The article debunks common myths and misconceptions about medieval Europe. It explains that medieval people were not ignorant or uneducated, they had methods for preserving food and practiced hygiene, and many supposedly medieval torture devices were actually more recent inventions. The article also discusses how perceptions of the Middle Ages have varied throughout history.
“Sounder” by William H. Armstrong is a heartwarming story about a young African American boy and his loyal dog as they navigate poverty and injustice in the 19th century South.
The Way of All Flesh is a semi-autobiographical novel that follows the life of Ernest Pontifex, a young man struggling to escape the oppressive influence of his Victorian family.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor tells the story of a young African American girl named Cassie and her family’s struggles against racism in the 1930s Mississippi.
“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” follows the life of Francie Nolan as she navigates poverty and family struggles in early 20th century Brooklyn, finding solace in books and her dreams.
“Nicholas Nickleby follows the life of a young man who faces numerous challenges and injustices while trying to protect his family and navigate the harsh realities of 19th-century England.”
“Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy explores the tragic life of Jude Fawley, a working-class man who faces societal constraints and personal struggles while pursuing his dreams and love.
Hard Times by Charles Dickens is a social novel that criticizes the negative impacts of industrialization on society, focusing on the lives of workers and the dehumanizing effects of utilitarianism.
Middlemarch by George Eliot is a complex novel set in a provincial town, exploring the lives of its inhabitants and their struggles with love, marriage, and societal expectations.
The Mill on the Floss is a novel by George Eliot that follows the life of Maggie Tulliver as she navigates love, family, and societal expectations in nineteenth-century England.