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ENGLAND — "Oh, no, you can't go into the field, dear. It's private. And there may be cows, and the ground's very humpy." The nice lady in little Steventon Church outside tiny Steventon village in England smiles sweetly, even though I've...
East LymeRegency Romance novels are a distinct genre that represent the polite and stylistic conventions of early nineteenth century England. Jane Austen and later, Georgette Heyer, are the most notable early Regency authors. According to Elaine Violette, a...
"As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose." Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
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What do you think of when you think of Chicago? I think of home! I grew up in the southwest suburbs, went to college at Northwestern, and came back for a few years in the early '00s. Because of all this, I also think of really good pizza. Who is an...
Vincent Kartheiser will swap his sharp suits for ruffles and coattails. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis announced that the “Mad Men” star will play Mr. Darcy in its summer production of “Pride and Prejudice.” The adaptation by...
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(This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping. Warwick Deeping? --------------...
"A library should be the heart of a city." Steven S. Choi, mayor of Irvine, said this in his Jan. 29 article in the Orange County Register. This is a theme that has been repeated many times by those who know the benefits of libraries, who know that even...
Should we condemn Mrs. Bennet, the hilariously inept matchmaker in Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” for repeatedly sabotaging her daughters' prospects with her own uncouth behavior and transparent gold-digging? Or should we commend her...
Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
The Hartford CourantImagine hearing the phrase: "Wow, you're just like one of the boys!" Then imagine hearing the phrase: "Wow, you're just like every other woman!" Now decide which phrase is a compliment. That didn't take very long, did it? Let's face it: For a...
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