The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies by Penny Gay

By Penny Gay

Why did theatre audiences chortle in Shakespeare's day? Why do they nonetheless snigger now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, in order that his performs proceed to amuse and circulate audiences? What do his comedies need to say approximately love, intercourse, gender, strength, relations, group, and sophistication? What position have soreness, cruelty, or even loss of life in a comedy? Why all these puns?

In a survey that travels from Shakespeare's earliest experiments in farce and courtly love-stories to the good romantic comedies of his heart years and the mould-breaking experiments of his final decade's paintings, this publication addresses those very important questions.

Organised thematically, and overlaying all Shakespeare's comedies from the start to the top of his occupation, it presents readers with a map of the playwright's comedian types, exhibiting how he outfitted on comedic conventions as he additional enriched the probabilities of the style.

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The Cinematic Jane Austen: Essays on the Filmic Sensibility

Jane Austen's novels are enjoyed simply because they own a comedic energy that's frequently conveyed throughout the singular voice of the narrators. movie variations, even if, have frequently been unsatisfactory simply because they lack or awkwardly render good points, really the voice of the narrators.
This paintings argues for a clean technique that starts off with a studying of the novels that emphasizes their auditory and visible dimensions. development on their exam of Austen's inherently cinematic good points, the authors then increase effective new readings of the movies.

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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare

This can be a vital advisor for brand new scholars coming to the Bard for the 1st time in addition to a useful source for a devoted fan. it's an amazing advent to the existence and occasions of Shakespeare, uncovering the few fragments of his existence and putting him in the Elizabethan global.

The booklet additionally seems to be at each one of his performs and sonnets, giving complete factors and outlines, placing them in context, and revealing the various nice costs and key scenes.

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Autumn Journal: A Poem by Louis MacNeice

By Louis MacNeice

Written among August and December 1938, Autumn Journal continues to be one in all the main worthwhile and relocating testaments of dwelling during the thirties through a tender writer.

It is a checklist of the author's emotional and highbrow event in the course of these months, the trivialities of daily dwelling set opposed to the occasions of the realm open air, the cost in Munich and sluggish defeat in Spain.

[Reprint from a publication first released in 1939.]

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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

A right away bestseller whilst it used to be first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persisted ever in view that as a perennial xmas favourite. Charles Dickens's cherished story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves be aware of the that means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve stumble upon with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming social gathering of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions might or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. ok. Chesterton. 'The tale sings from finish to finish like a cheerful guy going home.'

The smooth Library version additionally offers extra of Dickens's renowned Christmas tales, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which positive aspects one in every of his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an creation by way of John Irving.

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The History of King Lear (Oxford World's Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Editor note: Edited through Stanley Wells at the foundation of a textual content ready via Gary Taylor
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The Oxford Shakespeare bargains authoritative texts from top students in variants designed to interpret and remove darkness from the performs for contemporary readers

• a brand new, modern-spelling textual content, in response to the 4to textual content of 1608
• on-page statement and notes clarify that means, staging, allusions and lots more and plenty else
• designated advent considers composition, resources, performances and altering severe attitudes to the play
• illustrated with construction photos and comparable art
• comprises 'The Ballad of King Lear' and comparable offshoots
• complete index to advent and commentary
• sturdy sewn binding for lasting use

'Not easily a greater textual content yet a brand new perception of Shakespeare. this can be a significant fulfillment of twentieth-century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement

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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A research in Scarlet, growing a world icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this first actual Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the confusing line “You were in Afghanistan, I perceive,” and so starts Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic personality. In A research in Scarlet, Doyle offers both complicated mysteries for Holmes to unravel: one a homicide that happens within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting observe Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. selecting up the “scarlet thread of homicide working in the course of the colourless skein of life,” Holmes demonstrates his uncanny knack for locating the reality, tapping into powers of deduction that also captivate readers today.

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Titus Andronicus (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I consider that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, notwithstanding, is the least very important point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a sublime and transparent textual content for both the examine or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who take into account that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The distinctive Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* prime quality introductions and notes
* New, extra readable exchange trim size
* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's existence and the choice of texts

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Mistress Masham’s Repose (The New York Review Children’s by T. H. White

By T. H. White

"She observed: first, a sq. starting, approximately 8 inches extensive, within the lowest step...finally she observed that there has been a walnut shell, or part one, open air the closest door...she went to examine the shell--but appeared with the best astonishment. there has been a toddler in it."

So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the key of her deteriorating property: on a abandoned island at its a ways nook, within the temple some time past nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose, dwell a complete group of people--"The People," as they name themselves--all in basic terms inches tall. With the aid of her in basic terms friend--the absurdly erudite Professor--Maria quickly learns that this cost isn't any lower than the dominion of Lilliput (first visible in Gulliver's Travels) in exile. thoroughly hidden for hundreds of years, the Lilliputians are first and foremost endangered by way of Maria's well-meaning yet clumsy makes an attempt to make their lives more uncomplicated, yet their scenario grows really ominous once they are chanced on through Maria's grasping guardians, who examine the folk and spot just a package of cash.

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