5 Literary Heroines Who Were Feminists Before Feminism Even Existed

5 Literary Heroines Who Were Feminists Before Feminism Even Existed

Book Culture

Our understanding of feminism has evolved over the course of the many years since the term was first coined in 1848. After the first Women’s Conference was held in Seneca Falls, we were introduced to this very important social movement. Originally used as a platform to work towards greater social changes such as abolition of slavery and the Temperance movement, feminism has in and of itself become something even greater than that. While we’re on the topic of feminism, let’s take a look at some strong female literary characters whose existence came about before the advent of this movement.    1. Jane Eyre, Jane …

10 Ardent Jane Austen Quotes to Admire and Love

10 Ardent Jane Austen Quotes to Admire and Love

Book Culture

She’s the author and woman we all love; she’s a legend and lady of literature. I’ve read her books and I’m sure you have too. Jane Austen is the writer whose work has embossed its mark in literary history. If I haven’t mentioned it in previous articles, I am a huge Pride and Prejudice fan. Readers of Austen can almost feel her words being spoken to them personally. She’s just that good. What’s not to love?   So when you can’t get enough of her novels and you need to be a little Austen-tatious, what do you do? You keep …

9 Couples That Were Meant To Be But Never Were

9 Couples That Were Meant To Be But Never Were

Book Culture

Missed connection: you were two characters in the same novel. You had every opportunity to fall in love and make my dreams come true, but you didn’t! You were perfect for each other, and I don’t know why others can’t see that.   It’s so frustrating when two characters who are meant to live happily ever after end up taking different paths without one another. We’re here to talk about a few couples who we felt had potential, and we’re still sad they’re not an item.   1) Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights   Via Giphy   You can’t deny it: There’s …

10 Classic Books That Almost Had Different Titles

10 Classic Books That Almost Had Different Titles

Book titles are important: along with the cover, they’re one of the first things we notice when we pick up a novel. We’ve grown so used to some famous book titles that we barely think about them anymore. Of course The Great Gatsby is called The Great Gatsby; why wouldn’t it be? But the truth is, it almost wasn’t. And F. Scott Fitzgerald isn’t the only literary figure who switched up a famous title at the last minute. Here are 10 incredible examples of famous book titles that were almost completely different.   Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Which number followed the “Catch-” in Catch-22 …