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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Sonnets compiles 154 Sonnets written by Shakespeare on all manner of themes from love and fidelity to politics and lineage. Many of the sonnets - in particular the first 17, commonly called the procreation sonnets - were commissioned, a fact which calls a simple, romantic reading into question. more...

  • The Alchemistby Ben Jonson

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge said of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist that it had one out of the three most perfect plots in literature. This play, with its sharp portrayal of human folly, is considered by many to be Jonson's best comedy. First performed 1610, its popularity has endured to this day. more...

  • The Duchess of Malfiby John Webster

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.99

    "The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side... more...

  • Family Life in the Age of Shakespeareby Bruce W. Young

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance... more...

  • The Winter's Taleby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 50.00

    First performed in May 1611, The Winter's Tale is a play about reconciliation, atonement, and the healing effects of time. Leontes, a paranoid tyrant, suffers from his own rash behavior and jealous delusions. When his long-lost daughter returns and the statue of his dead wife magically comes back to life, order is restored, the family is reunited,... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy of fairies, lovers, and amateur actors in the woods outside Athens. more...

  • Hamletby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 60.00

    In Shakespeare's powerful drama of destiny and revenge, "Hamlet", the troubled prince of Denmark, must overcome his own self-doubt and avenge the murder of his father. Contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on "Hamlet", as well as a biography on Shakespeare. more...

  • Much Ado About Nothingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Much Ado about Nothing," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages. more...

  • Henry Vby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    The wild and undisciplined young man known as Prince Hal in the two-part Henry IV plays matures into a courageous and deft leader. Based on the life of its title monarch, Henry V chronicles the events surrounding the battle of Agincourt in 1415, part of the Hundred Years' War. This invaluable new study guide contains a selection of the finest criticism... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read... more...