Esbozos de personajes de la novela, la ficción y el teatro

Hermoso diccionario de personajes de la literatura, hasta 1892, fecha de su publicación. En varias entradas incluye deliciosas anécdotas, a veces de una sola línea o menos. Abajo, un ejemplo del tipo de entradas que contiene. Por ahora, lamentablemente, solo está disponible el Vol.1.

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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 by Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D


BE’ATRICE (3 syl.), a child eight years old, to whom Dantê
at the age of nine was ardently attached. She was the daughter of Folco
Portina’ri, a rich citizen of Florence. Beatrice married Simoni de
Bardi, and died before she was twenty-four years old (1266-1290). Dantê
married Gemma Donati, and his marriage was a most unhappy one. His love
for Beatrice remained after her decease. She was the fountain of his
poetic inspiration, and in his Divina Commedia he makes her his guide through paradise.

Dantê’s Beatrice and Milton’s Eve Were not drawn from their spouses you conceive. Byron, Don Juan, iii. 10 (1820).

(Milton, who married Mary Powell, of Oxfordshire, was as unfortunate in his choice as Dantê.)

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