Classic Literature

If Morrissey's Memoir Is a Classic Then This Blog Post Is 'Moby Dick'

Alexander Rankine | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Rankine

His book is not going to be a classic (see above). Either Morrissey knows that - in which case the 'classic' label is a genuinely hilarious joke - or, horribile dictu, he believes it, in which case the book is likely to have all the humour and finesse of a statue produced by the Kim Jong-Il metallurgy factory for the glorification of the great leader.

'Stoner' the Literary Rediscovery of the Year

Ed Cripps | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

It is the literary equivalent of a leg of lamb so tender, easy-to-leave-the-bone and immaculately prepared you could eat it every day for the rest of your life; it is a feast for the soul, next to which snail porridge and garlic sorbet seem almost laughably unsatisfying.

Sexing Up the Classics: Why I Wouldn't Mind 50 Shades of Mr Darcy

Rebecca Myers | Posted 17.09.2012 | Home
Rebecca Myers

"Oh, if only", I hear you sigh. You've got to page 250 and you could cut the sexual tension with a distinctly blunt knife, yet there's still not been a thigh brush in sight.

50 Shades Of Pride And Prejudice: 'Explosive Sex' To Be Added To New Versions Of The Classics

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home

A publisher of adult fiction is giving literary classics such as Jane Eyre and Pride And Prejudice an erotic makeover. The company said that it was...

Celebrating Charles Dickens's birthday in the Bronx

Sharon Memis | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Sharon Memis

Here in the US, we're working with the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, home to a diverse and creative community. Many people who live in the Bronx today don't have historical links to the UK, so we wanted to really engage with them and illuminate an aspect of Dickens's work that is more than just top hats and foggy Victorian London.

Bronte Breaks Sales Record - But Which Sister?

Posted 14.02.2012 | Home

A magazine written by Charlotte Bronte when she was 14 has sold at auction for £690,850 - more than double the figure estimated, reports the Pres...