I’m glad to find another story that will help feed my kiddo’s appetite for stories while also balancing out this decade’s obsession with the self.
‘For me, it’s not just a matter of filling in a major blank in my classics education,’ emailed a friend who is participating. ‘It’s about getting spiritual sustenance in these dark times!’
The classics are classics for a reason and offer valuable, time-worn lessons about humanity itself.
The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’
Removing time-tested classics and assigning easy fiction with leftist themes fails in cultivating any love of reading in the students that need it most.
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.
‘Little Women’ is so important and transcends each generation because it captures the differences between women — in personalities, desires, and fortunes. Greta Gerwig’s rendition didn’t quite cut it.
Only showcasing a feminism that denies a desire for authentic human love feels incomplete to most women. Jo doesn’t have to choose between writing and love.
Dozens of leftist readers wrote to accuse Willa Cather of anti-Semitism, nativist bias, white-washing Indian genocide, and other crimes against humanity.
There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.
‘Watership Down’ is both a deeply, fantastically imagined mythology, and an epic adventure story full of thrills and hair-breadth escapes whose appeal to all ages will never stale.
‘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 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.’
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech and Matthew Mehan discuss young adult literature, Harry Potter, and high lessons in popular art.
Modern readers aren’t quite as interested in a tale where virtue is rewarded and vice punished, but it’s her best regardless.
Jane Austen finds value in the social conventions of her day throughout the pages of ‘Northanger Abbey,’ because manners do matter.
Reading ‘Northanger Abbey’ is essential to understanding Jane Austen’s use of satire throughout the entire canon of her books.
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