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Before he was killed in World War One, at the Battle of Ypres, William Hope Hodgson succeeded in creating one of the greatest works of macabre fantasy - the Nightland
. Set in the distant future after our sun has died, the Earth is a desolate evil place. The age of man has passed and world has passed on to demonic creatures of the night that surround the Last Redoubt of mankind, where the last few million humans endure.
We also have online books of some of his other works: The House on the Borderland
and The Boats of the Glen Carrig
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Holbein's Dance of Death is a collection of 49 medieval illustrations depicting Death in all its forms: from the unexpected to the welcome. The drawings were engraved on wood and the woodcuts were then used to transfer the ink to the page. The copies given in the present issue are impressions from the blocks engraved in 1833 for Douce's Holbein's Dance of Death.
book presents a collection of 15th and 16th century paintings illustrating the loves of the god Krishna. View the Gallery
This is the first in our collection of 'Books about Books.' It describes the now forgotten art of English embroidered books. The bindings of these books were truly works of art.
We have added an online collection of useful phrases and word combinations that you can use in your own writings or everyday speech to add impact to what your say.
Actually a collection of funerary texts and prayers meant to guide the soul of the dead through the afterlife. We have an online edition of the book of the dead here.
Biographies and autobiographies afford us a connection with another human being, famous or not, and allow us to live their lives vicariously. All great biographies share certain things in common: a true undistorted picture of their lives giving us an insight into another way of living and perceiving the world. Here are our picks for the best biographies and autobiogarphies of all time.
As Europe recovered from the Dark Ages, the university libraries of Paris, Milan, and Oxford were beacons of learning and research. Explore the great medieval libraries of Europe.
A fascinating tour of the secret chambers and hiding places that are tucked away in the corners and walls of many British homes. These hiding places sheltered defeated Royalists, Catholic priests and common robbers. Who knows what secrets are still hidden in the attics and basements of manor houses and castles.
Books have shaped societies and influence the course of history. Books are at the heart of human culture; they can teach tolerance or fan the flames of hate; they can enlighten and deceive. Here is a collection of quotes about books and the people who read them.