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Jack the Giant Slayer, and the Evolution of Stories

Jack the Giant Slayer, and the Evolution of Stories

If you have ever read a collection of bedtime stores, chances are you have come across the story of Jack and his magic beans, whether it was entitled “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Jack the Giant Killer” or some other variation. Whatever version fell into my hands, this tale was never one of my favourites—I tended … Continue reading

Are Classics Ageless?

Are Classics Ageless?

Pride and Prejudice, probably the most well-known and influential work by Jane Austen, turns 200 today. Happy Bookiversary, Jane! Pride and Prejudice is one of the many books that have become part of the Western canon and that now inherently carry the word “classic” with them. I have noticed a resurgence of classics in bookstores … Continue reading