Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are undoubtedly two literary giants - but how do they compare?
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International Women’s Day: spotlight on women’s writing in the Romantic period
The countless female authors active in what we now call the Romantic period in Britain (1770-1830) would have little imagined the world’s celebrating an International Woman’s Day. Yet it’s true that many such pioneering writers were mark…
Shakespeare’s Everyday Legacy
Beginning with the earliest commendatory poems that appeared in the opening pages of the First Folio of 1623, Shakespeare has been praised as the poet of nature, the playwright of intrinsic talent and artistic vision whose legacy is nothing less than poet…