A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare

This is often a necessary consultant for brand new scholars coming to the Bard for the 1st time in addition to a worthy source for a devoted fan. it really is an incredible advent to the lifestyles and instances of Shakespeare, uncovering the few fragments of his existence and putting him in the Elizabethan international.

The e-book additionally appears to be like at every one of his performs and sonnets, giving complete causes and outlines, placing them in context, and revealing the various nice charges and key scenes.

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Here and there), throughout plural Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood part rupee Royal Academy shilling, as in 5/6, five shillings and sixpence (Lat. sicut) it is so (identifies unusual spelling or grammar as original) Scene Scottish dialect section, sections Spanish sister stanza, stanzas (Lat. ) (Lat. vide) see, see entry (Lat. videlicet) namely volume, volumes (Lat. versus) against 1 Introduction Victorian Representations and Misrepresentations The six decades of Victoria’s reign (1837–1901) – and the longer nineteenth century ­(1789–1914) – witnessed tremendous changes for Britain: from rural village roads ­meandering around large estates to dynamic and sprawling cities; from a coach-and-four to complex, interlocking railway systems; from sail to steam; from penny post to world telegraph (see Plate 2, “Scientific Progress”).

While offering some guidance in such cases, we have generally restricted our interpretation to giving, for instance, some comment on structure, in the case of some longer poems (such as Tennyson’s In Memoriam and Hopkins’s “The Wreck of the Deutschland”), or explanations of some of the scientific or religious ideas alluded to, as, for instance, in the writings of Darwin, that might be unfamiliar to current readers. We have tried to avoid annotating words that occur in the Concise Oxford Dictionary, but occasionally have done so where a word is archaic or obsolete, or if it has a specific contextual or nineteenth-century meaning.

E. 935 I [January 22nd, 1901] 935 II [February 2nd, 1901] 935 To a Little Child in Death 935 At the Convent Gate 936 Song [“Oh! Sorrow”] 937 937 Requiescat938 The Farmer’s Bride 939 Appendix 1: Money and Banking503 Appendix 2: Nineteenth-Century British Timelines504 Further Reading505 Index of Authors and Titles514 Index of Authors and Titles 941 xli Contents Not for that City Plates and Illustrations Colour Plates (Between pages 500 and 501) Plate 1 J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835)1834 (1835) Plate 2 “Scientific Progress” (1897) Plate 3 Sir Luke Fildes, Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward (1874) Plate 4 Sir Edwin Landseer, Windsor Castle in Modern Times (1841–43) Plate 5 Ford Madox Brown, Work (1852–65) Plate 6 Alfred Morrow, Poster for The New Woman by Sydney Grundy at The Comedy Theatre (1894) Plate 7 Richard Redgrave, The Governess (1844) Plate 8 Robert Braithwaite Martineau, Kit’s Writing Lesson (1852) Plate 9 Alfred Concanen, Modern Advertising: A Railway Station in 1874 (1874) Plate 10 William Holman Hunt, The Awakening Conscience (1853–54) Plate 11 William Holman Hunt, The Light of the World (1851–53) Plate 12 John Everett Millais, Christ in the House of His Parents (1850) Plate 13 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1849) Plate 14 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel (1871–78) Plate 15 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Found (1854–81) Plate 16 William Morris, La Belle Iseult (1858) Plate 17 William Simpson, One of the Wards of the Hospital at Scutari (1856) Plate 18 Axel Haig, The Great Indian Peninsular Railway Terminus: Victoria Station, Bombay (1878) Plate 19 J.

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