Shirley Mason was the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book Sybil. The book and subsequent film caused an enormous spike in reported cases of multiple personality disorder. Mason later admitted she had faked her multiple personalities.
A Wordless World: The story of Rose, a deaf little girl in Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck, is told primarily in pictures. "We experience [Rose's] story in a way that perhaps might echo the way she experiences her own life," Selznick explains.
When James Jones first published the World War II novel From Here to Eternity in 1951, its edgier passages were censored out. A digitized version of Jones' work — in its original form — will be published Tuesday by Open Road Media, a company that is banking on the future of digital publishing.
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In this illustration from a story called "Steak for Supper," a crew of creatures follow a boy home in hopes of getting a steak dinner. The story is one of seven rediscovered Dr. Seuss shorts from The Bippolo Seed.
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