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Brewer's: Arcadian Nightingales

Asses. “April is the month of love; and the country of Chastelleraud abounds with Arcadian nightingales.” - Rabelais: Pantagruel . v. 7 (note). Source: Dictionary of Phrase …

Brewer's: Arcadian

A shepherd, a fancy farmer; so called because the Arcardians were a pastoral people, and hence pastoral poetry is called Arcadic. An Arcadian youth. A dunce or blockhead; so called because …

The Devil's Dictionary: Novel

by Ambrose Bierce NOUMENONNOVEMBERNOVEL -n. A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be r…

Novel Experiences among the Indians

Chapter 3 Chapter 5 Novel Experiences among the Indians About this time (the nineteenth and twentieth of August), the explorers lost by death the only member of their party who d…

Top Ten American Indian Novels

Popular novels that portray American Indian life and heritage by Liz Olson Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Related Links American Indian Herita…

100 Best First Lines of Novels

The titles range from Don Quixote to Middlesex The editors of American Book Review selected what they consider the most memorable first lines of novels. The titles on the list span centuries a…

The Congress of Women: George Meredith's Novels

by Miss Margaret Windeyer The Pacific NorthwestThe Nineteenth CenturyGeorge Meredith's Novels Miss Margaret Windeyer is a native of New South Wales, Australia. She was born in 1866 at Sydney…

Dracula: Bram Stoker's Novel

The most blood-thirsty novel in English literature? by David Johnson Monster Links Halloween Tricksters and TreatsQuiz: DraculaMenacing Monster GuideQuiz: Monste…