By William Shakespeare
Real love takes the degree on the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, because the fairies of the wooded area intrude with the lives of mortals attending the marriage banquet. even if betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and needs to choose from bowing to her father’s needs or a lifetime of chastity. yet Helena is in love with Demetrius, who simply has eyes for Hermia. while, Oberon, king of the fairies, seeks to punish his spouse Titania utilizing a love potion, because the nation-states of mortals and fairies collide on one magical midsummer night.
Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author identified. significantly renowned in the course of his lifestyles, 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 starting place for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of discussion became a part of daily speech.
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Contributor word: With an creation via Margaret Anne Doody. Notes by means of Claire Lamont
Publish 12 months notice: First released in 1811
• certainly one of Austen's 5 significant novels in a revised and up-to-date edition.
• the traditional Chapman/Kinsley textual content in a newly set typeface supplies a extra appealing appearance.
• the hot notes are fuller and supply extra beneficiant contextualization of social behavior and Austen's language.
• New chronology and bibliography offer updated assets for extra reading.
• New appendices on social rank and dancing.
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