Saturday, December 31, 2016

Fortnightly Books Index 2016

For a number of reasons -- a quick trip to Italy, scheduling of classes, and a few heft tomes -- this year was a bit lighter in terms of number of volumes. But the ones done were fairly substantive, and we had a bit of an Italian theme weaving in and out of the other works through much of the year, with Italian authors (Manzoni, Vasari, Eco twice), works involving trips to Italy (Innocents, Childe Harold), some Roman empire (Twelve Caesars, Helena), works about Italy (Romola, North from Rome), and works written in Italy (Prometheus Unbound, Marble Faun), among other things. But we also saw England, Scotland, Africa, the Philippines, the Holy Land, France, and Greece, so, despite the focus on Italy, it was still a well-traveled year.


December 4: Georgette Heyer, A Civil Contract
Introduction, Review

November 20: Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped
Introduction, Review

October 30: Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Introduction, Review

October 14: Nick Joaquin, Cave and Shadows; May Day Eve and Other Stories
Introduction, Review

October 2: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, The Lives of the Twelve Caesars
Introduction, Review

September 11: George Eliot, Romola
Introduction, Review

August 28: Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
Introduction, Review, Supplementary Timeline

August 14: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Introduction, Review

July 31: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun
Introduction, Review

July 3: Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Introduction, Review, Three Peculiar Pages

June 19: Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
Introduction, Review, Locus Focus, Supplementary Timeline

June 5: Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound; Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound
Introduction, Review

May 15: Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed
Introduction, Review, Supplementary Timeline

May 1: Sophocles, The Theban Plays of Sophocles
Introduction, Review

April 17: Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
Introduction, Review

March 27: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes; Return of Tarzan
Introduction, Review

February 21: Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Most Eminent Painters
Introduction, Review

February 7: Evelyn Waugh, Helena
Introduction, Review

January 24: Honore de Balzac, The Wild Ass's Skin; The Quest for the Absolute
Introduction, Review

January 10: Helen MacInnes, North from Rome
Introduction, Review


Fortnightly Books Index 2015

Fortnightly Books Index 2014

Fortnightly Books Index 2012-2013

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