For Whom the Bell Tolls takes place during the height of the Spanish Civil War and is roughly based on Hemingway’s experience covering the conflict for the North American Newspaper Alliance…Read More
As we’ve seen in both Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, food plays an important role in Dickens’ novels. But these are not the first appearances of gruel and negus in literature. In fact, earlier in the nineteenth century, Jane Austen utilized the dishes to show character development and social convention…Read More
In so many ways, A Christmas Carol hit upon the zeitgeist of Victorian Britain: it successfully married Christmas history with the tragic social problems rife throughout the country. But it did so in an uplifting sense of tradition, family and goodwill…Read More
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