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A Doll's House (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Henrik Ibsen

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English

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82

Publication Date

April 10, 2012

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<DIV> <DIV> One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, <I>A Doll's House</I> richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, realistic prose drama. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house" shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences.<BR>But daring social themes are only one aspect of Ibsen's power as a dramatist. <I>A Doll's House</I> shows as well his gifts for creating realistic dialogue, a suspenseful flow of events and, above all, psychologically penetrating characterizations that make the struggles of his dramatic personages utterly convincing. Here is a deeply absorbing play as readable as it is eminently playable, reprinted from an authoritative translation.<BR>A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.</DIV></DIV>
Macbeth (Dover Thrift Editions)
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

98

Publication Date

March 02, 2012

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<DIV> <P>One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, <I>Macbeth</I> is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt, and revenge. Prompted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and goaded by his ambitious wife, the Scottish thane Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed him on the throne. This foul deed soon entangles the conscience-stricken nobleman in a web of treachery, deceit, and more murders, which ultimately spells his doom. Set amid the gloomy castles and lonely heaths of medieval Scotland, <I>Macbeth</I> paints a striking dramatic portrait of a man of honor and integrity destroyed by a fatal character flaw and the tortures of a guilty imagination.<BR>A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.</DIV>
L’Idiot (illustré) (French Edition)
by Fédor Dostoïevski

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French

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Publication Date

November 20, 2017

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Le prince Mychkine est un être fondamentalement bon, mais sa bonté confine à la naïveté et à l'idiotie, même s'il est capable d'analyses psychologiques très fines. Après avoir passé sa jeunesse en Suisse dans un sanatorium pour soigner son épilepsie, il retourne en Russie pour pénétrer les cercles fermés de la société russe, sans sou ni attache, mais avec son titre de noblesse et un certificat de recommandation en poche.
Macbeth : Annotated: Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

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English

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November 20, 2017

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Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels, and has been adapted for opera, film, books, stage and screen. Often regarded as archetypal, the play tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. For the plot Shakespeare drew loosely on the historical account of King Macbeth of Scotland by Raphael Holinshed and that by the Scottish philosopher Hector Boece. There are many superstitions centred on the belief the play is somehow "cursed", and many actors will not mention the name of the play aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish play".
The Possessed or, The Devils (illustrated)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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English

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November 19, 2017

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The Possessed (The Devils) is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1871–2. The Possessed (The Devils) is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy. Joyce Carol Oates has described it as "Dostoevsky's most confused and violent novel, and his most satisfactorily 'tragic' work." According to Ronald Hingley, it is Dostoevsky's "greatest onslaught on Nihilism", and "one of humanity's most impressive achievements—perhaps even its supreme achievement—in the art of prose fiction."
Othello
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

December 06, 2015

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<b>William Shakespeare is almost universally considered the English language’s most famous and greatest writer.</b> In fact, the only people who might dispute that are those who think he didn’t write the surviving 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems still attributed to him. Even people who never get around to reading his works in class are instantly familiar with titles like <i>King Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Shakespeare.</i><br /><br /><b>Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, a complex tragedy revolving around four characters, whose story consists of racism, jealousy, love and betrayal. It is still one of the most performed plays in the world.</b><br /><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/isbn-skoeyzeser/9781518327896.gif">
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

1227

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!<br /><br /><u><b>The Comedies</b></u><br /><i>A Midsummer Night's Dream<br />All's Well That Ends Well<br />As You Like It<br />Love’s Labour ’s Lost<br />Measure for Measure<br />Much Ado About Nothing<br />The Comedy of Errors<br />The Merchant of Venice<br />The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />The Taming of the Shrew<br />The Two Gentlemen of Verona<br />Twelfth Night; or, What you will</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Romances</b></u><br /><i>Cymbeline<br />Pericles, Prince of Tyre<br />The Tempest<br />The Winter's Tale</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Tragedies</u></b><br /><i>King Lear<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />The History of Troilus and Cressida<br />The Life and Death of Julius Caesar<br />The Life of Timon of Athens<br />The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra<br />The Tragedy of Coriolanus<br />The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark<br />The Tragedy of Macbeth<br />The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice<br />Titus Andronicus</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Histories</u></b><br /><i>The Life and Death of King John<br />The Life and Death of King Richard the Second<br />The Tragedy of King Richard the Third<br />The first part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The second part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The Life of King Henry V<br />The first part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The second part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The third part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The Life of King Henry the Eighth</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Poetical Works</b></u><br /><i>The Sonnets<br />Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music<br />A Lover's Complaint<br />The Rape of Lucrece<br />Venus and Adonis<br />The Phoenix and the Turtle<br />The Passionate Pilgrim</i>
The Cherry Orchard (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Anton Chekhov

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English

Pages

66

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<DIV><P><I>The Cherry Orchard</I> was first produced by the Moscow Art Theatre on Chekhov's last birthday, January 17, 1904. Since that time it has become one of the most critically admired and performed plays in the Western world, a high comedy whose principal theme, the passing of the old semifeudal order, is symbolized in the sale of the cherry orchard owned by Madame Ranevsky.<BR>The play also functions as a magnificent showcase for Chekhov's acute observations of his characters' foibles and for quizzical ruminations on the approaching dissolution of the world of the Russian aristocracy and life as it was lived on their great country estates. While the subject and the characters of the work are, in a sense, timeless, the dramatic technique of the play was a Chekhovian innovation. In this and other plays he developed the concept of "indirect action," in which the dramatic action takes place off stage and the significance of the play revolves around the reactions of the characters to those unseen events.<BR>Reprinted from a standard edition, this inexpensive well-made volume invites any lover of theater or great literature to enter the world of Madame Ranevsky, Anya, Gayef, Lopakhin, Firs, and the other memorable characters whose hopes, fears, loves, and general humanity are so brilliantly depicted in this landmark of world drama.<BR><BR></DIV></P>
Emma (Illustrated): By Jane Austen
by Jane Austen

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English

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November 17, 2017

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Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters.<br />Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people's lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray.
Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated): By Jane Austen
by Jane Austen

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English

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November 17, 2017

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Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.

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