The Merchant of Venice (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

The gorgeous Portia has many suitors inside Venetian society, between them the younger nobleman Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune. desirous to win Portia’s middle, Bassanio borrows funds from Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, and turns to Antonio, a prosperous service provider who has helped him some time past, to assure the mortgage. Shylock is of the same opinion, purely with harsh terms—if Antonio doesn't pay off the mortgage by means of the due date, Shylock will take a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. tremendously well known in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a origin for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of debate became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in book creation and celebrating analyzing in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Up at the Villa by W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

Now an important movie from united states motion pictures starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas (director of Angels and Insects).

In Up on the Villa, W. Somerset Maugham portrays a filthy rich younger English girl who unearths herself faced relatively brutally through the repercussions of whimsy.

On the day her older and wealthy good friend asks her to marry him, Mary Leonard demurs and comes to a decision to delay her answer a number of days.  But using into the hills above Florence on my own that night, Mary bargains a experience to a good-looking stranger.  And without warning, her existence is totally, irrevocably altered.

For this stranger is a refugee of battle, and he harbors a couple of type of passion.  Before morning, Mary will witness bloodshed, she is going to be pressured to hunt recommendation and the aid of an unsavory guy, and he or she should face the reality approximately her personal yearnings.  Erotic, haunting, and maddeningly suspenseful, Up on the Villa is a masterful story of temptation and the capricious nature of destiny.

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Œuvres complètes by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello… vous trouverez dans cette édition l’intégralité des oeuvres de Shakespeare :
les tragédies, les comédies, les romances, les pièces historiques ainsi que ses poèmes. Elle est assortie
d’annexes et de notes explicatives. L'édition comprend fifty three titres, 1300 notes interactives et des
centaines d’illustrations.

Les 12 Tragédies :
Antoine et Cléopâtre • Coriolan • Le most suitable Hamlet • Le moment Hamlet • Jules César • Macbeth • Othello • Le roi Lear • Roméo et Juliette • Timon d’Athènes • Titus Andronicus • Troïlus et Cressida.

Les 12 Comédies :
Beaucoup de bruit pour rien • los angeles comédie des méprises • Comme il vous plaira • Les deux gentilshommes de Vérone • Les joyeuses commères de Windsor • Le marchand de Venise • Mesure pour mesure • Le soir des rois ou ce que vous voudrez • Peines d’amour perdues • l. a. mégère domptée • Le songe d’une nuit d’été • Tout est bien qui finit bien

Les five Romances :
Le conte d’hiver • Cymbeline • Périclès, prince de Tyr • los angeles tempête • Les deux nobles parents

Les 10 Pièces Historiques :
Le roi Jean • Le roi Richard II • Le roi Richard III • Le roi Henry IV (1) • Le roi Henry IV (2) • Le roi Henry V • Le roi Henry VI (1) • Le roi Henry VI (2) • Le roi Henry VI (3) • Le roi Henry VIII.

Les 7 Recueils de poèmes :
Sonnets • Le pèlerin passionné • Le phénix et los angeles colombe • Vénus et Adonis • Lucrèce • los angeles plainte d’une amante • Le pèlerin amoureux.

Les Annexes :
Le testomony de William Shakespeare • William Shakespeare par Victor Hugo • Nouvelle étude sur Shakespeare, son génie et ses œuvres par Hippolyte Taine • Biographie • Citations • Illustrations pour les oeuvres de Shakespeare. • L’avertissement et l. a. préface de los angeles nouvelle traduction de Shakespeare par Victor Hugo.

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The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe

By Jonathan Coe

Sarah is a narcoleptic who has desires so shiny she blunders them for genuine occasions; Robert has his existence replaced for ever by means of the misunderstandings coming up from her situation; Terry, the insomniac, spends his conscious nights fuelling his obsession with videos; and the more and more risky Dr Gregory Dudden sees sleep as a life-shortening disorder which has to be eliminated. . .
A workforce of scholars sharing a home. They fall out and in of affection, they flow aside. but a decade later they're drawn again jointly by means of a chain of coincidences regarding their obsession with sleep - and every different. . .

Winner of the1998 Prix Médicis étranger, the home of Sleep is an intensely relocating and regularly hilarious novel approximately love, obsession and sleep.

'Moving, smart, pleasing, of the simplest books of the year' Malcolm Bradbury, The Times

'There are bits that make you chortle out loud and others that make your center ache' Guardian

'Fiercely shrewdpermanent, witty, clever, hopeful...a compellingly appealing story of affection and loss' The occasions Literary Supplement

Jonathan Coe's novels are packed with biting political satire, relocating and astute observations of existence and hilarious set items that experience made him some of the most well known writers of his new release. His different titles, The unintentional Woman, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) and The Rain sooner than it Falls, are all to be had as Penguin paperback.

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Jane Eyre (Penguin Clásicos) by Charlotte Brontë

By Charlotte Brontë

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«¿Por qué siempre tenía que sufrir yo? ¿Estar siempre vigilada, siempre acusada y condenada sin remisión?»

Jane es una niña huérfana que se ha educado en un orfanato depressing. Sin embargo, pese a todas las adversidades que l. a. vida ha dispuesto en su camino, su inteligencia y su afán por aprender consiguen apartarla del mundo de su gris infancia, y logra establecerse como institutriz. Mientras trata de cuidar y educar a l. a. joven Adèle, Jane empezará a trabar una estrecha relación con Edward Rochester, el padre de los angeles pupila. Pero su amor se verá enturbiado al descubrir que su mujer, demente, vive todavía encerrada en una habitación de l. a. casa.

La crítica literaria y biógrafa Stevie Davies firma los angeles reveladora introducción que precede a l. a. novela, espléndidamente traducida por el escritor Toni Hill. Se ofrece así l. a. perspectiva histórica y literaria de una obra que supuso todo un fenómeno en su época, además de un escándalo y una revolución en los círculos culturales.

William Makepeace Thackeray dijo...

«La obra maestra de un gran genio.»

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Mrs. Dalloway (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Clarissa Dalloway is getting ready to host a celebration. She is the type of lady you will go in the street with no idea, and Woolf shall we us see the goals, fears, foibles, ardour and soreness that swirl perpetually inside of Mrs. Dalloway.

We stick with Clarissa throughout the process a unmarried day, and as she is going approximately her errands, getting ready for a celebration she's giving that evening, her misplaced love for an past love resurfaces suddenly; her never-consummated lesbian eager for a adolescence good friend; and her unending longing for a few solution, path, permanence.

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The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 by Martin Amis

By Martin Amis

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write approximately? during this virtuosic, career-spanning assortment he's taking on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English soccer, Jane Austen and Penthouse discussion board, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. yet especially, Amis is anxious with literature, and with the lethal cliches–not in simple terms of the pen, yet of the brain and the center.

In The battle opposed to Cliché, Amis serves up clean checks of the classics and plucks missed masterpieces off their dusty cabinets. He tilts with Cervantes, Dickens and Milton, celebrates Bellow, Updike and Elmore Leonard, and deflates probably the most bloated reputations of the previous 3 a long time. On each web page Amis writes with jaw-dropping felicity, wit, and a subversive brilliance that sheds new mild on every little thing he touches.

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

By Geoffrey Chaucer

Full of life, soaking up, frequently outrageously humorous, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a piece of genius, an undisputed vintage that has held a different allure for every new release of readers. The stories gathers twenty-nine of literature’s such a lot enduring (and endearing) characters in a brilliant workforce portrait that captures the total spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the common-or-garden Plowman.

This new version features a entire advent that summarizes probably the most vital historic occasions and events that outlined the realm of Chaucer and his pilgrims; extra stories (Reeve’s and Shipman’s); introductions for every story designed to arrange the reader for a greater figuring out and delight of the story; newly written and with ease put explanatory notes; and a brand new, extra simply understood approach for studying to pronounce Chaucerian center English.

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The Silver Fork Novel: Fashionable Fiction in the Age of by Edward M. Copeland III

By Edward M. Copeland III

Within the early 19th century there has been a surprising fashion for novels centering at the glamour of aristocratic social and political lifestyles. Such novels, appealing as they have been to middle-class readers, have been condemned through modern critics as dangerously seductive, crassly advertisement, designed for the 'masses' and completely unworthy of regard. till lately, silver-fork novels have eluded critical attention and been overshadowed via authors equivalent to Jane Austen. They have been prompted by way of Austen at their very inner most degrees, yet have been sarcastically drummed out of heritage through the very canon-makers who have been utilizing Austen's identify to set up their very own legitimacy. this primary smooth full-length examine of the silver-fork novel argues that those novels have been in reality instruments of persuasion, novels intentionally geared toward bringing the British heart sessions into an alliance with an aristocratic software of political reform

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