Oct 12, 2011 — It's fall, and the mood has turned from silly to serious. In keeping with the buttoned-up season, author Martha Southgate lists her favorite books full of fastidious fellows. They might be fussy, but she knows deep down, they're a whole lot of fun.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Snobs by Julian Fellowes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley and Colm Toibin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 30, 2011 — Have you ever had an experience so profound, you felt like a different person once it was over? Author Ann Brashares recommends a story of heartbreak that remakes the personality of a young teen: The Go-Between, by L.P. Hartley.
Nov 16, 2009 — The Booker Prize-winning author calls her new novel, The Children's Book, her "easiest to love." In it, the children of a bohemian turn-of-the-century couple discover the truth about their parents. Byatt is also the author of Possession.
Aug 7, 2007 — The plot of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White pivots on fraud and identity theft — modern problems that turn out not to be so modern after all. Writer Jennifer Egan recommends the thriller, written in 1860.
Feb 16, 2005 — Julian Fellowes won an Oscar for his work on the screenplay of Robert Altman's comedy of manners, Gosford Park. Now Fellowes is out with Snobs, a novel which takes a low view of social climbing.