The poor peddler John Durbeyfield
is stunned to learn that he is the descendent of an ancient noble family, the
d'Urbervilles. Meanwhile, Tess, his eldest daughter, joins the other village
girls in the May Day dance, where Tess br [...]
The tempest: the plot
storm strikes a ship carrying Alonso, Ferdinand, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo,
Stefano, and Trinculo, who are on their way to Italy after coming from the wedding
of Alonso's daughter, Claribel.
encounter a viol [...]
The English Renaissance ends
with the dead of Elizabeth I, a great supporter of the drama, the literature
and the arts.
During the reign of queen
Anne (1702-1714) broke out the succeeded war in Spain that ended with the Utrecht [...]
Joseph Conrad was born in 1857, in the
of Polish parents, both of whom died when he was quite young. He sailed all
over the world, but mainly to the Far East,
THE SCARLET LETTER - Nathaniel Howthorne
In Puritan Boston
Hester Prynne was accused of adultery and the leading men of the Puritan
settlement decided that Hester had to stand on the platform for three hours
where everyone could see her. Then, [...]
MILAN IS THE MAIN
CITY IN NORTHERN ITALY AND IS LOCATED
IN THE PLAINS OF LOMBARDY, THE MOST DEVELOPED
OF THE ITALIAN REGIONS.
IT IS THE ECONOMIC- FINANCIAL CAPITAL OF ITALY. IN FACT MILAN IS THE CENTRE OF MANY FINANCIAL
important for us to have a clear idea of the religious make-up of the country.
The Church of England à this was the official state Church as
established by Henry VIII and it di [...]
must → simple present (es: he must study harder) → rappresenta
dovere, ordine personale.
should → pres condizionale, dovrei,
è una forma più lieve, è un cons [...]
is a novel by Mary Shelley an English
novelist married to the notable Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She born
in London, and she was the second daughter of famed feminist, educator and
writer Mary Wol [...]
The biography of William Butler Yeats is inseparable
from the history of Irish nationalism. Both in turn provide major themes for
his poetry. Born in Dublin
in 1865 into a professional middle-class family, [...]
Life: born in Chicago 1899 he loved sports (fishing/hunting
trips with father). Struggle against nature: if a man fights skilfully he will
be rewarded. After graduating he worked as a reporter for a local newspaper.
Michael's bruises were fake
This article is taken form the
"National Enquires" that is the most gossip magazine in America.
For Michael Jackson new legal
problems are growing. He was already accused of child molestation, now he is
My dream car
dream car looks like a Ferrari Superamerica. Its design makes it the only among
the other car and it will be produced in a limited number of samples. It is
really special and innovative because it is endowed with a crystal r [...]
The term sonnet derives from the Italian sonetto,
a little sound or song. The first example we have are by Giacomo da Lentini but
the sonnet established its importance as a poetic form with Petrarch's Canzoniere. The poets who came af [...]
Like other European writers of the time he was interested in all aspects
of modern culture, including Freudian psychoanalysis and the experimentation
The Present Tenses
The Simple Present
Asking for Information or Details.
let us know (facci sapere)
houses are very common.
These are long lines of houses
all joined together.
They were often originally
built as homes for factory workers 100 years ago.
They are small houses with not
many rooms although ma [...]
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilde lived in a time of uncertainty, sadness and sterility, "le fin de siécle". The most acute talents understood
that an old world, with its familiar landmarks, was expiring, and a new one,
still lacking [...]
THE IRISH QUESTION I
During WWI England had to face different problems inside and outside its boundaries:
outside was WWI; inside there were Ireland and India which asked for independence from the old
country (=la vecchia madrepatria,