History Stories
CATEGORY: Literature
10 Literary Classics That Have Been Banned
September 26, 2016

Get the stories behind 10 classic works of literature that have run afoul of government censors. Read More

5 Things You May Not Know About Leo Tolstoy
January 15, 2016

Check out five surprising facts about the author of “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina.” Read More

9 Famous Authors With Day Jobs
November 2, 2015

Attention doctors, bankers and insurance brokers—don’t give up on your literary dreams. These nine writers published some of their best stuff while holding down day jobs. Read More

8 Works of Literature Written From Prison
February 17, 2015

From Martin Luther King’s immortal jailhouse letter to a classic of philosophy completed on death row, get the facts on eight of the most influential and incendiary works written from behind bars. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About Mark Twain
December 2, 2014

Check out eight fascinating facts about the world-famous author, including why his riverboat career was marred by tragedy and who served as the real-life model for Huck Finn. Read More