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 chuckle 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, family members, group, and sophistication? What position have soreness, cruelty, or even demise 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 publication addresses those very important questions. Organised thematically, and overlaying all Shakespeare's comedies from the start to the top of his occupation, it offers readers with a map of the playwright's comedian types, displaying how he equipped on comedic conventions as he extra enriched the chances of the style.

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Download E-books L'enfant de l'étranger PDF

By Alan Hollinghurst

« Elle fut déconcertée par los angeles voix de Cecil, une voix qui parut s'approprier très vite et très résolument leur jardin, leur maison et le week-end à venir, une voix nerveuse, prompte, semblait-il, à proclamer qu'elle se moquait de qui l'entendait, une voix dont les intonations étaient teintées en outre d'un brin de moquerie et de l. a. certitude de sa supériorité. »

Tout start en 1913, dans le jardin d'une maison de campagne anglaise, lorsque le timide George Sawle invite pour le week-end son camarade de Cambridge : l'aristocratique, énigmatique et capricieux Cecil Valance.

Ces jours dans l. a. maison familiale et le poème qu'ils inspirent à Cecil vont changer leur destin. Et plus encore celui de Daphné, los angeles jeune soeur de George. En ce printemps où rien n'annonce encore les proches bouleversements de l'Histoire, un pacte se noue secrètement entre ces trois personnages, aspect de départ d'une fresque saisissante à travers le siècle et les vestiges du temps, par l'un des plus grands romanciers anglais contemporains, Alan Hollinghurst, lauréat du Booker Prize en 2005 pour los angeles Ligne de beauté.

« Hollinghurst mérite incontestablement los angeles position du meilleur romancier anglais contemporain.
Éblouissant. » The father or mother

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Download E-books Barry Lyndon PDF

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Quittant l’Irlande à los angeles suite d’un duel qui tourne mal, Redmond Barry s’enrôle dans l’armée anglaise alors en guerre contre l. a. Prusse. Après avoir été fait prisonnier par l’ennemi, il sera contraint d’espionner un convinced chevalier de Balibari pour le compte des Allemands. Coup de théâtre : celui-ci n’est autre que son oncle ! Tous deux prennent alors los angeles fuite et deviennent, avec succès et moyennant quelques tricheries, joueurs de cartes professionnels.

Ambitieux, Redmond parvient à se marier avec l. a. comtesse Lyndon, une riche veuve. Mais leur relation se révèle houleuse. En plus de dépenser sa fortune, Barry se comporte en mari tyrannique. Jeune arriviste débauché, libertin, il est l’archétype de l’opportuniste à los angeles recherche de l. a. gloire et de l’argent…

Dans un kind grinçant, le narrateur des pretend Mémoires de Barry Lyndon décrit avec ironie les travers de l. a. haute société cosmopolite d’un XVIIIe siècle décadent.

En 1975, Stanley Kubrick healthy de cette oeuvre, qu’il tira d’un relatif oubli, une magistrale version cinématographique.

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Download E-books A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare levels the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods outdoors Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger ladies variety themselves out into couples—but no longer sooner than they shape first one love triangle, after which another.

Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is quickly reworked into that of a donkey by way of a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. ultimately, backside and his partners ineptly degree the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

The authoritative version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and time-honored Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest 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 well-known traces and phrases

-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language

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

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

-An annotated consultant to extra reading

Essay through Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest number of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from worldwide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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Download E-books HIS LAST BOW Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (illustrated, complete, and unabridged with the original illustrations) PDF

The Definitive version of HIS final BOW: a few Later memories of Sherlock Holmes

-Illustrations from their first booklet within the Strand Magazine

-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to enhance your interpreting experience

-Linked desk of contents to arrive your bankruptcy quickly

“Here, we have now a suite of 8 vintage brief tales that includes the world-renowned investigator Sherlock Holmes and his devoted chronicler, Dr. John Watson M.D. i am particularly the fan of Sir Arthur's brief tales, simply because each is pretty much as good as a unique and they are the proper size to learn at the bus, within the bathtub or prior to going to bed.”

“A number of Sherlock Holmes adventures. I had loads enjoyable analyzing this publication. It used to be simply amazing!” Ann Jacob

“Eight attention-grabbing Holmes tales, every one of them a pretty first rate size, completely ideal to twist up with on a cold December night. i like the nature of Holmes, it suits precisely the temper that Doyle creates so completely in every one tale. the strain and worry that lies underneath a rarefied Englishness, the dense fogs that swirl outdoors the home windows of Baker highway, whereas a good brain is determining the unfathomable. In my own favorite 'The event of the Devil's Foot' Holmes and Watson locate themselves in a tiny Cornish village, the place a girl has been it seems that terrified to death.” Victoria

HIS final BOW beneficial properties eight vintage mysteries in a particularly designed variation for kindle. those are Conan Doyle’s masterpieces for you to intrigue and enjoyment you. learn them as they're intended to be learn: entire, and unabridged with illustrations from their first publication.

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Download E-books A Legacy (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Brenda Wineapple

A Legacy is the story of 2 very varied households, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding individuals of Berlin’s haute bourgeoisie who count number a pal of Goethe between their extraordinary ancestors. now not that this proud legacy capability a lot of something to them anymore. safe of their large city condominium, they dedicate themselves to little greater than having fun with their comforts and making sure their wealth. The Feldens are landed aristocracy, wealthy yet no longer wealthy, from Germany’s Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the 2 households could be unusually, certainly fatally, entwined. 

Set through the run-up to international battle I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is pleasing, magnificently humorous, and profound, an unforgettable photograph of a doomed manner of life.

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Download E-books To the Lighthouse PDF

By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its good looks, there may by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure critical and uncompromising. i believe that past being in regards to the very nature of truth, it's itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction


The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic but absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their childrens and diverse site visitors are on vacation at the Isle of Skye. From the doubtless trivial postponement of a trip to a close-by lighthouse, Woolf constructs a extraordinary, relocating exam of the advanced tensions and allegiances of kin lifestyles and the clash among males and women.

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Download E-books The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) drew upon his stories in Anglo-Indian Society for far of his writing. This quantity provides 5 of Kipling's most sensible early tales, together with "The Phantom Rickshaw," a mental mystery; "Wee Willie Winkie," a pleasant exhibit of affection for kids; "Without good thing about Clergy," the poignant tale of an Englishmen's affair with an Islamic lady; "The unusual trip of Morrowbie Jukes"; and the prestigious name story.

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Download E-books Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë's in simple terms novel, a piece of large and far-reaching effect, the Penguin Classics version of Wuthering Heights is the definitive version of the textual content, edited with an creation through Pauline Nestor. Lockwood, the recent tenant of Thrushcross Grange, located at the bleak Yorkshire moors, is compelled to hunt defend one evening at Wuthering Heights, the house of his landlord. There he discovers the historical past of the tempestuous occasions that happened years earlier than; of the serious dating among the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw; and the way Catherine, pressured to choose from passionate, tortured Heathcliff and mild, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectancies of her category. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the subsequent new release, their blameless heirs needs to fight to flee the legacy of the previous. during this variation, a brand new preface via Lucasta Miller, writer of The Brontë fable, seems to be on the ways that the radical has been interpreted, from Charlotte Brontë onwards. This enhances Pauline Nestor's advent, which discusses altering severe receptions of the unconventional, in addition to Emily Brontë's impacts and historical past. Emily Brontë (1818-48), together with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, used to be the most major literary figures of the nineteenth century. She wrote only one strikingly cutting edge novel, Wuthering Heights, yet was once additionally a proficient and excessive poet. when you loved Wuthering Heights, you'll like Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, additionally to be had in Penguin Classics. 'Wuthering Heights is often considered "romantic", yet try out rereading it with no being astonished by means of the comfortableness with which Brontë's characters topic each other to extremes of actual and mental violence' Jeanette Winterson 'As a primary novel, there's little or no that may examine to it. Even Shakespeare took over a decade to arrive the clifftop extremities of King Lear' Sarah Waters

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