Category Archives: British Literature

Download E-books Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies) PDF

Victorian Literature is a accomplished and entirely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that permits academics and scholars to pursue conventional or cutting edge traces of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.  

• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally assorted view of Victorian society with the inclusion of girls, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• contains fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and leading edge sub-sections on subject matters like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality;  melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sector with a spotlight on social, cultural, inventive, and old components
• contains a absolutely annotated better half web site for lecturers and scholars supplying elevated context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an in depth bibliography

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Download E-books Middlemarch (Penguin Classics) PDF

By George Eliot

George Eliot's Victorian masterpiece: a incredible portrait of a provincial city and its inhabitants

George Eliot’s novel, Middlemarch: A examine of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands city in the course of glossy adjustments. The proposed Reform invoice grants political switch; the development of railroads alters either the actual and cultural panorama; new medical techniques to drugs incite public department; and scandal lurks in the back of respectability. The quiet drama of standard lives and fallacious offerings are performed out within the complexly portrayed principal characters of the novel—the idealistic Dorothea Brooke; the formidable Dr. Lydgate; the spendthrift Fred Vincy; and the steadfast Mary Garth. the looks of 2 outsiders extra disrupts the town’s equilibrium—Will Ladislaw, the lively nephew of Dorothea’s husband, the Rev. Edward Casaubon, and the sinister John Raffles, who threatens to reveal the hidden previous of 1 of the town’s elite. Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s clear-eyed but humane figuring out of characters stuck up within the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge. This Penguin Classics version makes use of the second one variation of 1874 and contours an creation and notes through Eliot-biographer Rosemary Ashton. In her advent, Ashton discusses issues of social swap in Middlemarch, and examines the unconventional as an resourceful embodiment of Eliot's humanist beliefs.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Homesick PDF

By Roshi Fernando

A beautiful paintings of fiction approximately modern immigrant existence from a stunning new writer.

it truly is New Year's Eve 1982. At Victor and Nandini's domestic, friends and family assemble to have fun. Whiskey and arrack were poured, poppadoms are freshly fried, and baila song is at the stereo. in the course of all of it is sixteen-year outdated Preethi, tipsy on adolescence, friendship, and pilfered wine, desirous to belong. relocating from side to side in time, among London and Sri Lanka, and circling the folk in Preethi’s international, Homesick is a poignant narrative that blends love with loss, politics with popular culture, and culture with uprising.

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Download E-books Othello PDF

By William Shakespeare

In Othello, Shakespeare creates robust drama from a wedding among the unique Moor Othello and the Venetian girl Desdemona that starts with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and demise. Shakespeare builds many adjustments into his hero and heroine, together with race, age, and cultural historical past. but so much readers and audiences think the couple’s robust love could triumph over those alterations have been it now not for Iago, who units out to wreck Othello. Iago’s fake insinuations approximately Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s frightening verbal and actual assaults.

The authoritative variation of Othello from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and widespread Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to 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 strains and phrases

-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest standpoint at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay through Susan Snyder

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

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Download E-books An Ice-Cream War: A Novel PDF

By William Boyd

"Rich in personality and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the old novel at its best."
--The long island occasions booklet Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has greater than fulfilled the brilliant promise of [his] first novel. . . . he's able not just of a few very humorous satire but additionally of seriousness and compassion."  --Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times

1914. In a lodge room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith desires of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her selection to come to the darkish Continent--and to her husband. On a remote English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And within the historical past of the
world's day-by-day chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German clash, the likes of which not anyone has ever seen.

In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly inspires the non-public dramas of a iteration upswept through the winds of conflict. After his German neighbor burns his crops--with an apology and a smile--Walter Smith takes up hands on behalf of serious Britain. And while Felix's brother marches off to guard British East Africa, he pursues, opposed to his higher judgment, a forbidden love affair. because the sons of the area fit wits and guns on a continent hundreds of thousands of miles from domestic, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of family and friends. by way of turns comedian and quietly clever, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized by way of violence, likelihood, and the irrepressible human skill for love.

"Funny, guaranteed, and cleanly, expansively advised, a seriocomic romp. Boyd provides us stories of individuals stuck within the facet wallet of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, element and grit."  --Harper's

"Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose within which tale and characters circulate without difficulty out of a fertile mind's eye. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." --Newsday

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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 US 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 may possibly or would possibly not exist, the opposite for a petty felony who may well 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 Comedies (Cambridge Introductions to Literature) PDF

By Penny Gay

Why did theatre audiences giggle in Shakespeare's day? Why do they nonetheless snort now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, in order that his performs proceed to amuse and stream audiences? What do his comedies need to say approximately love, intercourse, gender, strength, relations, neighborhood, and sophistication? What position have soreness, cruelty, or even loss of life in a comedy? Why all these puns? In a survey that travels from Shakespeare's earliest experiments in farce and courtly love-stories to the good romantic comedies of his heart years and the mould-breaking experiments of his final decade's paintings, this ebook addresses those important questions. Organised thematically, and masking all Shakespeare's comedies from the start to the top of his occupation, it presents readers with a map of the playwright's comedian kinds, exhibiting how he equipped on comedic conventions as he additional enriched the probabilities of the style.

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Download E-books King John: Second Series (Arden Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

The Arden Shakespeare is the validated variation of Shakespeare's paintings. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and worthwhile remark, Arden courses you a richer realizing and appreciation of Shakespeare's performs. This variation of King John presents, a transparent and authoritative textual content, targeted notes and remark at the related web page because the textual content, a whole advent discussing the severe and old historical past to the play and appendices proposing resources and appropriate extracts.

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Download E-books The Moonstone (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Wilkie Collins, Sandra Kemp

"When you seemed down into the stone, you regarded right into a yellow deep that drew your eyes into it so they observed not anything else."

The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to carry undesirable good fortune to its proprietor, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very evening the useful stone is stolen back and whilst Sergeant Cuff is introduced in to enquire the crime, he quickly realizes that not anyone in Rachel’s family is above suspicion. Hailed by means of T. S. Eliot as "the first, the longest, and the easiest of recent English detective novels," The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and complex story of puzzle, during which evidence and reminiscence can end up treacherous and never everyone seems to be as they first appear.

Sandra Kemp’s advent examines The Moonstone as a piece of Victorian sensation fiction and an early instance of the detective style, and discusses the means of a number of narrators, the function of opium, and Collins’s assets and autobiographical references.

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Download E-books El Espejo De Un Hombre (ENSAYO-BIOGRAFÍA) PDF

La biografía definitiva del dramaturgo más importante de todos los tiempos.

Son muchos los que consideran a William Shakespeare el mejor escritor de todos los tiempos por su ingenio, los angeles universalidad de sus conflictos, l. a. profundidad de los personajes, los angeles revolución sin precedentes que supuso su obra... Pocos autores han marcado un antes y un después de forma tan incuestionable. Sin embargo, casi nada se sabe con certeza de su vida. Durante siglos se han sucedido especulaciones de todo tipo, sin que ninguna arrojara luz convincente sobre el gran misterio.

Stephen Greenblatt, uno de los mayores expertos en Shakespeare, propone aquí una unique hipótesis arropándose en l. a. obra misma del dramaturgo y en los angeles de sus coetáneos. De un modo related a l. a. manera en que Hamlet observaba los angeles efigie de su padre («Una combinación y una forma sin duda / en las que cada dios parece / haber puesto su sello / para mostrar al mundo el espejo de un hombre»), así mismo es este libro mucho más que una biografía. También es un riguroso estudio de los escritos de Shakespeare y, sobre todo, un magnífico retrato de los angeles Inglaterra isabelina.

Reseñas:
«Asombrosamente bueno. Es el libro más inteligente y sofisticado, y también el estudio más colosalmente apasionado que he leído jamás sobre l. a. vida y obra de Shakespeare.»
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

«Un libro de lectura compulsiva, unique como pocos. Greenblatt ha conducido l. a. investigación más empática posible sobre el modo en que las experiencias vitales de Shakespeare penetraron en sus obras.»
Stanley Wells

«Tan absorbente, lúcido y coherente que su llegada no es solo bienvenida sino motivo de celebración.»
Dan Cryer, Newsday

«Elocuentemente escrito, ricamente detallado y revelador desde el primero hasta el último capítulo [...]. Es inevitable que logre un lugar entre los estudios esenciales de losmejoresescritores.»
William E. Cain, Boston Sunday Globe

«Una magnífica hazaña.»
Denis Donoghue

«Una deslumbrante e ingeniosa biografía.»
Richard Lacayo, Time

«Greenblatt evoca con concisión y vívidamente el mundo isabelino.»
Mitchiko Kakutami, The big apple Times

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