British Literature

The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Montague Small, an obsessive author of detective thrillers, mourns his in recent times lifeless spouse, who could or won't were untrue to him. His makes an attempt at meditation are a failure. He detests his fictional detective. His curiosity in his neighbour's problems and his neighbour's spouse seem to be his purely consolations finally. The neighbour, Blaise Gavender, is an beginner psychotherapist who has obvious via himself. Has Blaise the braveness to alter his existence and develop into a good guy? what's honesty at the least? Blaise's spouse Harriet lives for romance, love of her husband, love of her son. She if keen on Monty too. Emily McHugh is sort of one other subject. She too lives for romance: for romance and justice and revenge, aided and incited by means of her ambiguous pal Constance Pinn. Emily's son Luca, a really disturbed baby, turns into the topic of a tug of conflict among possessive girls. Edgar Demornay, a individual student, additionally errors into the fray; he adores Monty and falls in love with Monty's ladies. A deed of violence ultimately solves many difficulties. this can be a tale of other loves; and of ways a guy may have ladies in the sort of method that he will be proud of neither. Sacred and profane love are comparable opposites; the only loved renders the opposite valuable, in order that the ever unhappy center swings continuously from side to side.

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CliffsNotes on Brontë's Jane Eyre by Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Karin Jacobson

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Karin Jacobson

The unique CliffsNotes learn courses supply professional remark on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient historical past. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally function glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, popular layout.
Question Victorian — and present-day — society as you examine Charlotte Bronte's well known novel with CliffsNotes on Jane Eyre. what's women's place in society? what's the courting of goals and delusion to truth? what's the foundation of an efficient marriage? Bronte tackles a lot of these questions and extra during the tale of her heroine Jane Eyre.
CliffsNotes presents designated plot summaries, serious commentaries, and a useful personality map that can assist you discover the entire perception this novel has to provide. Make your research of this undying novel successful with CliffsNotes on Jane Eyre. different gains that assist you examine contain

• personality analyses of significant gamers
• severe essays
• A assessment part that exams your wisdom
• history at the writer, together with profession highlights

Classic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you'll comprehend it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes learn courses.

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English Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Jonathan Bate

By Jonathan Bate

A well known critic, biographer, and Shakespeare pupil, Jonathan Bate offers during this Very brief creation a full of life and interesting assessment of the literature that Jorge Luis Borges known as "the richest within the world." From the medieval "Hymn of Caedmon" to George Orwell's "Why I Write," from Jane Austen to Ian McEwan, and from Winnie the Pooh to Dr. Johnson, this superb, compact survey stretches around the centuries, exploring the foremost literary types (poetry, novel, drama, essay and more), the various histories and theories of the very concept of literature, and the position of writers in shaping English, British, and post-imperial identities. Bate illuminates the paintings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Dickens, and lots of different significant figures of English literature. He appears to be like on the Renaissance, Romanticism, and Modernism, on the start of the unconventional and the Elizabethan invention of the assumption of a countrywide literature, and on the nature of writing itself. starting from children's literature to biography, this can be an imperative consultant and an suggestion for somebody drawn to England's brilliant literary historical past.

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Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained (HarperPerennial by John Milton

By John Milton

The epic poem Paradise Lost tells the tale of the autumn of guy. The poem info Satan’s trip to the backyard of Eden and his reason to damage God’s new production, and examines the personalities and motivations of Adam and Eve, earlier than and after the fateful temptation. Paradise Regained was once released 4 years after Paradise Lost, and on the other hand makes a speciality of the temptation of Christ and the recapturing on all that guy had misplaced in Paradise Lost.

After publishing Paradise Lost, writer John Milton used to be instantly famous and lauded as one of many maximum English poets. Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained have motivated a variety of poets and writers, together with a number of the Romantics, William Blake, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and T. S. Eliot.

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The Poems (Bantam Classic reissue) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

David Bevington: quantity creation + Revisions and annotations to Shakespeare textual content, footnotes, textual notes, and person poem introductions.

David Scott Kastan and James Shapiro: Annotated bibliography.

The Poems

Shakespeare’s maximum fulfillment in nondramatic verse was once his number of 154 wonderful sonnets that painting a tumultuous international of affection, contention, and clash between a poet, an aristocratic younger guy, a rival poet, and a mysterious “dark lady.” extra profound than different Elizabethan sonnet sequences and not exceeded as archetypes of the shape, those poems discover nearly each conceivable emotional complexity relating to love and friendship. a few poems are darkish, sour, and self-hating, others exhibit idealism with unmatchable eloquence–and all are of vital good looks, a part of the world’s nice literary heritage.

In addition to his sonnets, Shakespeare released lengthy poems early in his occupation: Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. instantly renowned in Shakespeare’s time, they reveal a richness which could additionally present us with insights into the robust imagery of his plays.

Rounding out this quantity are minor poems, “A Lover’s Complaint” and “The Phoenix and Turtle,” regarded as a part of Shakespeare’s early writings.

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color by William Blake

By William Blake

This bright facsimile of  Blake's romantic and revolutionary publication offers a concise expression of his crucial knowledge and philosophy. His targeted hand-lettered textual content is accompanied through 27 colour plates of his stirring illustrations.

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Crossfire by Dick Francis, Felix Francis

By Dick Francis, Felix Francis

An exhilarating new novel from the New York Times-bestselling authors.

Shell-shocked and lacking a foot-lost to an IED in the course of his journey of accountability in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been despatched "home" by means of the military and, at free ends, returns to his estranged mother's condo for the 1st time because he joined up at seventeen. yet Josephine Kauri, the "first woman of British racing," has continuously placed the horses she trains first and her relations final. Tom quickly reveals himself strained to the brink together with his mom and stepfather.

yet there's one more reason for the stifling pressure at Kauri condominium Stables: Josephine is being blackmailed for a hefty sum each week-and compelled to make her horses lose. Retirement isn't an choice, as she has been warned that it'll lead to the item she so much fears: publicity and mock . . . and felony, whilst the govt. unearths out what she's been hiding.

Tom units out to find and defeat this hidden enemy utilizing his finely honed army talents. yet can he retailer his mother's popularity and occupation, or will he locate himself stuck within the pass fire?

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Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Arguably William Shakespeare’s so much influential play, Hamlet is the tragic tale of the way Hamlet revenge for the homicide of his father, the overdue king of Denmark, as his uncle Claudius takes the throne and Hamlet’s mom Gertrude as his spouse. the prestigious Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged. every one quantity features:

• Authoritative, trustworthy texts
• top of the range introductions and notes
• An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare’s lifestyles and the choice of texts

“I believe that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even though, is the least vital point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the prestigious scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who needless to say those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation.”
—Patrick Stewart

Enriched e-book positive aspects Editor Sean Keilen offers the subsequent specifically commissioned positive factors for this Enriched booklet Classic:
• Chronology of Shakespeare’s Life
• Filmography
• modern reports of Hamlet or of Shakespeare’s paintings through His Peers
• prompt extra Readings, together with Works prompted by means of Hamlet
• personality Sketches
• Shakespeare locations to Visit
• Hamlet’s Wisdom
• Enriched book Notes: recognized Phrases
• Eighteenth- andNineteenth-century Illustrations of Hamlet

The enriched publication layout invitations readers to move past the pages of those loved works and achieve extra perception into the lifestyles and instances of an writer and the interval during which the publication used to be initially written for a wealthy interpreting adventure.

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