Love's Labour's Lost (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Whilst Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and his partners swear off of the corporate of ladies for 3 years to be able to learn and quickly, they locate themselves thoroughly unprepared for the shortcoming of lady corporation. And while the Princess of France and her women arrive, Ferdinand and his lords locate themselves beguiled by means of the gorgeous girls with comedic consequences.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. vastly well known in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his loss of life, as has his effect on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a origin for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed strains of discussion became a part of daily speech.

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The Merchant of Venice (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

The gorgeous Portia has many suitors inside Venetian society, between them the younger nobleman Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune. wanting to win Portia’s center, Bassanio borrows cash from Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, and turns to Antonio, a prosperous service provider who has helped him some time past, to assure the personal loan. Shylock is of the same opinion, in basic terms with harsh terms—if Antonio doesn't pay off the personal loan through the due date, Shylock will take a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author identified. drastically well known in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his loss of life, as has his effect on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of debate became a part of daily speech.

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The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography by Lois Potter

By Lois Potter

The Life of William Shakespeare is an interesting and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's existence and works targeting oftern missed literary and historic contexts: what Shakespeare learn, who he labored with as an writer and an actor, and the way those numerous collaborations could have affected his writing.

• Written by way of an eminent Shakespearean student and skilled theatre reviewer
• can pay specific consciousness to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways that they motivated his writing
• bargains an exciting account of the existence and paintings of the nice poet-dramatist dependent round the proposal of reminiscence
• Explores frequently missed literary and old contexts that light up Shakespeare's lifestyles and works

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Who Are You? by Anna Kavan

By Anna Kavan

Depicting the hopeless, emotional polarity of a tender couple, this novel follows their doomed marriage spent in a distant, tropical hell. She—described basically as "the girl"—is younger, subtle and delicate. He, "Mr. Dog-Head," is an unreconstructed thug and heavy drinker who rapes his spouse, differently passing his time bludgeoning rats with a tennis racket. including a traveling stranger, "Suede Boots"—who urges the girl to flee till he's banished by way of her husband—these characters pass though an identical occasions two times. Their identities are both real—or unreal—in every one case. With moderate version within the history and the novel's surroundings, neither the result nor the characters themselves are relatively an identical the second one time. The consistent query of the jungle "brain-lever" chicken continues to be unanswered: who're you?

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King John (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Treachery and betrayal are the order of the day throughout the reign of King John of britain (1199-1216.)

After he's compelled to acknowledge the illegitimate son of his useless brother, King Richard I, King John reveals himself less than siege through the French king, Philip.

Dealing with topics of royal legitimacy, succession, and the tenuous nature of diplomatic relationships, King John parallels matters prevelant in Shakespeare's personal society on the time.

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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding

By Henry Fielding

A foundling of mysterious parentage stated through Mr Allworthy on his nation property, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the likely impossible Sophia Western, the attractive daughter of the neighbouring squire – notwithstanding he occasionally succumbs to the charms of the neighborhood women. but if his amorous escapades earn the disapproval of his benefactor, Tom is banished to make his personal fortune. Sophia, in the meantime, is decided to prevent an prepared marriage to Allworthy's scheming nephew and escapes from her rambunctious father to stick with Tom to London.

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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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Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal (Cambridge by Helena Michie

By Helena Michie

Whereas Victorian tourism and Victorian sexuality were the topic of a lot severe curiosity, there was little examine on a commonly nineteenth-century phenomenon with regards to either intercourse and go back and forth: the honeymoon, or marriage ceremony trip. even though the time period 'honeymoon' was once coined within the eighteenth century, the ritual elevated in attractiveness during the Victorian interval, until eventually by way of the top of the century it grew to become a well-recognized accompaniment to the marriage for all however the poorest sessions. utilizing letters and diaries of sixty one real-life honeymooning undefined, in addition to novels from Frankenstein to Middlemarch that function honeymoon situations, Michie explores the cultural meanings of the honeymoon, arguing that, with its emphasis on privateness and displacement, the honeymoon used to be valuable to rising beliefs of conjugality and to rules of the couple as a first-rate social unit.

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Up at the Villa by W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

Now a big movie from united states movies starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects).

In Up on the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a prosperous younger English girl who reveals herself faced quite brutally via the repercussions of whimsy.

On the day her older and wealthy good friend asks her to marry him, Mary Leonard demurs and makes a decision to delay her answer a couple of days.  But using into the hills above Florence on my own that night, Mary bargains a journey to a good-looking stranger.  And all of sudden, her existence is totally, irrevocably altered.

For this stranger is a refugee of conflict, and he harbors multiple type of passion.  Before morning, Mary will witness bloodshed, she's going to be compelled to hunt suggestion and the aid of an unsavory guy, and she or he should face the reality approximately her personal yearnings.  Erotic, haunting, and maddeningly suspenseful, Up on the Villa is a masterful story of temptation and the capricious nature of destiny.

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