If you feel like you’ve read your fair share of classic literature, try and guess the opening lines from these ten classic novels!
In honor of Pride Month and celebrating LGBTQ+ voices, we'll be looking at ten LGBTQ+ authors of classic novels, plays, and poems.
From 1961 to 1982, JD Sallinger's hit novel, The Catcher in The Rye, was one of the most censored books in US schools and libraries. Many people still find it offensive today.
Although George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 was published in 1949, it is still read by many today. That's mainly because, whether we're aware of it or not, it displays several similarities to not only our world today, but it also has some parallels to the world that existed in the real year 1984. Those who read the book during the 1950s wondered if their own futures in the year 1984 would include overalls and big brother. And while in some ways they did, some of Orwell’s other predictions were very far-fetched. Let’s look at some similarities and differences between George Orwell’s version of 1984, and the one that people really lived through.
The Greek play 'Oedipus Rex' is nearing its 2500 year mark. Sophocles, its playwright, ought to be proud of how we view his great work. But would he be?