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All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieDecember 7, 2017
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

10 Fictional Problems That Could Have Been Solved with a Text Message

By ElodieDecember 6, 2017
Cell phones are pretty great. There is simply no other innovation that has impacted my life as much as the one that... More  →
10 Fictional Problems That Could Have Been Solved with a Text Message

The Odyssey Test

By ElodieDecember 1, 2017
You may think you're familiar with The Odyssey, what with its wacky sea monsters, wily heroes, and Sirens luring weak-willed men to... More  →
The <i>Odyssey</i> Test

Snapchats from Odysseus

By ElodieNovember 27, 2017
I understand that there are people who use Snapchat, and use it well. I am not one of those people. This is largely... More  →
Snapchats from Odysseus

Classic Literature: Expectations vs. Reality

By ElodieNovember 16, 2017
When it comes to the books on your English syllabus, you usually know what you’re getting yourself into. Whether you’ve read them... More  →
Classic Literature: Expectations vs. Reality

7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

By ElodieNovember 15, 2017
Classic novels do this thing where they spend paragraph after paragraph describing the misty moors, or the history of Paris, or how... More  →
7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

20 Literary First Date Ideas

By ElodieOctober 18, 2017
So you’ve finally done it. You’ve made a genuine connection with another person, you’ve established a mutual interest, you’ve followed each other... More  →
20 Literary First Date Ideas

The 7 Most Awkward Moments in Classic Literature, Ranked

By ElodieOctober 12, 2017
Let’s say you and I are watching a movie together and something awkward happens to the characters onscreen. The next sound you’ll... More  →
The 7 Most Awkward Moments in Classic Literature, Ranked

QUIZ: How Would You Die in Greek Mythology?

By ElodieSeptember 26, 2017
I always figured I knew how I would die in Greek mythology (rejected, lovelorn, pecked to death by an eagle who is... More  →
QUIZ: How Would You Die in Greek Mythology?