In the small but wealthy town of Hamelin, a stranger with a wondrously magical pipe teaches the rich but unwise townspeople a lesson. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A must-have classic for your digital library!
When Robert Browning first met the ailing Elizabeth Barrett in 1845 it must have seemed to him like something from a gothic novel. All but a prisoner to her strict, disciplinarian father, (who had forbidden all twelve of his children from marrying and disinherited any who disobeyed him), Elizabeth had recently published a book of poems that had made her one of the most lauded writers in the land. Robert, enamored by Elizabeth's poems sought out...
Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues.
The love affair between two of the Victorian era's most famous poets is one of passion, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance. Collected here for the first time in print are their 573 love letters, which capture their courtship, their blossoming love, and their forbidden marriage.