Pygmalion Illustrated

Pygmalion  Illustrated Author Bernard Shaw
ISBN-10 9783730997390
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 136
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Ever since Pygmalion opened in London in April 1914 it has proved a very controversial play, from the (then) shocking language, to arguments about its correct ending. Critical interpretations have been similarly disputatious, encompassing views of the transformation of the impoverished Eliza Doolittle by phonetics expert Henry Higgins as either a story of economic and social liberation, or an example of the perpetuation of male control and self-interest." This new edition of Pygmalion includes George Bernard Shaw's definitive text, with both Preface and Sequel, and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date.



East of Eden

East of Eden Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 1440631328
Release 2002-02-05
Pages 608
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A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.



The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr  Jekyll and Mr  Hyde Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 9788892589278
Release 2016-04-05
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality.In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.



Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses Author Ovid
ISBN-10 9781603844970
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 538
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Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions are unlikely to survive a reading of Lombardo's rendering, which vividly mirrors the brutality, sadness, comedy, irony, tenderness, and eeriness of Ovid's vast world as well as the poem's effortless pacing. Under Lombardo's spell, neither Argus nor anyone else need fear nodding off. The translation is accompanied by an exhilarating Introduction by W. R. Johnson that unweaves and reweaves many of the poem's most important themes while showing how the poet achieves some of his most brilliant effects. An analytical table of contents, a catalog of transformations, and a glossary are also included.



Educating Rita

Educating Rita Author Willy Russell
ISBN-10 9781472518705
Release 2014-02-13
Pages 96
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Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl's hunger for education, is 'simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.' Sunday Times Educating Rita premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.



A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Author James Joyce
ISBN-10 9781304039446
Release 2015-05-18
Pages 178
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man would establish Joyce as a leader in the movement know as literary modernism. It is set in late 19th century Ireland, and features the education of a young man, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce's alter ego. His education is not only scholarly, but an intellectual, emotional and moral formation as he sheds himself of his Roman Catholic roots and develops as a writer. A Portrait of the Artist is not a breezy read. There's not a whole lot of action either - it's almost all an introspective, impressionistic meandering of a budding author. The plot line and prose can be difficult, which will require a closer reading. That said, this is a cornerstone of literature for its description of a once innocent young boy who grows dissatisfied with the world, and grows at odds with himself philosophically and psychologically. Journey through Joyce's head as a young man as his Dadalus overturns nearly every facet of his life: religion, class, his education, and morality.



Arms and The Man

Arms and The Man Author George Bernard Shaw
ISBN-10 9788892590687
Release 2016-04-07
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Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid in Latin: Arma virumque cano ("Arms and the man I sing"). The play was first produced on April 21, 1894 at the Avenue Theatre, and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny. The play was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. He was called onto stage after the curtain, where he received enthusiastic applause. However, amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion, "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?" Arms and the Man is a humorous play which shows the futility of war and deals with the hypocrisies of human nature in a comedic fashion (font: Wikipedia)



The Birth Mark

The Birth Mark Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN-10 9789635225552
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 12
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The Birth-Mark was written in the year 1843 by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This book is one of the most popular novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.



The mayor of Casterbridge

The mayor of Casterbridge Author Thomas Hardy
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590461636
Release 1887
Pages 265
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The mayor of Casterbridge has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The mayor of Casterbridge also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The mayor of Casterbridge book for free.



She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer Author Oliver Goldsmith
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N11657712
Release 1773
Pages 106
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She Stoops to Conquer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from She Stoops to Conquer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full She Stoops to Conquer book for free.



Speed the Plow

Speed the Plow Author David Mamet
ISBN-10 9780802191816
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 82
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Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, disturbing play about the power of money and sex in Hollywood, and how they corrupt two movie producers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln Center to sold-out seats, rave reviews and much fanfare in March 1988—staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver—and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.



The Pigman

The Pigman Author Paul Zindel
ISBN-10 9781935169024
Release 2011-05-14
Pages 168
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One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman.” In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?'



The Intelligent Woman s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

The Intelligent Woman s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism Author Bernard Shaw
ISBN-10 0878559620
Release 1928
Pages 495
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With great wit and forcefulness, Shaw here presents the conditions under which he thought the world could look forward to the future with hope. This book sets out most completely Shaw's indictment of capitalism as the source of both domestic injustice and international enmity, and his arguments for a socialist egalitarian society as the only society assured a healthy future.



Miss Julie

Miss Julie Author August Strindberg
ISBN-10 9780486111971
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 64
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One of the greatest classics of modern theater concerns a willful young aristocrat's seduction of her father's valet during a Midsummer's Eve celebration. Complete with Strindberg's highly-regarded critical preface.



Mythology

Mythology Author Edith Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780316032162
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 512
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The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.



Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon Author Daniel Keyes
ISBN-10 1474605737
Release 2017-07-13
Pages 256
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'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking' Guardian Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatement turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie?



Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage Author William Somerset Maugham
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106002001870
Release 1915
Pages 648
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Of Human Bondage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Of Human Bondage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Of Human Bondage book for free.