Download E-books The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Placing romance onstage, The Tempest supplies us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who used to be displaced by means of his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, the place his simply partners are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. while his enemies are between these stuck in a typhoon close to the island, Prospero turns his energy upon them via Ariel and different spirits.

The characters exceed the jobs of villains and heroes. Prospero turns out heroic, but he enslaves Caliban and has an urge for food for revenge. Caliban looks a monster for attacking Miranda, yet looks heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the interval of colonialism within which the play was once written. Miranda’s engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked get together, is helping unravel the drama.

The authoritative variation of The Tempest from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and accepted Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the simplest early published model of the play

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

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

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

-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a latest point of view at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s huge holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay via Barbara A. Mowat

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 a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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Download E-books The Monk (Penguin Classics) PDF

‘Few may possibly maintain the look of his eye, immediately fiery and penetrating’

Savaged by way of critics for its intended profanity and obscenity, and purchased in huge numbers by means of readers desirous to see even if it lived as much as its lurid attractiveness, The Monk grew to become a succès de scandale while it was once released in 1796 – now not least simply because its writer was once a member of parliament and purely 20 years previous. It recounts the diabolical decline of Ambrosio, a Capuchin better, who succumbs first to temptations provided by way of a tender woman who has entered his monastery disguised as a boy, and keeps his descent with more and more wicked acts of sorcery, homicide, incest and torture. Combining sensationalism with acute mental perception, this masterpiece of Gothic fiction is a strong exploration of the way violent and erotic impulses can holiday during the boundaries of social and ethical restraint.

This variation is predicated at the first variation of 1796, which seemed sooner than Lewis’s revisions to prevent fees of blasphemy. In his creation, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel’s position in the Gothic style, and its topics of sexual hope and the abuse of power.

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Download E-books Comeback PDF

By Dick Francis

Whilst globe-hopping British First Secretary Peter Darwin returns to his youth domestic fo a trip, he's sorry. looking ahead to him have been long-hidden stories, a string of racehorse deaths and murder. As Darwin starts to gain that the foremost to it all contains his personal previous, he needs he'd by no means get back, simply because he simply may by no means depart back --- alive....
"One of Francis' such a lot profitable novels."
Selected by means of the Book-of-the-Month membership

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Download E-books King John: Second Series (Arden Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

The Arden Shakespeare is the demonstrated variation of Shakespeare's paintings. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and useful observation, Arden publications you a richer figuring out and appreciation of Shakespeare's performs. This version of King John offers, a transparent and authoritative textual content, unique notes and remark at the comparable web page because the textual content, a whole creation discussing the serious and old heritage to the play and appendices proposing assets and proper extracts.

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Download E-books Flush: A Biography PDF

By Virginia Woolf

This tale of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants correct from the hole pages. even though Flush has adventures of his personal with bullying canines, horrid maids, and robbers, he additionally offers the reader with a glimpse into Browning’s lifestyles. creation via Trekkie Ritchie.

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Download E-books Lost Calling: The Madonna Key (Silhouette Bombshell) PDF

By Evelyn Vaughn

The Marian priestesses as soon as secure the Madonna mosaic, key to a legacy of peace and womanly energy. They have been hunted down by way of forces who didn't comprehend their calling. Now their descendants are trying to find the past — and stirring an enemy who will kill to maintain them silent....

Museum curator Catrina Dauvergne knew the earthquakes couldn't be her fault. however the beheaded our bodies and worthy artifacts printed through the cracks within the earth have been her destiny to discover. to guard them, she needs to chance her life — and quit the single guy whose love and recognize she so much wants. but if future calls and forgotten heritage waits to be reclaimed or misplaced perpetually, this lady will answer....

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Download E-books The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce PDF

By Hallie Rubenhold

She was once a lively younger heiress. He used to be a good-looking baronet with a promising occupation in govt. the wedding of woman Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy tale―but ended as essentially the most scandalous and hugely publicized divorces in history.

In February 1782, England opened its newspapers to learn the main points of a felony dialog trial during which the good-looking baronet Sir Richard Worsley tried to sue his wife's lover for an astronomical sum in damages. through the complaints, the Worsleys' scandalous sexual preparations, voyeuristic developments, and bed-hopping antics have been laid naked. The trial and its verdict shocked society, yet no longer up to the unrepentant habit of woman Worsley.

Sir Joshua Reynolds captured the brazen personality of his topic whilst he created his celebrated portrait of woman Worsley in a trendy pink driving behavior, however it used to be her stunning affairs that made her divorce so notorious that even George Washington it within the press. Impeccably researched and written with nice aptitude, this full of life and relocating real historical past provides a not often noticeable photo of aristocratic existence within the Georgian era.

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Download E-books Twelfth Night or What You Will PDF

By Alan Durband

Listed here are the books that support educate Shakespeare performs with out the instructor always desiring to give an explanation for and outline Elizabethan phrases, slang, and alternative routes of expression which are diverse from our personal. every one play is gifted with Shakespeare's unique traces on every one left-hand web page, and a latest, easy-to-understand "translation" at the dealing with right-hand web page. All dramas are whole, with each unique Shakespearian line, and a full-length smooth rendition of the textual content. those useful teaching-study publications additionally comprise:

1. necessary historical past info that places every one play in its historic point of view.

2. dialogue questions that academics can use to spark scholar type participation, and which scholars can use as springboards for his or her personal topics and time period papers.

3. truth quizzes, pattern examinations, and different beneficial properties that increase scholar comprehension of what each one play is set.

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Download E-books Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

With this assortment, popular Colridge biographer Richard Holmes casts new gentle at the poets sensibilities and accomplishments. Holmes divides the poems into 8 different types of topic and style, dispelling the parable of Coleridge as "the metaphysical dreamer" and rediscovering him as a Romantic autobiographer of large energy and range. At the center of Selected Poetry are the dialog Poems, a unified and fantastically crafted autobiographical series written over a interval of twelve years. a sequence of little-known love poems to Asra, which mix understated ardour and determined directness, replicate the depths of Coleridge's emotions for Sara Hutchinson, his unimaginable lifelong love.

The quantity additionally contains the strong Hill jogging Poems, and the key suffering of the Confessional Poems, in addition to formerly undervalued later poetry born of Coleridge's stressed previous age and his ironic mirrored image on his life.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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