Literature: Classics


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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.
Nightmare AbbeyNightmare Abbey
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 RedclyffeThe Heir of Redclyffe
by Charlotte M. Yonge - D. Appleton and Company , 1871
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'ArthurLe Morte D'Arthur
by Sir Thomas Malory - J.M. Dent & Sons , 1906
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 OdysseyThe Iliad and The Odyssey
by Homer - J. Johnson , 1791
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 HillMemoirs 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.
Gulliver's TravelsGulliver's Travels
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.