#Classics

A Critical Appreciation of Jane Austen

A Jane Austen fan takes a look at some of the radical elements of the author's stories as well as her societal critiques.

A Brief History of a Forgotten Sensation: TRILBY by George Du Maurier

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD’s Boldwood: A 19th Century Incel?

Taking a look at the Thomas Hardy classic, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, and its character, William Boldwood, as an early fictional example of an incel.

On My In-Class Rebellion About Woolf’s ORLANDO

A reader recounts an in-class rebellion to fight for space to discuss queerness in Woolf's ORLANDO, and how that rebellion encouraged her as a reader.

Who Said It: Fiona Apple or Virginia Woolf?

Find out how well you know both bold, poetic feminist powerhouse writers by deciding who said it: Fiona Apple or Virginia Woolf!

The Young Goodman Brown Effect in Education

A reader and teacher on the educational philosophy she calls the Young Goodman Brown effect, named after the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Reading Pathways: Virginia Woolf Books

Here's a small guide to help you ease into this formidable author's fiction, and to show you where to start with Virginia Woolf books.

It Was Definitely a Time: The First Line of Dickens’s A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What does "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" mean? One reader investigates A Tale of Two Cities first line.

20 Must-Read Free Classics You Can Find on Project Gutenberg

Catch up on the classics and let us help you sift through countless titles with this list of great free classics on Project Gutenberg.

Experience Shakespeare Online During Quarantine

When schools shifted online, culture shifted online, too. Now, there are more ways to experience Shakespeare online than ever before.

8 Fascinating Characters From Arthurian Legend

You may know King Arthur and Merlin, but there are many other characters from Arthurian legends worth considering. Here are some interesting ones.

In Defense of the “Modern” Adaptation

In defense of the modern adaptation of classics.

Gothic Novels I’d Like to See as Graphic Novels

Inspired by a Zoom course on early gothic literature, this comics reader recommends these classic gothic tales for the graphic novel treatment.

Retell Me a Story: Classics Made Humorous

Meet new characters while revisiting comfortingly familiar narratives through these humorous versions of classics told in fiction and comics.

Why You Should Reread TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as an Adult

Many of us read the Harper Lee classic, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, in school, but how much of it went over our heads, and how much remains all too timely?