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Castle Dangerous

by Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous (1831) was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.


The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

by H.p. Lovercraft

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a short epistolary novel (51,500 words) by H. P. Lovecraft, written in early 1927, but not published during the author's lifetime. Set in Lovecraft's hometown of Providence,...


Charlotte's Inheritance

by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

English author of Victorian "sensation" novels. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her...


The Silverado Squatters

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Silverado Squatters (1883) is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift (and her son Lloyd Osbourne) to Napa Valley, California, in 1880.In July 1879, Stevenson...


The Confessions

by St. Augustine of Hippo

Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397 and 400 AD.[1] Modern English translations of it are...


Siddhartha (RSMediaItalia Nobel Collection) (Illustrated)

by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877—9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include Steppen-wolf, Siddhartha, and The...


Siddhartha (RSMediaItalia Classics Illustrated Edition)

by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877—9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass...


Colomba (Illustrated)

by Prosper Mérimée

Colomba is a short story by Prosper Mérimée which first appeared on 1 July 1840 in the Revue des Deux Mondes, and was first published as a single volume in 1841 by Magen et Comon. Through the lens of historical...


A Book of Burlesque

by Willam Davenport Adams

In the pages that follow, I make no attempt to supply a consecutive and comprehensive history of English stage travestie. This would have been impossible within the limits assigned to me. My object has been...


The Emergence of León-Castile c.1065-1500: Essays Presented to J.F. O'Callaghan

by James J. Todesca

The Emergence of León-Castile brings together the current research of colleagues, students and friends of Joseph F. O'Callaghan, a pioneer in the study of the kingdom of León-Castile. The essays focus on the...


Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Women

by Elizabeth Teresa Howe

Women's life writing in general has too often been ignored, dismissed, or relegated to a separate category in those few studies of the genre that include it. The present work addresses these issues and offers...


Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition

by Michele Marrapodi

This book investigates the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the European Renaissance, in the context of Italian cultural, dramatic and literary traditions. Contributors perceive the Italian presence...


The Social War, 91 to 88 BCE: A History of the Italian Insurgency against the Roman Republic

by Christopher J. Dart

Ancient sources preserve scant information about the conflict, but the Social War is widely recognised as having been immensely important in the unification of Roman Italy. In response to the conflicting accounts...


Religion Italian Style: Continuities and Changes in a Catholic Country

by Franco Garelli

This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long...


Sudden Death: Medicine and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Rome

by Maria Pia Donato

In 1705-1706, an 'epidemic' of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI's physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which...


Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

This book contributes to the study of the history of emotions and cultural histories of the Middle Ages, while also adding another crucial piece to the broader historiographical debate currently challenging...


On Poets and Others

by Octavio Paz & Michael Schmidt

The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected...


The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing

by Domna C. Stanton

The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary...


Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire

by John Slater & Maríaluz López-Terrada

As the Spanish empire grew, cultural ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity and death came into contact and conflict. Old ideas took root in new soil, others were stamped out, and...