Download E-books Ravishment of Reason: Governance and the Heroic Idioms of the Late Stuart Stage, 1660-1690 (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850) PDF

By Brandon Chua

Ravishment of cause examines the heroic dramas written for the restored English theatres within the later 17th century, studying them as advanced and complicated responses to a drawback of public lifestyles within the wake of the mid-century regicide and revolution. the original type of the recovery heroic play, with its scenes of imperial conquest peopled via hesitating and indecisive heroes, interrogates conventional oppositions of supplier and passivity, autonomy and servility, that constitution traditional narratives of political provider and public advantage, exploring, within the strategy, new and infrequently unsettling versions of order and governance. Situating the dramas of Dryden, Behn, Boyle, Lee, and Crowne of their old and highbrow context of civil warfare and the destabilizing theories of presidency that got here in its wake, Brandon Chua bargains an account of a culture’s makes an attempt to reconcile civic function with political balance after an age of innovative change.

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Download E-books Mrs. Dalloway PDF

By Virginia Woolf

Direct and vibrant in her account of Clarissa Dalloway’s arrangements for a celebration, Virginia Woolf explores the hidden springs of concept and motion in a single day of a woman’s existence.

 

In Mrs. Dalloway, the unconventional on which the motion picture The Hours used to be dependent, Virginia Woolf info Clarissa Dalloway’s arrangements for a celebration of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of idea and motion in a single day of a woman’s existence. the radical "contains essentially the most attractive, complicated, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that by myself will be cause sufficient to learn it. it truly is the most relocating, innovative artistic endeavors of the 20 th century" (Michael Cunningham).

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Download E-books NW: A Novel PDF

By Zadie Smith

One of the New York instances publication Review's 10 most sensible Books of 2012

Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s magnificent tragicomic novel follows 4 locals—Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan—as they struggle to make grownup lives outdoor of Caldwell, the council property in their formative years. In deepest homes and public parks, at paintings and at play, those Londoners inhabit a advanced position, as attractive because it is brutal, the place the thoroughfares disguise the again alleys and taking the excessive street can occasionally lead you to a lifeless finish. Depicting the trendy city zone—familiar to city-dwellers everywhere—NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and very important, just like the urban itself.

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Download E-books Île (French Edition) PDF

Lorsque le journaliste Will Farnaby échoue sur l'île de Pala, il croit avoir découvert los angeles société idéale. l. a. communauté des îliens s'organise autour des valeurs de justice, de admire 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 los angeles major de l'homme, fera lengthy feu, pour mieux se fracasser contre les instincts humains les plus funestes.

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Download E-books The Honorary Consul (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean city, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with doubtful authority and a weak spot for drink, is abducted via Paraguayan revolutionaries who've fallacious him for the yankee ambassador. Dr. Eduardo Plarr, an area health practitioner together with his personal divided loyalties, serves because the negotiator among the rebels and the professionals. those fumbling characters play out an absurd drama of failure, wish, love, and betrayal opposed to a backdrop of political chaos. The Honorary Consul is either a gripping novel of suspense and a penetrating mental and sociological learn of non-public and political corruption. This Penguin Classics version good points an creation via Mark Bosco.

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 an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes through distinct students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Treasure Island PDF

Treasure Island is an event novel by way of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a story of "buccaneers and buried gold". First released as a ebook on 23 could 1883, it used to be initially serialized within the kid's journal younger fogeys among 1881 and 1882 lower than the name Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. typically thought of a coming-of-age tale, Treasure Island is a story famous for its surroundings, characters and motion, and in addition as a wry statement at the ambiguity of morality – as obvious in lengthy John Silver – strange for kid's literature. it's the most often dramatized of all novels. The impact of Treasure Island on renowned perceptions of pirates is big, together with such components as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

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Download E-books Timon of Athens: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens has struck many readers as tough and unpolished, even perhaps unfinished, although to others it has seemed as Shakespeare's so much profound tragic allegory. defined via Coleridge as "the stillborn dual of King Lear," the play has however proved brilliantly potent in functionality over 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 supply an account of the method of collaboration and talk about the several ways in which each one writer contributes to the play's relentless examine the corruption and greed of society. they supply, in addition, exact annotation of the textual content and discover the big variety of serious and theatrical interpretations that the play has engendered. Tracing either its satirical and tragic lines, their advent offers a standpoint at the play's meanings that mixes cautious elucidation of ancient context with research of its relevance to modern day society. an in depth and well-illustrated account of the play's creation heritage generates a wealthy experience of ways the play can communicate to diversified old moments in particular and lucrative methods.

The Arden Shakespeare has constructed a name because the pre-eminent severe version of Shakespeare for its extraordinary scholarship, mirrored within the thoroughness of every quantity. An advent comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the background and tradition that surrounded and motivated Shakespeare on the time of its writing and function, and heavily surveying severe techniques to the paintings. designated appendices handle difficulties like courting and casting, and study the differing 4to and Folio resources. a whole statement by way of a number of of the play's most well known modern students illuminates the textual content, glossing surprising phrases and drawing from an abundance of analysis and services to give an explanation for allusions and demanding history info. hugely informative and available, Arden deals the fullest event of Shakespeare on hand to a reader.

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By Doris Lessing

Lengthy thought of Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing’s most sensible selection of brief tales, African Stories—a crucial e-book within the paintings of a very liked writer—is now again in print. this gorgeous assortment is an homage to her twenty-five years spent in Africa and a super portrait of African life.

This is Doris Lessing’s Africa—where she lived for twenty-five years and the place loads of her curiosity and trouble nonetheless is living. right here in those tales, Lessing explores the complexities, the agonies and joys, and the textures of existence in Africa.

First released in 1965, and out of print because the Nineties, this assortment comprises a lot of Ms. Lessing’s so much amazing paintings. it's a superb portrait of an international that's important to all of us—perceived by means of an artist of the 1st rank writing with ardour and honesty approximately her local land.

African Stories comprises each tale Doris Lessing has written approximately Africa: all of her first assortment, This was once the outdated Chief’s Country; the 4 stories approximately Africa from Five; the African tales from The behavior of Loving and A guy and Women; and 4 tales featured basically during this edition.

African Stories represents a few of Doris Lessing’s most sensible work—and is a vital booklet by means of one of many 20th century’s most vital authors.

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Download E-books The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography PDF

By Lois Potter

The Life of William Shakespeare is an interesting and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's existence and works targeting oftern ignored literary and historic contexts: what Shakespeare learn, who he labored with as an writer and an actor, and the way those numerous collaborations can have affected his writing.

  • Written through an eminent Shakespearean student and skilled theatre reviewer
  • Pays specific consciousness to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways that they prompted his writing
  • Offers an exciting account of the lifestyles and paintings of the good poet-dramatist dependent round the notion of memory
  • Explores usually missed literary and ancient contexts that remove darkness from Shakespeare's lifestyles and works

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