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The New Life (La vita nuova)

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Dante Alighieri


One of Dante's earliest works, La vita nuova or La vita nova (The New Life) is in a prosimetrum style, a combination of prose and verse, and…

La Vita Nuova

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Dante Alighieri


In quella parte del libro della mia memoria dinanzi alla quale poco si potrebbe leggere, si trova una rubrica la quale dice Incipit Vita Nov…

The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

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Michelangelo Buonarroti


Michael Angelo and Campanella represent widely sundered, though almost contemporaneous, moments in the evolution of the Italian genius. Mich…

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

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Giovanni Verga


The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in r…

Chapter VIII

In The Fate of Fenella

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Joseph Hatton


One book, twenty-four authors ... Fenella is the beautiful, girlish and headstrong heroine of a sensational Victorian novel which continuall…

17 - Book 17, Chapters 40-47:Methods of irrigation; remarkable facts connected …

In The Natural History Volume 4

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

17 - Book ninth, The Siege of the Trojan Camp, part 1

In The Aeneid, prose translation

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Virgil


The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas,…

Il Vitalizio (seconda parte)

In Novelle per un Anno, vol. 10: Il Vecchio Dio

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Luigi Pirandello


Novelle per un anno è una raccolta di 241 novelle scritte da Luigi Pirandello. Originariamente sono state pubblicate sul Corriere del…

Chapter XI, Part 1

In The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I

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Xueqin Cao


The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the g…

Appendix A

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. IV

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James Boswell


This is the fourth volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, …

The Military, part 1

In A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Inv…

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United States House of Representatives and United States House Of Representatives


In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to H…