Alice in Wonderland

Join seven-year-old Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole to have an adventure in Wonderland, in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel beloved by children and adults alike. Alice encounters many strange and curious creatures in Wonderland, including the anxious White Rabbit, the rather unhelpful Caterpillar, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and his guests…

The Voice of the Silence

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is best known as the co-founder of theosophy, which is essentially a selective conflation of Hindu and Buddhist ideas combined with Blavatsky’s idiosyncratic system of cosmology. The Voice of the Silence, first published in 1889, is described by the author as “chosen fragments from the Book of the Golden Precepts, for the…

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Although unfamiliar with the Persian language, the eminent English poet and critic Richard le Gallienne had a profound interest in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In 1901 he published a collection of 261 quatrains, which was based on earlier English translations, in particular the prose version by Justin Huntly McCarthy. In his introduction, Le Gallienne…