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Miguel de Cervantes: An internet sensation?

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) has been in the news a lot lately… considering he lived over four centuries ago! First, in late January, Spanish researches reported… 894 more words


Book #11: Flowers for Algernon

Book #11: Flowers for Algernon

First off, let me just say that I’ve always thought that this was an incredibly sad book. I think this was because a bunch of gifted classes or something in my school was assigned this particular book and apparently it touches the hearts of primary school children because upon the general time period in which almost all of them finished the book, there was a formidable outpouring of anguish from these tender souls that struck me rather impressively at that age. 313 more words


The Mill on the Floss, Book II: School-Time

The second book of The Mill on the Floss is much shorter than the first. It covers Tom’s time at the school Mr. Tulliver chose for him, wanting his son to have a better education and to become a match for such lawyers as the “scoundrel” Wakem. 546 more words


what is a classic

Discussion by a small panel at Oxford

Judith Luna: Senior Editor for Oxford World’s Classics
6 minutes
focus of the series has changed from building up a library for the general reader to focusing on the student, designed to assist the student and… 197 more words


Ian's Reflections 

Ian’s Reflections

I’m completely convinced that when I was 9, I touched my reflection in the mirror and switched places with my reflection. Now I’m forced to live in this other world as this new Ian.

-Ian’s Reflection


Evening Solace -Charlotte Bronte

Evening Solace

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;­
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed. 199 more words