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Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Although this book may not have the immediately recognizable title of, say, ?Rip Van Winkle? or ?Legend of Sleepy Hollow,? this book deserves its place among the pantheon of Washington Irving?s classics. Irving, who traveled extensively in his youth and throughout his life, was given a firsthand look into the lives of two great writers of the Empire: Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron. Irving first chronicles his visit to Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, whom he notes had not, at the time of his stay, yet received his title of ?baronet.? Scott gives Irving a personal tour not only of his home but of the surrounding neighborhoods and landmarks that are a part of Abbotsford. We get a unique glimpse into the private life of the celebrated writer and the reverence the people of his time held him in. Irving next moves on to Newstead Abbey, the home of the then-late Lord Byron. His travels are guided by Colonel Wildman, the individual who purchased Newstead Abbey following Byron?s death, and who restored the building to its former glory. In this portion of the book we learn of the fantastic and bizarre Byron family and its connection to Robin Hood and the famed locales of Sherwood Forest and Nottingham. Few American writers gained famed for their extensive work outside of the United States. Washington Irving was unique in many respects, not the least of which was his enthusiastic curiosity of the ?homeland? of so many Americans who were born literally around the time America was. His detailed writings of life in the early 19th century and the changes that were already taking over the more rural areas, can?t help but make one yearn for the even simpler times prior to his visit. (Summary by Greg Giordano)

Blue-Stocking Hall, Vol. 2 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Blue-Stocking Hall, Vol. 2 of 3 There are three girls, all pretty and accom plished and as to your sister, she is such a woman as, when you have once been in her company, will no longer permit you to re main in astonishment that our dear lamented Henry should have preferred poverty itself in Caroline's society, to the wealth of Potosi without her. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Briefe Die Ihn Nicht Erreichten

Elisabeth von Heyking (1861-1925), war eine deutsche Schriftstellerin, bekannt vor allem f?r ihren anonym erschienenen Bestseller Briefe, die ihn nicht erreichten, einen Briefroman, der noch im Erscheinungsjahr die 46. Auflage erreichte und in zahlreiche Sprachen ?bersetzt wurde. Sie schilderte in ihren Romanen das Leben in h?heren Gesellschaftskreisen, das sie als weit gereiste Diplomatenfrau gut kannte. Aus dem Buch: "Meine gro?e Freude hier in Vancouver ist es, endlich einmal wieder lange Spazierg?nge im Schatten sch?ner B?ume machen zu k?nnen. Wer, wie ich, in einem Waldland aufgewachsen, sehnt sich immer danach zur?ck. B?ume sind mir wie lebende Wesen und jeder hat seine eigene Physiognomie, seinen Ausdruck, den er, wie wir Menschen auch, durch besondere Erfahrungen und Erlebnisse allm?hlich gewonnen hat. Ich begreife so gut, da? die alten Germanen sich die B?ume als Sitz besonderer Gottheiten dachten, und schon als Kind hatte ich einen wahren Abscheu vor Sankt Bonifazius, der den heiligen Baum f?llte."

Clarissa, the History of a Young Lady, Volume 6, 7, 8 and 9

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is one of the longest novels in the English language. Samuel Richardson (1689 - 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748). Clarissa Harlowe, the tragic heroine of Clarissa, is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Their original plan was to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowes into the possession of Clarissa's brother James Harlowe, whose wealth and political power will lead to his being granted a title. Clarissa's grandfather leaves her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new route to the nobility opens through Clarissa marrying Robert Lovelace, heir to an earldom. James's response is to provoke a duel with Lovelace, who is seen thereafter as the family's enemy. James also proposes that Clarissa marry Roger Solmes, who is willing to trade properties with James to concentrate James's holdings and speed his becoming Lord Harlowe. The family agrees and attempts to force Clarissa to marry Solmes, whom she finds physically disgusting as well as boorish. In this book: Clarissa, the History of a Young Lady Volume 6, 7, 8 and 9

Dracula (Collins Classics)

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. ?We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.? Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to organise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous Carpathian Mountains. Through notes and diary entries, Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle, telling his fianc? Mina of the Count?s supernatural powers and his own imprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite with Mina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts. Meanwhile in England, Mina?s friend Lucy has been bitten and begins to turn into a vampire. With the help of Professor Van Helsing, a previous suitor of Lucy?s, Seward, and Lucy?s fianc? Holmwood attempt to thwart Count Dracula and his attempts on Lucy and consequently Mina?s life. Arguably the most enduring Gothic novel of the 19th Century, Bram Stoker?s Dracula is as chilling today in its depiction of the vampire world and its exploration of Victorian values as it was at its time of publication.

Emblems of Fidelity: A Comedy in Letters, The

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