The 400-year-old text presented the Bard's plays as serious literature, muddling the boundaries between popular culture and high art
Targeted even when unarmed, around 70 percent of the Black Union troops who fought in the 1864 battle died as a result of the clash
A new book draws on long-overlooked sources to chronicle how Oberstdorf's residents navigated the rise—and dictatorship—of Adolf Hitler
The writer spent more than half her life on the property, where she drafted some of her most famous novels
L.M. Montgomery created a classic of children's literature, but what about her lesser-known works?
Before watching the new movie adaptation, here's what you need to know about the history of the fantasy role-playing game
A new book offers the first full-length biography of newspaper editor, labor leader and minister Samuel Ringgold Ward
Police suspected the 19-year-old Spanish expatriate of harboring anarchist views
A ceremony at Princeton celebrated the Nobel laureate whose words transformed American literature
Experts have been unable to verify the existence of Mr. Electrico, whose 1932 electric chair act supposedly affirmed the young author's interest in writing
A new book highlights 100 artistic curiosities, from the nude "Mona Lisa" to portraits of a dog-headed saint
A new book about the first lady reveals how she and the ailing President Woodrow Wilson silenced their critics
For just one night, two travelers will spend the night in the Palais Garnier’s Box of Honor
A new book tells the definitive history of an Alabama community founded by survivors of the slave trade
A sweeping book offers a provocative new history arguing that today's inequality can be traced back to the state's founding
A new film imagines the events that inspired the notoriously private author to write "Wuthering Heights"
Trips to the 49th state inspired the characters in the writer-illustrator's latest children’s book "Cozy in Love"
Also for sale are gifts from Harper Lee, who remained close with the Peck family for years
Since dieting began in the 1830s, the ever-changing nutritional advice has skimped on science
Neal V. Loving, whose memoir will soon be released by Smithsonian Books, built his own planes, ran a flight school and conducted research for the Air Force
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