Stories from Dante by Susan Cunnington 1911. Illustrated by Evelyn Paul. A presentation to Kathleen Treatt for First Prize in History and Literature in Form 6, Christmas 1911. A selection of Dante’s Works translated and selected by Cunnington. Published by George Harrap & Co, London. Brown gilt cloth boards
Em virtude da morte do marido, uma viúva e as três filhas passam a enfrentar dificuldades financeiras, pois praticamente toda a herança foi para um filho do primeiro casamento, que ignora a promessa feita no leito de morte de seu pai que ampararia as meias-irmãs. Neste contexto, enquanto uma irmã é prática, usando a razão como principal forma de conduzir as situações, a outra se mostra emotiva, sem se reprimir nunca com uma sensibilidade flor da pele.
Wild Swans by Edna St. Vincent Millay I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over. And what did I see I had not seen before? Only a question less or a question more; Nothing to match the flight of wild birds flying. Tiresome heart, forever living and dying, House without air, I leave you and lock your door. Wild swans, come over the town, come over The town again, trailing your legs and crying!
The last work in the book stack is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Like many of his stories, Macbeth explores some profound ideas and consequently yields a lot of reflection. Mainly, the book illustrates how obsession for power can be destructive. Seeking Scotland’s throne, the eponymous character and his wife, Lady Macbeth, start to premeditate their way to achieve royal status. Their uncontrolled ambition eventually leads to killings and their inevitable yet predictable…