Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

Henry V is Shakespeare’s most renowned “war play”; it contains the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies battle, particularly the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally pay attention bishops conniving for battle to put off a invoice that may tax the church, and infantrymen watching for to harvest gains from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are numerous chilling references to the human rate of war.

The authoritative version of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and typical Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early published model of the play

-Full 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 well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student delivering a contemporary point of view at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Michael Neill

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

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Complete Works of George Eliot

By George Eliot

Extra famously identified via her pen identify George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans used to be a celebrated novelist, journalist, translator, critic and major author of the Victorian period. Her novels of provincial lifestyles in England have been celebrated for his or her leading edge realism and mental perception. This accomplished book offers the whole works of George Eliot, with a number of illustrations, infrequent texts showing in electronic print for the 1st time, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 5)

* superbly illustrated with pictures in relation to Eliot's lifestyles and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and different texts
* ALL 7 novels, with person contents tables
* pictures of the way the books have been first published, giving your eReader a flavor of the unique texts
* first-class formatting of the texts
* contains the full shorter fiction and poetry
* simply find the poems or brief tales you must read
* contains Eliot's non-fiction and infrequent translations - spend hours exploring the author’s complete works
* up-to-date with a distinct feedback part, that includes 14 essays through authors reminiscent of Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Willis Cooke, comparing Eliot’s contribution to literature
* up-to-date with 5 bonus biographies – immerse your self in Eliot's literary life
* up to date with completely revised texts, formatting and plenty of new images
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The House of Sleep

By Jonathan Coe

A dream of a novel."
--Erica Wagner, the days (London)

Following The Winshaw Legacy--Coe's ecstatically reviewed American debut, winner of the toilet Lewellyn Rhys Prize in England and France's coveted Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger--comes this beguiling, eccentric entertainment.
        Ashdown--a great clifftop manor at the English coast--was as soon as a school place of dwelling, the place a gaggle of scholars met in brief prior to going their separate methods. Twelve years later, it's been reworked right into a sanatorium for sleep problems, and a chain of odd coincidences and ostensible synchronicities attracts a similar team of individuals jointly once more, each one of them in several methods laid low with sleep.
        Sarah is narcoleptic, and her lack of ability to differentiate among desires and waking fact provides upward push to an exceptional many misunderstandings--one of that is to alter Robert's existence without end, as he persists for years (and then a few) in his try to win her love. For Terry, a disappointed movie critic whose occupation has been derailed by way of Sarah's ailment, sleep is simply a reminiscence, for his insomnia is whole and he can merely yearn for the tantalizing goals he loved in adolescence. And for the more and more deranged Dr. Dudden, who has made the topic the point of interest of his clinical perform, sleep is not anything below an international disease.
        With panache priceless of Nabokov, and with the guts to check his sophistication, Jonathan Coe has written a breathtakingly unique comedy in regards to the powers we acquire--and these we relinquish--when we go to sleep, or fall in love.

"This is a outstanding e-book, so much striking for its refined narrative patterning, like a dapple of sunshine and color, permitting us to indulge the appearance of figuring out its characters, until eventually, without notice, the darkness, the isolation and the secret go back. probably such a lot unusual of all, for a singular approximately insomniacs, the home of Sleep is a superb bedtime read."
--David Nokes, Sunday occasions

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Endgame and Act Without Words

By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett was once presented the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of performs, novels, tales and poetry has earned him an uncontested position as one of many maximum writers of our time. Endgame, initially written in French and translated into English via Beckett himself, is taken into account through many critics to be his maximum unmarried paintings. A top of Beckett’s attribute uncooked minimalism, it's a natural and devastating distillation of the human essence within the face of coming near near death.

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La tierra baldía (y Prufrock y otras observaciones)

By T. S. Eliot

El mayor poema del siglo XX «La temible Tierra baldía de T. S. Eliot vuelve a vivir en l. a. versión de Andreu Jaume.»
Félix de Azúa, El País

Además de ser el gran poema del siglo XX, La tierra baldía es una obra esencial para entender nuestro tiempo. Con una dicción y unas imágenes rompedoras, T.S. Eliot sabe cantar los angeles devastación de los angeles primera guerra mundial, l. a. adecuación del hombre a l. a. ciudad como nuevo y definitivo exilio de l. a. naturaleza, el deseo difícil entre mujeres y hombres, y convocar a los angeles vez las voces del pasado literario de Occidente. Pero más allá del intimidante virtuosismo técnico y de los angeles intensidad estética que el poema desata, en estos versos emociona sobre todo los angeles desnuda humanidad que estalla en silencio.

Editado, prologado y traducido por Andreu Jaume, que también nos da su versión de Prufrock, el primer poemario de Eliot y referente critical para entender el resto de su poesía, este libro viene a recordarnos, cuando se cumplen cincuenta años de su muerte, l. a. vigencia, los angeles ambición y el ejemplo de un poeta, un crítico y un editor que consiguió crear una nueva visión del mundo contemporáneo.

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A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Charles Dickens

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― seriously in debt and obligated to his writer ― begun paintings on a e-book to assist complement his family's meager source of revenue. That quantity, A Christmas Carol, has lengthy seeing that turn into the most cherished tales within the English language. As a lot part of the vacation season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favourite keeps to thrill new readers and re-light suggestions of charity and goodwill.
With its characters showing many features ― in addition to mess ups ― usually ascribed to Dickens himself, the inventive and exciting story relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a sequence of spectral viewers. touring with them via Christmases earlier, current, and destiny, he's eventually remodeled from an boastful, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a beneficiant, warmhearted, and worrying person. Written by means of considered one of England's maximum and preferred novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the genuine that means of Christmas.

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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

By George Orwell

'All animals are equivalent - yet a few are extra equivalent than others' whilst the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their grasp Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they think it's the starting of a lifetime of freedom and equality. yet progressively a crafty, ruthless élite between them, masterminded by way of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts off to take keep an eye on. quickly the opposite animals notice that they're now not all as equivalent as they notion, and locate themselves hopelessly ensnared as one type of tyranny is changed with one other. 'It is the background of a revolution that went mistaken - and of the superb excuses that have been coming near near at each step for the perversion of the unique doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the 1st version of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the radical on the finish of 1943, however it virtually remained unpublished; its savage assault on Stalin, at the moment Britain's best friend, ended in the publication being refused through writer after writer. Orwell's easy, tragic delusion has on account that turn into a world-famous vintage. This Penguin sleek classics variation comprises an advent via Malcolm Bradbury.

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King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine

Shakespeare’s King Lear demanding situations us with the significance, depth, and sheer length of the soreness that it represents. Its figures harden their hearts, have interaction in violence, or attempt to alleviate the ache of others. Lear himself rages till his sanity cracks. What, then, retains bringing us again to King Lear? For all of the strength of its language, King Lear is sort of both robust while translated, suggesting that it's the tale, largely, that pulls us to the play.

The play tells us approximately households suffering among greed and cruelty, at the one hand, and help and comfort, at the different. feelings are severe, magnified to vast proportions. We additionally see previous age portrayed in all its vulnerability, satisfaction, and, possibly, wisdom—one cause this such a lot devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies can also be might be his such a lot moving.

The authoritative version of King Lear from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and regularly occurring Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the simplest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease 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 creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student offering a latest viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s immense holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay through Susan Snyder

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 world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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