The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

This creation examines the continuity and diversity of Shakepeare's paintings and the inventive use he made up of his inherited conventions. the 1st part locations Shakespeare within the context of classical and Renaissance comedy, his Elizabethan predecessors and the traditions of renowned joyful celebration. the second one part strains subject matters via Shakespeare's early and center comedies, darkish comedies and overdue romances, illuminating specific performs by way of shut research,

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Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

Much Ado approximately Nothing comprises relatively diversified tales of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love nearly first and foremost sight, yet an intruder, Don John, moves out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are saved aside by way of satisfaction and mutual antagonism until eventually others choose to play Cupid.

The authoritative variation of Much Ado approximately Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and popular Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases

-An creation to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student offering a contemporary standpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s immense holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay via Gail Kern Paster

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest number of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Mistress Masham's Repose

By T.H. White

"She observed: first, a sq. establishing, approximately 8 inches broad, within the lowest step...finally she observed that there has been a walnut shell, or part one, outdoors the closest door...she went to examine the shell—but appeared with the best astonishment. there has been a child in it."

So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the key of her deteriorating property: on a abandoned island at its a ways nook, within the temple in the past nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, reside a complete group of people—"The People," as they name themselves—all basically inches tall. With the aid of her in basic terms friend—the absurdly erudite Professor—Maria quickly learns that this cost is not any below the dominion of Lilliput (first noticeable in Gulliver's Travels) in exile. thoroughly hidden for hundreds of years, the Lilliputians are initially endangered via Maria's well-meaning yet clumsy makes an attempt to make their lives more straightforward, yet their state of affairs grows really ominous once they are came across via Maria's grasping guardians, who examine the folks and notice just a package deal of cash.

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Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)

By Henry Fielding, John Bender

Fielding's comedian masterpiece of 1749 was once instantly attacked as `A motley heritage of bastardism, fornication, and adultery'. certainly, his populous novel overflows with a marvellous collection of prudes, whores, libertines, bumpkins, misanthropes, hypocrites, scoundrels, virgins, and all too fallible humanitarians. on the centre of 1 of the main inventive plots in English fiction stands a hero whose activities have been, in 1749, as surprising as they're humorous this day. Expelled from Mr Allworthy's nation property for his wild mood and sexual conquests, the good-hearted foundling Tom Jones loses his funds, joins the military, and pursues his liked throughout Britain to London, the place he turns into a saved lover and confronts the potential for incest. Tom Jones is rightly considered as Fielding's maximum paintings, and one of many first and so much influential of English novels.

This conscientiously modernized variation relies on Fielding's emended fourth variation textual content and gives the main thorough notes, maps, and bibliography. The advent makes use of the newest scholarship to check how Tom Jones exemplifies the position of the radical within the rising eighteenth-century public sphere.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from around the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative precious good points, together with professional introductions by means of best experts, precious notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (originally released as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a unique through English author Charlotte Brontë. It was once released on sixteen October 1847 by means of Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, lower than the pen identify "Currer Bell." the 1st American version was once published the subsequent 12 months by way of Harper & Brothers of latest York. essentially of the bildungsroman style, Jane Eyre follows the feelings and studies of its identify personality, together with her development to maturity, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic grasp of fictitious Thornfield corridor. In its internalisation of the motion — the point of interest is at the slow unfolding of Jane's ethical and non secular sensibility and the entire occasions are colored by way of a heightened depth that was once formerly the area of poetry — Jane Eyre revolutionised the artwork of fiction. Charlotte Brontë has been known as the 'first historian of the non-public realization' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. the unconventional comprises components of social feedback, with a powerful experience of morality at its center, yet is still a singular many think of sooner than its time given the individualistic personality of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, faith, and proto-feminism.

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Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

By John Sutherland

Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Blue Lagoon. Portnoy's grievance. The Da Vinci Code. For the final century, the tastes and personal tastes of the typical reader were mirrored within the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very brief Introduction takes an interesting glance through the lists to bare what we have now been reading--and why. John Sutherland indicates that bestseller lists visual display unit one of many most powerful pulses in glossy literature and are consequently priceless of significant research. Exploring the connection among bestsellers and the models, ideologies, and cultural matters of the day, the publication comprises brief case-studies and energetic summaries of bestsellers over the years: from In His Steps--now virtually absolutely forgotten, however the greatest all-time bestseller among 1895 and 1945--to Gone with the Wind, The Andromeda Strain, and The Da Vinci Code. Discussing either vintage and modern novels, along a few amazing titles and long-forgotten names. Sutherland lifts the lid at the bestseller undefined, revealing what makes a publication right into a bestseller and what separates bestsellers from canonical fiction.

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Das Herz der Finsternis / Heart of Darkness - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English) (German Edition)

Dieses book: "Das Herz der Finsternis / middle of Darkness - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual version (German-English)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Diese Zweisprachige Ausgabe hilft dem Leser Joseph Conrad besser zu verstehen und zu interpretieren, ist praktisch beim Nachschlagen und sehr nützlich um Englisch / Deutsch als Fremdsprache zu Lernen oder zu Lehren.
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This conscientiously crafted publication: "Das Herz der Finsternis / center of Darkness - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual version (German-English)" is formatted on your eReader with a sensible and certain desk of contents. This bilingual variation is helping the reader to appreciate and to interpret Joseph Conrad higher, is useful for taking a look up textual content passages and intensely invaluable for studying and instructing German / English language via vintage literature.
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Herz der Finsternis ist eine Erzählung aus dem Jahre 1899 von Joseph Conrad.
Zur Inhalt: Auf der nächtlich an der Themsemündung in Gravesend stillliegenden Seeyacht Nellie erzählt der ehemalige Seemann Marlow seinen vier Freunden, die das Band der See eint, eine Episode aus seinem Leben. Er beschreibt seine Sehnsucht, die letzten weißen Flecken des Globus kennenzulernen, und wie sie nach einigen Mühen dazu führte, dass er Flusskapitän wurde.
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Heart of Darkness is a brief novel through Joseph Conrad, released in 1899.
Plot: Aboard the Nellie, anchored within the River Thames close to Gravesend, England, Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors in regards to the occasions that ended in his appointment as captain of a river-steamboat for an ivory buying and selling corporation. He describes his passage on ships to the wasteland to the Company's station down the Congo River in critical Africa.

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Autumn Journal: A Poem (Faber Poetry)

Written among August and December 1938, Autumn Journal continues to be certainly one of the main priceless and relocating testaments of residing throughout the thirties by means of a tender author. it's a checklist of the author's emotional and highbrow adventure in the course of these months, the minutiae of daily residing set opposed to the occasions of the area outdoors, the cost in Munich and sluggish defeat in Spain.

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Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)

Victorian Literature is a entire and completely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that enables lecturers and scholars to pursue conventional or leading edge strains of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.  

• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally various view of Victorian society with the inclusion of girls, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• comprises contemporary scholarship with five contextual sections and cutting edge sub-sections on issues like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality;  melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sphere with a spotlight on social, cultural, inventive, and ancient components
• features a absolutely annotated significant other site for academics and scholars providing extended context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an in depth bibliography

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Villette (Penguin Classics)

By Charlotte Brontë

"I am purely simply lower back to a feeling of actual ask yourself approximately me, for i've been reading Villette..." —George Eliot

With neither buddies nor kinfolk, Lucy Snowe units sail from England to discover employment in a women’ boarding university within the small city of Villette. There she struggles to preserve her self-possession within the face of unruly scholars, an before everything suspicious headmaster, and her personal advanced emotions, first for the school’s English health care provider after which for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë’s final and such a lot autobiographical novel is a powerfully relocating learn of isolation and the ache of unrequited love, narrated through a heroine decided to maintain an autonomous spirit within the face of inauspicious circumstances.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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