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The books tells the true story of attacks by man-eating lions on the Uganda railway in Tsavo Kenya in 1898.
Over one hundred people were killed in under a year. The attacks stopped only after the all the lions had been tracked down and killed by Patterson.
In the 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer played Patterson.
Picks up where the film Troy (loosely based on Homer's Iliad) leaves off and follows Aeneis a fleeing Trojan as he travels to Italy, makes war on the Latins, and becomes an ancestor of the Romans. Virgil was the "Latin world's Shakespeare".
This essay is Locke's most famous work. It concerns that nature of human knowledge and understanding. It was one of the primary sources for empiricism, influenced many enlightenment philosophers like David Hume and Bishop Berkeley. The main thrust of the essay is that man does not have innate ideas or principals, that all are developed by experience. Volume one is devoted to disproving the theory of innate ideas. Volume two shows how ideas, principals, and morals are formed from experience.
Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet? Enter one cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Set in provincial France in the aftermath of the French Revolution, Eugenie Grandet is a tale of a father's financial cunning and miserliness pitched against a daughter's determination to rebel.
Great Expectations is one of Dickens' later works and considered one of his best. It is notable for it's more naturalistic depiction of characters; here motivations and personal viewpoints form the heart of the narrative. The story follows the arc of a young orphan's life as he first tries to raise himself to a higher station in life and finally discovers the solution to some mysteries and comes to terms with himself.
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