H.P. Lovecraft: Stories of a Parallel Universe

Howard Phillips Lovecraft is probably one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century. But, unfortunately, his fame has been entirely posthumous. He actually lived in poverty for most of his life and died at the age of 49. Nevertheless, he leaves a vast legacy of works that fascinate millions of readers around…


Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

The dystopian novel is one of the most popular literary genres to emerge in the 20th century. Well-known examples include George Orwell’s 1984 (published in 1949), Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange (1962). But decades before these classics were written, Aldous Huxley defined the genre with his dystopian masterpiece, Brave…


Fantasy

The fantasy covers a wide range of works, from ancient mythological stories, through to books that are being written today. There are a number of fant


Stephen King

American author Stephen King was born on the 21st of September 1947 in Portland, Maine. His father, Donald Edwin King, was a merchant seaman who aband


Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is well-known around the world as being one of the most successful book series ever written. The series follows th


Young Adult

A relatively newer genre definition, young adult fiction tends to refer to fiction that is written with a specific age ground in mind, commonly betwee


Adventure

The genre of adventure is possibly the oldest of all types of genre fiction that are known, although it is highly speculated that adventure stories, p


J. K. Rowling

British author J. K. Rowling was born on the 31st of July 1965 in Gloucestershire, England. Rowling’s father, Peter James Rowling, was an aircraft eng


Fyodor Dostoevsky

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky was born on the 11th of November 1821 in Moscow which was under Tsarist rule at that time. Aside from being a renow


The Importance of Books

Some are worried that books have been pushed aside because of all the modern technology that is available today. Books have been around for centuries and still hold the same level of importance today. Access to Books What may have changed is the ways that books can now be accessed. There are still the traditional…


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