Subject for June, 2022
Don Juan (poem)
In English literature, Don Juan (1819–1824), by Lord Byron, is a satirical, epic poem that portrays Don Juan not as a womaniser, but as a man easily seduced by women. Lord Byron...
Tags: Classics, Poetry, Fiction, Literature, Romanticism, Medievalism
De Profundis (From the Depths)
De Profundis (Latin: “from the depths”) is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to “Bosie” (Lord Alfred Douglas). In ...
Tags: Classics, Philosophy, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, LGBT
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Subject: Science Fiction
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne. The novel was origin...
Tags: Classics, Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, France, Cultural
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman written in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual aw...
Tags: Classics, Fiction, Novels, Ireland, School, 20th Century
The American Diary of a Japanese Girl
The first American novel by a writer of Japanese ancestry, “The American Diary of a Japanese Girl” is a landmark of modern American fiction and Japanese-American tra...
Tags: Fiction, Literature, Cultural, Japanese
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is an early study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841 under the title Me...
Tags: Nonfiction, History, Psychology, Economics, Finance, Business, Sociology
Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in French in 1872. In t...
Tags: Classics, Adventure, Fiction, Literature, Science Fiction, Travel, Cultural
Notes from Underground
Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each cen...
Tags: Classics, Philosophy, Fiction, Novels, Literature, Russia, Psychology
Persuasion is the last novel completed by Jane Austen. It was published along with Northanger Abbey at the end of 1817, six months after her death. The novel was published on De...
Tags: Classics, Fiction, Historical, Literature, Romance, British