British Literature

Troilus and Cressida: Third Series, Revised Edition (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

A revised version of this exciting and intricate play, up to date to hide fresh severe pondering and degree heritage. Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy frequently labelled a "problem" play due to its obvious mixture of genres and its tough topics. Set within the Trojan Wars it tells a narrative of doomed love and honour, providing a debased view of human nature in war-time and a level peopled by way of commonly unsympathetic characters. The revised version makes an amazing textual content for learn at undergraduate point and above.

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Nuns and Soldiers (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By Iris Murdoch

Set in London and within the South of France, this brilliantly based novel facilities on ladies: Gertrude Openshaw, bereft from the new demise of her husband, but awakening to ardour; and Anne Cavidge, who has back unsure from a long time in a nunnery, purely to come across her own Christ. a desirable array of guys and girls hover in pressing orbit round them: the "Count," a lonely Pole obsessively reliving his émigré father's patriotic soreness; Tim Reede, a seedy but beautiful artist, and Daisy, his mistress; the manipulative Mrs. Mount; and lots of different magically drawn characters relocating among wish and legal responsibility, guilt and pleasure. This variation of Nuns and Soldiers contains a new advent by means of popular spiritual historian Karen Armstrong.

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Romanticism: An Anthology

By Duncan Wu

This re-creation of the groundbreaking Romanticism: An Anthology is the one booklet of its type to comprise entire texts of a variety of Romantic works, together with Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Urizen; Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude; early and revised types of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The old Mariner'; Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion and Adonais; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto III and Don Juan commitment and Cantos I and II; and Keats's Odes, the 2 Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It additionally includes explanatory annotations and writer headnotes. up to date to include the newest scholarly findings, it is still the fundamental textual content on Romanticism.

Don Juan commitment and Cantos I and II; and Keats's Odes, the 2 Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It additionally incorporates explanatory annotations and writer headnotes. up-to-date to include the most recent scholarly findings, it is still the basic textual content on Romanticism.

  • Includes all texts from the 3rd variation, with the addition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley's Epipsychidion, in addition to a range of the poems of Walter Scott
  • Includes a much broader and deeper collection of texts by means of the large Six male poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley) than any competing volume
  • Includes a beneficiant variety of texts by means of girl Romantic poets
  • All editorial fabrics, together with annotations, writer headnotes, and prefatory fabrics, were revised for the hot edition
  • The in simple terms e-book to comprise entire texts, edited for this quantity from manuscript and early published assets via Wu, besides explanatory annotations and writer headnotes
  • Contains every little thing lecturers and scholars require for an in-depth survey of the vital writings to emerge from the British Romantic period
  • The such a lot widely-used instructing anthology within the box within the UK
  • Companion site includes a dynamic timeline detailing major occasions of the romantic interval and delivering pictures, feedback for additional studying and precious hyperlinks to different on-line assets: 

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

2011 Reprint of 1908 version. complete facsimile of the unique version, no longer reproduced with Optical reputation software program. "The guy Who was once Thursday: A Nightmare" is a singular by means of G. okay. Chesterton, first released in 1908. The e-book is usually known as a metaphysical mystery. even though it offers with anarchists, the unconventional isn't really an exploration or rebuttal of anarchist concept; Chesterton's advert hoc development of "Philosophical Anarchism" is unusual from usual anarchism and is stated a number of occasions no longer quite a bit as a uprising opposed to govt yet as a uprising opposed to God. the unconventional has been defined as "one of the hidden hinges of twentieth-century writing, where the place, prior to our eyes, the nonsense-fantastical culture of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear pivots and turns into the nightmare-fantastical culture of Kafka and Borges.

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Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History: With No Added Gruel

By Fiona Macdonald

Taking a distinct examine probably the most acclaimed and best-loved English writers of the 19th century, Charles Dickens, a really abnormal History asks why, what, the place, how and who the Dickens used to be Charles Dickens? Why did he retain a puppy raven that pecked at his children's shins? Why did he have a tunnel outfitted less than the line in entrance of his state condominium? was once his death corpse relatively carried from his mistress's apartment the place he collapsed to his kinfolk domestic, in order that he may well die 'respectably'?

Find out the solutions to those questions or even weirder ones during the ebook, which beneficial properties quirky tales and interesting minutiae approximately this singularly advanced guy and consummate artist.

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Jane Eyre (Bantam Classics)

By Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is usually thought of sooner than its time because of its portrayal of the advance of a pondering and passionate younger lady who's either individualistic, wanting for a whole lifestyles, whereas additionally hugely ethical. Jane evolves from her beginnings as a negative and simple girl with out appealing appeal to her mature degree as a compassionate and assured complete lady. even though its attractiveness as a vintage transcends gender, it truly is specially held as a favourite novel between many ladies for its indepth exploration of a powerful woman character's emotions.

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Troubles (New York Review Books Classics)

By J.G. Farrell

Winner of the misplaced guy Booker Prize

1919: After surviving the nice struggle, significant Brendan Archer makes his solution to eire, hoping to find even if he's certainly betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish kin owns the once-aptly-named Majestic inn in Kilnalough. yet his fiancée is unusually altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a fabulous decline. The hotel's countless numbers of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few ultimate site visitors thrive on rumors and video games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the higher tales; bamboo shoots threaten the principles; and piglets frolic within the squash courtroom. in the meantime, the main is captivated by means of the attractive and sour Sarah Devlin. As home tasks failures strength him from room to room, outdoor the order of the British Empire additionally totters: there's unrest within the East, and in eire itself the mounting violence of "the troubles."
Troubles is a hilarious and heartbreaking paintings through a contemporary grasp of the old novel.

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Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

Much Ado approximately Nothing comprises particularly varied tales of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love nearly first and foremost sight, yet an interloper, Don John, moves out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are saved aside through satisfaction and mutual antagonism until eventually others choose to play Cupid.

The authoritative version of Much Ado approximately Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and time-honored Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early revealed 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 recognized traces and phrases

-An creation to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest standpoint at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by means of Gail Kern Paster

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 world wide. 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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The Red and the Green

By Iris Murdoch

On the eve of the Easter emerging, a divided Irish kin is driven to the edge of destruction

In the darkish days of the 1st global conflict, tensions among Catholic Pat Dumay and his Protestant cousin Andrew Chase-White threaten to rip their family members aside alongside political and non secular strains. As eire strikes ever toward the lethal Easter uprising, the family members is engulfed in an epic drama of affection, loyalty, and loss that may switch their lives forever.

The rain-soaked streets of Murdoch’s 1916 eire jump off the web page during this gripping tale of a family—and a country—on the cusp of a momentous turning element in heritage.

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Emma (Penguin Classics)

The fruits of Jane Austen's genius, a glowing comedy of affection and marriage
Beautiful, smart, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material together with her existence and sees little need for both love or marriage. not anything, even if, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her buddy Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protegee Harriet Smith, her conscientiously laid plans quickly resolve and feature outcomes that she by no means anticipated. With its imperfect yet captivating heroine and its witty and sophisticated exploration of relationships, Emma is usually noticeable as Jane Austen's such a lot ideal work.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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