#Classics

The Strange Posthumous Journey of Dorothy Parker’s Ashes

The curious and circuitous journey of Dorothy Parker's ashes.

10 Authors Like Shirley Jackson

From atmospheric, creeping horror to biting social commentary, here are several authors like Shirley Jackson who capture similar magic.

How Jane Austen Raised Seven Gothic Novels From the Dead

The "horrid novels" were especially fortunate to have Jane Austen cast a spotlight upon them. So what are they? And why these titles?

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alexandre Dumas

There were HOW many men named Alexandre Dumas? He smoked hash with WHO? Learn these and more things you didn't know about Alexandre Dumas.

What You Should Know About The Brontës: 10 Facts About The Most Interesting Literary Family

There's probably plenty about literature's most interesting family that you don't yet know. And I'm here to tell you about the Brontës.

The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Poky Little Puppy is anything but: a history of Little Golden Books and their impact on children's literature.

Who Was Shakespeare? An Investigation Into the Authorship of His Plays

Who was Shakespeare? Some people don't believe William Shakespeare wrote his plays. One reader investigates the leading theories.

Reader, It Blew My Mind: The Legacy of Jane Eyre

Reflecting on a 100-level British Lit college course that blew her mind, one reader dives into the lasting legacy of Jane Eyre.

16 JANE EYRE Retellings

Reader, we read them. Go back to Thornfield Hall with these Jane Eyre retellings and books inspired by the Charlotte Bronte classic, including Re Jane by Patricia Park.

Rare Tablet Bearing Ancient Epic Poem Forfeited to U.S.

The tablet bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, seized from the Museum of the Bible, has been forfeited to the United States.