#classics

QUIZ: Can You Match the Title to the Puffin Classics Deluxe Edition Cover?

Can you match the title to the Penguin classics deluxe edition?

Best Reissued Classics in the UK

A list of reissued classics in the UK, perfect for gifting to the book lovers in your life.

When You Hate the Classics, But You’re an English Teacher

Why one English teacher hates the classics -- and why that's not a bad thing.

Public Domain Gems That Everyone Needs To Read

Sure, you can re-read "Treasure Island." On the other hand, you can try some new public domain books and find your new favorite undiscovered classic!

50 Must-Read Best Poetry Books

Get more poetry into your life with this list of 50 of the best poetry books, with books from ancient times through today.

15 Literature-Themed Adult Coloring Books

Here in THE FUTURE, adults have finally learned that it’s OK to just sit and color for a while. Hooray ...

What Makes a Classic: On the Relevance and Status of Literary Classics

What makes a classic a classic? I have asked myself this question over and over again. We all, throughout our ...

Finding the Right Time for the Classics

"Every book has the right time and place in one’s life." Is it better to wait for the right time and place to read daunting books like the classics?

Do We HAVE to Read Children’s Classics?

Working in a children's library as got one Rioter thinking about the merits of giving shelf space to children's classics.

Classic Novels Rewritten as Millennial Clickbait

We’ve all seen them—headlines about avocado toast, ruined industries, and microtrends from one corner of Brooklyn that the New York ...

50 Must-Read Classic Memoirs by Writers of Color

If you're looking to understand a fuller sweep of history and perspectives, start with this list of must-read classic memoirs by writers of color.

The Case For Reading Other Books By Authors You Were Assigned in School

Books by Melville, Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, and more authors you were assigned in school that you should pick up this summer.

Reading the Classics, 20 Pages a Day

Do you struggle to finish books that are long, old, or complicated? Here are a few tips and tricks for reading (and enjoying!) challenging books.

100 Must-Read Classics in Translation

Gifts for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

THE GOLD-BUG: The Most Mysterious Edgar Allan Poe Story You’ve Never Heard Of

The Gold-Bug was Edgar Allan Poe's most successful story and introduced the science of cryptanalysis to the world. So why haven't more people read it?