Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901) was an English social reformer, freemason and writer who drew attention mainly on the urban mass poverty. In addition to essays and historical essays he wrote numerous novels.
Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women. Theodore Child, in “A Mirror of Fair Women,” published in “Harper’s Bazaar,” says: “The women of the Idumean family of the Herods are famous… Read More
Clarissa Harlowe ARRESTED on a charge of debt, Clarissa has been taken to the sponging-house. There Lovelace visits her. After describing the forlorn room she occupies, he says :
The Death of Virginia AFTER the decision had been given that Virginia was the slave of Marcus, and therefore subject to the will of her master, Virginius, her father, drew… Read More
Rob Roy is the sixth of Walter Scott’s Waverley novels. He wrote the book in the spring of 1817 and visited Loch Lomond and Glasgow Cathedral for research.
Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess. SO she raised her hands to the great and glorious sun, who with his golden, sword-like rays was just dispersing the mists that hung over the… Read More
RHEINGOLD (The Rhinegold) is the prelude to the music-drama of the “Ring of the Nibelung.” The first scene of the opera shows the depths of the river Rhine.
KRIEMHILD, daughter of Dancrat and sister of Gunther, King of Burgundy.
She first married Siegfried, King of the Netherlanders, who was murdered by Hagan.
Conquest of Grenada. Boabdil el Chico’s Farewell by Washington Irving. “Boabdil set forward with his family for his allotted residence in the valley of Furchena. They ascended all eminence commanding the… Read More
Tristram Shandy. Yorick and the Chaise-Vamper’s Wife. “It then presently occurred to me that I’had left my remarks in the pocket of the chaise: and that in selling my chaise… Read More