In 1954, a novella written by an eighteen-year-old took the French literary world by storm. Called “Bonjour Tristesse” (French: “Hello Sadness”), the ‘amoral’ story of a schoolgirl’s summer romance with an older university student, brought the author, Francoise Sagan, scandalous success. A best-selling novel, “Bonjour Tristesse” made Sagan independently wealthy. While the title was taken […]Read More... Subscribe
In her book The Children, Edith Wharton wrote, “When people ask for time, it’s always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn’t take half as long to say.” An American author, who wrote observations like the above during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Wharton won the […]Read More... Subscribe
Frankenstein is a horror story dating back to the 1800′s that has been adapted many times and is still prevalent today. In fact, the movie “I, Frankenstein,” which is set to come out in theaters on January 24, is yet another modernized adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original horror novel. Incredibly, Shelley penned Frankenstein when […]Read More... Subscribe
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It was April 1777, one year after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Sybil Ludington had just turned sixteen. She desperately wanted to do more to help her brand new country defeat the British. Already she was spinning wool so her family didn’t have to buy cotton goods from the British. For the same reason […]Read More... Subscribe
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“Our parents are prepared to suffer under the white man’s rule. They have been living for years under these laws and they have become immune to them. But we strongly refuse to swallow an education that is designed to make us slaves in the country of our birth.” – Soweto Student, 1976 So often our […]Read More... Subscribe
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