Category Archives: British Literature

Download E-books English Mystery Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

Humour, pathos and affliction, and the culminating drama of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, supply those performs a superb immediacy. Their motion was once conceived on a cosmic scale and the entire enthusiasm and energy in their writing is retained to at the present time. The energies of complete groups, particularly at Chester, York and Wakefield, have been dedicated to their creation they usually have been to steer later dramatists considerably. The grand layout of the secret performs was once to have a good time the Christian tale from 'The Fall of Lucifer' to the 'Judgement Day', and this quantity includes thirty-eight performs, forming in itself a composite cycle and together with just about all the incidents universal to the extant cycles.

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Download E-books A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare phases the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods outdoor Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger ladies style themselves out into couples—but now not ahead of they shape first one love triangle, after which another.

Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is briefly remodeled into that of a donkey via a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. ultimately, backside and his partners ineptly level the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

The authoritative version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and established Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the simplest early revealed 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 traces and phrases

-An creation to studying Shakespeare’s language

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

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

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay by way of Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest number of Shakespeare’s revealed 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

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Download E-books The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Graham Greene

"A grasp mystery and a striking portrait of a twisted character." —Time
For Arthur Rowe, the journey to the charity fête was once a pleased step again into early life, an opportunity to put out of your mind the nightmare of the Blitz and the aching guilt of getting mercifully murdered his unwell spouse. He was once surviving by myself, open air the struggle, till he occurred to win a cake on the fête. From that second, he's ruthlessly hunted via Nazi brokers and unearths himself the prey of malign and shadowy forces. This Penguin Classics version gains an creation by means of Alan Furst.

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 simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Selected Works: John Wilmot PDF

By John Wilmot, H. Frank Ellis

Whereas residing a lifetime of reckless debauchery and sexual adventuring, Rochester produced comedian verse, scurrilous satires, and hugely particular erotica. His chosen Works, edited through Frank H. Ellis and now to be had from Penguin Classics, express him to be one of many wittiest and most complicated poets of the 17th century. With never-ending literary disguises, rhymes and alliteration, humor and humanity, Rochester's poems delay a reflect to the extravagances and absurdities of his age.

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Download E-books Frankenstein PDF

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for as long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. the tale of Victor Frankenstein's negative production and the havoc it triggered has enthralled generations of readers and encouraged numerous writers of horror and suspense. contemplating the novel's enduring luck, it really is amazing that it all started only as a whim of Lord Byron's.
"We will every one write a story," Byron introduced to his next-door pals, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and her lover Percy Bysshe Shelley. the chums have been summering at the shorelines of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 1816, Shelley nonetheless unknown as a poet and Byron writing the 3rd canto of Childe Harold. whilst persisted rains saved them restricted interior, all agreed to Byron's proposal.
The illustrious poets did not entire their ghost tales, yet Mary Shelley rose supremely to the problem. With Frankenstein, she succeeded admirably within the job she set for herself: to create a narrative that, in her personal phrases, "would communicate to the mysterious fears of our nature and wake up exciting horror — one to make the reader dread to seem around, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart."

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Download E-books The Lifted Veil PDF

By George Eliot

The Lifted Veil is a novella by way of George Eliot, first released in 1859. relatively in contrast to the lifelike fiction for which Eliot is healthier recognized, The Lifted Veil explores topics of extrasensory belief, the essence of actual existence, attainable lifestyles after loss of life, and the ability of destiny. The novella is an important a part of the Victorian culture of horror fiction, along with such different examples as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Robert Louis Stevenson's The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

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