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Viaggi di Ali Bey el-Abbassi in Africa ed in Asia, v. 1 [Italian] By Ali Bey
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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: Domingo Francisco Jorge Badía y Leblich (Catalan:... More > Domènec Badia i Leblich; 1767–1818), better known by his pseudonym and nom de plume Ali Bey el Abbassi (Arabic: علي باي العباسي‎‎, Alī Bay al-Abasī), was a Spanish explorer, soldier, and spy in the early 19th century. He supported the French occupation of Spain and worked for the Bonapartist administration, but he is principally known for his travels in North Africa and the Middle East. He witnessed the Saudi conquest of Mecca in 1807.Badía y Leblich was born in Barcelona on April 1, 1767. [citation needed][n 1] After receiving a liberal education, he devoted particular attention to the Arabic language, which he learned in Vera, Almería, where his father was a military accountant, and in London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Bey_el_Abbassi< Less
Das grune Gesicht Ein Roman [German] By Gustav Meyrink
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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: Gustav Meyrink (January 19, 1868 – December 4, 1932) was... More > the pseudonym of Gustav Meyer, an Austrian author, novelist, dramatist, translator, and banker, most famous for his novel The Golem. He has been described as the "most respected German language writer in the field of supernatural fiction".Gustav Meyrink was born with the name Gustav Meyer in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria) on January 19, 1868. He was the illegitimate son of Baron Karl von Varnbüler und zu Hemmingen and actress Maria Wilhelmina Adelheyd Meier. Meyrink was not, despite the statements of some of his contemporaries, of Jewish descent - this rumour arose due to a confusion of his mother with a Jewish woman of the same name.Until thirteen years of age Meyrink lived mainly in Munich, where he completed elementary school. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Meyrink< Less
Le Collier de la Reine, Tome II [French] By Alexandre Dumas
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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: Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ... More > dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas< Less
Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen Studie over levens- en gedachtervormen der veertiende en vijftiende eeuw in Frankrijk en de Nederlanden [Dutch] By Johan Huizinga
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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: Johan Huizinga (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːɦɑn... More > ˈɦœy̯zɪŋɣaː]; December 7, 1872 – February 1, 1945), was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.Born in Groningen as the son of Dirk Huizinga, a professor of physiology, and Jacoba Tonkens, who died two years after his birth, he started out as a student of Indo-Germanic languages, earning his degree in 1895. He then studied comparative linguistics, gaining a good command of Sanskrit. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the role of the jester in Indian drama in 1897.It was not until 1902 that his interest turned towards medieval and Renaissance history. He continued teaching as an Orientalist until he became a Professor of General and Dutch History at Groningen University in 1905. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Huizinga< Less
Le comte de Monte-Cristo, Tome I [French] By Alexandre Dumas
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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: Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ... More > dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas< Less
Les Corneilles [French] By J.-H. Rosny
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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: J.-H. Rosny aîné was the pseudonym of Joseph Henri... More > Honoré Boex (17 February 1856 – 11 February 1940), a French author of Belgian origin who is considered one of the founding figures of modern science fiction. Born in Brussels in 1856, he wrote in the French language, together with his younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex under the pen name J.-H. Rosny until 1909. After they ended their collaboration Joseph Boex continued to write under the name "Rosny aîné" (Rosny the Elder) while his brother used J.-H. Rosny jeune (Rosny the Younger).Rosny aîné was very much like H. G. Wells or Olaf Stapledon in his concepts and his way of dealing with them in his novels. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.-H._Rosny_a%C3%AEn%C3%A9< Less
I promessi sposi. Opere di Alessando Manzoni, vol. 1 [Italian] By Alessandro Manzoni
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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: Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni... More > (Italian: [alesˈsandro manˈdzoːni]; 7 March 1785 – 22 May 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed (orig. Italian: I Promessi Sposi) (1840), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language.Manzoni was born in Milan, Italy, on 7 March 1785. Pietro, his father, aged about fifty, belonged to an old family of Lecco, originally feudal lords of Barzio, in the Valsassina. The poet's maternal grandfather, Cesare Beccaria, was a well-known author and philosopher, and his mother Giulia had literary talent as well. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Manzoni< Less
Acte [French] By Alexandre Dumas
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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: Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ... More > dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas< Less
Le Collier de la Reine, Tome I [French] By Alexandre Dumas
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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: Alexandre Dumas (French: [a.lɛk.sɑ̃dʁ... More > dy.ma], born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie [dy.ma da.vi də la pa.jə.tʁi]; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas< Less
Un dilemme [French] By J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
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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: Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans (French: [ʃaʁl... More > maʁi ʒɔʁʒ ɥismɑ̃s]; February 5, 1848 in Paris – May 12, 1907 in Paris) was a French novelist who published his works as J.K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans ([ʒoʁis kaʁl]). He is most famous for the novel À rebours (1884, published in English as Against the Grain or Against Nature). He supported himself by a 30-year career in the French civil service.Huysmans' work is considered remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language, large vocabulary, descriptions, satirical wit and far-ranging erudition. First considered part of Naturalism, he became associated with the decadent movement with his publication of À rebours. His work expressed his deep pessimism, which had led him to the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joris-Karl_Huysmans< Less

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