Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

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Oedipus Rex

Sophocles, 430*
Famous for: Twisted family relationships and some stomach-turning eye-gouging.

If time travel ever becomes a reality, you’ll want to head back to 430 B.C.E. to check out an original performance of Oedipus. According to historians, Oedipus was quite the show—not to mention quite the religious celebration. Wait a second. Religious celebration? This Recap has the scoop.