LITERATURE

Rare Books: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Baroness Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1903 within a span of just five weeks. The shy silent personality of the hero, contrasted by his adventurous thrill-seeking alter, attracted many at the time of the book’s release. Years later, The Scarlet Pimpernel influenced the origin story of modern superhero characters like Superman and Zorro. The …

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Rare books: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a highly enlightening work that describes the journey of Robert Wringhim as he gradually disintegrates into fanaticism. The work was deemed controversial when it released in 1824 and even was not considered as an appropriate form of literature. This rendered Hogg to stop …

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