Classic Literature

Welcome to Writers Writer's classic literature section. Here you will find commentary, resources, quotes and more related to the classics.

Shakespeare
The Bard's writings were so powerful that they have become a big part of the modern English language. His plays are performed regularly in theaters around the world.

Edgar Allan Poe
Visit our Edgar Allan Poe section to find information about his dark and macabre stories and poetry as well as some famous Poe quotes.

Talking LOTR With Tolkien Expert Professor Thomas Shippey
Read our fascinating interview with the world's foremost Tolkien expert Dr. Thomas Shippey to learn more about The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and the poetry, verbal humor and themes that help make the books so unique.

Best Books of All Time Lists
Editors from major newspapers, magazine and organizations have created lists of the best books of all time.

Classic Children's Short Stories
A collection of classic children's short stories from Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Kenneth Grahame, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others.

Poems for Kids
This collection of poems features great classic children's poetry from famous poets.

Six Characters in Search of an Author
Information about Italian writer Luigi Pirandello's unique play that changed the theater.

Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?
What is the answer to the famous riddle in Lewis Carroll's classic 1865 novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?

The Harry Potter Fantastic Links Page
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is destined to become a classic.

Mathematical Structure in Great Literature
Researchers found mathematical patterns known as fractals in the works of James Joyce, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Tolstoy and others.

Narnia
Visit our Narnia section to find links and resources about C.S. Lewis' classic children's fantasy series that started with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Books Everyone Lies About Having Read
A BBC poll found that everyone lies about having read these books. The list includes works from Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

Mark Twain's Fairy Tale
Did you know Mark Twain wrote a fairy tale? It was called The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine and was recently published.

Charles Dickens Crossword Puzzle
How familiar are you with Charles Dickens and his work? Test your knowledge with this crossword puzzle.

Great Threatre Quotes
Read some insightful theatre quotes from famous playwrights, producers and actors.

Poetry
Visit our poetry section to find poetry resources, types of poems, poetry news, poetry literature links, poetry contests and more.

Books
Some current fiction will eventually become classics. Our Books section contains the latest book awards, releases, bestsellers, publishers, book news and more.

The Edward Gorey Alphabet
Find out about Gorey's dark take on the alphabet book called The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

Poems and Quotes
See our curated collection of famous classic poems and quotes by category: Birds | Cats | Creepy | Dogs | Death | Fall | Love | Moon | Ocean | Rain | Spring | Summer | Sunshine | Time | Winter