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William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is considered to be one of the greatest tragic love stories of all time. Romeo who is a member of the house of Montague falls in love with Juliet who is a member of the house of Capulet. The Montagues and the Capulets have been engaged in a feud for many years and as such the love between Romeo and Juliet is forbidden. Written near the end of the 16th century, "Romeo and Juliet,­" which is one of Shakespeare's earliest dramas, is the story of love that can never be realized and the tragedy that ensues.

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The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri (c1265–1321) between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature,­and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.­The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-­view as it was promulgated under the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. In central Italy's political struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines, Dante was part of the Guelphs, who in general favored the Papacy over the Holy Roman Emperor. Florence's Guelphs split into factions around 1300, the White Guelphs, and the Black Guelphs. Dante was among the White Guelphs who were exiled in 1302 by the Lord-­Mayor Cante de' Gabrielli di Gubbio, after troops under Charles of Valois entered the city, at the . . .

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Ouvre majeure de Charles Baudelaire, le recueil de poemes Les Fleurs du mal, intégrant la quasi-­totalité de la production poétique de l’auteur depuis 1840, est publié le 23 juin 1857. C’est l’une des ouvres les plus importantes de la poésie moderne, empreinte d’une nouvelle esthétique ou la beauté et le sublime surgissent, grâce au langage poétique, de la réalité la plus triviale et qui exerça une influence considérable sur Arthur Rimbaud et Stéphane Mallarmé.

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This is the most celebrated work of Italian Renaissance that took its poet almost sixteen years to complete before it was published in 1532. The narrative poem is an account of the conflicts between the Moors and Christians and narrates how Marsilio returned to Spain after the conflict ends. A captivating poem that enthrals the readers by its picturesque depiction.

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Herbert Mason's best-­selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-­king and his doomed friend. A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.

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"Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-­flowing, high-­spirited version.­"—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review , front-­page review
Already a classic of modern translation, this fresh, vibrant work by dynamic British poet Simon Armitage updates the late fourteenth-­century poem for a new generation. The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , in its depiction of Arthurian landscapes, dreamlike castles, and violent winter journeys, demands a peerless storyteller, and, "like the Gawain poet [himself], Armitage is some storyteller" ( The Guardian ). The work is an unparalleled masterpiece of alliteration and rhyme, and "[Armitage's] version inventively recreates the original's gnarled, hypnotic music ... but also has a free-­flowing, colloquial twang that allows the poem to partake of the energies of contemporary speech" ( Financial Times ).

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Erotic romance novels are stories written about the development of a romantic relationship through sexual interaction. The sex is an inherent part of the story, character growth, and relationship development, and couldn?­t be removed without damaging the storyline.

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Author: Stevens, WallacePublisher: PoetryYear published: 1919Book contributor: JSTORLanguage: en1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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WYNKEN, BLYNKEN AND Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe–
Sailed off on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew . . .
So begins Eugene Field’s lovely bedtime poem, which tells of three wee fishermen who sail up to the stars, and a boy who imagines it all before he drifts off to sleep. Field’s timeless text has lulled generations of little listeners into dreamland, and this version, complimented by Giselle Potter’s magical illustrations, is perhaps the most enchanting—and the closest to Fields’ own vision—of all.
The classic poem about a dream-­like fantasy voyage, now complemented by magical illustrations, is sure to make nighttime a friend to all children.

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Rewards and Fairies is a historical fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1910. The title comes from the poem Farewell, Rewards and Fairies by Richard Corbet. The poem is referred to by the children in the first story of the preceding book Puck of Pook's Hill. Rewards and Fairies is set one year later chronologically although published four years afterwards. The book consists of a series of short stories set in historical times with a linking contemporary narrative. Dan and Una are two children, living in the Weald of Sussex in the area of Kipling's own home Bateman's. They have encountered Puck and he magically conjures up real and fictional individuals from Sussex's past to tell the children some aspect of its history and prehistory. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-­story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He received the Nobel . . .

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