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“Suicide is Preferable”: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jane Austen

It is pathologically delicious to suspect that one author would hate another and then find out that they indeed did. ...

Jane Austen vs. Jane Eyre, and 4 Other Reading Confessions

We here at Book Riot are in full confession mode! Last week, Rebecca revealed her seven reading secrets and Kit ...

Which Classics Should Twilight Fans Read?

Every time a reviewer exclaims that Popular Modern Writer is the new Popular Classic Writer, you can almost feel the ...

Sequels, Prequels and Companions: Is it Fanfiction?

Recently I was browsing new releases in my local bookstore, and I came across P.D. James’ new novel, Death Comes ...

Casting “Downton Abbey” from Literature: Upstairs

Hardcore Downtonites (and I use the term “hardcore” deliberately–what is “Downton Abbey” if not porn for Anglophiles?) like me have ...

Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Wooing Women

You can’t stop new adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. (I’ve learned this through bitter tears.) And there’s really only one ...