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Shakespeare

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  • Shakespeare's Languageby Frank Kermode

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    The true biography of Shakespeare - and the only one we really need to care about - is in the plays. Sir Frank Kermode, Britain's most distinguished literary critic, has been thinking about them all his life. This book is a distillation of that lifetime's thinking. The great English tragedies were all written in the first decade of the seventeenth... more...

  • Timon of Athensby William Shakespeare; Nicholas Walton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    After squandering his wealth with prodigal generosity, a rich Athenian gentleman finds himself deep in debt. Unshaken by the prospect of bankruptcy, he is certain that the friends he has helped so often will come to his aid. But when they learn his wealth is gone, he quickly finds that their promises fall away to nothing in this tragic exploration... more...

  • The Two Gentlemen of Veronaby William Shakespeare; Russell Jackson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Leaving behind both home and beloved, a young man travels to Milan to meet his closest friend. Once there, however, he falls in love with his friend's new sweetheart and resolves to seduce her. Love-crazed and desperate, he is soon moved to commit cynical acts of betrayal. And comic scenes involving a servant and his dog enhance the play's exploration... more...

  • Henry IV Part Twoby William Shakespeare; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Angered by the loss of his son in battle, the Earl of Northumberland supports another rebellion against King Henry IV, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. Sick and weary, the old King sends out his forces, including the unruly Sir John Falstaff, to meet the rebels. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem... more...

  • The Comedy of Errorsby William Shakespeare; Paul Edmondson; Randall Martin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Two sets of identical twins, separated at sea as children, find themselves in the same city for the first time as adults. Soon, their friends mistake the twins for one another and bewilderment abounds, as the wife of one man declares the other to be her husband, pronouncing him mad when he denies the claim. Exuberant, complex and brilliantly farcical,... more...

  • The Sonnets and a Lover's Complaintby William Shakespeare; John Kerrigan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    When this volume of Shakespeare's poems first appeared in 1609, he had already written most of the great plays that made him famous. The 154 sonnets - all but two of which are addressed to a beautiful young man or a treacherous 'dark lady' - contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, and deal with eternal subjects such as... more...

  • Henry VI Part Oneby William Shakespeare; Jane Kingsley-Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    After the death of Henry V, the French revolt and threaten to reclaim their country from English rule. Guided by his Lord Protector, the young King Henry VI journeys to Paris to reaffirm his rule over France. But while Joan of Arc battles the British abroad, discontent is also breeding at home, between the two ancient Houses of York and Lancaster. more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeareby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    King Lear, widely considered Shakespeare's most deeply moving, passionately expressed, and intellectually ambitious play, has almost always been edited from the revised version printed in the First Folio of 1623, with additions from the quarto of 1608. Acting on recent discoveries, this volume presents the first full, scholarly edition to be based... more...

  • The Two Noble Kinsmenby William Shakespeare

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This is Shakespeare's last dramatic work. The two noble kinsmen are cousins who swear a vow of friendship until death. King Theseus of Athens leads an invasion against Thebes and returns to Athens with the two cousins who both fall in love with Princess Emilia, Theseus' sister-in-law. Both become rivals for Emilia's hand arousing the wrath... more...

  • Sir Thomas Moreby William Shakespeare

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “Sir Thomas More” is especially valuable for the light it throws on the doctrinal issues that were at the center of the Reformation. This is a detailed, well-researched and thouroughly conventional biography of the life of Thomas More. To put it succintly, this biography is more a discussion of ideas than of events of that time, since More... more...