Babylon Revisited is a collection of short stories dealing with the Lost Generation, those who came to adulthood during the dehumanizing horrors of the First World War. Its diverse stories deal with the fallout of the stock market crash, the dissolute behavior of wealthy American students and artists abroad in Europe, and with the lingering horrors of World War I and the looming threat of a second brutal, bloody conflict.
Brideshead Revisited is the story of Charles Ryder, an Oxford history student befriended by Lord Sebastian Flyte. Flyte is the wealthy scion of the declining Marchmain family, once a powerful member of the British peerage. Charles flirts with the life of a nobleman, creating problems for himself and the Marchmains when he dallies with Sebastian's younger sister, Julia. The novel dwells on Roman Catholicism, class, nostalgia, and the history of the peerage.
The Visit is a tragi-comic play by the Friedrich Durrenmatt that deals with the line between revenge and justice and themes of love and spite. Claire Zachanassian returns to the town of Gullen and announces she will give the town a large sum of money if they kill Alfred Ill, a man who jilter her and who has since married the proprietor of the general store. After much debate and anxiety amongst the townspeople, they vote and kill Alfred, receiving Claire's money.
A Visit to William Blake's Inn is a 1981 children's book by Nancy Willard, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. In her introduction, the author recalls how she fell in love with Blake's poetry as a child and how poetry is the best medicine. The book consists of fifteen rhyming metrical poems that tell stories about a child's stay at William Blake's inn. The poems are filled with fantastical characters such as the Tiger, the King of Cats and the Man in the Marmalade Hat.