Aeneid (Oxford World's Classics) by Virgil

By Virgil

Hands and the fellow I sing of Troy...'

So starts off one of many maximum works of literature in any language. Written by means of the Roman poet Virgil greater than thousand years in the past, the tale of Aeneas' seven-year trip from the ruins of Troy to Italy, the place he turns into the founding ancestor of Rome, is a story on an epic scale: Aeneas and his partners contend not just with human enemies yet with the whim of the gods. His future preordained by way of Jupiter, Aeneas is however assailed by means of risks invoked through the goddess Juno, and via the
torments of affection, loyalty, and depression. Virgil's excellent success is not just to bare Rome's imperial destiny for his shopper Augustus, yet to speculate it with either ardour and discomfort for all these stuck up within the fates of others.

Frederick Ahl's new translation echoes the Virgilian hexameter in a thrillingly actual and fascinating kind. An creation by means of Elaine Fantham, and Ahl's accomplished notes and valuable listed word list supplement the interpretation.

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BERTRAND —165— - MADAME DE VOLANGES TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —166— - M. BERTRAND TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —167— - ANONYMOUS TO M. LE CHEVALIER DANCENY —168— - MADAME DE VOLANGES TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —169— - THE CHEVALIER DANCENY TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —170— - MADAME DE VOLANGES TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —171— - MADAME DE ROSEMONDE TO THE CHEVALIER DANCENY —172— - MADAME DE ROSEMONDE TO MADAME DE VOLANGES —173— - MADAME DE VOLANGES TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —174— - THE CHEVALIER DANCENY TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE —175— - MADAME DE VOLANGES TO MADAME DE ROSEMONDE Appendix Endnotes Inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses Comments & Questions For Further Reading From the Pages of Les Liaisons Dangereuses Come back, my dear Vicomte, come back; what are you doing, what can you be doing with an old aunt, whose whole property is settled on you?

To preserve the too credulous Reader, at least so far as it lies with us, from all surprise in this matter, we will support our opinion with an argument which we proffer to him in all confidence, because it seems to us victorious and unanswerable; it is that, undoubtedly, like causes should not fail to produce like effects, and that, nevertheless, we do not hear today of young ladies with incomes of sixty thousand livres turning nuns, nor of young and pretty dame presidents b dying of grief. Editor’s Preface4 THIS WORK, OR RATHER this compilation, which the public will, perhaps, still find too voluminous, contains, however, but a very small portion of the letters which composed the correspondence whence it is extracted.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses ISBN-13: 978-1-59308-240-6 ISBN-10: 1-59308-240-1 eISBN : 978-1-411-43254-3 LC Control Number 2005920755 Produced and published in conjunction with: Fine Creative Media, Inc. 322 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001 Michael J. Fine, President and Publisher Printed in the United States of America QM 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Pierre-Ambroise-François Choderlos de Laclos was born on October 18, 1741, in Amiens, France. Little is known about his family, except that his father was of the lesser nobility and held a governmental office.

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