Download E-books The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies (Cambridge Introductions to Literature) PDF

By Penny Gay

Why did theatre audiences snort in Shakespeare's day? Why do they nonetheless chortle now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, in order that his performs proceed to amuse and circulation audiences? What do his comedies need to say approximately love, intercourse, gender, energy, relations, group, and sophistication? What position have ache, cruelty, or even loss of life in a comedy? Why all these puns? In a survey that travels from Shakespeare's earliest experiments in farce and courtly love-stories to the nice romantic comedies of his heart years and the mould-breaking experiments of his final decade's paintings, this ebook addresses those very important questions. Organised thematically, and masking all Shakespeare's comedies from the start to the top of his occupation, it presents readers with a map of the playwright's comedian types, displaying how he equipped on comedic conventions as he additional enriched the probabilities of the style.

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Download E-books Frankenstein PDF

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for as long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. the tale of Victor Frankenstein's negative production and the havoc it triggered has enthralled generations of readers and encouraged numerous writers of horror and suspense. contemplating the novel's enduring good fortune, it's extraordinary that it all started in simple terms as a whim of Lord Byron's.
"We will each one write a story," Byron introduced to his next-door pals, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. the chums have been summering at the shorelines of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley nonetheless unknown as a poet and Byron writing the 3rd canto of Childe Harold. whilst endured rains stored them restricted interior, all agreed to Byron's proposal.
The illustrious poets did not whole their ghost tales, yet Mary Shelley rose supremely to the problem. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably within the job she set for herself: to create a narrative that, in her personal phrases, "would converse to the mysterious fears of our nature and wake up exciting horror — one to make the reader dread to appear around, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

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Download E-books Silas Marner and Two Short Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics) PDF

Silas Marner and brief Stories, by means of George Eliot, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber versions at cheap costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a number of the impressive beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from cutting-edge best writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by way of the paintings
  • Comments by means of different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for extra examining
  • Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate

All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to enhanced requisites; a few contain illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to improve every one reader's figuring out of those enduring works.

George Eliot’s 3rd novel, Silas Marner (1861) is a strong and relocating story approximately one man’s trip from exile and loneliness to the heat and pleasure of the family.

The tale opens as Silas Marner, falsely accused of robbery, loses every little thing, together with his religion in God. Embittered and alienated from his fellow guy, he strikes to the village of Raveloe, the place he turns into a weaver. Taking safe haven in his paintings, Silas slowly starts to acquire gold—his merely pleasure in life—until in the future that too is stolen from him. Then one darkish night, a stunning, golden-haired baby, misplaced and seeing the sunshine from Silas’s cottage, toddles in via his doorway. As Silas grows to like the lady as though she have been his personal daughter, his existence adjustments into whatever beneficial. yet his happiness is threatened whilst the orphan’s genuine father involves declare the lady as his personal, and Silas needs to face wasting a treasure more than the entire gold within the world.

This quantity additionally contains shorter works by means of Eliot—The Lifted Veil, a dismal Gothic delusion a few morbid younger clairvoyant, and Brother Jacob, a deliciously satirical delusion a few confectioner’s apprentice.

George Levine is Kenneth Burke Professor of English Literature at Rutgers collage, and director of the University’s middle for the severe research of latest tradition. He has written generally approximately Victorian literature and tradition, and has for a very long time targeted cognizance on Darwin and the kinfolk among technological know-how and literature, quite in his Darwin and the Novelists. He has written and edited many books, on topics starting from Frankenstein to the works of Thomas Pynchon. such a lot lately, he has edited The Cambridge better half to George Eliot and written a examine of Victorian medical suggestion and literature, Dying to Know.

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Download E-books La mort s'invite à Pemberley PDF

By P. D. James

Rien ne semble devoir troubler l'existence ordonnée et protégée de Pemberley, le domaine ancestral de los angeles famille Darcy, dans le Derbyshire, ni perturber le bonheur conjugal de los angeles maîtresse des lieux, Elizabeth Darcy. Elle est los angeles mère de deux charmants bambins; sa soeur préférée, Jane, et son mari, Bingley, habitent à moins de trente kilomètres de là; et son père adulé, Mr Bennet, vient régulièrement en visite, attiré par l'imposante bibliothèque du château. Mais cette félicité se trouve soudain menacée lorsque, à l. a. veille du bal d'automne, un drame contraint les Darcy à recevoir sous leur toit l. a. jeune soeur d'Elizabeth et son mari, que leurs frasques passées ont rendu indésirables à Pemberley. Avec eux s'invitent l. a. mort, los angeles suspicion et los angeles résurgence de rancunes anciennes.

Dans La mort s'invite à Pemberley, Phyllis Dorothy James associe sa longue ardour pour l'oeuvre de Jane Austen à son expertise d'auteur de romans policiers pour imaginer une suite à Orgueil et Préjugés et camper avec brio une intrigue à suspense. Elle allie une grande fidélité aux personnages d'Austen au plus pur kind de ses romans policiers, ne manquant pas, selon son habitude, d'aborder les problèmes de société - ici, ceux de l'Angleterre du début du XIXe siècle.
Un roman qui enchantera les nombreux admirateurs de Jane Austen et comblera ceux de P.D. James.

Née en 1920, Phyllis Dorothy James a exercé des fonctions à los angeles part criminelle du domestic workplace avant de se consacrer entièrement à l'écriture. Mélange d'understatement britannique et de sadisme, d'analyse sociale et d'humour, ses romans lui ont valu d'être sacrée «nouvelle reine du crime»

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Download E-books Oxford World's Classics: The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear (World Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

King Lear, generally thought of Shakespeare's such a lot deeply relocating, passionately expressed, and intellectually formidable play, has generally been edited from the revised model revealed within the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the 4to of 1608. Now for the 1st time, this new quantity provides the entire, scholarly version to be established firmly at the 4to, now famous because the base textual content from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written creation indicates how the paintings grew slowly in Shakespeare's mind's eye, fed via years of examining, considering, and event as a sensible dramatist. This editition contains a brand new, modern-spelling textual content; a whole index to the creation and remark; construction photos and similar paintings. The on-page remark and distinct notes to this version provide severe assist in knowing the language and dramaturgy in terms of the theaters within which King Lear was once first played. extra sections reprint the early ballad, which was once one of the play's earliest assets, and supply extra courses to realizing and appreciating one of many maximum masterworks of Western civilization.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial positive factors, together with professional introductions by means of best specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; and Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF


The so much loved novels from England's gifted sisters, multi function gorgeously packaged quantity

The Brontë relatives used to be a literary phenomenon unmatched sooner than or due to the fact. either Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have gained lofty areas within the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the 1st time ever, Penguin Classics unites those enduring favorites with the lesser recognized yet no much less strong paintings through their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's personal reviews as a governess, Agnes Grey bargains a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must have quantity for somebody enthusiastic about this singularly gifted family.

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

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration PDF

Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a set of specifically commissioned essays celebrating the poet's existence and paintings, and exploring his lasting legacy. Edited by way of his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, the publication is prepared thematically and incorporates a wealth of fabric: essays from famous biographers comparable to David Thomas and Clive Woosnam discover Thomas's lasting legacy either at domestic and in another country, and Welsh poet laurete Gillian Clark displays at the effect of the seminal "play for voices," below Milk Wood. The publication additionally comprises an essays via poet Owen Shears and BBC Radio 6 presenter Cerys Matthews, in addition to a variety of tales and poems from the likes of former president Jimmy Carter, Phillip Pullman, and actor Michael Sheen.

Dylan Thomas was once born in Swansea in 1914. changing into a journalist after leaving university at sixteen, he stuck the eye of the literary global with "Light breaks the place no sunlight shines" in 1934. In 1937 he married Caitlin Macnamara, and their courting was once documented within the 2008 movie The fringe of Love. In the Nineteen Fifties, Thomas travelled to the United States, gaining reputation via his readings. In 1953 he grew to become gravely unwell in big apple and fell right into a coma from which he didn't get better. there are many theories surrounding his loss of life, even though so much think he died of alcohol poisoning.

With a foreword via comic and previous Monty Python's Terry Jones, Dylan Thomas: A Centenary get together is a wealthy and private mirrored image at the lasting legacy of Britain's maximum poet.

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Download E-books Treasure Island PDF

Treasure Island is an experience novel via Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a story of "buccaneers and buried gold". First released as a publication on 23 may perhaps 1883, it used to be initially serialized within the kid's journal younger fogeys among 1881 and 1882 less than the name Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. ordinarily thought of a coming-of-age tale, Treasure Island is a story famous for its surroundings, characters and motion, and likewise as a wry statement at the ambiguity of morality – as noticeable in lengthy John Silver – strange for kid's literature. it's some of the most usually dramatized of all novels. The impact of Treasure Island on well known perceptions of pirates is big, together with such components as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

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Download E-books The Wisdom of Father Brown PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

British author GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically approximately his wide-ranging philosophies-he is most unlikely to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a large choice of avenues: he was once a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. His witty, funny sort earned him the identify of the "prince of paradox," and his works-80 books and approximately 4,000 essays-remain one of the so much loved within the English language Chesterton is better remembered, probably, as a spinner of puzzle stories, and for his habitual personality of pop Brown. This 1914 number of tales comprises a few of the crime-solving priest's maximum situations: . "The Absence of Mr. Glass" . "The Paradise of Thieves" . "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch" . "The guy within the Passage" . "The Mistake of the Machine" . "The Head of Caesar" . "The crimson Wig" . "The Perishing of the Pendragons" . "The God of the Gongs" . "The Salad of Colonel Gray" . "The unusual Crime of John Boulnois" . "The Fairy story of dad Brown"

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