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  • Discover the masterful story telling in Jules Verne's classic, The Mysterious Island. This review also covers the parallels and differences between the book and the hit television series, LOST.

    Book Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

    Book Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

    by MacPharlain20

  • Here are three of the best books to help you improve your writing skills, plus one of the most inspirational books ever written.

    Best Writing Books for Beginners

    Best Writing Books for Beginners

    by Eric Dockett10

  • Agatha Christie remains one of the most popular and famous of mystery writers. She often used poison to dispatch her victims. This article covers some of the common, and readily available, poisons she used, plus also the not-so common poisons.

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    by Anne Harrison12

  • This essay delves into the reasons why Eve cannot be seen as a "femme fatale" and puts an uncommon twist on a popular story that encourages readers to think past their preconceived notions.

    Can Eve Be Considered a Femme Fatale?

    Can Eve Be Considered a Femme Fatale?

    by Ellei Kay0

  • In Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, Latin quotations carry important subtexts that are inaccessible to modern readers. Here are my translations and interpretations of these phrases, to help you discover nuances which dictionaries and online translators cannot give you.

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    by Ellen32

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is a classical work of fiction which everyone should read. If you enjoy a conflict between conscience and passion, you will certainly enjoy my Jane Eyre book review.

    Jane Eyre Book Review

    Jane Eyre Book Review

    by Paul Richard Kuehn24

  • Some books have incredible appeal and others don't. After reading a dozen novels by Lee Child with Jack Reacher as the main character, I've discovered some clues to explain the phenomenon.

    Jack Reacher Novels: What Makes Them so Appealing?

    Jack Reacher Novels: What Makes Them so Appealing?

    by Peg Cole23

  • An enhanced-content review of Gwynne Dyer's "Climate Wars" (2010.) Climate change is of deep concern to national security professionals the world over. Find out what they are worrying about.

    Gwynn Dyer's "Climate Wars":  A Summary Review

    Gwynn Dyer's "Climate Wars": A Summary Review

    by Doc Snow20

  • A young girl named Frances is relocated to her mother’s hometown in England during WW1. A country in despair seeks hope, and a neighbor finds peace in the magic of the Cottingley fairies.

    The Cottingley Secret Book Discussion and Recipe

    The Cottingley Secret Book Discussion and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch5

  • Is there a difference between genre and form in literature or are genre and form the same? Is fiction a genre or a form? How about poetry, romance or fantasy. Here are one writer's thoughts.

    The Meaning of Genre in Literature

    The Meaning of Genre in Literature

    by Chris Mills19

  • Looking at the main traditions in Irish folk tales - warrior myths, romantic tragedies, ghost stories and local fairy stories.

    A Guide to Irish Folk Tales

    A Guide to Irish Folk Tales

    by Marie McKeown11

  • Can Christians believe in Evolution? What are the different Christian beliefs about creation? Resources to help you decide what to believe.

    How Christians Can Believe Evolution

    How Christians Can Believe Evolution

    by Virginia Kearney14

  • Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro is a fiction novel written in 1914, two years after the end of the Meiji era and the death of Emperor Meiji. This historical event assists Soseki in creating a contrast between tradition and modernity.

    Natsume Soseki's Kokoro Analysis

    Natsume Soseki's Kokoro Analysis

    by Brittany Kennedy5

  • Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    by Paul Goodman13

  • The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon, 1898 King Arthur is perhaps the most well-known subject in Anglophone literature. Not many other legends that originated over a millennium ago are still told as frequently and with such gusto today. But, what...

    The Evolution of King Arthur

    The Evolution of King Arthur

    by Carolyn Emerick27

  • Descriptions of the Canterbury Tales characters, provided by a retired British Literature teacher.

    Canterbury Tales Characters

    Canterbury Tales Characters

    by Holle Abee28

  • Some Greek leaders of the Trojan War come to mind immediately, such as Achilles and Agamemnon. Others may take longer to think of, such as Nestor and the two Ajaxes. Read on for a comprehensive listing of all the Achaean forces and their leaders, as well as short bios of the most important leaders.

    Greek Leaders in the Trojan War

    Greek Leaders in the Trojan War

    by Brainy Bunny9

  • What is Wuxia? Is it all about Chinese martial artists in death duels? A beginner’s guide for anyone keen to know about the fascinating world of Wuxia novels.

    Beginner's Guide to Wuxia Part 1

    Beginner's Guide to Wuxia Part 1

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • My Cousin Rachel blurs the boundaries of reality and deception, and what is morally right. See if you can determine who is innocent or guilty, and of what crimes.

    My Cousin Rachel Book Discussion and Recipe

    My Cousin Rachel Book Discussion and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch2

  • Several authors have written prequels, sequels, and creative retellings of the classic novel Jane Eyre. If you love the original novel, these books may offer a new spin or perspective on your favorite characters.

    Jane Eyre Sequels, Prequels, Spin-Offs, and Retellings

    Jane Eyre Sequels, Prequels, Spin-Offs, and Retellings

    by Brittany Rowland29

  • Some literary scholars, most famously Joseph Campbell, talk about the monomyth. The idea is that each work of fiction is just a representative of a larger archetypal myth. But I have doubts.

    How Monomyth Theories Get It Wrong About Fiction

    How Monomyth Theories Get It Wrong About Fiction

    by Rachael Lefler0

  • Mark Lynas's "Six Degrees" is a modern classic, outlining potential effects of various levels of global warming. It's summarized, evaluated, and updated here, with links to 7 supplementary Hubs.

    Mark Lynas's "Six Degrees":  A Summary Review

    Mark Lynas's "Six Degrees": A Summary Review

    by Doc Snow10

  • This article discusses and reviews several books on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a disorder that does not get nearly enough attention.

    What Is Narcissism?  Top Three Book Picks

    What Is Narcissism? Top Three Book Picks

    by Wendy Golden22

  • Susan Cain's book "Quiet" provides an interesting perspective on the unique strengths of introverts and explains why the world needs to embrace both extroverts and introverts.

    What's Wrong With Being an Introvert?

    What's Wrong With Being an Introvert?

    by Kathy Sima28

  • Books are just books, right? Not really. Many are written with the intent to change the world while others just change it because of the topic. Here are 10 of those books.

    10 Books That Inspired Change

    10 Books That Inspired Change

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • What is the oldest story ever written? - The Epic of Gilgamesh was written over 4,000 years ago on cuneiform clay tablets. It recounts a king's quest to overcome death, and the original story of the Great Flood.

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    by Thomas Swan27

  • Many people believe that the character of Sherlock Holmes was based on one of Doyle's medical teacher's Doctor Joseph Bell. Bell was a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and was a student of observation and deduction. To illustrate this, he would often pick a stranger and, by observing him, deduce his occupation and recent activities. Doctor Watson was based on Doyle, himself.

    Sherlock Holmes: Things to Know About Doctor John Watson

    Sherlock Holmes: Things to Know About Doctor John Watson

    by Christopher Peruzzi7

  • The pagan tribes who authored the epic Beowulf and the characters within the story have a unique culture. There are four major parts of Anglo Saxon and Germanic culture that is vital to understanding Beowulf. Anyone looking to analyze the epic must first understand Bards, paganism, the warrior king culture and Anglo Saxon Christianization to form a complete analysis of Beowulf.

    Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting in Beowulf

    Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting in Beowulf

    by Ryan Buda4

  • Jack and Jill is an evergreen delight for children. The rhyme dates back many centuries. There is so much speculation on it's origins and history. These range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

    Curious Origins of Nursery Rhymes: Jack and Jill

    Curious Origins of Nursery Rhymes: Jack and Jill

    by Mohan Kumar24

  • How to Understand Shakespeare gives tips on getting to grips with the language, style and form of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.

    How To Understand Shakespeare

    How To Understand Shakespeare

    by alliemacb17

  • A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic created by Charles Dickens. He wished to strike a blow on behalf of the children abused in factories. The story will forever haunt our homes.

    Inspiration for A Christmas Carol

    Inspiration for A Christmas Carol

    by Deborah Minter0

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