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Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes

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  • RIENZI,
  • The Last of the Roman Tribunes
    • by
  • Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Preface
    • to
    • The First Edition of Rienzi.
  • Preface to the Present Edition, 1848.
  • RIENZI, The Last of the Tribunes.
  • BOOK I. — THE TIME, THE PLACE, AND THE MEN.
  • Chapter 1.I. The Brothers.
  • Chapter 1.II. An Historical Survey—not to Be Passed Over, Except by
  • Chapter 1.III. The Brawl.
  • Chapter 1.IV. An Adventure.
  • Chapter 1.V. The Description of a Conspirator, and the Dawn of the
  • Chapter 1.VI. Irene in the Palace of Adrian di Castello.
  • Chapter 1.VII. Upon Love and Lovers.
  • Chapter 1.VIII. The Enthusiastic Man Judged by the Discreet Man.
  • Chapter 1.IX. "When the People Saw this Picture, Every One Marvelled."
  • Chapter 1.X. A Rough Spirit Raised, Which May Hereafter Rend the Wizard.
  • Chapter 1.XI. Nina di Raselli.
  • Chapter 1.XII. The Strange Adventures that Befel Walter de Montreal.
  • BOOK II. THE REVOLUTION
  • Chapter 2.I. The Knight of Provence, and his Proposal.
  • Chapter 2.II. The Interview, and the Doubt.
  • Chapter 2.III. The Situation of a Popular Patrician in Times of Popular
  • Chapter 2.IV. The Ambitious Citizen, and the Ambitious Soldier.
  • Chapter 2.V. The Procession of the Barons.—The Beginning of the End.
  • Chapter 2.VI. The Conspirator Becomes the Magistrate.
  • Chapter 2.VII. Looking after the Halter when the Mare is Stolen.
  • Chapter 2.VIII. The Attack—the Retreat—the Election—and the Adhesion.
  • BOOK III. THE FREEDOM WITHOUT LAW.
  • Chapter 3.I. The Return of Walter de Montreal to his Fortress.
  • Chapter 3.II. The Life of Love and War—the Messenger of Peace—the
  • Chapter 3.III. The Conversation between the Roman and the
  • BOOK IV. THE TRIUMPH AND THE POMP.
  • Chapter 4.I. The Boy Angelo—the Dream of Nina Fulfilled.
  • Chapter 4.II. The Blessing of A Councillor Whose Interests and Heart Are
  • Chapter 4.III. The Actor Unmasked.
  • Chapter 4.IV. The Enemy's Camp.
  • Chapter 4.V. The Night and its Incidents.
  • Chapter 4.VI. The Celebrated Citation.
  • Chapter 4.VII. The Festival.
  • BOOK V. THE CRISIS.
  • Chapter 5.I. The Judgment of the Tribune.
  • Chapter 5.II. The Flight.
  • Chapter 5.III. The Battle.
  • Chapter 5.IV. The Hollowness of the Base.
  • Chapter 5.V. The Rottenness of the Edifice.
  • Chapter 5.VI. The Fall of the Temple.
  • Chapter 5.VII. The Successors of an Unsuccessful Revolution—Who is to
  • BOOK VI. THE PLAGUE.
  • Chapter 6.1. The Retreat of the Lover.
  • Chapter 6.II. The Seeker.
  • Chapter 6.III. The Flowers Amidst the Tombs.
  • Chapter 6.IV. We Obtain What We Seek, and Know it Not.
  • Chapter 6.V. The Error.
  • BOOK VII. THE PRISON.
  • Chapter 7.I. Avignon.—The Two Pages.—The Stranger Beauty.
  • Chapter 7.II. The Character of a Warrior Priest—an Interview—the
  • Chapter 7.III. Holy Men.—Sagacious Deliberations.—Just Resolves.—And
  • Chapter 7.IV. The Lady and the Page.
  • Chapter 7.V. The Inmate of the Tower.
  • Chapter 7.VI. The Scent Does Not Lie.—The Priest and the Soldier.
    • On descending the stairs, Nina was met by Alvarez.
  • Chapter 7.VII. Vaucluse and its Genius Loci.—Old Acquaintance Renewed.
  • Chapter 7.VIII. The Crowd.—The Trial.—The Verdict.—The Soldier and
  • Chapter 7.IX. Albornoz and Nina.
  • BOOK VIII. THE GRAND COMPANY.
  • Chapter 8.I. The Encampment.
  • Chapter 8.II. Adrian Once More the Guest of Montreal.
  • Chapter 8.III. Faithful and Ill-fated Love.—The Aspirations Survive the
  • BOOK IX. THE RETURN.
  • Chapter 9.I. The Triumphal Entrance.
  • Chapter 9.II. The Masquerade.
  • Chapter 9.III. Adrian's Adventures at Palestrina.
  • Chapter 9.IV. The Position of the Senator.—The Work of Years.—The
  • Chapter 9.V. The Biter Bit.
  • Chapter 9.VI. The Events Gather to the End.
  • BOOK X. THE LION Of BASALT.
  • Chapter 10.I. The Conjunction of Hostile Planets in the House of Death.
  • Chapter 10.II. Montreal at Rome.—His Reception of Angelo Villani.
  • Chapter 10.III. Montreal's Banquet.
  • Chapter 10.IV. The Sentence of Walter de Montreal.
  • Chapter 10.V. The Discovery.
  • Chapter 10.VI. The Suspense.
  • Chapter 10.VII. The Tax.
  • Chapter 10.VIII. The Threshold of the Event.
  • Chapter The Last. The Close of the Chase.
  • Appendix I. Some Remarks on the Life and Character of Rienzi.
  • Appendix II. A Word Upon the Work by Pere du Cerceau and Pere Brumoy,
    • Entitled "Conjuration de Nicolas Gabrini, Dit de Rienzi, Tyran de Rome."
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