Humans have always been fascinated by horror and the macabre, but it’s only really been in the last 250 years that the genre of horror as we know it became popular among readers. Part of this is because horror was more of an abstract concept at the time rather than a refined genre, but also […]
The library is by no means a new invention, and over the millennia, there have been countless famous libraries that housed the knowledge of the human race. The Library of Alexandria, for example, was considered the greatest house of collective knowledge of the ancient world, and while it would eventually meet an unfortunate fate, the […]
There are millions of people around the world that want nothing more than to give up on their day jobs and try and make it in the world of writing. It’s not hard to understand why – it allows creativity to flow, it can be be done easily at home, and it means having a […]
Science fiction has always been a potent force in the world of modern literature. There have been countless books, novels, comics, and short stories that make use of the imaginative world of science fiction, which in turn have led to a plethora of brilliant series and movies.
Everyone adores a classic novel; however, the question is where to begin? From Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Toni Morrison to Fyodor Dostoevsky, the fiction genre is so vast that you are easily able to get lost in it.
If there’s one genre that has always been popular among the general audience, it’s horror. Fear is one of our most ancient emotions, one that has kept the human race alive over hundreds of thousands of years. It makes sense, then, that such a powerful emotion would translate well into the world of literature, where […]
Human history is endlessly fascinating to learn about for those that are inclined. We, as a species, have accomplished amazing feats over the millennia, from successfully creating agriculture, to building massive, world-spanning empires that lasted for centuries at a time.
Humans have been writing books for hundreds of years, and collectively we’ve amassed countless thousands that have been read, reproduced, and replicated over and over. And while the vast majority of the books we have access to are readily available to read whenever, there are a few exceptions that have long mystified historians many years.
Reading itself is a strange hobby if you think about it. We sit for hours on end, staring at sheets of paper while our mind turns it all into a vivid story that we become a part of – only for it to end rather abruptly.
The Victoria era, namely the one that encompassed the 19th century, was a time that couldn’t be more different to the era we’re in at the moment. The Victorians were well known for their excess, their love of the aristocracy, and the beginnings of Capitalism through the rise of the Industrial Revolution.