On the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, I ask you this; why have 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' remained so popular?
This article is largely concerned with J.R.R. Tolkien, and from its lines a reader may discover his insightfulness and his fantastical view of the world (and of hobbits).
On this day, 177 years ago, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published, and his ghostly Christmas story quickly gained popularity and acclaim. Today, this yuletide tale is a holiday classic and one of the staples of the season. In honor of this publishing date anniversary, as well as this upcoming holiday, we’ve gathered a list of similar ghostly Christmas tales (both novels and short story collections) to balance your cheerful season with some creepy vibes!
14 quotes from the mastermind behind 'The Haunting of Hill House' (and hundreds of other chilling tales) on her 104th birthday.
John le Carré (the pseudonym for David Cornwell) was believed by many to be the master of the spy novel. Best known for his novels, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, le Carré is remembered for his great character and as "a literary giant and a humanitarian spirit," among the literary community.