‘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.’
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.
Reading ‘Northanger Abbey’ is essential to understanding Jane Austen’s use of satire throughout the entire canon of her books.
The loss of Richard Adams is a call to mourn and to reflect on the novel that has deeply touched many of us.
Liking healthy food requires the development of taste: the more you eat it, the more you grow to enjoy it. It’s the same with classic literature.
Yes, there really are books that both toddlers and grown-ups (and everyone in between) can enjoy with deep satisfaction. Try reading together starting this summer.
What are the best books depicting talking animals? What ‘classics’ are overrated? We want your ideas on these, and more.
In my quest to provide my kids with stories that will nurture them, there are four kinds of literary dust bunnies I avoid.
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