Jules Verne's Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), by the French author Jules Verne (1828-1905). The story is about adventures under the sea with Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. Near the end of the story, a mysterious ship attacks the submarine, but is attacked in turn and sunk.
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Dante's Inferno, suicides and the Harpies
Dante's Inferno. Canto XIII, line 11: 'Here [suicide tree] the brute Harpies make their nest' (at right: Dante and Virgil). Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) wrote his epic poem 'Divina Commedia' (The Divine Comedy) between 1308 and his death in 1321. Totalling 14, 233 lines, and divided into three parts (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), it is considered the greatest literary work in the Italian language and a world masterpiece. It is a comprehensive survey of medieval theology, literature and thought. Artwork by French artist Gustave Dore (1832-1883); engraving from 'The Vision of Hell' (1868), Henry Francis Cary's English translation of the Inferno.
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Shakarim Kudaiberdiyev, Kazakh writer and composer
Shakarim Kudaiberdiyev (Shakarim or Sahkarim Kudayberdyuly, 1858-1931), Kazakh poet, writer, translator, composer, historian and philosopher.
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