In the Key of Eliot

How theory meets practice in Middlemarch, the “best” English novel of all time.

Festival of the Senses

The ultimate awakening in Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

A Canadian Classic Gets Its Due

How Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town shaped Canuck culture.

The Unimportance of Being Earnest

Satire (mostly) trumps sincerity in Voltaire’s Candide.

The Unbearable Horror of Babysitting

Attending to familiar ghosts in The Turn of the Screw.

Claiming the Dark and the Light

Aristocracy of character in Iola Leroy: Or, Shadows Uplifted.

Moscow on Fire

The battle for everything in War and Peace.

Reluctant Assassins

Authority and American culture in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.