By William Shakespeare
"I consider 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 very important element of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the examine or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who keep in mind that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)
The individual Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has offered greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* prime quality introductions and notes
* New, extra readable exchange trim size
* An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts
Read or Download A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Pelican Shakespeare) PDF
Similar british literature books
Contributor word: With an advent via Margaret Anne Doody. Notes by means of Claire Lamont
Publish 12 months notice: First released in 1811
• one among Austen's 5 significant novels in a revised and up-to-date edition.
• the normal Chapman/Kinsley textual content in a newly set typeface provides a extra beautiful appearance.
• the hot notes are fuller and supply extra beneficiant contextualization of social conduct and Austen's language.
• New chronology and bibliography offer updated assets for additional reading.
• New appendices on social rank and dancing.
• keeps Margaret Doody's nonetheless significantly applauded introduction.
New to this edition
• thoroughly rewritten and elevated notes.
• New and elevated chronology.
• New, up-to-date and accelerated bibliography.
• New appendices on social rank and dancing.
"Pray, pray be composed," cried Elinor, "and don't betray what you are feeling to each physique current. might be he has now not saw you but. "
For Elinor Dashwood, brilliant and delicate, and her romantic, impetuous more youthful sister Marianne, the chance of marrying the lads they love appears to be like distant. In an international governed via funds and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. involved for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centred fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, when Marianne's dependable trust within the fact of her personal emotions makes her extra dangerously liable to the designs of unscrupulous men.
Through her heroines' parallel stories of affection, loss, and wish, Jane Austen bargains a strong research of the ways that women's lives have been formed by way of the claustrophobic society during which that they had to outlive.
Operating an emotional gamut from betrayal and damaged hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy starts with the tyrannical activities of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions damage his family.
The play's moment part occurs sixteen years later, whilst the energetic plot takes a lighthearted flip, abounding in tune and dance.
The Marian priestesses as soon as secure the Madonna mosaic, key to a legacy of peace and womanly strength. They have been hunted down via forces who didn't comprehend their calling. Now their descendants are looking for the past — and stirring an enemy who will kill to maintain them silent. .. .
Museum curator Catrina Dauvergne knew the earthquakes couldn't be her fault. however the beheaded our bodies and precious artifacts printed through the cracks within the earth have been her destiny to discover. to guard them, she needs to probability her life — and quit the only guy whose love and recognize she so much wants. but if future calls and forgotten background waits to be reclaimed or misplaced ceaselessly, this girl will resolution. .. .
Quickly to be revived in a brand new BBC sequence, Mapp and Lucia is a toxic witty, comedian story of 2 upper-class girls struggling with for social supremacy within the so much underhand methods attainable.
Meet Mapp and Lucia - of the main disagreeable, disgraceful ladies you're ever more likely to come upon, in E. F. Benson's rigorously saw story of Thirties village lifestyles and social rating.
Emmeline Lucas (known as Lucia to her associates) is rising from mourning following the demise of her husband. Pretentious, snobbish and down-right devious, she feels her domestic city of Riseholme deals not demanding situations and makes a decision to vacation within the city of Tilling. She rents 'Mallards' from leave out Mapp.
The ladies conflict instantly. leave out Mapp is used to being best of the social score in Tilling and there's no means she will allow a vulgar outsider declare her place. So starts off a conflict of one-upmanship, peppered with queenly airs, ghastly tea events and unnerving bridge evenings because the warring parties try and out-do one another to win social supermacy.
The pompous Lucia and malignant Mapp are characters you will adore to hate, splendidly penned via E. F. Benson. Darkly comedian and witty, it truly is quickly to be a brand new BBC sequence written by means of Steve Pemberton.
Extra info for A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Pelican Shakespeare)
IV. -V. -VI. -VII. -I. -II. -III. -IV. -V. -VI. -VII. -VIII. -IX. -X. -I. -II. -III. -IV. -V. -VI. -I. -II. -III. - IV. -V. -VI. -VII. -VIII. -I. -II. -III. -IV. -V. -VI. -VII. -VIII. -IX. -X. -XI. ENDNOTES INSPIRED BY JUDE THE OBSCURE COMMENTS & QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING FROM THE PAGES OF JUDE THE OBSCURE 舠You know what a university is, and a university degree? 舡 (page 10) Somebody might have come along that way who would have asked him his trouble, and might have cheered him by saying that his notions were further advanced than those of his grammarian.
In defense of the novel he pleads for Hardy舗s stature as reason to grant him leeway about his themes. 舡 If Arabella lives on in the consciousness of innumerable readers of Jude the Obscure, it is an impression that has a history beginning with the novel舗s first issue. Hardy舗s stature as a novelist when Jude the Obscure was published guaranteed him a certain degree of critical attention, but the attention he was to receive was so negative as to alter the course of his career. Jude the Obscure was Hardy舗s final novel.
What kind of person is more comfortable with railway stations and hotels than with Gothic churches? Hardy舗s novel implies, though typically never states, that this would be a modern person who is suffering, as Chekhov suggested, to create the modern world. The most negative version of modernity in Jude the Obscure is the uncanny Little Father Time; more a cipher, symbol, or abstraction than a real person, the child who is the product of Jude舗s and Arabella舗s unhappy marriage tests the boundaries of realism.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare