Ovid (Marcus Corvinus, Book 1) by David Wishart

By David Wishart

This booklet is a advanced and interesting secret set in Roman instances. Banished through the Emperor Augustus, the good poet Ovid was once to die in exile. Years after Ovid’s dying, Marcus Corvinus, grandson of the poet’s customer, attempts to rearrange for the go back of his ashes to Rome for burial. while legit permission is refused, Corvinus makes the harmful mistake of asking why the Emperor has forbid it.

Show description

Read or Download Ovid (Marcus Corvinus, Book 1) PDF

Similar historical fiction books

Memoir From Antproof Case

An previous American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. An English instructor on the naval academy, he's married to a girl younger sufficient to be his daughter and has a bit son whom he loves. He sits in a mountain backyard in Niterói, overlooking the ocean.

As he reminisces and writes, putting the pages conscientiously in his antproof case, we study that he used to be a global conflict II ace who used to be shot down two times, an funding banker who met with popes and presidents, and a guy who used to be by no means now not in love. He used to be the thief of the century, a assassin, and a protector of the blameless. And all his lifestyles he waged a valiant, wasting, one-man conflict opposed to the world's so much insidious enslaver: coffee.

Mark Helprin combines experience, satire, flights of transcendence, and excessive comedy during this "memoir" of a guy whose lifestyles reads just like the tune of the 20th century.

Michelangelo's Notebook (Finn Ryan, Book 1)

Lifestyles may possibly imitate artwork. .. yet dying follows it.

While learning paintings background at manhattan collage, amazing and lovely Finn Ryan makes a startling discovery: a Michelangelo drawing of a dissected corpse-supposedly from the artist's near-mythical workstation. yet that very evening, an individual breaks into her apartment-murdering her boyfriend and stealing the sketches she made from the drawing. Fleeing for her lifestyles, Finn heads to the tackle her mom had given her for emergencies, the place she reveals the enigmatic antiquarian publication broker, Michael Valentine. jointly, they embark on a determined race throughout the city-and throughout the pages of background itself-to divulge an electrifying mystery from the ultimate days of worldwide warfare II-a mystery that lies in the dead of night labyrinthine middle of the Vatican

The Girls of Gettysburg

Picketts cost, the suicidal cost led by means of Robert E. Lee at the final day of Gettysburg, serves because the robust climax of this Civil warfare novel, informed from the original views of 3 women.

Thirteen-year-old Annie Gordon, disguised as a boy, sells herself in its place soldier and joins the Portsmouth Rifles of the 9th Virginia military as they march north to Gettysburg. In Gettysburg lives fourteen-year-old Tillie Pierce, the frivolous daughter of an area service provider whose romanticized idea of warfare is instantly disabused as soon as the scuffling with starts off. additionally in Gettysburg are Grace Bryan and her father, who refuse to escape with the opposite loose blacks who worry that the rebels will arrest them as fugitive slaves.

The strong, gripping novel follows the fates of those ladies, fates that replicate the tragedies and triumphs, the humanity, heartache, and heroism of this such a lot dreadful Civil struggle conflict.

The Black Moon (The Poldark Saga, Book 5)

The start of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan turns out to make the rift among the Poldark and Warleggan households worse. whilst Morwenna Chynoweth, governess to Elizabeth's son, grows to like Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, issues worsen.

Extra resources for Ovid (Marcus Corvinus, Book 1)

Sample text

That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.

Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.

He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 34 votes