A Florentine Tragedy by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

A wealthy service provider, Simone, discovers that his spouse, Bianca, is having an affair with a prince named Guido Bardi. Incensed by means of the indignity visited upon him through the prince, Simone demanding situations his rival to a duel.

Although Oscar Wilde’s A Florentine Tragedy used to be left incomplete, the tale approximately Simone and Bianca used to be still tailored numerous instances by way of composers and playwrights from around the globe, and has been played in numerous varieties because the Eighteen Nineties, whilst it used to be initially penned.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in publication construction and celebrating examining in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Florentine Tragedy PDF

Similar literary classics books

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Oxford World's Classics)

James Joyce's Portrait of an Artist is likely one of the most vital literary works of the 20 th century, and probably the most leading edge. Its originality stunned modern readers on its booklet in 1916 who chanced on its treating of the trivia of everyday life as indecorous, and its important personality unappealing.

Leaves of Grass (Enriched Classics)


a suite of quintessentially American poems, the seminal paintings of 1 of the main influential writers of the 19th century.

THIS ENRICHED vintage version contains:

• A concise advent that provides readers very important history details
• A chronology of the author's lifestyles and paintings
• A timeline of important occasions that gives the book's historic context
• an overview of key subject matters and plot issues to assist readers shape their very own interpretations
• distinct explanatory notes
• severe research, together with modern and sleek views at the paintings
• dialogue inquiries to advertise full of life lecture room and e-book team interplay
• a listing of urged similar books and flicks to expand the reader's adventure

Enriched Classics provide readers reasonable versions of significant works of literature more suitable through worthwhile notes and insightful statement. The scholarship supplied in Enriched Classics permits readers to understand, comprehend, and luxuriate in the realm s most interesting books to their complete power.


Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

The fashionable horror tale grew and constructed around the 19th century, embracing different types as various as ghost tales, supernatural and mental horror, scientific and medical horrors, colonial horror, and stories of poser and premonition. This anthology brings jointly 29 of the best horror tales of the interval from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and eu traditions.

Os Filhos da Meia-Noite

À meia-noite do dia 15 de Agosto de 1947, no momento exacto da independência da Índia do Império Britânico, nasce em Bombaim Saleem Sinai. .. A sua vida vai acompanhar e sofrer todas as convulsões dos primeiros trinta anos de vida da Índia, incluindo a separação do Paquistão, a guerra Indo-Paquistanesa e o Estado de Emergência de Indira Ghandi.

Extra info for A Florentine Tragedy

Example text

90. A number of Senators and many lesser folk were killed in the violence that followed Marius' return to power in 87, some of them certainly by his orders. Cicero, as often, exaggerates. , to a popular assembly specially summoned, will have been delivered shortly after the preceding. With certain differences appropriate to the audience it follows similar lines. Gratitude comes first (ss. 1-5), then the comparison between Cicero's recall and that of earlier victims of injustice to the advantage of the former (ss.

4] He tells me that in those days I stood well with the Pontiffs, but now that I have 5. Clodius. 6. The robes and insignia of priesdy office. 7 Is that so? Fickleness, or inconsistency, is the worst vice of an untutored populace, which changes its opinions as often as the wind changes quarter. Would you transfer it to these gentlemen? Their sense of responsibility deters them from inconsistency. The fixed, definite character of religious law, the ancient precedents, and the authority of written records restrain them from capricious judgment.

My whole life has to turn in a different direction. I have to show gratitude to those who have deserved well of me, treasure friendships tested in the fire, wage war against open enemies, pardon timorous friends, + refrain from pointing a finger at the treacherous, 60 and assuage the pain of my leaving with the glory of my return. [24] Even if the only thing left for me to do in all my life were to make men judge me adequately grateful to the leaders only, the prime movers and authors of my restoration, I should hold the life-span remaining to me all too meager for the acknowledgment of my obligations, let alone their repayment.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 16 votes