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Author: Luther Blissett
Editor: William Heinemann
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.

More Than A Mistress

Author: Mary Balogh
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 0345529049
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More than a mistress: "Hired to serve as nursemaid to the wounded Duke of Tresham, Jane Ingleby tries to pretend it's strictly a business arrangement. Surely there could be nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet when she gets past his devilish faade and sees the noble heart within, she knows the greatest jeopardy of all--a passion that drives her to risk everything on one perfect month with an improper gentlemen who thinks that love is for fools."--P. [4] of cover.

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A Midsummer Night S Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
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Storia Universale Comparata E Documentata Del Cavaliere Cesare Cant

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The Old And The Young

Author: Luigi Pirandello
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ISBN: 9781781390221
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A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.

Il Diavoletto Giornale Diabolico Politico Umoristico Comico E Se Occorresse Pittorico

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La Piega Nera

Author: Maurizio De Benedictis
Editor: de Rubeis
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The Crimson Petal And The White

Author: Michel Faber
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547538472
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At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, who manages to overcome her chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, Sophie, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, Henry, foiled in his devotional calling by a persistently less-than-chaste love for the Widow Fox, whose efforts on behalf of The Rescue Society lead Henry into ever-more disturbing confrontations with flesh; all this overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions. Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, The Crimson Petal and the White is teeming with life, rich in texture and incident, with characters breathtakingly real. In a class by itself, it's a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthrall, provoke, and entertain young and old, male and female.