The son of J.R.R. Tolkien did far more than just compile and edit his father’s unfinished stories. He helped create the world of Middle Earth.
In searching for literary icons to emulate, Republicans would benefit from a little less John Galt and a little more Jean Valjean.
Dozens of leftist readers wrote to accuse Willa Cather of anti-Semitism, nativist bias, white-washing Indian genocide, and other crimes against humanity.
At the American Library Association’s annual conference, the nation’s librarians learned how to circumvent community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour and other outrageous, taxpayer-purchased materials.
One morning, I found I was living my favorite poem. It changed how I look at the poem, and how I experience the morning.
Few things are as rewarding as reading out loud with your children. Here are enough recommendations for a whole summer’s worth of quality family time.
The best way to remember—or discover—the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk may be his World War II epics.
There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.
‘Les Mis’ shows us a world resembling our own: a society filled with wealth, but rife with injustice. The play offers us hope for change in the form of two young revolutionaries.
In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ Mark Twain creates a heroic archetype that is uniquely American.
Mark Twain treats the consciousness of children seriously in his works ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’
Mark Twain rejected the simplistic, good-guys-always-win type of Sunday school stories with overtly moral themes that he was raised on.
‘The young love hardly anything better than to laugh. And if they do love something more than that, they love to learn more than that. If you read Mark Twain, you get to do both at the same time.’
Monster stories can force us to face the most difficult truths of our human existence — that we are fallen, that we are plagued by demons, and that we are powerless to chase them out.
Modern readers aren’t quite as interested in a tale where virtue is rewarded and vice punished, but it’s her best regardless.
In her satirical take on Gothic fiction, Austen pokes fun at some of the overwrought conventions prevalent at the time, but is careful not to condemn the genre as a whole.
Throughout ‘Northanger Abbey,’ Jane Austen explains why an untempered imagination can be misleading, and why real life is more mysterious than fiction.
Jane Austen finds value in the social conventions of her day throughout the pages of ‘Northanger Abbey,’ because manners do matter.
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