By Aldous Huxley
Pour le 50e anniversaire de l. a. mort d'Aldous Huxley, réédition d'un classique de l. a. science-fiction épuisé.
Lorsque le journaliste Will Farnaby échoue sur l'île de Pala, il croit avoir découvert l. a. société idéale. l. a. communauté des îliens s'organise autour des valeurs de justice, de admire et de liberté, dans une parfaite osmose avec l. a. nature. Mais cet équilibre idyllique est rapidement menacé par les convoitises internationales, à commencer par le sultanat voisin.
Huxley orchestre le malentendu : l'utopie de l'Éden retrouvé, réinventé par l. a. major de l'homme, fera lengthy feu, pour mieux se fracasser contre les instincts humains les plus funestes.
By William Shakespeare
Star-crossed Romeo and Juliet are Shakespeare's most famed lovers.
A staple of highschool studying lists, the tragedy particularly resonates with younger grownup readers who, like Romeo and Juliet, have skilled the exhilarating and threatening phenomenon of being "in love".
Given the tragic finishing of the play, what does Shakespeare illustrate approximately his youngster protagonists: Are they the hapless sufferers of destiny, or are they chargeable for the bad offerings they make? Is their love the "real thing", or is it self-indulgent ardour run amok?
These are a number of the ever proper questions mentioned during this serious variation of Romeo and Juliet.
By David Lodge
De sa plume claire, légère et drôle, David hotel nous fait découvrir l'époque de H.G. Wells, celle de l'expansion du socialisme et des théories féministes mais aussi de los angeles bombe atomique.
By Edward M. Copeland III
Within the early 19th century there has been a unexpected 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 by means of modern critics as dangerously seductive, crassly advertisement, designed for the 'masses' and completely unworthy of regard. until eventually lately, silver-fork novels have eluded critical attention and been overshadowed by means of authors akin to Jane Austen. They have been prompted by means of Austen at their very inner most degrees, yet have been satirically drummed out of heritage by way of the very canon-makers who have been utilizing Austen's identify to set up their very own legitimacy. this primary glossy full-length learn of the silver-fork novel argues that those novels have been in truth instruments of persuasion, novels intentionally aimed toward bringing the British heart sessions into an alliance with an aristocratic software of political reform
By Penny Gay
Why did theatre audiences snort 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 movement audiences? What do his comedies need to say approximately love, intercourse, gender, strength, relations, group, and sophistication? What position have ache, cruelty, or even dying 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 center years and the mould-breaking experiments of his final decade's paintings, this ebook addresses those important questions.
Organised thematically, and protecting all Shakespeare's comedies from the start to the top of his occupation, it offers readers with a map of the playwright's comedian types, displaying how he outfitted on comedic conventions as he additional enriched the probabilities of the style.
By William Shakespeare
Arguably William Shakespeare’s such a lot influential play, Hamlet is the tragic tale of ways Hamlet revenge for the homicide of his father, the past due 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. each one quantity features:
• Authoritative, trustworthy texts
• prime quality introductions and notes
• An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare’s lifestyles and the choice of texts
“I consider that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, notwithstanding, is the least vital point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a sublime and transparent textual content for both the learn or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the prestigious scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who take into account that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation.”
Enriched publication positive factors Editor Sean Keilen presents the subsequent specifically commissioned good points for this Enriched e-book Classic:
• Chronology of Shakespeare’s Life
• modern reports of Hamlet or of Shakespeare’s paintings by means of His Peers
• instructed extra Readings, together with Works inspired via Hamlet
• personality Sketches
• Shakespeare locations to Visit
• Hamlet’s Wisdom
• Enriched e-book Notes: well-known Phrases
• Eighteenth- andNineteenth-century Illustrations of Hamlet
The enriched booklet structure invitations readers to move past the pages of those cherished works and achieve extra perception into the existence and instances of an writer and the interval within which the ebook used to be initially written for a wealthy examining adventure.
By Mary Sharratt
Publish yr note: First released January 1st 2006
In the culture of Philippa Gregory’s clever, transporting fiction comes this story of darkish suspense, love, and betrayal, that includes star-crossed sisters, one misplaced and the opposite searching.
Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was once raised through a father who handled her as though she have been his son. whereas her attractive and reckless sister, may possibly, pushes the boundaries of propriety of their small English city, Hannah harbors her personal mystery: their father has given her an schooling forbidden to ladies. yet Hannah’s mystery serves her good while she trips to colonial Maryland to reunite with may well, who has been married off to cousin after her sexual misadventures ruined her marriage customers in England.
As Hannah searches for may well, who has disappeared, she reveals herself falling in love along with her brother-in-law. by myself in a wild, uncultivated land the place the outdated principles not follow, Hannah is free of the restrictions of the society that judged either her and will as dangerous—too shrewdpermanent, too fearless, and too hungry for all times. yet Hannah is additionally affected by doubt, as her quest for solutions to May’s destiny grows ever extra traumatic and tangled.
This book encompasses a pattern bankruptcy of Illuminations.
By George Orwell
Includes a observe at the textual content through Peter Davison.
In 1984, London is a grim urban the place huge Brother is often observing you and the idea Police can essentially learn your brain. Winston is a guy in grave chance for the easy cause that his reminiscence nonetheless features. Drawn right into a forbidden love affair, Winston unearths the braveness to affix a mystery innovative association referred to as The Brotherhood, devoted to the destruction of the occasion. with his cherished Julia, he dangers his existence in a perilous fit opposed to the powers that be.
By G. E. Bentley Jr.
The severe Heritage gathers jointly a wide physique of serious resources on significant figures in literature. each one quantity offers modern responses to a writer's paintings, permitting pupil and researcher to learn the cloth themselves.
NOTE at the TEXT
Part I Blake’s Life
1 common comments
2 exterior events
6 ‘He is usually in Paradise’
Part II Writings
7 studies of Malkin’s account of Blake (1806)
8 normal comments
9 Poetical Sketches (1783)
10 The ebook of Thel (1789)
11 The French Revolution (1791)
12 Songs of Innocence and of expertise (1789, 1794)
13 the United States (1793) and Europe (1794)
14 Descriptive Catalogue (1809)
15 Jerusalem (1804–?20)
Part III Drawings
16 General comments
Part IV Engraved designs
17 General comments
18 Salzmann, parts of Morality (1791)
19 Burger, Leonora (1796)
20 Cumberland, recommendations on define (1796)
21 Stuart and Revett, Antiquities of Athens, vol. III, 1794
22 Young, evening suggestions (1797)
23 Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800)
24 Hayley, Designs to a chain of Ballads (1802)
25 Hayley, Life...of William Cowper (1803)
26 Hayley, Triumphs of mood (1803)
27 Hoare, educational Correspondence (1804)
28 Hayley, Ballads (1805)
29 Blair, The Grave (1808)
General reviews, 1805–63
General reviews, 1810–26
30 The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer’s Pilgrims (1812)
31 Virgil, Pastorals (1821)
32 Remember Me! (1825, 1826)
33 Illustrations of The ebook of activity (1826)
34 Blake’s Illustrations of Dante (?1838)
Part V normal essays on Blake
35 B.H.MALKIN, A Father’s Memoirs of his baby, 1806
36 H.C.ROBINSON, ‘William Blake, artist, poet and spiritual mystic’, Vaterländisches Museum, translated, 1811
37 Obituary in Literary Gazette, 1827
38 Obituary in Literary Chronicle, 1827
39 ALLAN CUNNINGHAM, ‘William Blake’ in his Lives of... British Painters, 1830
40 ANON., ‘The innovations of William Blake, painter and poet’, London collage journal, 1830
41 ANON., ‘The final of the supernaturalists’, Fraser’s journal, 1830
42 FREDERICK TATHAM, ‘Life of Blake’, ?1832
Part VI Forgotten Years: References to William Blake 1831– 62
ANNOTATED INDEX OF NAMES
By M. Hecker, T. Volosova
Essentially, it was once one significant university textbook on English literature within the Soviet Union, released in English and meant for colleges with English language specialism, that's for children of 13-16 age workforce. at the present time, one can be shocked at how finished and basic Soviet excessive schooling was once, as evidenced via this overseas literature path — a simple yet lovely insightful, if in simple terms a bit ideologically touched (which doesn't suggest being untrue), and marvellously illustrated advisor into the English international of letters, considering Beowulf occasions on. between different issues, «English Literature» supplies a superb inspiration of what such linguistic phenomenon as 'Soviet English' used to be approximately.