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The Georgics by Virgil

The Georgics by Virgil

The Georgics by Virgil

Virgil was born to a farming family, and his poetic work named The Georgics comes as close to his heart as it possibly can. He dedicated this work to the land, the farming communities and the issues surrounding complex relationships and political situation of the time. Virgil’s love for the earth and everything that grows and lives there makes this poem one of his most expressive and passionate.

Publius Vergilius Maro, or Virgil, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.

The Georgics by Virgil, ISBN: 9781910343432, Sovereign.  Download ebook from Google Play


Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Les Miserables is one of Hugo’s greatest masterpieces and one of the greatest French novels of all times. It is set during the student revolutions in France and follows lives of several different characters. At the opening the narrator tells a story of a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread. After fleeing a police officer he agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter and this changes their lives forever.

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Victor Hugo is the author of Les Miserables (ISBN: 9781910343470).

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, ISBN: 9781910343470, Sovereign, 1482pp. Download ebook from KOBO


The Secret Sharer

The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

The story takes place at sea, near the Gulf of Siam. The young captain is unfamiliar with both his ship and his crew, having only joined their company a fortnight earlier. He soon encounters a naked swimmer holding onto the side ladder of the ship while he is alone at night on look-out duty. He helps the mysterious swimmer onto the boat and hides him in his cabin without the rest of the crew’s knowledge.

Joseph Conrad an English novelist of Polish descent, a master of prose who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Conrad drew on his native Poland’s national experiences and on his personal experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create literature that reflects aspects of a European culture, while plumbing the depths of the human soul.

The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad, ISBN: 9781910150627, Sovereign

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The Odyssey by Homer

The Greek hero Odysseus, also known as Ulysses in Roman myths is returning home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, who compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage. The Odyssey is one of the major ancient Greek epic poems, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest.

Homer is the author of the Iliad (ISBN: 9781910343371) and the Odyssey (ISBN: 9781910343364), and is revered as the greatest of Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

The Odyssey by Homer, ISBN: 9781910343364, Sovereign

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The Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy

Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states, the Iliad tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.

Homer is the author of the Iliad (ISBN: 9781910343371) and the Odyssey (ISBN: 9781910343364), and is revered as the greatest of Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

The Iliad by Homer, ISBN: 9781910343371, Sovereign

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The King in Yellow and True Detective

The King in Yellow and True Detective

The King in Yellow and True Detective

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow is a book of mysteries and supernatural stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers. The stories inspired production of the new hit HBO series True Detective. There are ten stories, the first four of which, The Repairer of Reputations, The Mask, In the Court of the Dragon, and The Yellow Sign, mention The King in Yellow, a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it.

About Robert W. Chambers

Robert William Chambers was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King In Yellow (ISBN: 9781910150702). Film and TV adaptations include HBO’s True Detective.

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Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Inferno

Inferno

Inferno by Dante Alighieri, ISBN: 9781909904002 (paper),  ISBN: 9781909904019 (eBook)

Thirty five years old Dante is lost in a dark wood, assailed by beasts he cannot evade. Dante is rescued by Virgil, and the two of them begin their journey to the underworld where each sin’s punishment is a contrapasso, a symbolic instance of poetic justice. Inferno is the first book in the Dante’s Divine Comedy trilogy. Dante’s Inferno is the original work which inspired Dan Brown’s Inferno novel, EA’s computer game Dante’s Inferno and an animated epic Dante’s Inferno.

Dante Alighieri was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. Dante’s Divine Comedy consists of three books: Inferno (ISBN: 9781909904002), Purgatory (ISBN: 9781909904026), Paradise (ISBN: 9781909904040). On the surface, the poem describes Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul’s journey towards God.

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Paradise by Dante Alighieri

Paradise by Dante Alighieri

Paradise by Dante Alighieri

Paradise by Dante Alighieri, ISBN: 9781909904040 (paper back)

Beatrice guides Dante through the nine celestial spheres of Heaven. The structures of the Inferno and Purgatory were based on different classifications of sin, the structure of the Paradise is based on the four cardinal virtues and the three theological virtues. Dante’s Paradise is the third book in the Divine Comedy trilogy. This book follows Dante’s Inferno which inspired Dan Brown’s Inferno novel, EA’s computer game Dante’s Inferno and an animated epic Dante’s Inferno.

Dante Alighieri was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. Dante’s Divine Comedy consists of three books: Inferno (ISBN: 9781909904002), Purgatory (ISBN: 9781909904026), Paradise (ISBN: 9781909904040). On the surface, the poem describes Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul’s journey towards God.

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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Divine Comedy

Divine Comedy

The story of Dante’s journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell and Purgatory; Beatrice, Dante’s ideal woman, guides him through Heaven. On the surface, the poem describes Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul’s journey towards God. The poem’s imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval philosophy of world-view.

Dante Alighieri was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. Dante’s Divine Comedy consists of three books: Inferno (ISBN: 9781909904002), Purgatory (ISBN: 9781909904026), Paradise (ISBN: 9781909904040). On the surface, the poem describes Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; but at a deeper level, it represents allegorically the soul’s journey towards God.

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, ISBN: 9781909904064 (eBook)

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