By William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens has struck many readers as tough and unpolished, maybe even unfinished, although to others it has seemed as Shakespeare's such a lot profound tragic allegory. defined through Coleridge as "the stillborn dual of King Lear," the play has however proved brilliantly powerful in functionality during the last thirty or 40 years.

This variation accepts and contributes to the starting to be scholarly consensus that the play isn't really Shakespeare's solo paintings, yet is the results of his collaboration with Thomas Middleton, who wrote a few 3rd of it. The editors provide an account of the method of collaboration and talk about the various ways in which every one writer contributes to the play's relentless examine the corruption and greed of society. they supply, to boot, special annotation of the textual content and discover the big variety of severe and theatrical interpretations that the play has engendered. Tracing either its satirical and tragic traces, their creation provides a viewpoint at the play's meanings that mixes cautious elucidation of old context with research of its relevance to modern day society. an intensive and well-illustrated account of the play's creation historical past generates a wealthy experience of the way the play can communicate to diverse historic moments in particular and profitable methods.

The Arden Shakespeare has built a name because the pre-eminent serious variation of Shakespeare for its unheard of scholarship, mirrored within the thoroughness of every quantity. An creation comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the historical past and tradition that surrounded and prompted Shakespeare on the time of its writing and function, and heavily surveying severe methods to the paintings. precise appendices tackle difficulties like courting and casting, and learn the differing 4to and Folio assets. an entire statement through a number of of the play's most desirable modern students illuminates the textual content, glossing unexpected phrases and drawing from an abundance of study and services to give an explanation for allusions and critical historical past info. hugely informative and available, Arden deals the fullest event of Shakespeare on hand to a reader.

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This booklet collects the entire writings of Joseph Conrad.

The assortment is taken care of chronologically via ebook ebook. There are the standard inline tables of contents and hyperlinks after each one text/chapter to come back to the respective tables. Dates of first ebook are available on the finish of the stories.


Almayer’s Folly (1895)
An Outcast of the Islands (1896)
The Nigger of the “Narcissus” (1897)
Tales of Unrest (1898): Karain: A reminiscence, The Idiots, An Outpost of growth, The go back, The Lagoon
Lord Jim (1900)
The Inheritors (1901, with Ford Madox Hueffer)
Youth: a story, and different tales (1902): adolescence, center of Darkness, the tip of the Tether
Typhoon and different tales (1903): storm, Amy Foster, Falk, To-morrow
Romance (1903, with Ford Madox Hueffer)
Nostromo (1904)
The replicate of the ocean (1906, memoir)
The undercover agent (1907)
A Set of Six (1908): Gaspar Ruiz, The Informer, The Brute, An Anarchist, The Duel, Il Conde
Under Western Eyes (1911)
A own list (1912, memoir)
’Twixt Land and Sea (1912): a grin of Fortune, the key Sharer, Freya of the Seven Isles
Chance (1913)
Within the Tides (1915): The Planter of Malata, The accomplice, The lodge of the 2 Witches, as a result Dollars
Victory (1915)
The Shadow-Line (1917)
The Arrow of Gold (1919)
The Rescue (1920)
Notes on existence and Letters (1921, essays)
The Rover (1923)
The Nature of against the law (1923, with Ford Madox Hueffer)
Suspense (1925, unfinished)
Tales of rumour (1925): The Warrior’s Soul, Prince Roman, the story, The Black Mate
Last Essays (1926, essays)

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By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is dangerous. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to go a try prescribed via her father’s will, deciding upon accurately between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may well by no means marry at all.

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

Portia is such a lot remembered for her hide as a attorney, Balthazar, specifically the speech during which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the light rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and standard Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early published 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 advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

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

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

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest number 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 deals an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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By Thomas Hardy

A merciless funny story at a rustic reasonable is going too some distance whilst a drunken laborer auctions off his spouse and baby to the top bidder.

Rich in descriptive powers and steeped in irony, Hardy's gripping story unfolds amid a rural English group. It bargains a spellbinding portrayal of ambition, contention, revenge, and repentance.

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By Thomas J Rountree

The unique CliffsNotes examine publications supply a glance into key parts and ideas inside vintage works of literature.

CliffsNotes on Emma explores a satiric novel that stabs at manners and social sessions, the entire whereas offering leisure in a delicate comedian tone and sharing a lesson for the moralist.

Following the heroine’s sluggish and bumpy development from self-deception to self-knowledge, this examine consultant presents summaries and commentaries on each one bankruptcy in the three-volume plot structure. 

Other gains that assist you work out this significant paintings include

  • Life and history of the author
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Classic literature or modern day treasure — you are going to are aware of it all with specialist info and perception from CliffsNotes research guides.

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G. okay. Chesterton’s hilarious defense . . . of virtually anything

during this hodgepodge of early musings, a tender G. ok. Chesterton operates less than the self-esteem that many items within the human purview—ranging from the humdrum and mundane to the outright ridiculous—could use the advocacy of an exceptional apologist each on occasion. This energetic ebook, choked with essays from Chesterton’s days as a budding journalist for the Speaker, vindicates every thing from skeletons to detective tales, from patriotism to penny dreadfuls. An ardent defender of the indefensible, Chesterton earns his attractiveness because the “prince of paradox” in The Defendant and reminds us why he's frequently considered as one of many maximum ethical thinkers of his age.
This publication has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all devices.

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Robert Louis Stevenson initially wrote "Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde" as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's suggestion, rewrote it because the darkly advanced story it truly is this day. Stark, skillfully woven, this attention-grabbing novel explores the curious turnings of human personality during the unusual case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by way of evening takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. expecting smooth psychology, "Jekyll And Hyde" is a brilliantly unique research of man's twin nature -- in addition to an immortal story of suspense and terror. released in 1866, "Jekyll And Hyde" was once an speedy good fortune and taken Stevenson his first style of popularity. notwithstanding occasionally brushed off as an insignificant secret tale, the booklet has evoked a lot literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to "Madame Bovary" and "Dead Souls" as "a myth that lies closer to poetry than to dull prose fiction."

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By William Shakespeare

"I suppose that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, in spite of the fact that, is the least very important element of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a chic and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the prestigious scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember the fact that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) the prestigious Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has offered greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

Each quantity positive factors:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* top of the range introductions and notes
* New, extra readable alternate trim size
* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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By Kenneth Grahame

While Mole makes a decision he has had sufficient tiresome spring-cleaning for in the future, the scrappy nonesuch throws down his broom and bolts out of his apartment trying to find enjoyable and experience. He quick reveals it within the type of the Water Rat, who takes the wide-eyed Mole boating and introduces him to the mysteries of existence at the river and within the Wild wooden. Mole additionally meets Ratty’s sturdy acquaintances: the kindly, sturdy Badger and the irrepressible Toad. quickly, the quartet’s escapades—including automobile crashes, a sojourn in prison, and a conflict with the weasels who attempt to take over Toad Hall—become the debate of the animal kingdom.

Filled with prevalent human forms disguised as animals, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind within the Willows, like any exemplary children’s literature, has regularly appealed vastly to grown-ups in addition. even though first released in 1908, while “motor-cars” have been new and infrequent, The Wind within the Willows offers strangely contemporary—and uproariously funny—portraits of speed-crazed Mr. Toad, beneficiant Badger, poetic Ratty, and newly-emancipated Mole. And lurking all of the whereas in the humor and solid spirits, Grahame’s deeply felt observation on braveness, generosity, and mainly, friendship.

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