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Jane Steele Is the Hard-Edged Jane Eyre You Never Knew You Wanted

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Jane Steele Is the Hard-Edged Jane Eyre You Never Knew You Wanted

Lyndsay Faye is a certifiable meddler in fiction. Her debut novel, Dust and Shadow, pitted Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper in a masterful showdown...
9 Incredible Book Quotes to Include in Your Next Wedding Toast

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9 Incredible Book Quotes to Include in Your Next Wedding Toast

The chances you will at some point in your life be called on to make a wedding toast—or, perhaps, will decide all on your own to drunkenly stand up and...
Our Favorite Kissing (and Almost-Kissing) Scenes In Literary History

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Our Favorite Kissing (and Almost-Kissing) Scenes In Literary History

To melt your cold, February-bitten heart this almost-Valentine’s day, we present our favorite kissing scenes in literature—and a couple scenes so...
14 of the Most Romantic Lines in Literature

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14 of the Most Romantic Lines in Literature

I’ve always been a sucker for a good quote. To the horror of my friends who like to keep their books in immaculate condition, I rarely read without a...
Our Favorite Fictional Feminists

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Our Favorite Fictional Feminists

From Jane Eyre to Janie Crawford, strong female characters make literature go round. All of the best authors seem to concur on their importance. They...

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13 Signs You Might Be Living in a Gothic Novel

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13 Signs You Might Be Living in a Gothic Novel

We love gothic novels for their emotional power, their over-the-top drama, and the creepy-shivery feelings we get while reading them. Of course, part of...
5 Gothic Novels, By the Numbers

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5 Gothic Novels, By the Numbers

Gothic novels come in many flavors, ranging from the classics, like Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, that helped pave the way to some of my favorites, and...

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43 Great Quotes From Literature We Forgot to Mention

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43 Great Quotes From Literature We Forgot to Mention

Last week we collected 10 of our favorite lines in literature, but it appears we have forgotten some. Embarrassing! To those of you who weighed in on your...

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! Here Are 5 Characters to Rival Regina George

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! Here Are 5 Characters to Rival Regina George

We hope you’re wearing pink, beyotches, because this isn’t just any Wednesday: it’s the tenth anniversary of the release of Mean Girls, cinematic...

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10 Fictional Men Who Have Ruined Me For Actual Men

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10 Fictional Men Who Have Ruined Me For Actual Men

Pity the poor boys in my life from 1996 on, few as they may have been. That was the adolescent year I first started reading novels by Jane Austen and the...

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The Literary Doppelgängers of Mad Men

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The Literary Doppelgängers of Mad Men

Last night Mad Men, everyone’s favorite dramedy about midcentury malaise, amazingly high-functioning alcoholics, fantastic clothes, questionable...
14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

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14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

Have you ever wondered what might happen to a beloved book if a certain character said or did something very early on in the story that irrevocably altered...

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