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by Mary Shelley - G. and W. B. Whittaker , 1823
Valperga, the novel Mary Shelley wrote after Frankenstein, is based on the life of Castruccio Castracani (1281-1328), Prince of Lucca. A brilliant soldier and cruel tyrant, he successfully commanded Ghibelline forces in Tuscany against the Guelphs.
by Thomas Love Peacock - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
This satire pokes fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature. The characters in the novel are based on historic figures. Peacock sees the British as being obsessed with transcendental philosophical systems and morbid subjects of any kind.
The Heir of Redclyffe
by Charlotte M. Yonge - Pennsylvania State University , 2004
First published in 1853, The Heir of Redclyffe was the most successful novel of the century. The protagonist, Guy, was a popular role model of noble virtue, while another character, Amy, was seen as the ideal Victorian wife -- redeemer and inspirer.
Le Morte D'Arthur
by Sir Thomas Malory - Pennsylvania State University , 2000
The legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table inspired this great work of literature. The tales, steeped in the magic of Merlin, the powerful cords of the chivalric code, and the dramas of love and death, resound across the centuries.
The Iliad and The Odyssey
by Homer - Pennsylvania State University , 2004
Stories of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory, as relevant today as they were 2500 years ago. These two books are some of the most important books in the literary cannon, having influenced virtually every adventure tale ever told.
Memoirs of Fanny Hill
by John Cleland - Project Gutenberg , 2008
Fanny Hill has been shrouded in controversy for more than 250-years, and banned in the US until 1966. Once considered immoral, even earning John Cleland a jail sentence for obscenity, the story of a young prostitute is today a best selling novel.
by Jonathan Swift - Temple Press , 1899
Four fantastic voyages of Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, an observer, a reporter, and a victim of circumstance. His travels take him to Lilliput where he is a giant observing tiny people. The novel was first published in 1726, yet still valid today.