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  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95 US$ 3.44

    Another case of mistaken identity from the king of the plot twist, Twelfth Night tells the tale of the beautiful young Viola who is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, when their ship is lost at sea. Believing Sebastian to be dead Viol poses as a man and enters service with the Duke Orisino. When Olivia, the woman that Orisino loves, falls... more...

  • Works of William Shakespeareby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 5.99

    Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, The Winter''s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing & more. Table of Contents. Comedies:. All''s Well That Ends Well. As You Like It. The Comedy of Errors. Love''s Labour''s... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeare: Othelloby William Shakespeare; Michael Neill

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99

    This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Fointamaby Kelvin Ngong Toh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.95

    This is a touching play that interrogates certain traditional mores by revisiting the archetypal themes of love, deceit, and regret. It depicts a society in which people do not have the right to express themselves and their emotions. The play is a tragedy that ends with some cleansing of a land ruined by greed and individualism. more...

  • Writing the Passionsby David Punter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.70

    Writing the Passions is a book of literary criticism, of philosophy and of the politics of modernity. It explores the arguments on the location of feeling in literature; on the fragmentation of the self under the pressure of the passions; of the place of the passions in psychoanalytic practice and theory; and on the notions of multiplicity, soul,... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 3.99

    Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (c.1597) is an early tragedy about the fate of two star-crossed lovers. The story opens in Verona with a street brawl between the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo Montague attends a masquerade party at the house of the Capulets, where he woos Juliet. Count Paris tries to attract Juliet’s attention with the help of Juliet’s... more...

  • Writing in Nonstandard Englishby Irma Taavitsainen; Gunnel Melchers; Päivi Pahta

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 188.00

    This book investigates linguistic variation as a complex continuum of language use from standard to nonstandard. In our view, these notions can only be established through mutual definition, and they cannot exist without the opposite pole. What is considered standard English changes according to the approach at hand, and the nonstandard changes accordingly.... more...

  • Early Modern Metaphysical Literatureby Dr Michael Morgan Holmes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    Early Modern Metaphysical Literature illuminates now-obscured aspects of cultural negotiation and denaturalization germane to numerous Metaphysical texts. Examining poetry and prose by Donne, Marvell, Lanyer, Crashaw, and Edward Herbert, this book challenges readers to recognize the provocative strangeness of these writings in their original contexts... more...

  • Griezelig gewoonby Agnes Andeweg

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 42.25

    Hedendaagse Nederlandse auteurs putten naar hartenlust uit het repertoire van de 'gothic novel'. In dit boek analyseert Agnes Andeweg zes gotieke romans van auteurs als Frans Kellendonk, Gerard Reve, Thomas Rosenboom en Renate Dorrestein. Deze romans laten zich lezen als een commentaar op de moderniseringen van de Nederlandse samenleving in... more...