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There's a novel of manners wherein the love interest is secretly married to a lunatic who's locked in the attic.

I know that.  It’s a reasonably famous spoiler.  The problem is, I couldn’t remember which novel of manners it happens in.

You can’t imagine how tense that makes reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time.

Personal Narratives

A summer course in adulthood

By Saintra Thai
San Bernardino, Calif.

With a knapsack on my back, an over-sized suitcase by my side and a plane ticket in my hand, I was ready to go on an epic adventure. 481 more words


Finding courage in my mother's strength

By Marily Lopez
Los Angeles, Calif.

I woke to the sound of my father’s voice on the phone, whispering, “Marily, take care of your sisters while I’m gone. 436 more words


Dreams inspired by my sister's struggles

By Eliana Lanfranco
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Every night, I sit down with my nine-year-old sister at the dining table and help her with her school work. I give her all of my attention and patience, and I make sure that she does her best on all of her assignments. 566 more words


Leaving the nest and finding myself

By Angela Kim
Valencia, Calif. 

Growing up, I was encouraged by my parents to “leave the nest” and experience as much as I could, but I was always overwhelmed by how big the world was. 438 more words


Live Your Epic Life

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.

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Carrying On: How Your Life Story Can Be Self-Perpetuating

A story takes a conventional form, a Genre, which influences how it unfolds.  We have expectations about a Comic Heroic Adventure, for instance: a Hero will survive—even if barely–all challenges and s/he will defeat Evil, both in themselves and in the world. 914 more words

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