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Il destino [Italian] By Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi
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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: Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (12 August 1804 – 25 September... More > 1873) was an Italian writer and politician involved in the Italian risorgimento.Guerrazzi was born in the seaport of Livorno, then part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. He studied law at the university of Pisa, graduating in 1824. He began to practice in Livorno, but soon gave up law in favour of politics and literature, being particularly influenced by Byron, to whom he dedicated his "Stanze" (1825). His first novel, La Battaglia di Benevento was published in 1827.Giuseppe Mazzini made his acquaintance, and in 1829, together with Carlo Bini, they started a newspaper, L'Indicatore Livornese, at Livorno. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Domenico_Guerrazzi< Less
Histoire de la Litterature Anglaise (Volume 1 de 5) [French] By Hippolyte Taine
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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: Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 – 5 March 1893) was... More > a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him. Taine is particularly remembered for his three-pronged approach to the contextual study of a work of art, based on the aspects of what he called "race, milieu, and moment".Taine had a profound effect on French literature; the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica asserted that "the tone which pervades the works of Zola, Bourget and Maupassant can be immediately attributed to the influence we call Taine's. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_Taine< Less
The Chinese Classics -- Volume 1: Confucian Analects [Chinese] By James Legge
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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: James Legge (/lɛɡ/; 20 December 1815 – 29... More > November 1897) was a Scottish sinologist, missionary, and scholar, best known as an early and prolific translator of Classical Chinese texts into English. Legge served as a representative of the London Missionary Society in Malacca and Hong Kong (1840–1873) and was the first Professor of Chinese at Oxford University (1876–1897). In association with Max Müller he prepared the monumental Sacred Books of the East series, published in 50 volumes between 1879 and 1891.James Legge was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He enrolled in Aberdeen Grammar School at age 13 and then King's College, Aberdeen at age 15. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Legge< Less
L'homme Qui Rit [French] By Victor Hugo
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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: Victor Marie Hugo (/ˈhjuːɡoʊ/;... More > French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] ( listen); 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo< Less
Barnave [French] By Jules Gabriel Janin
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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: Jules Gabriel Janin (16 February 1804 – 19 June 1874) was a... More > French writer and critic.Born in Saint-Étienne (Loire), Janin's father was a lawyer, and he was educated first at St. Étienne, and then at the lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris. He involved himself in journalism from an early date, and worked on the Figaro and the Quotidienne, among others, until in 1830 he became dramatic critic of the Journal des Débats. Long before, however, he had made a literary reputation for himself, publishing novels such as L'Âne mort et la Femme guillotinée ("The Dead Donkey and the Guillotined Woman") (1829). La Confession (1830) followed, and then in Barnave (1831), he attacked the Orléans family. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Janin< Less
I Bianchi e i Neri [Italian] By Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi
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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: Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (12 August 1804 – 25 September... More > 1873) was an Italian writer and politician involved in the Italian risorgimento.Guerrazzi was born in the seaport of Livorno, then part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. He studied law at the university of Pisa, graduating in 1824. He began to practice in Livorno, but soon gave up law in favour of politics and literature, being particularly influenced by Byron, to whom he dedicated his "Stanze" (1825). His first novel, La Battaglia di Benevento was published in 1827.Giuseppe Mazzini made his acquaintance, and in 1829, together with Carlo Bini, they started a newspaper, L'Indicatore Livornese, at Livorno. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Domenico_Guerrazzi< Less
Micah Clarke - Tome III La Bataille de Sedgemoor [French] By Arthur Conan Doyle
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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: Arthur Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (1859–1930) was a Scottish... More > writer and physician. In addition to the series of stories chronicling the activities of Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr John Watson for which he is well-known, Doyle wrote on a wide range of topics, both fictional and non-fictional. In 1876 Doyle entered the University of Edinburgh Medical School, where he became a pupil of Joseph Bell, whose deductive processes impressed his pupil so much that the teacher became the chief model for Holmes. Doyle began writing while still a student, and in October 1879 he had his first work—"The Mystery of the Sasassa Valley"—published in Chambers's Journal. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle_bibliography< Less
Uns Pimentéis de Aveiro - 2ª parte By Tiago Pedroso
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This book describes the Pimentel family history, focusing on a branch originally from Aveiro (Portugal). It's the second book on the subject which addresses the descendants of António de... More > Sousa Pimentel (1677-1737). We already published "Uns Pimentéis de Aveiro - A família do escritor Alberto Pimentel", addressing the descendants of Dr. Fortunato Augusto de Sousa Pimentel, mentioned on this book as his first wife, also a Pimentel. Other books will follow with the branches from Águeda, Vila Nova de Gaia and finally the connection to Aveiro. Please feel free to contact us if you are connected with this family or have any complementary materials (photos, letters, wills, parish records, etc. ) that can extend the knowledge of this family.< Less
Discours de la methode [French] By Rene Descartes
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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: René Descartes (/ˈdeɪˌkɑːrt/;... More > French: [ʁəne dekaʁt]; Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: "Cartesian"; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosophy, much of subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. He spent about 20 years of his life in the Dutch Republic.Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes< Less
Macbeth [French] By William Shakespeare
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Macbeth is an established Italian gothic metal band in the international music scene. Founded in 1995 by drummer Fabrizio Cislaghi.Formerly known as Land of Dark Souls, the band was inspired by the... More > combination of gothic imagery and music, and the members have been known for contrasting dual female/male vocals. Macbeth is an established Italian Gothic Metal band in the international music scene. Founded in 1995 by the drummer Fabrizio Cislaghi, the group debuts in 1997 releasing "Nocturnal Embrace", a demo tape in a limited numbered copies.In 1998, Macbeth signs a recording contract with Dragonheart Records, a division of Audioglobe and the same year they release their first album "Romantic Tragedy 's Crescendo". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth_(band) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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