Classic Fiction

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Oscar Winners Inspired by the Post

As the 85th Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, check out our list of 9 Post-inspired award winners—and 2 films that while popular, have failed to claim a statue.... More

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True Grit (1969, 2010)

Written by author Charles Portis, “True Grit” appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1968 as a three-part serial.... More

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And Then There Were None (1945)

Widely considered one of Agatha Christie’s best who-dunnits, “The Ten Little Indians” first appeared in the Post on May 20, 1939, and ran as a... More

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Death on the Nile (1978)

The Post first ran Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile” on May 13, 1937, and completed the series in eight parts.... More

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Fail Safe (1964, 2000)

The first film adaptation of Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler’s “Fail-Safe,” which was serialized in the Post in October 1962, was released in 1964.... More

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Lassie Come Home (1943)

Hailed as “one of the all-time great family films” by Turner Classic Movie’s Leonard Maltin, Lassie Come Home was the first film adaptation of Eric... More

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Lili (1953)

Lili was based on Paul Gallico’s short story “The Man Who Hated People,” published by the Post on October 28, 1950.... More

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Red River (1948)

Bordon Chase’s “The Chislom Trail” was a six part series that first ran in the Post in December 1946 and was brought to the silver... More

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The Quiet Man (1952)

“The Quiet Man” originally appeared in the Post on February 11, 1933, and was written by Maurice Walsh. ... More

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Call of the Wild (1935)

Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” was first serialized in the Post in 1908. Later published as a novel, it’s now an American classic that... More

Miss Temptation

A soldier just back from Korea disrupts a small town's daily ritual—and makes a pretty girl cry—in Kurt Vonnegut's well-loved short story.... More

The No-Talent Kid

Nothing could shake Walter's determination to get into the marching band. So how could his conductor tell him how misplaced his ambition was?... More

Yesterday’s Garbage

A trash collector uncovers a neighborhood mystery in Jon Hassler's short story of family secrets.... More

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