Reading It Wrong: An Alternative History of Early Eighteenth-Century Literature by Abigail Williams argues that misunderstanding popular literature was a sign of its success.
Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was an unexpected bestseller, whose success rose and fell with its author.
When it arrived on the Victorian stage, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre had a cast of new characters and a new social order.
Homer and His Iliad by Robin Lane Fox is a masterly survey of the Iliad, its majesty, its pathos and its unparalleled progression from wrath to pity.
Popularizing the Past: Historians, Publishers, and Readers in Postwar America by Nick Witham explores the industry of popular history from Daniel Boorstin to Howard Zinn.
The anti-Russian poetry of Frances Browne, the ‘Blind Poetess of Ulster’.
Remembered as Adam’s first wife, a child-killing demon and a feminist hero, who was Lilith?
Charles Dickens’ most enduring friendship was with his sister-in-law, who has been remembered as his housekeeper.
The stage has a short memory, print a long one: 400 years since its first publication, Shakespeare’s First Folio is the reason we remember him.
One of Croatia’s most-read authors, Marija Jurić Zagorka spent her life in defiance of convention.