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The Golden Ass relates the ludicrous adventures of Lucius, a virile young man obsessed with magic. In his enthusiasm to see the use of magic he is accidentally transformed into an ass and thus forced to witness and experience the lives of slaves and the destitute. This is the only surviving work of Greco-Roman literature to give a first person perspective of the abhorrent condition of the lower classes. T. E. Lawrence carried a small copy of the book in his saddlebags throughout the Arab Revolt.
More Musketeering adventure! This time the musketeers are in conflict over the man in the iron mask who is thought to be King Louis XIV's twin brother, isolated as an infant and now held prisoner in the Bastille for the last 18 years. The throne of France is threatened as he escapes to seek revenge. Will The Three Musketeers manage to fight and save their country this time in their final saga?
Set in 17th century Boston, a puritan community, Hester Prynne gives birth to a daughter, Pearl, after committing adultery. Refusing to name her lover, she is forced to wear the scarlet letter "A" as punishment for her secrecy and adulterous crime. Shamed by the community, Hester attempts to create a new life. Hester Prynne is the first true heroine of American fiction. The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece.
Green's first and best-known novel is a nicely complicated murder mystery with a classic drawing room resolution.
It was apparently used by Yale Law School to demonstrate the weakness of circumstantial evidence.
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