Zuleika Dobson, Or An Oxford Love Story (International Collectors Library)

A 1911 novel through Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate lifestyles at Oxford throughout the Edwardian period. Zuleika is a tender femme fatale who enthralls the full undergraduate college at Oxford. each younger guy who sees her falls in love and he or she completely enjoys their cognizance. This satire contains the recognized line "Death cancels all engagements" and provides a corrosive view of Oxford at the moment.

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Richard II

The 1st play of a ancient tetralogy which includes Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a couple of) and Henry V, Richard II info the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward push of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and resembling medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly sleek reliance on Machiavellian rules and his highbrow prowess offers him an aspect that's finally Richard’s undoing. a strong and complex tragedy, Richard II is still the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious occupation.

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Freya of the Seven Isles (The Art of the Novella)

By Joseph Conrad

There is a level of bliss too excessive for elation.

This little-known novella from one of many masters of the shape is so strange for Joseph Conrad's paintings in numerous respects, even though no longer in its unique maritime surroundings or its much more unique prose—it is uncommon in that it really is certainly one of his only a few works to add a girl as a number one personality, and to take the shape of a romance.

Still, it is a Conradian romance: a sweeping saga set within the Indian Ocean basin, opposed to a turbulent historical past of slightly suppressed hostilities among Dutch and British service provider navies, informed by way of one among Conrad's classically indifferent narrators. in any case, the original standpoint of the sharply etched personality of Freya is certainly one of Conrad's so much piercing stories of how the lust for strength can force males to greatness—or its opposite.

The artwork of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a singular, too lengthy to be a brief tale, the novella is usually unrecognized by means of teachers and publishers. still, it's a shape liked and practiced by means of literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville apartment celebrates this renegade paintings shape and its practitioners with titles which are, oftentimes, awarded in ebook shape for the 1st time.

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The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories

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 a lot of his writing. This quantity offers 5 of Kipling's top early tales, together with "The Phantom Rickshaw," a mental mystery; "Wee Willie Winkie," a pleasant reveal of affection for kids; "Without good thing about Clergy," the poignant tale of an Englishmen's affair with an Islamic girl; "The unusual journey of Morrowbie Jukes"; and the distinguished identify story.

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King John: Second Series (Arden Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare

The Arden Shakespeare is the verified 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, certain notes and remark at the comparable web page because the textual content, a whole creation discussing the severe and historic historical past to the play and appendices providing resources and correct extracts.

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The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is damaging. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to cross a attempt prescribed via her father’s will, opting for effectively between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may possibly by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face a powerful villain, the moneylender Shylock. In developing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a common prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock might were considered as a villain simply because he was once a Jew. but he offers such robust expression to his alienation because of the hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is so much remembered for her conceal as a legal professional, Balthazar, specially the speech within which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the light rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and familiar Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily 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 advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

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

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

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Alexander Leggatt

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

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The Romance of the Forest (Oxford World's Classics)

The Romance of the Forest (1791) heralded an important surge within the acclaim for Gothic novels, in a decade that incorporated Ann Radcliffe's later works, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian.
Set in Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and severe oppression, the unconventional follows the destiny of its heroine Adeline, who's mysteriously put less than the security of a relations fleeing Paris for debt. They take safe haven in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, the place sinister relics of the prior - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are chanced on in hid rooms. Adeline unearths herself on the mercy of the abbey's owner, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions eventually strength her to consider break out to far away areas.
wealthy in allusions to aesthetic conception and to trip literature, The Romance of the Forest can also be taken with present philosophical debate and examines structures of proposal imperative to the highbrow lifetime of overdue eighteenth-century Europe.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different precious beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by means of major specialists, important notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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The Life Of William Shakespeare: The Classic Unabridged Shakespeare Biography

This rigorously crafted book: “The lifetime of William Shakespeare” is formatted on your eReader with a useful and distinctive desk of contents.

Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by way of the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This publication, first released in 1898, used to be an instantaneous well known good fortune and was once appeared for far of the 20th century because the most useful account of Shakespeare's existence then available.

Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was once an English biographer and critic. He was once a lifelong pupil and fanatic of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare within the fifty-first quantity of the Dictionary of nationwide Biography shaped the foundation of his lifetime of William Shakespeare. This full-length lifestyles is frequently credited because the first sleek biography of the poet.

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Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies)

Victorian Literature is a complete and completely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that permits 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 different view of Victorian society with the inclusion of ladies, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• accommodates fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and leading edge sub-sections on subject matters 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 sector with a spotlight on social, cultural, inventive, and old components
• features a absolutely annotated significant other web site for academics and scholars delivering extended context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an intensive bibliography

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The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend

By Peter Ackroyd

Acclaimed biographer Peter Ackroyd vibrantly resurrects the mythical epic of Camelot during this glossy model.

The names of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad, the sword of Excalibur, and the court docket of Camelot are as recognizable as any from the realm of fable. even though many types exist of the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the around desk, Le Morte d'Arthur by way of Sir Thomas Malory endures because the so much relocating and richly creative. during this abridged retelling the inimitable Peter Ackroyd transforms Malory's fifteenth-century paintings right into a dramatic smooth tale, vividly bringing to existence an international of braveness and chivalry, magic, and majesty. The golden age of Camelot, the perilous look for the Holy Grail, the affection of Guinevere and Lancelot, and the treachery of Arthur's son Mordred are all rendered into modern prose with Ackroyd's attribute allure and panache. simply as he did along with his clean re-creation of Chaucer's The Canterbury stories, Ackroyd now brings one of many cornerstones of English literature to a complete new audience.

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