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Wit Without Money; A Comedy The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher By John Fletcher
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Fletcher (1579–1625) was a Jacobean playwright.... More > Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivaled Shakespeare's. Though his reputation has been far eclipsed since, Fletcher remains an important transitional figure between the Elizabethan popular tradition and the popular drama of the Restoration.Fletcher was born in December 1579 (baptised 20 December) in Rye, Sussex, and died of the plague in August 1625 (buried 29 August in St. Saviour's, Southwark). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fletcher_(playwright)< Less
Soulflame vol.1 - The Spark (Sisters Pseudo-Incest Erotica) By Leona D. Reish
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In 1660, King Charles II of England returned to the throne and brought with him among other things: The right for women to be considered actors. In light of this development, two adoptive sisters... More > responsible for a small trade venture handed to them by their Father discuss the possibility of joining the stage. What begins as idle talk becomes an extravagant show of such a performance, and ends in a stolen kiss. Done in innocence and jest, it leaves a spark of something more within them both that will only grow. Where one resists thoughts of how the kiss felt, the other can barely control how her mind wanders through things she would enjoy doing to show her dearest sister exactly how loved she truly is. That night, thunder and lightning drive the skittish Alice into her sister Annabel's room, looking for company to see the night out. Slipping into her sister's bed, Alice will swallow her pride and give in to those emotions, changing everything between them.< Less
A Journal to Stella (Prose Vol. 2) By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Born in Dublin Ireland, was was an Anglo – Irish satirist, and Essayist. He wrote many Letters and Essays to people in high Society in Ireland. Born in... More > Dublin, Swift was well connected to upper society and literary circles through family ties. His Grandmother was married to Sir Erasmus Dryden, Grandfather to the Poet John Dryden. In 1702 Swift got his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity college in Dublin. It was during this time on visits to England that he published A Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books. He had a mysterious relationship with a woman named Ester Johnson, nicknamed "Stella”. Ester Johnson was a woman of some nobility born in Surrey, England in 1681. There is some debate whether or not she was secretly Married to Swift, (allegedly in 1716) him being 14 years her senior. She is accredited with the appendices for “Gulliver’s Travels, and of course the 65 letters written to her by Swift in “A Journal to Stella.” Ester Johnson Died of poor health in 1728.< Less
A Journal to Stella (Prose Vol. 2) By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Born in Dublin Ireland, was was an Anglo – Irish satirist, and Essayist. He wrote many Letters and Essays to people in high Society in Ireland. Born in... More > Dublin, Swift was well connected to upper society and literary circles through family ties. His Grandmother was married to Sir Erasmus Dryden, Grandfather to the Poet John Dryden. In 1702 Swift got his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity college in Dublin. It was during this time on visits to England that he published A Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books. He had a mysterious relationship with a woman named Ester Johnson, nicknamed "Stella”. Ester Johnson was a woman of some nobility born in Surrey, England in 1681. There is some debate whether or not she was secretly Married to Swift, (allegedly in 1716) him being 14 years her senior. She is accredited with the appendices for “Gulliver’s Travels, and of course the 65 letters written to her by Swift in “A Journal to Stella.” Ester Johnson Died of poor health in 1728.< Less
The Drapiers Letters By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Born in Dublin Ireland, was was an Anglo – Irish satirist, and Essayist. He wrote many Letters and Essays to people in high Society in Ireland. The Drapiers... More > Letters were among them. Born in Dublin, Swift was well connected to upper society and literary circles through family ties. His Grandmother was niece to Sir Erasmus Dryden, Grandfather to the Poet John Dryden. In 1702 Swift got his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity college in Dublin. It was during this time on visits to England that he published A Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books. He had a mysterious relationship with a woman named Ester Johnson, nicknamed Stella. Swift spent another twenty years in England as a Political adviser, and writing sermons, returned home to Ireland in 1720. He spent the rest of his days “Pampleting” for noble causes in Ireland, writing the Drapier's Letters, Criticizing the Catholic Church, and putting out other prose works. He died of an eye infection in 1745.< Less
The Drapiers Letters By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Born in Dublin Ireland, was was an Anglo – Irish satirist, and Essayist. He wrote many Letters and Essays to people in high Society in Ireland. The Darpiers... More > Letters were among them. Born in Dublin, Swift was well connected to upper society and literary circles through family ties. His Grandmother was niece to Sir Erasmus Dryden, Grandfather to the Poet John Dryden. In 1702 Swift got his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity college in Dublin. It was during this time on visits to England that he published A Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books. He had a mysterious relationship with a woman named Ester Johnson, nicknamed Stella. Swift spent another twenty years in England as a Political adviser, and writing sermons, returned home to Ireland in 1720. He spent the rest of his days “Pampleting” for noble causes in Ireland, writing the Drapier's Letters, Criticizing the Catholic Church, and putting out other prose works. He died of an eye infection in 1745.< Less
The Middle-Class Gentleman By Moliere
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Molière dans le rôle de César dans La Mort de... More > Pompée, peint par Nicolas Mignard (1658). Collection Comédie-Française de Paris.modifier Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, dit Molière, né à Paris, baptisé le 15 janvier 1622 en l'église Saint-Eustache, et mort le 17 février 1673 à l'âge de 51 ans dans la même ville, est un dramaturge et comédien français, considéré comme l'un des plus grands écrivains de la littérature universelle. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moli%C3%A8re< Less
The Alchemist By Ben Jonson
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The Alchemist is an American 1984 horror film about a man who desires to avenge a curse placed on him by an evil magician. The film was directed by Charles Band, and stars Robert Ginty, Lucinda... More > Dooling, and John Sanderford.In 1955, young waitress Lenora (Lucinda Dooling) finds herself inexplicably driving down the California highway to an unknown destination. This doesn't bode well for Cam (John Sanderford), the hitchhiker she picked up, because he has to endure her somnambulist driving. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alchemist_(film) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Midnight Queen By May Agnes Fleming
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: May Agnes Fleming (November 15, 1840 – March 24, 1880) was... More > a Canadian novelist. She was "one of the first Canadians to pursue a highly successful career as a writer of popular fiction. "She was born May Agnes Early in Carleton, West Saint John, New Brunswick. She married an engineer, John W. Fleming in 1865. She moved to New York two years after her first novel, Erminie; or The gypsy's vow: a tale of love and vengeance was published there (1863).Under the pseudonym Cousin May Carleton, she published several serial tales in the New York Mercury and the New York Weekly. Twenty-one were printed in book form, seven posthumously. She also wrote under the pseudonym, M.A. Earlie. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Agnes_Fleming< Less
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