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Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina–and the new, sumptuous film adaptation–shows how much upper-class Russia and the U.S. shared in common in the late 19th century.

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The Victorian era was the golden age of the ghost story. We asked Bradley Deane, associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota Morris, to share a few spooky favorites from the period—all with an art twist.

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Last week, Dr. Caroline Hellman delivered a lecture entitled The Gilded Progressive: Edith Wharton’s Literary and Autobiographical Designs. Read on for key excerpts of Wharton’s work discussed during the talk and a Q&A with Hellman.

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Driehaus Museum staff members suggest a few of their favorite summer reads.

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Dear Chicago

Lindsey Howald Patton —  November 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

This city—with all its liveliness and contradictions—has had its share of literary immortalization.

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