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The New Life (La vita nuova)

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Dante Alighieri


One of Dante's earliest works, La vita nuova or La vita nova (The New Life) is in a prosimetrum style, a combination of prose and verse, and…

La Vita Nuova

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Dante Alighieri


In quella parte del libro della mia memoria dinanzi alla quale poco si potrebbe leggere, si trova una rubrica la quale dice Incipit Vita Nov…

The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

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Michelangelo Buonarroti


Michael Angelo and Campanella represent widely sundered, though almost contemporaneous, moments in the evolution of the Italian genius. Mich…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

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Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

21 - Book 18, Chapters 30-45:Leguminous plants; the bean; the chick-peas; the k…

In The Natural History Volume 4

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

Chapter XXII

In Mary: A Fiction

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Eliza, Mary's mother, is obsessed with novels, rarely considers anyone but herself, and favours Mary's brother. She neglects her daughter, w…

Chapter VIII

In The Fate of Fenella

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Joseph Hatton


One book, twenty-four authors ... Fenella is the beautiful, girlish and headstrong heroine of a sensational Victorian novel which continuall…

Appendix A

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. IV

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James Boswell


This is the fourth volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, …