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Author: Gustave Flaubert
Emma Bovary and her reviled husband are at breakfast on the morning of Emma's last day alive. As they bicker, scenes from Emma's past are called to mind and played out with all the passion for which Flaubert's novel is famous.
Like every other woman, she had had an affair of the heart. Her father, who was a mason, was killed by falling from a scaffolding. Then her mother died and he...
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The book describes in great, often gory detail the horrors and the carnage of war. A highly fanciful romance set in the ancient city of Carthage at the height...
Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821. As a writer Flaubert was a perfectionist, who did not make a distinction between a beautiful or ugly subject: all ...
In the eastern side of the Dead Sea rose the citadel of Machaerus. It was built upon a conical peak of basalt, and was surrounded by four deep valleys, one on...
The Gospel of John tells us Jesus loved him and the Lord wept over the loss of his friend. What we cannot glean from the Gospels is how Jesus and Lazarus came...
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Daniel Defoe, author, diplomat, spy for the British government had a life almost as interesting as his books. This tale centers around his time in Scotland an...
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In this superbly-crafted historical fiction novel, first published in 2013, Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied...
Michael, an artist charged with a crime he claims he didn’t commit and John, a self-confessed heroin smuggler are brought together in the primitive and over-c...