Literature (133 pages found in this category)

Areopagus (poetry)

Supposed organisation of poets centred on reforming English verse, founded in the 16th century.

Athenodoros and the ghost

Athenenodorus (c. 74 BCE – 7 AD) was a Stoic philosopher and the subject of the first recorded ghost story.

Babes in the Wood

English fairy tale and pantomime subject, about two young children abandoned in the wood by their wicked uncle, in an attempt to steal their inheritance.

Ballet Shoes (novel)

One of the first career novels, written by the English author Noel Streatfeild and published in 1936.

Beware the Cat

The first English novel, an anti-Catholic satire published in 1570.

Certain Personal Matters

Collection of 39 mainly humorous essays and articles by H. G. Wells, first published in 1897.

Cheshire cat

Fictional character that appears in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865).


Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1901, a fictional account of the suicide of the inventor of the first successful flying machine, just before its maiden flight.

Frederic W. H. Myers

English poet, classics scholar, and founder member of the Society for Psychical Research.


Perhaps the most overlooked of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, who makes his appearance in the series of anonymous 13th-century French romances known as the Lancelot-Grail, or the Vulgate Cycle, in which he is portrayed as a rival to Queen Guinevere for the love of Sir Lancelot.