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By Elizabeth Gaskell

A was once powerfully relocating novel of a tender girl stuck among the points of interest of 2 very diversified males, Sylvia’s Lovers is decided within the 1790s in an English seashore town.

England is at warfare with France, and press-gangs wreak havoc via seizing younger males for carrier. one among their sufferers is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose appeal and vivacity have captured the center of Sylvia Robson. yet Sylvia’s committed cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself and, for you to win her, intentionally withholds an important information—with devastating results.

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By Daniel Defoe, John Williamson

“I used to be born, within the yr 1632, within the urban of York, of a very good kinfolk, notwithstanding now not of that kingdom, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull.”

Thus begun The existence and unbelievable Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) via Daniel Defoe.

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Download As You Like It (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

Disguised as a guy, Rosalind, with her cousin Celia, flees her uncle’s courtroom. discovering shelter within the wooded area of Arden, they're reunited with Rosalind’s father, an exiled duke, and Orlando—also exiled and pining for his misplaced love, Rosalind. nonetheless in conceal, Rosalind undertakes to assist Orlando reunite along with his cherished, whereas herself struggling with off the advances of the shepherdess, Phebe.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. vastly renowned in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impression 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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Download The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry by Michael Schoenfeldt PDF

By Michael Schoenfeldt

Shakespeare's poems, apart from the iconic charm of the Sonnets, are less everyday at the present time than his performs, regardless of being significantly well known in his lifetime.

This creation celebrates the success of Shakespeare as a poet, supplying scholars with methods of realizing and having fun with his notable poems. It honours the cultured and highbrow complexity of the poems with out making them appear unapproachably complex, outlining their beautiful pleasures and soaking up enigmas.

Schoenfeldt means that today's readers are higher in a position to research points of the poems that have been previously neglected or the resource of scandal - the articulation of a fervent same-sex love, for instance, or the incipient racism inherent in a hierarchy of sunshine and darkish.

By enticing heavily with Shakespeare's significant poems - Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, the Sonnets and A Lover's criticism - the creation demonstrates how a lot those notable poems nonetheless need to say to us.

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Download Titus Andronicus (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

"I think that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, despite the fact that, is the least very important element of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the learn or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember the fact that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The distinct Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has offered greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
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* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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By Joseph Conrad

In a novella which continues to be hugely arguable to this present day, Conrad explores the relatives among Africa and Europe. at the floor, it is a scary story of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe trips on enterprise deep into the guts of Africa. yet there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist it appears crazed and wicked via his strength over the natives, and the assembly activates Marlowe to mirror at the darkness on the center of all males. This brief yet complicated and sometimes ambiguous tale, which has been the foundation of a number of motion pictures and performs, keeps to impress interpretation and discussion.

Heart of Darkness grew out of a trip Joseph Conrad took up the Congo River; the verisimilitude that the nice novelist thereby delivered to his most renowned story in all places complements its dense and shattering power.

Apparently a sailor’s yarn, it's actually a grim parody of the journey tale, within which the narrator, Marlow, travels deep into the guts of the Congo the place he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive should not what they appear. Heart of Darkness is a version of financial storytelling, an indictment of the internal and outer turmoil attributable to the ecu imperial misadventure, and a piercing account of the fragility of the human soul.

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Download Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by John Sutherland PDF

By John Sutherland

Woman Chatterley's Lover. The Blue Lagoon. Portnoy's criticism. The Da Vinci Code. For the final century, the tastes and personal tastes of the typical reader were mirrored within the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very brief advent takes an enticing glance through the lists to bare what we have now been reading--and why. John Sutherland exhibits that bestseller lists display screen one of many most powerful pulses in glossy literature and are as a result helpful of great research. Exploring the connection among bestsellers and the models, ideologies, and cultural matters of the day, the publication comprises brief case-studies and vigorous summaries of bestsellers over the years: from In His Steps--now virtually completely forgotten, however the greatest all-time bestseller among 1895 and 1945--to long gone with the Wind, The Andromeda pressure, and The Da Vinci Code. Discussing either vintage and modern novels, along a few unbelievable titles and long-forgotten names. Sutherland lifts the lid at the bestseller undefined, revealing what makes a e-book right into a bestseller and what separates bestsellers from canonical fiction.


His amiable trawl in the course of the heritage of well known books is usually interesting Scott Pack, the days breezily pleasing Kevin energy, Irish occasions (Dublin) Sutherland successfully demanding situations the idea book's advertisement good fortune by some means invalidates both its author's integrity or the severe acumen of its readers. in its place we're provided a believable imaginative and prescient of the blockbuster or the bodice-ripper as narrative in its purest shape. Jonathan Keates, TLS

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Download The History of King Lear (Oxford World's Classics) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

Editor note: Edited by means of Stanley Wells at the foundation of a textual content ready via Gary Taylor

The Oxford Shakespeare deals authoritative texts from best students in versions designed to interpret and light up the performs for contemporary readers

• a brand new, modern-spelling textual content, in accordance with the 4to textual content of 1608
• on-page statement and notes clarify that means, staging, allusions and lots more and plenty else
• designated creation considers composition, resources, performances and altering severe attitudes to the play
• illustrated with construction photos and similar art
• contains 'The Ballad of King Lear' and comparable offshoots
• complete index to creation and commentary
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'Not easily a greater textual content yet a brand new notion of Shakespeare. it is a significant success of twentieth-century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement

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By Jonathan Coe

The unintended Woman is a wickedly humorous novel from bestseller Jonathan Coe
For Maria, not anything is bound. Her existence is a series of injuries. Untouched via friendship, unimpressed by way of dedicated Ronny and his never-ending marriage proposals, she lives in a global of her personal, yet no longer of her personal making. whilst she came across via collage, paintings, marriage and motherhood, Maria reveals it difficult to determine what the entire fuss is about.
Will our heroine ever have the ability to keep watch over the path of her existence, or will it finish, because it started, accidentally? What does likelihood subsequent have in shop for her?
From the writer of the award-winning The Rotters' membership and What a Carve Up!, The unintended Woman may be loved through readers of Nick Hornby and William Boyd and centres on a unusual and hugely person girl who's nonetheless suffering to discover her position in lifestyles.
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Jonathan Coe's novels are jam-packed with biting social statement, relocating and astute observations of existence and hilarious set items that experience made him the most well known writers of his new release. His different titles, What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A contact of affection, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The bad privateness of Maxwell Sim, the home of Sleep (winner of the1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), and The Rain sooner than it Falls, are all to be had in Penguin paperback.

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