literature
Books
A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess's Favorite Dystopias
As described in his 1984 book 'Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939.'... READ ON
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5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm
Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.... READ ON
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Lost Walt Whitman Novel Offers an Early Glimpse Into Leaves of Grass
The 165-year-old novel is "like seeing the workshop of a great writer,” according to one scholar. “We’re discovering the process of Whitman’s own discovery.”... READ ON
History
20 Powerful Quotes From Frederick Douglass
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."... READ ON
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See What Mr. Darcy Really Looks Like
Spoiler alert: He’s no Colin Firth!... READ ON
History
Win the Chance to Wear Dorothy Parker's Mink Coat
A Dorothy Parker fan has launched a Kickstarter to purchase the garment from a private collector and return it to the Algonquin Hotel.... READ ON
Books
A Long-Lost Mark Twain Fairy Tale Is Now a Children's Book
It's called "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine."... READ ON
List
20 Inspiring Quotes from Langston Hughes
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”... READ ON
Books
11 Facts About Robert Frost
There's more to Robert Frost than "The Road Not Taken"—and according to him, we've all been interpreting that poem wrong anyway.... READ ON
TV
The Surprising Literary Origins of Wile E. Coyote
Mark Twain provided the perfect character description.... READ ON
List
20 Virginia Woolf Quotes to Celebrate Her Birthday
Born 135 years ago today, Virginia Woolf was a true writer’s writer.... READ ON
Quizzes
Pick the 'D' Literary Characters
Take the quiz!... READ ON
List
5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe
You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though?... READ ON
Books
Librarian Creates Fake Patron to Keep Books on Shelves
The fictional "Chuck Finley" checked out 2361 books last year.... READ ON
Weird
Someone Is Strategically Placing Poems Around a British Supermarket
The verse-loving perp left the poem "Deer" in the meat section atop some venison.... READ ON
Books
5 Ways Grimm's Fairy Tales Changed After the First Edition

Romance novelist Barbara Cartland was Princess Diana's step-grandmother.

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