5 FROM REVOLUTION TO NATIONALISM
5.1 Political Revolution
Tsue to Tsubasa (杖と翼)
The story began at the eve of the French Revolution, when Léon, the “wild and transgressive” young man moved to the countryside to stay with a family friend with his mother. There he met the little energetic Adele and her mother, a very charming lady and both of whom became Léon’s inspiration for his future role in the forthcoming revolution. The beautiful Adele grew up believing that she would end up marrying Léon, not knowing that her “childhood first love” had already turned to become the cruel and ice-hearted Saint-Just, famously nicknamed the “Arcángel of the Terror” whom played a significant role in delivering the condemnation and execution of King Louis XVI of France….
Eikou no Napoleon (栄光のナポレオン – エロイカ)
(From Baka-Updates) “The Glory of Napoleon – Heroic”, a sequel to “The Rose of Versailles”, tells the story of Napoleon’s empire, including the Thermidorian Reaction, the Italian Campaign, the Egyptian Campaign, the Battle of the Nile, the coup of 18 Brumaire, and the French invasion of Russia. It also includes some characters from the manga The Rose of Versailles like Alain de Soissons, Bernard Chatelet and Rosalie Lamorlière.
5.2 Industrial revolution
Tenshi no Sumu Heya (天使の棲む部屋)
A short stories collection that consists of four short stories, one of which “Tenshi no Sumu Heya”, which tells a story of a young factory worker living with his “angel” in a harsh environment, at the midst of the industrial revolution of the Great Britain. However reluctant, the young boy had to give up his “angel” for the sake of her health… As time passed by, the boy made himself a rich entrepreneur, and finally a match for his “angel”… but would she recognise him as that young boy, with whom they had once shared their childhood dream together in that small little room…..
5.3 Nations rising
Bronze no Tenshi (ブロンズの天使)
(From Baka-Updates) Russia, 1828. Natalia’s family is fallen nobility, left poor by her father’s chronic illness and mother’s poor management. Her family’s only chance at revival is her marriage to a wealthy noble. With her family’s hopes riding on her future husband, what chance does a poor poet have at winning her heart…? And the “poor poet” is no other than the famous Russian poet Aleksander Pushkin.
Orpheus no Mado (オルフェウスの窓)
On a background of intrigues, machinations and a Europe that is going strait toward World War I, three young teenagers meet at a strict conservatory in Germany. Julius met Isaac at the famous Orpheus’ Window and later in another event met Klaus there. The legend told that two lovers met at Orpheus’ Window would end in unhappiness. But Julius met two different persons, and they didn’t know Julius’ secret. In fact, Julius is a woman who’s forced to dress up and pretend to be a guy. But she isn’t the only one who has secrets. Klaus, for example, is Russian. Is he a communist spy? Then the whirlwind of fate began. (From Baka-Updates)
Porando Hishi Ten no Hate Made (天の涯まで)
(From Baka-Updates) In the 18th century, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was an elective monarchy, in which the king was elected by the nobility. The kingdom thrived under its unprecedented in the history of Europe, yet flawed democratic political system. Many difficult trials stand in front of this freedom-loving country. Will democracy yield to tyrrany? Read “Ten no Hate Made” to find out! Created by the author of world famous “Lady Oscar” (Versailles no Bara) – Riyoko Ikeda – this gripping historical story of war, love and deceit is certainly worth reading!
Based on the hugely popular musical of the same name, Elisabeth details the life of the Austrian Empress in the 19th century. At a very young age, she marries the Emperor Franz Joseph and is whisked away to the opulence of the Viennese court. The stagnant court functions stifle her while she struggles with her own quest for personal freedom. She is tormented by her own psychological decay and a fading Austrian monarchy. And throughout her life she is strongly drawn to a mysterious figure – Death….–
5.4 Colonial Empires
T. E. Lawrence
(by 神坂智子). The story of Laurence of Arabia. This story is searching for complicated inside of Laurence, therefore it is completed as a work with extremely high level.
Aoi no Maharaja (蒼のマハラジャ)
Moira came to India with her parents when it was still under British rule. At the Royal Palace in Jodhpur, she met Prince Silva….
Eroica Yori Ai wo Komete (エロイカより愛をこめて)
(From Baka-Updates) What happens when a gay art thief and a conservative NATO officer cross paths? Disaster, of course. Dorian is an aristocrat, a thief and a hedonist; Klaus is a duty-driven espionage agent with no patience for fools. Follow them as they chase each other across the globe — from Britain to Baghdad, from Alaska to Alexandria, from Moscow to Madrid. Spectacular locations and non-stop adventures await!
(From Baka-Updates) Seven years ago, Lundi found a little girl named Jeudi lying in a field of dandelions on the Alps. One day, they accidentally angered Count de Gourmont and so Jeudi was forced work as a maid in his castle. Lundi came to her rescue; however they nearly died when escaping. Set in the era of World War II, Lundi and Jeudi face many difficult situations as they search for the whereabouts of Jeudi’s parents.