With 'Can You Forgive Her?' Trollope begins his masterful series of Parliamentary novels, but here he is concerned with the politics of love and the demands of society. Alice Vavasor, lovely, intelligent and just a bit prudish, is torn between two men – the upright if plodding John Gray, and the evasive yet all…Read More »
Based on several trips to the Cape and originally published as a series of articles, Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod is a remarkable work that depicts the natural beauty of Cape Cod and the nature that surrounds it. Thoreau, a consummate lover of the outdoors and nature is right at home in the Cape and he details h…Read More »
Peter Blood, a physician and English gentleman, turned pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels, Blood is enslaved on a Barbados plantation. When he escapes, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his men. This classic adve…Read More »
Further adventures from the much-loved Captain Blood, the 'Robin Hood' of the Spanish Seas. His latest exploits take him to new adventures with as much excitement and swashbuckling adventure as ever before. Winning invaluable treasures, rescuing his crew from almost certain death and saving an English settlement are…Read More »
The story about a evil brother who comes back to his family for a visit and the devastation he reaps on his contented London family. This novel is a study of human conflict within a conventional family of the 1930's, tested by the invasion of ideas in the person of the family's black sheep, Captain Nicholas. A seque…Read More »
Harvey Cheyne, spoiled millionaire's son, tumbles overboard from a luxury liner–only to be rescued by the crew of a Gloucester schooner. Thus begins the boy's second voyage into the rugged rites and ways of sailors. Like all Kipling's masterworks, Captains Courageous is an interweaving of art and moral purpose. A…Read More »
Careening was a very necessary operation for the old pirate. On his superior speed he depended both for overhauling the trader and escaping the man-of-war. But it was impossible to retain his sailing qualities unless he periodically–once a year, at the least–cleared his vessel's bottom from the long, trailing plan…Read More »
Set during the Revolutionary War in Broadalbin; the hero is the ward of Sir William Johnson. He is sent to stop an Indian war planned by Walter Buttler who wants to turn the Indians against the rebels.
Living a lonely existence in a remote schloss in Styria, on the border of Austria and Hungary, Laura and her father play host to an unexpected guest, the beautiful young Carmilla. Her arrival is closely followed by an outbreak of unexplained deaths in the area, while the young women's growing friendship coincides wi…Read More »
This earthquake shock was the result of those which at the same time destroyed Lisbon. The Leads, used for the confinement of state prisoners, are in fact the lofts of the ducal palace, and take their name from the large plates of lead with which the roof is covered. One can only reach them through the gates of th…Read More »
There is no one like him to introduce the pre revolutionary 18th century to the reader. In our times, most will know him as the complete seducer of women. Almost right. He loved woman, as women loved him. Above all and in all, he was a true gentleman. Read him then and know his charm. Out of learning evil is not bre…Read More »
I had two objects in speaking thus: I wanted to frighten him and to make him jealous of me. I felt certain that a man in a passion of jealousy would be quite confused, and I hoped his play would suffer accordingly, and that I should not have the mortification of losing a hundred louis to his superior play, though I …Read More »
In this unique travelogue, Casanova explains his experiences in Holland and Germany. This is a work that examines the two countries, their culture, society and attitudes of the people. In this engrossing work, the author also gives an insight into his own feelings.
I Resolve to become a monk, going to confessions. I alter my mind and dine with the Abbot. Upon leanving for Zurich - comic adventures at Baden. i act in a play, and counterfeit sickness to attain happiness. I then leave for Soleure then Berne. La Mata Madame de la Saone and finally arrive at Bale.
M. de Voltaire; my discussions with that Great Man. The Syndic and the three girls, and then the dispute with Voltaire. My Adventures at Aix, and my second M. M. And then here ending my adventure with the Nun from Chamberi, culminatng in my flight from Aix.
The work revolves around the many travel expeditions undertaken by Casanova. Here he critically analyzes the attitudes and life-styles of the elite of France. With great insights and thoughtful reflections, this is a work that grasps attention.
Rich and profound, Casanova's memoirs are a complete depiction of life. He recounts his expeditions in Italy and his meetings with the elite of the society. He has also included his personal relationships and the ups and downs of that era of his life. The work is truly riveting and monopolizes the reader's attention…Read More »
I Arrive At Naples, and the telling of my Short But Happy Stay at Naples. The Duke de Matalone and My Daughter. My Departure and Return to Florence, and My Departure with the Corticelli. My Arrival at Bologna and where I Am Expelled from Modena. I Visit Parma and Turin. My Victory Over the Deputy Chief of Police, an…Read More »
My stay at Paris and my departure for Strasburg, where I find the Renaud. My misfortunes at Munich and my sad visit to Augsburg. The girl from Strasburg, the female Count, and before my return to Paris I go to Metz. I returned to Paris with the Corticelli, now Countess Lascaris. I had two objects in speaking thus: I…Read More »
Born in 1725 to Italian and Spanish parentage, Giacomo Casanova lived a long and exciting life. As a scholar and an adventurer, he traveled widely throughout Europe and Russia associating with rulers and Kings. For a time he was in the service of the army and he became a great political stirrer. But he vacillated be…Read More »
I give up Agatha to Lord Percy and set out for Milan. The Venetian Barbaro humiliation of The Countess. Plan for a Masquerade. My amour with the fair Marchioness. The deserted girl; i become her deliverer. My departure for St. Angelo an ancient castle. I leave Milan with Croce's Mistress and my arrival at Genoa.
I find Rosalie happy. The signora Isola-Bella, the Cook, Biribi and Irene. Possano is imprisoned Prison. My niece proves to be an old friend of Rosalie's. The disgraceful behaviour of my brother, the Abbe, I relieve him of his mistress. I depart from Genoa and meet the Prince of Monaco before out arrival at Antibes….Read More »
I meet the Venetian ambassadors at Lyons, and also Marcoline's uncle. I then part from Marcoline and set out for Paris, where upon I drive my brother the Abbe from Paris. Madame du Rumain recovers her voice through my cabala. I then take d'Aranda to London. On arriving in London I meet madame Cornelis where I am pre…Read More »
The reader who imagines that at these words rage gave place to love, and that I hastened to obtain the prize, does not know the nature of the passion so well as the vile woman whose plaything I was. From hot love to hot anger is a short journey, but the return is slow and difficult – 23rd volume of the classic Casa…Read More »
A Letter from Pauline and the Avenging Parrot. I meet Sara again and have the idea of marrying her and settling in Switzerland. Augusta becomes Lord Pembroke's titular mistress. On the departure of the Hanoverians I balance my accounts before meeting the Baron Stenau. The English Girl, and what she gave me, before m…Read More »
In this episode, Casanova further shares his travel experiences of Russia and Poland. After leaving Riga, Cassanova goes for adventures in St. Petersburg, where he meets the Empress. He vividly portrays the Russian landscape as well as the life-styles of the people. He leaves Russia for Warsaw where he meets with th…Read More »
This volume includes Casanova's nearly fatal trip to Spain, his affair with infamous Italian dancer Nina Bergonzi (whom he describes 'as beautiful as Venus and degraded as Lucifer' – her erotic orgies disgusted even Casanova), he is beset by assassins, is thrown into prison, escapes many other life and/or freedom…Read More »
I make a mistake and Manucci becomes my mortal foe and seeks his vengeance. I leave Madrid and head to Saragossa, then on to Valentia before arriving in Barcelona. Due to my my imprudence I am imprisoned. On my release I depart from Barcelona. Madame Castelbajac at Montpellier. During my stay at Aix I fall ill and c…Read More »
Rome, and the Actor's Punishment. My Amours with Gallimena and then the journey to Soyento. The Florentines are mocked by the King. My Journey to Salerno before returning to Naples. Finally my arrival at Rome where I meet Margarita and Madame Buondcorsi. I Sup at the Inn With Armelline and Emilie. The Florentine and…Read More »
The work revolves around the travel expeditions of a cleric who visits many holy places. Great spiritual attachments and religious passion is reflected in these pages. The trip to the bishop in Rome and other pilgrimages are narrated and they are a testament to Casanova's religious attachments.