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Paperback or Softback. Colonial American Travel Narratives. Seller Inventory BBS Language: English. Brand new Book.
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Colonial life in America, with its physical and psychological changes, are presented in this book from four different perspectives. Mary Rowlandson tells of her capture, in , by native Americans, Sarah Kemble Knight's journal reflects her growing resourcefulness as she travels from Boston to New Haven in , William Byrd II records the "secret history" of the expedition to survey a disputed boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina, whilst Dr Alexander Hamilton vividly describes colonial life in Seller Inventory AAC Seller Inventory BTE Publisher: Penguin Classics , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.
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Seller Rating:. I lie awake, Listening to the rustle of the bamboo leaves, And a strange sadness fills my heart. At a cremation ground he meets a gruesomegenie, who has somehow inhabited a corpse swinging from a tree. The stories feature parrots, body-swapping, tricksters and fairies. A bridge is swept away by floodwater high in the Pyrenees and five men and five women are left stranded in a remote abbey. The book is a treasure trove of Renaissance repartee, with stories ranging from lessons in morality to lewd ribaldry, and the storytellers have a lively discussion after each tale, which is often just as entertaining as the story itself.
She was a leading intellectual of 16th-century France, the doyenne of a literary salon known as the New Parnassus, and she almost became the first wife of the future Henry VIII of England.
A maverick and feminist who championed animal welfare, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle was the first female scientist to attend a meeting of the Royal Society. She is best remembered for this utopian romance, one of the earliest examples of science fiction.
A beautiful young lady journeys to another world, accessed via the north pole, where animals talk and war is conducted with the aid of submarines and aerial bombardment. As empress of this strange world, she outlaws war, religious conflict and gender inequality, and learns how to teleport to parallel universes.
Composed in Poland, written in French and set in Spain, this book claims to be the transcript of a mysterious manuscript written by a Walloon named Alphonse van Worden. Alphonse is detained at a roadside inn by an exotic company of brigands, cabbalists, noblemen, coquettes, Muslim princesses and Gypsies, and proceeds to record their strange, nested stories over the course of 66 days.
The book is regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of European literature.
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The author, Count Potocki , was a Polish aristocrat who spent time as a novice Knight of Malta and became the first aeronaut in Poland when he flew above Warsaw in a hot-air balloon. Eventually, believing himself to be a werewolf, he took his own life with a silver bullet, modelled on the knob of his favourite sugar bowl.
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A highly intelligent cat, Murr, has written a swashbuckling memoir — a strange enough premise. This eccentric, witty and intricately structured novel was the last major work by ETA Hoffmann, who considered it his magnum opus. Isidore Ducasse was born in Uruguay, the son of a French diplomat. He died during the siege of Paris in , at the age of just 24, but he is remembered for his hallucinatory prose poem Les Chants de Maldoror , essential reading for all horror fans.
The titular antihero meets angels and gravediggers, lunatics and creepy children in a delirious, blasphemous and extremely weird story.
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Once there, he finds himself sinking into a mire of political corruption and sexual intrigue, and his ineffectualattempts to reform the household lead ineluctably towards tragedy. Surprisingly, given this narrative arc, the novel is sparklingly funny with several laugh-out-loud moments.
She was a prominent feminist in 19th- and early 20th-century Spain and a professor of literature at Madrid University.