#Classics

Why Retellings of Classics From Authors of Color and Queer Authors Matter

Through recognizable characters and narratives, retellings by queer authors and authors of color show that these stories can belong to anyone, anywhere.

The Politics of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Is A Christmas Carol anti-capitalism or just reformist? Is it a morality tale? What was the author's intent, and how has it been read since?

Quiz: Which Jane Austen Villain Are You?

Take the Jane Austen Villain Quiz to find out if you are more like Mr. Wickham, Mr. Elton, or the haughty Lady Catherine de Bourgh.

In Defense of Beth March

Because Beth March has been misunderstood long enough.

The Many Adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’s THE THREE MUSKETEERS

A peek at just a few of the many perfect screen adaptations of THE THREE MUSKETEERS.

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.