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by Robert Temple. Drawn largely from primary sources, more than 2000 of them discovered by the author in 53 separate archives, the true story behind the trial and execution of King Charles I emerges in greater detail than ever before.
by Katharine Brush. Red-Headed Woman was a sensational best-seller, and it is believed that during the height of the Great Depression, the author earned more than a million dollars in royalties from it. It was made into the film Red-Headed Woman (1932) with Jean Harlow playing the role of the anti-heroine Lillian Andrews, who in the book is aged 19 to 21 during the two years, 1929- 1931 when the story is set.
by Bravig Imbs. Imbs is still known to literary scholars for his racy account of his close friendships with Gertrude Stein, Elliott Paul, and others in Paris during the 1920s, Confessions of Another Young Man (1936). Imbs was a poet, originally published while still at Dartmouth, a critic (he wrote about surrealism for The Saturday Review), and an accomplished musician.
by Ernst Johannsen. Nine million, five hundred and eighty-six thousand horses were killed on the battlefields of World War One. Huge additional numbers were maimed and wounded. This is the account of a survivor from the German side by a horse who lived to tell the tale.
by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Prologue of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales published with the first reproduction since 1561 of all of the original William Caxton woodcuts of the pilgrims from the 1483 edition, with the full Middle English text of 1561 and inter-linear modern translation of Chaucer’s descriptions of the pilgrims.
by Ernst Toller. This important work appears here in English for the first time in nearly a century, it is one of the most moving testaments we have from a writer in prison.
by Rainer Maria Rilke. This collection of his poems is considered one of the masterpieces of twentieth century poetry. And there are many who think of Rilke as the finest poet of all those who have appeared in our modern times. Above all, Rilke’s aim was to be life-enhancing, and to celebrate beauty, joy, and love of all that is good in the world.