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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Julia Ward Howe published her first book of poetry on December 23, 1853, when she was thirty-four years old. It must have made a rather nice Christmas present for her…
By Charlotte Brontë, from an essay written while she was a twenty-six-year-old student at the Pensionnat Heger in Brussels. The essay, dated August 5, 1842, was discovered last year in…
The Brontë sisters’ devoirs on filial love, under the instruction of Constantin Heger