Rare Book Event: Hernán Sánchez Martínez de Pinillos, Professor at the University of Maryland lectures about "The Life and Work of Miguel de Cervantes"
Friday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Rosenwald Room, LJ-205. For details, click: here. Also see details on the division's Cervantes Collection
Illus. in: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Vica y Itechos del Lugenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha,
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"The Raven" and Mr. Halloween Himself
"Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." Illustration from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
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"The Raven" with illustrations by Gustave Doré
Cover of "The Raven"
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