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A Brief Survey of the Great American Novel(s)

On this date in 1868, novelist John William DeForest coined the now inescapable term “the great American novel” in the title of an essay in <i>The …

TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYS 2005 film

Wikispaces

It’s time to say Farewell…<p>The page you are looking for is no longer available.<p>As stated in our communication in January 2018 and subsequent site …

Roald Dahl's schooldays

As Donald Sturrock reveals in a new biography, Roald Dahl’s schooldays were filled with the ritual cruelty of fagging for older boys - and with terrible beatings<p>Discipline at Repton was maintained by the senior boys, in particular prefects known as “boazers”. Each house was, as Dahl put it, “ruled …

Books on T-shirts, Posters, and Tote Bags

Teenage Dating in the 1950s

Teenage Dating in the 1950s<br>© 2000, Windy Sombat<p>Teenagers in the 1950's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence …

Oxford Student Texts: Love Through the Ages

One of a series of thematic collections of texts. Each includes general notes on the texts, as well as discussion of themes, issues and context.

These are the 10 greatest love letters of all time

<b>These are the ten most romantic love letters of all time, according to one poll.</b><p>We've reproduced the entirety of the most romantic love letter of all …

Love and marriage in the 1950s

London - Even in the swinging sixties, many couples made it all the way to their wedding night without ever glimpsing each other’s winceyette …

Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules - Video & Lesson Transcript

Love Outside of Marriage<p><b>Courtly love</b>, also called refined love, is a confusing notion for some modern readers to understand. For most of us, love is …

Dating: Do's And Dont's (1949)

Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

Women's Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

Feminism: The 20th Century’s Greatest Idea

The women of ’76: “Molly Pitcher” the heroine of Monmouth<p>A century ago, an idea was about to sweep the world that would radically change society. …

10 bizarre Victorian love stories

<b>Romance for the Victorians could be a dramatic and dangerous affair according to sensational newspaper reports of the time, writes Jeremy Clay.</b><p>1. A cautionary tale of going back to an old love<p>Life hadn't been kind to Jack McKenna. His wife ran off with his best friend and left for America. His …

The secret love lives of the Victorians

For decades the Cambridge University Library Tower has been a source of excited mythmaking among undergraduates. No one quite knew what books were stored there, but that didn't stop them speculating. And by far the most common rumour doing the fevered rounds was that the tower was chock-full of …

Courting the Victorian Woman

For information on Victorian weddings, see the following research articles: <br>The Victorian Wedding, Part I--Preparation <br>The Victorian Wedding, Part …

Romance & Relationships In The Victorian Era

Beginning a love relationship in the 19th century was much more challenging than it is today. In Victorian times, much more etiquette was called for. …

Feeling Bookish? 35 Book-Inspired Decor Ideas

What’s black and white and read all over? Book-inspired home decor, of course! All jokes aside, we’re total bookworms here at Brit HQ and we love seeing projects and products that bring the bookish aesthetic out of the library and into the home. While we don’t support destroying perfectly good …

What Would Jay Gatsby Think of Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's Home?

The historic home where great American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his debut novel, <b>This Side of Paradise</b>, is for sale for $820,000 by Edina …

When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

Gifts for Book Lovers

Literary gifts for book lovers, gorgeous gift ideas for readers, writers and literature fans. Gifts for readers, book lover gifts, find a lovely …

Harry Potter

<i>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</i> is now in the shops! Below is an image from the new book – Buckbeak on Hagrid’s bed (a tricky thing showing …

12 Genius Ways to Create a Space-Saving Book Nook

As any book lover knows, it doesn’t take long for bookshelves to start overflowing, which makes small space living a mighty big challenge for the passionate bibliophile. If you’re currently living this struggle, rest assured that you’re not alone. And thank goodness for that, because others just …

20 Libraries So Beautiful They'll Bring Out the Bookworm in Everyone

The baroque Library Hall,with its rare gilded globes and spectacular frescoes depicting science and art, is just one building in the vast Clementinum …

Atonement

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain …

Atonement

The Go-Between by LP Hartley: The Novel Cure for being a hopeless romantic

<b>Ailment:</b> Being a hopeless romantic<p><b>Cure:</b> The Go-Between by LP Hartley<p>Do you leave love notes in your partner's lunch-bag? Do you scatter rose petals …