The Battle of Maldon refers to an alliterative poem glorifying an actual historical engagement which shares its name. The actual battle of Maldon occurred in 991 and pitted valorous Anglo-Saxon warriors against the Danish Vikings. The poem is...

Though an author of myriad books and plays, William Goldman is perhaps best known for his tale-within-a-tale of love and loss, capture and rescue, action and adventure. The 1973 fantasy romance novel The Princess Bride was a smashing success when...

Clueless is a coming-of-age teen film loosely based on Jane Austen's classic novel Emma written and directed by Amy Heckerling. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash, and Breckin Meyer. The film is set in Beverly...

Say What You Will is a contemporary young adult novel by Cammie McGovern, published on June 3, 2014. McGovern is an American author born in Illinois. This novel is her first young adult novel. The novel is centered around two main characters: Amy...

British author Evelyn Waugh is far better known for his stories about classically British people in classically British settings like Brideshead Revisited. In fact, were it not for Brideshead Revisited, Waugh would likely never have written The...

"Desiree's Baby" is the most famous of Kate Chopin's many short stories. It is set before the American Civil War on two plantations in Louisiana: that of the Valmondés and of the Aubignys. The story is about a baby and racial tension between a...

The Kid was Charlie Chaplin's feature film directorial debut. He wrote, produced, directed and starred as his most famous character, The Tramp alongside child actor Jackie Coogan. This film is considered one of the greatest pictures of the silent...

Pretty Woman is considered one of the most iconic American romantic comedies. It is interpreted by many as a modern American retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, in which a rich and successful benefactor plucks a naive girl from the wrong...

Hiroshima is a non-fiction book written by John Hersey and published by The New Yorker on August 31 in 1946, a year after the atomic bomb was dropped by the American Army in Hiroshima, Japan during World War II.

Hersey visited Japan from 1945-1946...