Terry Gilliam's masterwork Brazil (1985), starring Jonathon Pryce and Robert De Niro, tells the story of a low-level bureaucrat named Sam Lowry (played by Pryce) and his attempt to escape the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring...

Published in 2000, Fever 1793 is Laure Halse Anderson’s novel about the devastating epidemic of Yellow Fever that ravaged through Philadelphia during the summer of 1793. While the story is told through the fictional eyes of Matilda “Mattie” Cook,...

The tale told in Jack London’s 1904 adventure romance novel The Sea-Wolf actually begins three years earlier on a foggy night in San Francisco Bay. It was on the last day of November in 1901 that two ferries played starring roles in the worst...