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Monster vs. Monster

After sitting on my bookshelf for a year and a half, I finally read Mary Shelley’s, Frankenstein.

And Holy crap, I was surprised.

Classics, while possessing intriguing stories, I find extremely difficult to get through because I am always having to look up strange words that are no longer part of today’s vocabulary. 411 more words


NEW FEATURE! Romanticism in the News

Every Friday we’ll bring you a run down on news stories, internet memes, and other digital ephemera related to our favorite literary movement. This week we have Keats in L.A., reviews of books on Ada Lovelace and Mary Shelley, Byron as an icon and much more! 143 more words

Into the core


At the end of his career, Keats, the poet of sensations and melodic rhymes, the mellifluous word-painter of altering moods, the worshipper of Beauty and believer in salvation through imagination, accepted that art of pure subjectivity was not going to harmonize humanity with its existence. 1,693 more words

Art History

Poetry Friday: Mutability

“Invention consists in the capacity of seizing on the capabilities of a subject, and in the power of molding and fashioning ideas suggested to it.” 339 more words


All Hallows Read Recommendations

With All Hallows Read fast approaching, here are some recommendations for books to give a variety of readers.

1. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman: This book delves into the secret underworld of London where an entire society of people live unbeknownst to those above. 298 more words

IGCSE English Lit: Overview for the Week of 10/13

This Week

We will supplement our study of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a study of Dr. Richard Paul’s essay, “The Art of Close Reading”. This text will lead us in an intense study of how we read, what we should look for while reading (and what we should annotate), and how we should approach different types of texts from different perspectives. 58 more words

Literary Analysis