrew Lang. Take a look at this tale.
How to Improve Reading and Literacy Encourage Reading
Millions of people have difficulty reading. That's because, despite what many people think, literacy issues are not just relegated to children and young adults. To improve literacy in America, we must consider readers of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some tips to help you improve and encourage reading and literacy.
What is a Mystery?
What is a mystery? The very term baffles the imagination... A mystery purveys the element of shock and awe. We explore hidden paths, or explore the unknown, until we discover the truth. A mystery is usually presented in the form of a novel or a short story, but it could also be a non-fiction book that explores uncertain or illusory facts.
Walt Whitman A Brief Chronology
Walt Whitman was an American poet, journalist, and essayist. The work for which he is best known is Leaves of Grass, which has been controversial and banned. He has been called the greatest American poet of his time. Read more about what happened in the life of Walt Whitman, with this brief chronology...
Mark Twain A Brief Chronology
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was born on November 30, 1835 when Halley's comet was in the sky. It was an important date for American literary history. Read about the other days in Mark Twain's life.
Famous Classic Italian Writers
You probably know about Dante as a famous Italian writer, but who are the other classic writers from Italy? Here's a list of famous writers from Italy!
What is an archetype? How does it relate to literature? Why do these archetypal patterns appear across cultures in myths and stories? Read more about the archtype, as it relates to literature and writing.
Alfred Lord Tennyson Works
Here's a list of the major works of Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Mark Twain - What Did Mark Twain Write About Humanity?
What did Mark Twain write about humanity?
19th Century Novels Selected Reading List - By Writer
The 19th century is full of great novels by amazing authors. Here's a selected reading list of 19th-century novels.
Mark Twain - How Was Mark Twain Affected By the Civil War?
How was Mark Twain affected by the Civil War? Did he fight? Did he object? Read more about what happened to Mark Twain during the Civil War.
What is a sentimental novel? How does it relate to literature? Read more about sentimental novels.
What is escape literature? Why do we write escape literature? Read more about escape!
What is interpretive literature? Why do we write interpretive literature? Read more about interpretive literature!
What is a euphemism? Why do we use euphemisms when we mean something else? Read more about euphemisms.
(1840-1928) British writer. Thomas Hardy was one of the most famous novelists of the Victorian period, even though works like
King Arthur has been an important figure in English literature since singers and story-tellers first described his great exploits in the 6th-century. Of course, the legend of King Arthur has been appropriated by many story-tellers and poets, who have embellished upon the first, most modest tales. Part of the intrigue of the stories, which became part of Arthurian romance, though, is the mixture of myth, adventure, love, enchantment, and tragedy. Read more about it.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Anonymous
An anonymous writer created
Literature is sometimes the most constant reminder that there is some humanity in life... that there are words that can be said about tragedy, death, loss, and despair.
A Note to An English Major: In Pursuit of a Degree
What do you say when someone asks you why you're an English major? You may have taken up the major simply because you love to read. What will you do with the degree?
'Flowers for Algernon' Quotes
Flowers for Algernon is a famous novel by Daniel Keyes. In this novel a man develops higher intelligence. The book follows his evolution from his low level, through his experiences of coming to understand the world around him. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
(c 9th-8th BC) Greek writer. Although little is known about the life of Homer, he is credited as the author of two of the greatest epics of all time:
'How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar' Short Story
'How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar' Short Story - Bret Harte
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Winter is a cold time of the year. Leaves have probably already fallen, and snow may be falling right now. Here are quotes about winter, the end of the year.
'The Romance of Tristan' Review
As a freestanding romance, or as part of the Arthur-cycle, or as an opera or film or inspiration for a novel, the story of Tristan and Iseult is one of our central narratives about how romantic love does and doesn't work.
'The Red Badge of Courage' Quotes
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'The Red Badge of Courage' Quotes
The Red Badge of Courage is a novel about the Civil War, and fictional portrait of a young soldier, Henry Fleming. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
'Anne of Green Gables' Questions for Study and Discussion
Anne of Green Gables is one of the most famous works by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Catch-22' Questions for Study and Discussion
Catch-22 is a famous (and controversial) anti-war novel by Joseph Heller. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
Harper Lee Biography
Harper Lee is one of the most famous writers of her time--most well-known for To Kill a Mockingbird, a controversial novel about race relations in America (although the book covers much more territory than just that). Lee received the Pulitzer Prize for the novel, but she has not published another book since.
'Little Women' Questions for Study and Discussion
Little Women is one of the most famous works by Louisa May Alcott. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
Emily Dickinson Profile
(1830-1886) American writer. Emily Dickinson was not well-known during her lifetime, as she lived in seclusion in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dickinson wrote more than 1,800 poems. Read more about the life and works of Emily Dickison.
How to Evaluate Sources
Sources offer important credibility to your paper about literature, but what if the source isn't trustworthy? These few steps will give you some ideas about how to make sure your sources give your paper a level of credibility.
Catch-22 is Joseph Heller's first and most brilliant novel--based on his experiences during World War II. The work is a brilliantly satirical attack on the madness of war and the American's administration.
'The Adventure of Tom Sawyer' Quotes
The Adventure of Tom Sawyer is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). The book is a Bildungsroman, following the development of a young boy, as he experiences one adventure after another. Mark Twain's work is told in the third person, looking back with a sense of nostalgia. Here are a few quotes from The Adventure of Tom Sawyer.
'To Kill a Mockingbird' Questions for Study and Discussion
To Kill a Mockingbird is the only known novel by Harper Lee. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
Upton Sinclair Quotes
Upton Sinclair became famous for his novel, The Jungle, but this book wasn't the only novel with which Sinclair attempt to bring about social change. He once said,
Of Love and Fear: Machiavelli's 'The Prince'
In 1512, de Medini had been restored to power. Machiavelli, a Florentine public official, fell from favor, and was exiled to the countryside, where he devoted himself to studies of antiquity. In 1513, Machiavelli presented
Doris Lessing - Selected List of Works
Doris Lessing is a famous British writer. Here's a selected list of her works.
Doris Lessing Quotes
Doris Lessing is a famous British writer, famous for The Golden Notebook, a seminal work in feminist literature. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature (along with numerous other awards). Here are a few quotes from Doris Lessing.
'The Pine Tree' Story
The Pine Tree is a famous tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Here's the well-known classic.
'The Elves and the Shoemaker' -
The Elves and the Shoemaker is a story by the Brothers Grimm. Take a look at this tale for the holidays.
A Kidnapped Santa Claus (4) - L. Frank Baum
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A Kidnapped Santa Claus - L. Frank Baum
A Kidnapped Santa Claus is a story by L. Frank Baum. Take a look at this famous holiday tale about Santa Claus.
A Kidnapped Santa Claus (2) - L. Frank Baum
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'A Letter From Santa Claus'
Mark Twain wrote a letter to his daughter Suzy, which he sent from Santa Claus. Take a look at the letter here.
City Upon a Hill: Colonial American Literature
John Winthrop used the phrase
Kate Chopin: In Search of Freedom 4
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Kate Chopin: In Search of Freedom
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Kate Chopin: In Search of Freedom 3
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The Mother of Oedipus: Destined to Sorrow
Oedipus married his mother and murdered his father, but there are other characters in the tragedy. Jocasta was the mother who lost her son, husbands, and even her life.
Do you really know what love is? Some of the greatest writers in history give their take...
My Last Duchess - Robert Browning
My Last Duchess is a great example of dramatic dialogue, a poetic form used to narrate and dramatize Victorian concerns. Read more about Robert Browning's famous work.
Roger Martin du Gard
As Duchan Caudill writes,
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti is one of the most famous writers of the Victorian era, but what do we really know about her? Was there some secret that forced such passionate intensity to the surface? Was it a thwarted love affair, or just her very active imagination?
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Why Take Notes?
Taking notes is a great way of helping you identify important concepts in class. Even if you have a great memory, you won't be able to remember everything that the teacher says, if you don't have some sort of written record. Read more about how to take notes...
After Class - Taking Notes
The process of taking notes goes far beyond your preparation and in-class note taking activities. You'll also want to make sure you remember those important points the teacher made in class. If the teacher discussed deadlines for your literature paper or tests, transfer those dates onto a calendar or day planner, so you will be sure not to forget. Page 2.
Signals For Taking Notes
Remember, the teacher usually signals when he or she is covering a new topic in literature, or a new work, which you may be reading for the next class. Page 3.
O. Henry: A Brief Chronology
O. Henry (pseudonym for William Sydney Porter) was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. O. Henry became famous for his many short stories (some 600 in all), which include:
Mark Twain Inspirations
If you're wondering about some of the inspirations of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), here's what he had to say about it! Read more about the quotes and sayings, and other stuff from Mark Twain.
O Mistress Mine - William Shakespeare
Cleis - Sappho
'Oliver Twist' Questions for Study and Discussion
Oliver Twist is an famous work of Victorian literature. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'James and the Giant Peach' Quotes
James and the Giant Peach is about a young, abused boy who escapes from his aunts in a magic peach (which sprouts from magic beans). He experiences adventures with a Grasshopper, a Ladybug, a Spider, and a Centipede. Here are some quotes from the book.
'The Necklace' Review
Guy de Maupassant manages to bring a flavor to his stories that is unforgettable. He writes about ordinary people, but he paints their lives in colors that are rich with adultery, marriage, prostitution, murder, and war. During his lifetime, he created nearly 300 stories, along with the other 200 newspaper articles, 6 novels, and 3 travel books that he wrote. Whether you love his work, or you hate it, Maupassant's work seems to illicit a strong response...
'The Necklace' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Necklace is a favorite French short story by Guy de Maupassant. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Midnight's Children' Quotes
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children is an award-winning novel about the transition from colonialism to independence in India. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
Salman Rushdie Quotes
Salman Rushdie is one of the most famous and most controversial writers of his generation. Satanic Verses, in particular, sparked great debate and consternation. He received death threats and went into hiding. Here are a few quotes from this famous writer.
'Siddhartha' Questions for Study and Discussion
Siddhartha is a famous book by Hermann Hesse. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Invisible Man' Questions for Study and Discussion
Invisible Man is an important 20th-century novel by Ralph Ellison. What is the meaning of identity, and being invisible? What does the book have to say about society? About ideology? Here are a few questions for study and discussion, related to Invisible Man.
'Invisible Man' Quotes
Invisible Man was the only novel that Ralph Ellison published during his lifetime. It was met with rave reviews, but it has also been controversial (even banned). The novel explores identity, racism, and ideology. Here are a few quotes from the book.
'Jude the Obscure' Quotes
Jude the Obscure is one of the most famous (and controversial) works by Thomas Hardy. The pursuit of education was Jude's primary goal, but tragedy and misadventure continues to thwart his every step. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
'The Plague' Quotes
The Plague is a famous allegorical novel by Albert Camus, who's known for his existential works. The book was published in 1947, and is considered one of the most important works by Camus. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
'The Plague' Quotes
The Plague is a famous allegorical novel by Albert Camus, who's known for his existential works. The book was published in 1947, and is considered one of the most important works by Camus. Here are a few quotes from the novel. Page 2.
'Death in the Afternoon' Quotes
In Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway explores the traditions and history of Spanish bullfighting, which he also included in his novel, The Sun Also Rises. Here, Hemingway offers a work of nonfiction, examining the passion, intensity and ceremony of bullfighting. Here are a few quotes from the travel book.
'Charlotte's Web' Quotes
Charlotte's Web is a book by E.B. White, acclaimed American writer. The book is about a pig named Wilbur and his adventures on a farm. A spider named Charlotte saves Wilbur from being butchered. Here are a few quotes from the book.
'Charlotte's Web' Questions for Study and Discussion
Charlotte's Web is a famous book about a pig. E.B. White is an award-winning American writer. Here are questions for study and discussion.
'Their Eyes Were Watching God' Questions for Study and Discussion
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a famous (and controversial) novel by Zora Neale Hurston. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'The Caine Mutiny' Quotes
The Caine Mutiny is a award-winning novel, by Herman Wouk. Based in part on the author's autobiographical background on minesweepers, the book received the Pulitzer Prize in 1951. here are a few quotes from Wouk's famous work.
'The Hobbit' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Hobbit is one of the works for which J.R.R. Tolkien is best known. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Crime and Punishment' Questions for Study and Discussion
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote Crime and Punishment, a disturbing tale of madness and murder. What would drive a man to such ends? Could anything have altered his path? And, why would our famous Russian writer have written such a tale? What was the point? Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'A Little Princess' Quotes
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote A Little Princess, which centers around Sara Crewe. She comes from India, and is thrust into a boarding school in Victorian-era England. In true melodramatic style, her fortunes are seriously altered, leaving her a starving slave in the attic. Here are a few quotes from A Little Princess.
'A Little Princess' Questions for Study and Discussion
A Little Princess is a famous work about the imagination, young girls and cruelty. A young rich girl becomes poor, then her fortunes are once again returned to her. It's a bit like a Cinderella story, but it could have ended much more like The Little Match Girl. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'The Scarlet Pimpernel' Quotes
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a famous adventure tale, set during the French Revolution. The mysterious hero saves French aristocracy from certain death, but who is this dashing fellow? Here are a few quotes from the novel.
'Go Tell It On The Mountain' Quotes
Go Tell It On The Mountain is a semi-autobiographical novel by James Baldwin. This story of a black American family was first published in 1953. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
'Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin' Quotes
What do you know about the famous Benjamin Franklin? He was a notorious American inventor, writer and diplomat. Here are a few quotes from his autobiography.
'Metamorphosis' Ch. 1, Part 1
Metamorphosis is a famous novella by Franz Kafka. Here's the text.
D.H. Lawrence Quotes
D.H. Lawrence was one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century. Novels like Lady Chatterley's Lover made him a controversial figure, but his works have also garnered a great deal of praise for his literary style. Here are a few quotes from D.H. Lawrence.
'David Copperfield' Quotes
David Copperfield is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a novel in 1850. He once wrote,
'The Raven' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Raven is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable works. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
William Golding Quotes
William Golding is one of the most famous (and controversial) writers of his time--perhaps best known for his novel, Lord of the Flies. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983 for this novel, but he's also well respected for other works of literature: plays, novels, poetry and essays. Here are a few representative quotes from William Golding.
'The Last of the Mohicans' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Last of the Mohicans is one of the greatest works by James Fenimore Cooper. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'The Last of the Mohicans' Quotes
The Last of the Mohicans is a famous novel by James Fenimore Cooper, an American writer. Here are a few quotes from the work.
'One Hundred Years of Solitude' Questions for Study and Discussion
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a famous (and controversial) novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Lolita' Questions For Study and Discussion
Lolita is a famous (and controversial) novel by Vladimir Nabokov. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'The Age of Reason' Quotes
The Age of Reason is a controversial text by Thomas Paine, who's famous for his association with the American Revolution. Here's a few quotes from this famous work.
Dune was a famous science fiction novel, published in 1965. Frank Herbert received the Nebula Award and Hugo Award. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
18th Century - Political Conditions
During the first part of the eighteenth century the direct connection between politics and literature was closer than at any previous period of English life; for the practical spirit of the previous generation continued to prevail, so that the chief writers were very ready to concern themselves with the affairs of State, and in the uncertain strife of parties ministers were glad to enlist their aid.
18th Century - The General Spirit of the Period
The writers of the reigns of Anne and George I called their period the Augustan Age, because they flattered themselves that with them English life and literature had reached a culminating period of civilization and elegance corresponding to that which existed at Rome under the Emperor Augustus.
'The Remains of the Day' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Remains of the Day is one of the greatest works by Kazuo Ishiguro. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'A Clean Well-Lighted Place' Quotes
One of Ernest Hemingway's most famous short stories is A Clean Well-Lighted Place, which depicts a late-night scene. Two waiters discuss an old man's situation. In its short, sparse lines, we are drawn into the bleak loneliness of the old man's situation. Why do people commit suicide? What makes us all lonely? What can offer comfort in the dead of night? Read the light and shadows. Here are a few quotes from the short story.
'My Antonia' Quotes
My Antonia is a famous novel by Willa Cather, American writer. The work portrays the struggles of immigrant families, but it's also a coming-of-age story. Here are a few quotes from My Antonia.
'A Moveable Feast' Quotes
A Moveable Feast is a collection of memoirs by Ernest Hemingway, famous American writer. Learn more about Hemingway's experiences in Paris--with these quotes from his famous book.
'Absalom, Absalom!' Quotes
Absalom, Absalom! is a Southern Gothic novel by William Faulkner. The work is one of the master works for which Faulkner is most well known, and it describes the rise and fall in fortunes of Thomas Sutpen--told through several narrators. Some of the characters and the setting (Yoknapatawpha County) are familiar to readers of Faulkner's fiction. Here are a few quotes from Absalom, Absalom!
'Across Five Aprils' Quotes
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt, is a work of historical fiction. The novel is told in third-person limited, and it involves the American Civil War conflict. Here are a few quotes.
What is Adventure?
What is Adventure? It sends chills down my spine. Adventure is usually described as an undertaking, which involves danger. The venture is exciting, an experience that would not likely to be forgotten quickly... So, how does an adventure relate to literature?
'Adam Bede' Quotes
Adam Bede is a tragic example of what happens when love and passion goes wrong, and the position in which women have sometimes found themselves. Discover what happens in the life of Adam Bede, follow the path of Hetty Sorrel, and discover what happiness can be found. Here are quotes from Adam Bede, by George Eliot.
'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' Study Guide
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain. This adventure novel was published in 1884, and it tells the story of Huck Finn's trip down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, Jim.
'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the greatest work by Mark Twain. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
James Agee Quotes
James Agee was a prize-winning novelist, journalist and poet. He is perhaps best known for his autobiographical work, A Death in the Family, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. Here are a few quotes from James Agee.
'The Age of Innocence' Study Guide
The Age of Innocence is a famous American novel, written by Edith Wharton, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. This award-winning novel is widely studied and revered as one of the most important novels in American literature. Here's a study guide--with resources, questions, and other study tools.
'The Age of Innocence' Quotes
The Age of Innocence is one of the most famous novels by Edith Wharton. Published in 1920, the book became a bestseller and was awarded the National Book Award in 1921. The novel centers around the lives of Newland Archer, May Welland, and Ellen Mingott, the Countess Olenska. What does society expect? How does the individual function in the community? Read these quotes from The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton.
'All's Well That Ends Well' Quotes
All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. The work is based on Boccacio's Decameron. Here are a few quotes from All's Well That Ends Well.
'All the King's Men' Quotes
All the King's Men is an infamous novel by Robert Penn Warren. In this work, the line between fiction and reality is blurred--as real people appear as fictional characters. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
'And Then There Were None' Quotes
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, was originally published in 1939. The work is one of the greatest murder mysteries ever written by the mistress of mystery herself. Originally published as Ten Little Indians, the point of view in this novel moves back and forth between the ten characters. Here are a few quotes from And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.
And Then There Were None Quotes
And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, was originally published in 1939. The work is one of the greatest murder mysteries ever written by the mistress of mystery herself. Originally published as Ten Little Indians, the point of view in this novel moves back and forth between the ten characters. Here are a few quotes from And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie. Page 2.
Arcadia is one of the most amazing modern plays. Written by Tom Stoppard, the play carries us back and forth through time, as we discover something about history, literature, and more than just a little bit about ourselves. Here are a few quotes from Arcadia.
'Anna Karenina' Quotes
Anna Karenina is one of the great masterpieces in world literature. The novel was written by Leo Tolstoy, based on an tragic incident he witnessed. Here are a few quotes from this famous Russian book.
'Anna Karenina' Quotes
Anna Karenina is one of the great masterpieces in world literature. The novel was written by Leo Tolstoy, based on an tragic incident he witnessed. Here are a few quotes from this famous Russian book. Page 2.
'Anna Karenina' Quotes
Anna Karenina is one of the great masterpieces in world literature. The novel was written by Leo Tolstoy, based on an tragic incident he witnessed. Here are a few quotes from this famous Russian book. Page 3.
'Anne of Green Gables' Quotes
Anne of Green Gables is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story centers around Anne Shirley, a red-headed orphan, with a wild imagination and a talent for getting into trouble. Here are a few quotes from Anne of Green Gables.
Aristotle was a famous Greek philosopher and writer. He was the student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on topics that include: physics, metaphysics, poetry, theatre, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology. Here are quote from Aristotle.
Aristotle was a famous Greek philosopher and writer. He was the student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on topics that include: physics, metaphysics, poetry, theatre, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology. Here are quote from Aristotle. Page 2.