The Inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 9780451527981
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Dante's epic narrative poem of a man's journey through hell, purgatory and heaven.

The Purgatorio

Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780451528025
Size: 50.62 MB
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Dante's epic narrative poem of a man's journey through hell, purgatory and heaven.

Random Miracles

Author: Edward Martin Cifelli
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441567089
Size: 56.77 MB
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Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637714
Size: 46.73 MB
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Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.

William Blake S Illustrations For Dante S Divine Comedy

Author: Eric Pyle
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617023
Size: 47.22 MB
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William Blake’s series of illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion—some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and—in Blake’s view—correction of Dante’s poem. This book compares the two men’s theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake’s illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.

It Can T Happen Here

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698152700
Size: 67.90 MB
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“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213000
Size: 79.37 MB
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s rousing seafaring classic. “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest— Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From young Jim Hawkins’s first encounter with the sinister beggar Pew to the climactic battle with the most memorable villain in literature, Long John Silver, this novel has fired readers’ imaginations for generations. A rousing tale of treachery, greed, and daring, Treasure Island continues to enthrall readers of all ages. With an Introduction by Patrick Scott and an Afterword by Sara Levine