Download E-books Howards End PDF

The forget of a loss of life woman's bequest, a girl's try and aid an impoverished clerk, and the wedding of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an property known as Howards finish. The destiny of this state domestic symbolizes the way forward for England in an exploration of social, fiscal, and philosophical developments through the post-Victorian period.

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Download E-books Journals and Letters: Burney, Frances PDF

By Peter Sabor, Frances Burney

Written in the course of a seventy-year interval, from 1768 to 1839, Frances Burney's letters and journals offer a special perception into her existence and instances. uncommon by way of their extraordinary diversity and diversity, they checklist Burney's event of English courtroom existence and later, in France, the ultimate levels of the Napoleonic Wars. From the self-centered and irreverent writings of a precocious younger lady to the extra sober reflections of a mature girl, this assortment demonstrates Burney's wonderful skill to trap the altering occasions round her and create brilliantly candid images of these she encountered through the process her eventful life.

This variation comprises an informative advent, in addition to a chronology, chosen interpreting record, index, and whole contextual annotations. The models of the texts during this assortment are in accordance with the manuscripts or published resources that Burney herself licensed.

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Download E-books A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

A right away bestseller while it used to be first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persisted ever on the grounds that as a perennial yule favourite. Charles Dickens's cherished story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who involves understand the that means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve stumble upon with 4 ghosts, is a heartwarming social gathering of the spirit of Christmas.

This sleek Library Paperback Classics variation additionally contains different well known Christmas tales via Dickens: The Chimes,in which a guy, persuaded through hypocritical cant that the bad deserve their distress, is proven what his pessimistic resignation could bring about in a imaginative and prescient conjured by way of the pealing of bells, and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which good points one in all his nice comedian households, the Tetterbys.

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Download E-books The Taming of the Shrew (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Love and marriage are the troubles of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is caused through his idealized love of an it appears perfect girl. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, in spite of the fact that, is freed from idealism. Petruchio takes funds from Bianca’s suitors to woo her, when you consider that Katherine needs to marry sooner than her sister via her father’s decree; he additionally arranges the dowry along with her father. Petruchio is then able to marry Katherine, even opposed to her will.

Katherine, the shrew of the play’s identify, definitely acts a lot replaced. yet have she and Petruchio discovered to like one another? Or is the wedding in accordance with terror and deception?

The authoritative version of The Taming of the Shrew from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and known Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

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

-Newly revised explanatory notes comfortably 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 supplying a latest viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s great holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by means of Karen Newman

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

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Download E-books Henry VI, Part 2 (The Pelican Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

"I consider that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, in spite of the fact that, is the least vital element of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a chic and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the celebrated scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who needless to say those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) the prestigious Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

Each quantity positive factors:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* prime quality introductions and notes
* New, extra readable exchange trim size
* An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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Download E-books The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin (Penguin Classics) PDF

The Pre-Raphaelite flow started in 1848, and skilled its heyday within the 1860s and 1870s. prompted by way of the then little-known Keats and Blake, in addition to Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, Pre-Raphaelite poetry "etherialized sensation" (in the phrases of Antony Harrison), and popularized the idea ofl'art pour l'art—art for art's sake. the place Victorian realist novels explored the grit and dirt of the commercial Revolution, Pre-Raphaelite poems targeting extra summary issues of romantic love, creative proposal and sexuality. Later they attracted Aesthetes and Decadents like Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Ernest Dowson, let alone Gerard Manley Hopkins and W.B. Yeats.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes via amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Henry and Cato PDF

By Iris Murdoch

This is often the tale of 2 prodigal sons. Henry returns from a self-imposed exile in the USA to an unexpected inheritance of wealth and land in England and to his mom. His good friend Cato is being affected by passions, one for a God who might or won't exist, the opposite for a petty legal who might or will not be in a position to salvation. Cato's father and sister Colette wait anxiously to welcome Cato again to sanity.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature) PDF

Shakespeare's poems, other than the long-lasting charm of the Sonnets, are less typical this present day than his performs, regardless of being greatly renowned in his lifetime. This advent celebrates the success of Shakespeare as a poet, delivering scholars with methods of realizing and having fun with his amazing poems. It honours the cultured and highbrow complexity of the poems with no making them appear unapproachably advanced, outlining their beautiful pleasures and soaking up enigmas. Schoenfeldt means that modern day readers are larger in a position to examine elements of the poems that have been previously overlooked 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 way of attractive heavily with Shakespeare's significant poems - Venus and Adonis, Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle, the Sonnets and A Lover's criticism - the advent demonstrates how a lot those awesome poems nonetheless need to say to us.

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