New Serial Wednesdays: Sagas Old and New

· 06/19/2019 · Michael Schmitt

This week's collection of new books includes coming of age stories, sagas passed down through the ages, and at least one mystery to untangle.

Starting in the far past, Albert T. Clay's 1920 translation of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" is now available. Fast forward two thousand years or so and join Julius Caesar as he strives against the peoples in Gaul, the Rhine, and Britain in "Commentaries on the Gallic War" from 58 BC.

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Various
5 issues
Commentaries on the Gallic War
Julius Caesar
23 issues

Speaking of Britain, the other three new titles come from lauded authors of the British isles. Virginia Woolf's "Night and Day" and Catherine Carswell's "Open the Door!" both follow the romances, struggles, and lessons of women in early 20th century Britain. Finally, J.S. Fletcher's "Scarhaven Keep" travels to mysterious Scarhaven on the coast of England to untangle an actor's disappearance.

Open the Door!
Catherine Carswell
51 issues
Night and Day
Virginia Woolf
49 issues
Scarhaven Keep
J.S. Fletcher
29 issues

Until next week, happy reading!

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