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George Orwell as he faced the world in 1936.

George Orwell Resources

Would you like to learn more about George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four? George Orwell (1903-1950) was the pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, an English novelist whose work is known for...

Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Enjoy these tales from Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch. Cupid and Psyche Pygmalion and Galatea Daedalus and Icarus

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty

A Worn Path by Eudora Welty It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning. Far out in the country there was an old Negro woman with her head tied red rag, coming...

George Orwell as he faced the world in 1936.

George Orwell Timeline by Steven Kreis

George Orwell, 1903-1950 From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis | Resources | Chronology | Select Bibliography | Resources George Orwell (The Chestnut Tree Cafe) George Orwell George Orwell (O. Dag) George Orwell (Petri Liukkonen)...

Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson Biography By Richard Dury, from the RLS Website Life and Publications Summary Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas belonged to...

Mark Twain, as photographed by A.F. Bradley, c. 1907, from the Library of Congress.

Mark Twain Resources Index

Resources for Mark Twain (1835-1910) With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was — a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources:...

Brontë Resources Index

Brontë Resources Index

The Brontë sisters read widely, wrote passionately, and created enduring works drawn from their surroundings and imagination. Explore their writings and their world through the resources below. Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë Brontë Sisters Context...

Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known

Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known

Music in the Brontë Sisters’ World As the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, Charlotte Brontë would have been familiar with the church music of the time. This playlist features King’s College Choir, Cambridge, and other choirs performing...

“A White Heron” Audio

“A White Heron” Audio

Listen to “A White Heron” audio “A White Heron,” an 1886 short story by American author Sarah Orne Jewett, features Sylvia, a young girl who comes from a big city to live in the country...

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Dramatized O. Henry is the pseudonym of American author William Sydney Porter, who is best known for his funny, warm, short stories with surprise endings. In the video below, Shep O’Neal...