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  • Faust, Part Iby Goethe; David Constantine

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 12.68

    Goethe's Faust reworks the late-medieval myth of Dr Faust, a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract or wager with the devil, Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seek to grant him a moment in life so glorious that he will wish it to last for ever. But if Faust does bid the moment stay, he falls to Mephisto... more...

  • Hedda Gabler and Other Playsby Henrik Ibsen; Una Ellis-Fermor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner?s struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man?s reputation,... more...

  • The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaroby Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous... more...

  • The Miser and Other Playsby Jean-Baptiste Moliere; David Coward; David Coward; David Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    Molière combined all the traditional elements of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly sophisticated and enduringly popular dramas. The Miser is the story of Harpagon, a mean-spirited old man who becomes obsessed with making money out of the marriage of his children, while The Hypochondriac, another study in obsession, is... more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.68

    Poet and soldier, brawler and charmer, Cyrano de Bergerac is desperately in love with Roxane, the most beautiful woman in Paris. But there is one very large problem - he has a nose of stupendous size and believes she will never see past it to return his feelings. So when he discovers that the handsome but tongue-tied Christian is also pining for Roxane,... more...

  • 19 Best Classic Playsby John Galsworthy

    ReadHowYouWant 2011; US$ 5.99

    This title contains,Five Short Plays by John GalsworthyTouch and Go by David Herbert LawrenceThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeLady Windermere's Fan by Oscar WildeShe Stoops to Conquer by Oliver GoldsmithThe Bravo of Venice by Matthew LewisThe Two Noble Kinsmen by William ShakespeareA Bit O' Love by John GalsworthyCandida by George... more...

  • Babylon Heightsby Dean Cavanagh; Irvine Welsh

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    If you put four dwarfs in one room with enough opium and alcohol, it's bound to end in tears... In 1935 MGM studios embarked on a movie adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The production called for the casting of many dwarfs to play the Munchkins of the mythical Land of Oz and the studio began recruiting 'small persons' from... more...

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    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 6.99

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    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 5.99

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  • Mary Stuartby Friedrich Schiller

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    This dramatic story recounts Mary, Queen of Scots's remaining days held captive in Fotheringay Castle. In scenes alternating between Mary's prison and Elizabeth's court at Westminster, Schiller's play gradually builds a compelling picture of a tragic heroine rising above her suffering to gain in insight and spiritual depth. In contrast Elizabeth, in... more...