By Marcus Tullius Cicero
The best orator in Roman background, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of many republic's leader supporters all through his lifestyles, guided via profound political views that illuminated his correspondence with either shut buddies and strong aristocrats. A chronicle of a crumbling civilization through the period while the republic disintegrated and was once changed through despotism, his Letters painting an international ruled via characters who've considering the fact that received virtually mythic prestige - together with Pompey, Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony. even if describing the vagaries of battle, the cave in of Roman society, his liked republic, or his personal own household dramas, all compellingly replicate the advanced character of an honourable and selfless guy whose refusal to compromise finally fee him his lifestyles.
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Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Introduction Dedication I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII Selected Bibliography Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) lived a life that was as fantastic as any of his fiction. His aristocratic parents were ardent Polish patriots who died as a result of their revolutionary activities when he was a child. Conrad went to sea at sixteen, taught himself English, and gradually worked his way up until he passed his master’s examination and was given command of merchant ships in Asia and on the Congo River.
Verloc, steady like a rock—a soft kind of rock—marched now along a street which could with every propriety be described as private. In its breadth, emptiness, and extent it had the majesty of inorganic nature, of matter that never dies. The only reminder of mortality was a doctor’s brougham arrested in august solitude close to the curbstone. The polished knockers of the doors gleamed as far as the eye could reach, the clean windows shone with a dark opaque lustre. And all was still. But a milk cart rattled noisily across the distant perspective; a butcher boy, driving with the noble recklessness of a charioteer at Olympic Games, dashed round the corner sitting high above a pair of red wheels.
The polished knockers of the doors gleamed as far as the eye could reach, the clean windows shone with a dark opaque lustre. And all was still. But a milk cart rattled noisily across the distant perspective; a butcher boy, driving with the noble recklessness of a charioteer at Olympic Games, dashed round the corner sitting high above a pair of red wheels. A guilty-looking cat issuing from under the stones ran for a while in front of Mr. Verloc, then dived into another basement; and a thick police constable, looking a stranger to every emotion, as if he, too, were part of inorganic nature, surging apparently out of a lamp-post, took not the slightest notice of Mr.