It was a thirty minute drive to the old leper house. I had the serum vial safe in my pocket, and I knew that 5 patients were supposedly re..
In 1846, Poe wrote an essay on the creation of The Raven, he called it “The Philosophy of Composition.” In this step-by-step guide he desc..
Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to ..
‘The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!’
A wonderfully entertaining coming-of-age story, Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Austen’s “Gothic parody.” Decrepit castles, ..
‘We have all been more or less to blame …
every one of us, excepting Fanny’
Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price i..
‘I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.’
Beautiful, clever, rich – and single – Emma..
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
So begins Pride an..
Macbeth clutches an imaginary dagger; Hamlet holds up Yorick’s skull; Lear enters with Cordelia in his arms. Do these memorable and iconic..