Download E-books Emma (Penguin Classics) PDF

The fruits of Jane Austen's genius, a gleaming comedy of affection and marriage
 
Beautiful, shrewdpermanent, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material together with her existence and sees little need for both love or marriage. not anything, although, 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 rigorously laid plans quickly resolve and feature outcomes that she by no means anticipated. With its imperfect yet fascinating heroine and its witty and sophisticated exploration of relationships, Emma is frequently visible as Jane Austen's such a lot faultless work.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Silver Fork Novel: Fashionable Fiction in the Age of Reform PDF

By Edward M. Copeland III

Within the early 19th century there has been a unexpected fashion for novels centering at the glamour of aristocratic social and political existence. Such novels, appealing as they have been to middle-class readers, have been condemned through modern critics as dangerously seductive, crassly advertisement, designed for the 'masses' and totally unworthy of regard. till lately, silver-fork novels have eluded severe attention and been overshadowed by means of authors equivalent to Jane Austen. They have been inspired by way of Austen at their very inner most degrees, yet have been mockingly drummed out of heritage by way of the very canon-makers who have been utilizing Austen's identify to set up their very own legitimacy. this primary sleek full-length research of the silver-fork novel argues that those novels have been in reality instruments of persuasion, novels intentionally geared toward bringing the British heart sessions into an alliance with an aristocratic application of political reform

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Download E-books Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without PDF

By Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey

The 50 works of English (and American) Literature handled during this booklet are all thought of classics, reverently taught in our faculties, studied through researchers. The authors contend that those uninteresting, pretentious, and/or badly written works don't deserve their serious acclaim. This publication includes an essay on all of the 50 works, explaining why shall we do with no it.

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Download E-books The Winter's Tale (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale, one in all Shakespeare’s very overdue performs, is stuffed with improbabilities. ahead of the belief, one personality reviews that what we're approximately to determine, “Were it yet instructed you, could be hooted at / Like an outdated tale.”

It comprises murderous passions, man-eating bears, princes and princesses in cover, demise via drowning and via grief, oracles, betrayal, and unforeseen pleasure. but the play, which pulls a lot of its strength from Greek delusion, is grounded within the everyday.

A “winter’s story” is one informed or learn on a protracted winter’s evening. sarcastically, this winter’s story is preferably obvious instead of read—though the mind's eye can rework phrases into bright motion. Its shift from tragedy to comedy, disguises, and startling exits and differences look addressed to theater audiences.

The authoritative version of The Winter’s Tale from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and accepted Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the simplest early published model of the play
-Full 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 advent to examining Shakespeare’s language
-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest viewpoint at the play
-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s big holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay by way of Stephen Orgel

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest choice of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from all over the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books Stories and Essays of Mina Loy (British Literature Series) PDF

By Mina Loy

"Stories and Essays of Mina Loy" is the 1st book-length quantity of Mina Loy's narrative writings and demanding paintings ever released. This quantity brings jointly her brief fiction, in addition to hybrid works that come with modernized fairy stories, a Socratic discussion, and a ballet. Loy's narratives tackle concerns similar to abortion and poverty, and what she known as "the intercourse warfare" is an abiding subject all through. "Stories and Essays of Mina Loy" additionally comprises dramatic works that parody the bravado and misogyny of Futurism and reveal Loy's early, potent use of absurdist procedure. Essays and commentaries on aesthetics, historic occasions, and faith whole this beguiling assortment, cementing Mina Loy's position as one of many nice writers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Mapp and Lucia PDF

The fourth installment of the preferred series-a hilarious learn of Thirties demeanour and pecking order-begins while Lucia Lucas rents a summer time place-the domestic of Elizabeth Mapp-in the English village of Tilling. among omit Mapp's penchant for spying at the associates and Lucia's fussy sidekick, Georgie, the degree is decided for a conflict of wits.

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Download E-books The Complete Short Stories: Volume 1: v. 1 PDF

By J. G. Ballard

First in a quantity selection of brief tales by way of the acclaimed writer of Empire of the sunlight, Crash, Cocaine Nights and Super-Cannes.

J.G. Ballard is firmly proven as one in every of Britain’s so much extremely popular and influential novelists. in spite of the fact that, in the course of his lengthy occupation he used to be additionally a prolific author of brief tales, a lot of which exhibit the germination of rules he utilized in his longer fiction.

This, the 1st publication in a two-volume assortment, bargains a platform from which to view Ballard’s different works. just about all of his novels had their seeds in brief tales and this assortment presents a rare chance to track the advance of 1 of Britain’s so much visionary writers.

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Download E-books The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is unsafe. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to move a attempt prescribed by means of her father’s will, opting for safely between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may well by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face a powerful villain, the moneylender Shylock. In growing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a common prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock may were considered as a villain simply because he used to be a Jew. but he offers such strong expression to his alienation a result of hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is such a lot remembered for her cover as a legal professional, Balthazar, particularly the speech during which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the mild rain from heaven.”

The authoritative version of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and typical Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Newly revised 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 well-known traces and phrases

-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary standpoint at the play

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

-An updated annotated consultant to extra reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

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

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