Download E-books Pride and Prejudice PDF

By Jane Austen

One of the main universally enjoyed and widespread English novels, Pride and Prejudice used to be penned as a favored leisure. however the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) reworked this bubbling story of rural romance right into a witty, shrewdly saw satire of English kingdom existence that's now considered as one of many critical treasures of English language.
In a distant Hertfordshire village, remote the nice trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice capacity needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the middle of this all-consuming company are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — fans whose satisfaction needs to be humbled and prejudices dissolved ahead of the unconventional can come to its most suitable conclusion.
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Download E-books The Rover (HarperPerennial Classics) PDF

By Aphra Behn

Trustworthy and good-looking, the Englishman Belvile is in love with the Italian girl Florinda, who's betrothed to a different. Willmore, the rover, is in love with Hellena, sister of Florinda and destined for the convent. And Angellica Bianca, a courtesan, is in love with Willmore. opposed to the backdrop of Naples in the course of Carnival time, this assorted solid of characters pursue lifestyles, honour, and enjoyment during this comedic drama.

Author and playwright Aphra Behn created a essentially male-centric international in The Rover, yet doesn't push aside the facility of her woman characters, who're keen to visit severe measures to satisfy their wants. The Rover used to be written for revenue at a time while Behn had misplaced her resource of source of revenue, yet grew to become the most renowned performs of the recovery period, and it's nonetheless studied and greatly played in sleek times.

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

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Download E-books Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson PDF

By Robert Louis Stevenson

* ALL 12 Novels and all up-to-date with concise introductions, giving necessary contextual information
* the various texts are illustrated with the unique Victorian paintings, together with TREASURE ISLAND and DR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
* each brief tale and brief tale collection
* entrance no-nonsense contents desk permitting effortless navigation round the big file
* Texts organised into scholarly chronological order and divided into literary forms
* the entire poetry and plays
* all the collaboration works with different authors
* Even comprises the entire letters, with their contents table
* thousands of pictures with regards to Stevenson’s lifestyles and works
* The textual content has been conscientiously formatted to your enjoyment
* a variety of photos relating to Stevenson's lifestyles and works
* at least 3 BONUS biographies – discover Stevenson’s adventurous lifestyles by means of modern biographers – all with their very own detailed contents tables

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Download E-books Flush: A Biography PDF

By Virginia Woolf

This tale of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants correct from the outlet pages. even supposing Flush has adventures of his personal with bullying canine, horrid maids, and robbers, he additionally presents the reader with a glimpse into Browning’s lifestyles. advent via Trekkie Ritchie.

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Download E-books Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, changing into James I of britain. London was once alive with an curiosity in all issues Scottish, and Shakespeare grew to become to Scottish historical past for fabric. He stumbled on a spectacle of violence and tales of traitors recommended by way of witches and wizards, echoing James’s trust in a connection among treason and witchcraft.

In depicting a guy who murders to turn into king, Macbeth teases us with large questions. Is Macbeth tempted through destiny, or by way of his or his wife’s ambition? Why does their luck flip to ashes?

Like different performs, Macbeth speaks to every new release. Its tale was visible as that of a hero who commits an evil act and can pay an important expense. lately, it's been utilized to international locations that overreach themselves and to fashionable alienation. the road is blurred among Macbeth’s evil and his competitors’ solid, and there are new attitudes towards either witchcraft and gender.

The authoritative version of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and wide-spread Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early published model of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases
-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language
-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary standpoint at the play
-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s mammoth holdings of infrequent books
-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most well-liked, and so much difficult, play. It follows the shape of a “revenge tragedy,” during which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance opposed to his father’s assassin, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. a lot of its fascination, notwithstanding, lies in its uncertainties.

between them: what's the Ghost—Hamlet’s father not easy justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet pass mad, or purely fake to? as soon as he's certain that Claudius is a assassin, why does he no longer act? was once his mom, Gertrude, untrue to her husband or complicit in his murder?

The authoritative variation of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and normal Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the simplest early published model of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s well-known traces and phrases
-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language
-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student supplying a contemporary viewpoint at the play
-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tremendous holdings of infrequent books
-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by means of Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest choice of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from around the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 PDF

By Martin Amis

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

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

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Download E-books Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics) PDF

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Not anyone is healthier outfitted within the fight for wealth and worldly luck than the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished heritage to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental better half Amelia, besides the fact that, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their approach throughout the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the only steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt international is Dobbin together with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure. 

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