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Best Classics – Free Books

If you're looking to learn about life, the universe and everything, the best place to start is by reading books from around the world...

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Family’s Family For All That

With the holidays now in full swing, there's lots of talk about the wonders of family, with the side dish of toxic relationships, broken...

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Eliza Doolittle by George Luks 1908

A Day to be Eliza Doolittle

Do you remember the first time you read George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion? Perhaps, like me, you too were just out of high school, taking...
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Catcher in the Rye

What Did Holden Say? Looking For Lines from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’…

The profusion of lines and paragraphs still stick in the brain. Who said it, and what did it mean? When we're talking about the infamous...

‘Runaway Bunny’ Escape Into Books

The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown, was published long before I was born (1942), but it's one of the classics that I will...
Hard Times

‘Hard Times’ in Context

Against a backdrop of the infamous Industrial Revolution, with all its purported social and cultural advancements, the masses of poor and unrepresented factory workers...
Charlotte Bront : Jane Eyre. Timbre Angleterre.

Why Jane Eyre?

I like to look at the titles of books -- to muse about why the title was chosen, and what it might mean in...

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Book Versions of Anna – Perspective on Translation

When I'm speaking of Anna, I'm talking about Anna Karenina, one of the most famous and tumultuous novels by Leo Tolstoy. It's a torrid...

Life Lessons from ‘The Scarlet Letter’ #Book

I've been thinking about Nathaniel Hawthorne today (and about his life lessons). It's his birthday, after all (or would have been if he was...

Fascinating & Fabulous Nobel Laureates in Literature

You probably know about the Nobel laureates in Literature, because writers (like me) love to talk about the latest master laureate every September. But,...
Alice in Wonderland

A New Voice for Alice?

We're always intrigued by the latest audible iterations on our favorite classics. It's even more exciting when stars like Scarlett Johansson get in on...
Eliza Doolittle by George Luks 1908

A Day to be Eliza Doolittle

Do you remember the first time you read George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion? Perhaps, like me, you too were just out of high school, taking...

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Tilting At Windmills? What Does It Mean?

You've heard the phrase "tilting at windmills" and you probably wonder what it means, or where such a phrase even originated? After all, you...
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