English Romantic Verse (Penguin Classics)

English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the 1st indicators of its decadence

Nearly the entire well-known piéces de résistance may be stumbled on here—"Intimations of Immortality," "The old Mariner," "The Tyger," excerpts from Don Juan—s good as a few much less favourite poems. As muchas attainable, the poets are prepared in chronological order, and their poems so as of composition, starting with eighteenth-century precursors resembling grey, Cowper, Burns, and Chatterton. certainly, most room has been given over to the key Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare, and Keats—although their successors, poets corresponding to Beddoes and Poe, are incorporated, too, in addition to early poems by way of Tennyson and Browning. In a superb creation, David Wright discusses the Romantics as a old phenomenon, and issues out their imperative beliefs and themes.

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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Lost Calling: The Madonna Key (Silhouette Bombshell)

By Evelyn Vaughn

The Marian priestesses as soon as safe the Madonna mosaic, key to a legacy of peace and womanly strength. They have been hunted down via forces who didn't comprehend their calling. Now their descendants are seeking for the past — and stirring an enemy who will kill to maintain them silent....

Museum curator Catrina Dauvergne knew the earthquakes couldn't be her fault. however the beheaded our bodies and important artifacts printed by means of the cracks within the earth have been her destiny to discover. to guard them, she needs to danger her life — and quit the only guy whose love and admire she such a lot wishes. but if future calls and forgotten historical past waits to be reclaimed or misplaced endlessly, this girl will answer....

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Île (French Edition)

Lorsque le journaliste Will Farnaby échoue sur l'île de Pala, il croit avoir découvert los angeles société idéale. los angeles communauté des îliens s'organise autour des valeurs de justice, de recognize et de liberté, dans une parfaite osmose avec los angeles nature. Mais cet équilibre idyllique est rapidement menacé par les convoitises internationales, à commencer par le sultanat voisin.

Huxley orchestre le malentendu : l'utopie de l'Éden retrouvé, réinventé par l. a. major de l'homme, fera lengthy feu, pour mieux se fracasser contre les instincts humains les plus funestes.

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Kim (Penguin Classics)

By Rudyard Kipling

An epic rendition of the imperial adventure in India, one in every of Kipling's maximum works

Kim, orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a terrible white mom, and the lama, an previous ascetic priest, are on a quest. Kim used to be born and raised in India and performs with the slum young children as he lives at the streets, yet he's white, a sahib, and desires to play the nice online game of Imperialism; whereas the priest needs to locate redemption from the Wheel of items. Kim celebrates their friendship and their trips in a stunning yet opposed atmosphere, shooting the opulence of the unique panorama and the uneasy presence of the British Raj. jam-packed with wealthy description and brilliant characters, this beguiling coming of age tale is taken into account Kipling's masterpiece.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Northanger Abbey [Special Illustrated Edition] [Annotated with Literary History And Criticism ] [Free Audio Links]

Northanger Abbey used to be the 1st of Jane Austen's novels to be accomplished for book, although she had formerly made a commence on feel and Sensibility and satisfaction and Prejudice. in response to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it used to be first referred to as) used to be written nearly in the course of 1798–99. It used to be revised through Austen for the clicking in 1803, and bought within the comparable 12 months for £10 to a London bookseller, Crosby & Co., who determined opposed to publishing. In 1817, the bookseller used to be content material to promote it again to the novelist's brother, Henry Austen, for the precise sum — £10 — that he had paid for it firstly, now not understanding that the author used to be via then the writer of 4 well known novels. the unconventional used to be additional revised earlier than being introduced out posthumously in past due December 1817 (1818 given at the title-page), because the first volumes of a four-volume set with Persuasion.

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Film, television or theatrical adaptations

The A&E community and the BBC published the tv version Northanger Abbey in 1986.
An edition of Northanger Abbey with screenplay through Andrew Davies, used to be proven on ITV on 25 March 2007 as a part of their "Jane Austen Season". This edition aired on PBS within the usa as a part of the "Complete Jane Austen" on Masterpiece vintage in January 2008.
"Pup Fiction" – an episode of Wishbone that includes the plot and characters of Austen's Northanger Abbey.

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In 2012, it was once introduced that HarperCollins had employed Scottish crime author Val McDermid to conform Northanger Abbey for a latest viewers, as a suspenseful youngster mystery. McDermid stated of the venture, "At its center it is a teenager novel, and a satire - that is whatever which inserts very well with modern fiction. and you may feel a shiver of worry relocating via it. i'll be protecting the suspense – i understand how to maintain the reader at the fringe of their seat. i feel Jane Austen builds suspense good in a few locations, yet she squanders it, and she or he will get to the endgame too fast. So i'll be engaged on these things."

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

By William Blake

Once considered as an excellent eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English artwork and literature, William Blake (1757–1827) is at the present time famous as an important poet, a profound philosopher, and the most unique and interesting English artists. Nowhere is his excellent poetic and pictorial legacy extra glaring than in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which many think about his such a lot encouraged and unique work.
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is either a funny satire on faith and morality and a piece that concisely expresses Blake's crucial knowledge and philosophy, a lot of it published within the 70 aphorisms of his "Proverbs of Hell." this pretty variation, reproduced from an extraordinary facsimile, invitations readers to benefit from the wealthy personality of Blake's personal hand-printed textual content with his deeply stirring illustrations, reproduced on 27 full-color plates. A typeset transcription of the textual content is included.

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James Joyce: A Literary Life (Macmillan Literary Lives)

By Morris Beja

James Joyce: A Literary lifestyles is a quick biography of Joyce for the scholar and basic reader. it's the first biography to seem for a few years (and the 1st to take advantage of the entire voluminous fabrics by way of and approximately Joyce that have develop into commonly on hand over the past or 3 many years) of a novelist whom many regard because the such a lot influential author of the 20th century, and definitely one of many significant figures in global literature.

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Love's Labour's Lost (HarperPerennial Classics)

By William Shakespeare

While Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and his partners swear off of the corporate of ladies for 3 years as a way to research and quick, they locate themselves utterly unprepared for the shortcoming of girl corporation. And while the Princess of France and her girls arrive, Ferdinand and his lords locate themselves beguiled through the attractive ladies with comedic consequences.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. significantly well known in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his loss of life, as has his impact on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a origin for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of debate became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennialClassics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in book construction and celebrating examining in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

One of the main universally enjoyed and widespread English novels, Pride and Prejudice used to be penned as a favored leisure. however the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) remodeled this bubbling story of rural romance right into a witty, shrewdly saw satire of English state existence that's now considered as one of many important treasures of English language.
In a distant Hertfordshire village, far flung the nice trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice potential needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the middle of this all-consuming firm are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — enthusiasts whose delight needs to be humbled and prejudices dissolved earlier than the radical can come to its wonderful conclusion.
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Oxford World's Classics: The Oxford Shakespeare: The History of King Lear (World Classics)

By William Shakespeare

King Lear, extensively thought of Shakespeare's such a lot deeply relocating, passionately expressed, and intellectually formidable play, has commonly been edited from the revised model published within the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the 4to of 1608. Now for the 1st time, this new quantity offers the whole, scholarly variation to be established firmly at the 4to, now famous because the base textual content from which all others derive. A thorough, attractively written advent indicates how the paintings grew slowly in Shakespeare's mind's eye, fed by way of years of analyzing, pondering, and event as a functional dramatist. This editition contains a brand new, modern-spelling textual content; an entire index to the advent and remark; construction pictures and similar artwork. The on-page statement and precise notes to this variation supply serious assist in realizing the language and dramaturgy in terms of the theaters during which King Lear was once first played. extra sections reprint the early ballad, which was once one of the play's earliest resources, and supply extra publications to figuring out and appreciating one of many maximum masterworks of Western civilization.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative helpful positive factors, together with professional introductions through major experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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