• Read More

    The Horse: Beloved Metaphor of Your Favorite 19th-Century Novelists

    The word "metaphor" comes from the Greek metaphorein, meaning to carry, to transport, which refers, in this sense, to the act of transferring...

    Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.