When I was growing up, my mother told me that true stories inspired fairytales. My imagination went wild, ecstatic that my beloved Cinderella, Ariel, and best of all, Bellel existed. That the magical world of Disney was our reality, and everyone received their happily ever after. When I was a little older, I understood her... Continue Reading →
By Veronica Leigh Friendships are often born in the unlikeliest of places. How they endure the test of time is another matter entirely. For Charlotte Brontë and Ellen Nussey, their friendship lasted for over two decades. They often relied on letters to cope with their distance from one another. Charlotte Brontë, future author of Jane... Continue Reading →
Following WWI, during the Roaring Twenties, the economy and America thrived. Then, the Great Depression hit.
By Rachel Sexton While all the various types of art—music, painting, literature—reflect the culture which created them, the novel is the medium that, by virtue of its form, has the most depth to be a substantive representation. Authors using a contemporaneous setting can show successive generations of readers the inner life of the society around them.... Continue Reading →