The novel people most commonly claim to have read is '1984' by George Orwell, followed by 'War and Peace' by Leo Tolstoy.
Granted, the 13-year-old was Charlotte Brontë, and the poem was written in 1829, but still....
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Color Purple' says a life worth living must be fought for. 'You have to go wherever you need to go ... and place yourself there against the forces that would distort you and destroy you.'
Classics are getting steamy makeovers, from 'Pride and Prejudice' to... 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea'?
This year's Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College included Jonathan Safran Foer, Marilynne Robinson, Chimimanda Ngoze Adichie, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Leila Aboulela.