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Promethean Sin


Lord Byron, arguably one of the greatest writers of the Romantic period, gave literature himself. Not his actual work, but rather his personality, his actual self. Not to say that his work is… Continue reading

The Scrooge Who Stole Christmas


Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is one of the most well known and best loved stories in the modern world. A Victorian tale of a man finding redemption before it is too late.… Continue reading

Empathy and the Economy


A recent scientific study has found empirical evidence that reading literary fiction makes a person more empathic. But this seems to have been the general consensus with writers and lovers of literature for… Continue reading

Imperialist Adventure


She is an amazing piece of adventure literature with a dark side to it. The darkness comes not from the mysterious land through which the adventurers travel, nor from the calamity of natural… Continue reading

The Strangely Immortal Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by the illustrious Robert Louis Stevenson, has had some of the greatest lasting power of any story. The first time I encountered the original… Continue reading

The Image of the Objectified Woman Has Barely Changed


The image of women in popular media has changed little over the years, with most of the changes happening more recently in the past few decades. Today we can see a plethora of… Continue reading

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