British Literature

Download E-books The Shape of Things to Come (Penguin Classics) PDF

By H. G. Wells

While Dr Philip Raven, an highbrow operating for the League of countries, dies in 1930 he leaves at the back of a strong legacy - an unpublished 'dream book'. encouraged via visions he has skilled for a few years, it seems that to be a ebook written a ways into the longer term: a heritage of humanity from the date of his dying as much as 2105. the form of items to return offers this 'history of the future', an account that was once in many ways remarkably prescient - predicting climatic catastrophe and sweeping cultural alterations, together with a moment international conflict, the increase of chemical battle, and political instabilities within the center East.

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Download E-books The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By J.G. Farrell

Singapore, 1939: existence at the eve of global battle II isn't what it was once for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore's oldest and strongest enterprise. regardless of how forcefully the police holiday one strike, the natives cross on strike in different places. His daughter retains entangling herself with the main wrong beaus, whereas her meant fit, the son of Blackett's associate, is an idealistic sympathizer with the League of countries and a vegetarian. enterprise will be booming—what with the warfare in Europe, the Allies are determined for rubber and helpless to withstand Blackett's price-fixing and marketplace manipulation—but whatever is inaccurate. not anyone suspects that the realm of the British Empire, of fastened obstacles among periods and international locations, is ready to come to a bad end.

 

A love tale and a warfare tale, a tragicomic story of a urban below siege and a death lifestyle, The Singapore Grip completes the “Empire Trilogy” that begun with Troubles and the Booker prize-winning Siege of Krishnapur.

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Download E-books Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History: With No Added Gruel PDF

By Fiona Macdonald

Taking a different examine the most acclaimed and best-loved English writers of the 19th century, Charles Dickens, a really unusual History asks why, what, the place, how and who the Dickens was once Charles Dickens? Why did he hold a puppy raven that pecked at his children's shins? Why did he have a tunnel equipped lower than the line in entrance of his kingdom apartment? used to be his demise corpse fairly carried from his mistress's condo the place he collapsed to his relatives domestic, in order that he may die 'respectably'?

Find out the solutions to those questions or even more odd ones during the e-book, which positive aspects quirky tales and engaging minutiae approximately this singularly advanced guy and consummate artist.

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Download E-books Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

Features:
* short yet informative introductions to the novels and different works
* photographs of the way the novels first seemed, giving your Kindle a style of the unique texts
* the entire novels and every with their very own contents table
* THE JUNGLE e-book and different renowned collections are absolutely illustrated
* the entire brief tales, with very good formatting, and contents tables
* infrequent brief tale collections like ABAFT THE FUNNEL – first time in electronic print
* contains all of Kipling’s non-fiction conflict writings – spend hours exploring Kipling’s experiences of worldwide warfare I – many to be had in no different collection
* EVEN contains Kipling’s poetry with detailed contents desk – locate that designated poem quickly!
* the infrequent historical past textbook Kipling contributed to for schools
* the totally illustrated conflict textual content THE GRAVES OF THE FALLEN which Kipling was once commissioned to put in writing via the British Government
* packed filled with photos when it comes to Kipling’s lifestyles, works, areas and picture adaptations
* boasts a different feedback part, with works through writers reminiscent of G.K. Chesterton, Orwell and Gallienne, interpreting Kipling’s contribution to literature
* distinct BONUS textual content of Kipling’s autobiography - discover the author’s attention-grabbing lifestyles!

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Download E-books Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

Much Ado approximately Nothing comprises relatively diverse tales of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love nearly initially sight, yet an interloper, Don John, moves out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are saved aside by means of satisfaction and mutual antagonism till others choose to play Cupid.

The authoritative variation of Much Ado approximately Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and established Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An creation to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student offering a contemporary viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s mammoth holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to extra reading

Essay through Gail Kern Paster

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest number of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from worldwide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books Armadillo: A Novel PDF

By William Boyd

From the award-winning writer of A strong guy Africa and An Ice-Cream War comes Armadillo, an excellent satirical noir set in modern London.

To his colleagues, Lorimer Black, the good-looking, mild-mannered assurance adjuster emerging throughout the ranks of his London enterprise, is called the man who has all of it: the smooth matches, the enviable prestige. but if Lorimer arrives at a regimen enterprise appointment and unearths his consumer placing from a water pipe, his lifestyles spirals uncontrolled. His corporation motor vehicle is blowtorched after he investigates a hearth at a luxurious resort. He turns into the autumn man of a brand new colleague who places the corporate within the purple and the sufferer of a vicious assault by means of the possessive husband of a mysterious actress.  
        As Lorimer turns into more and more entangled in an obvious conspiracy that comprises every body he understands, his personal previous involves gentle. a super satirical noir, Armadillo confirms Boyd's position as England's such a lot flexible, chic novelist.

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Download E-books King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine

Shakespeare’s King Lear demanding situations us with the value, depth, and sheer period of the ache that it represents. Its figures harden their hearts, interact in violence, or attempt to alleviate the soreness of others. Lear himself rages till his sanity cracks. What, then, retains bringing us again to King Lear? For the entire strength of its language, King Lear is nearly both robust while translated, suggesting that it's the tale, largely, that pulls us to the play.

The play tells us approximately households suffering among greed and cruelty, at the one hand, and aid and comfort, at the different. feelings are severe, magnified to giant proportions. We additionally see outdated age portrayed in all its vulnerability, delight, and, probably, wisdom—one cause this so much devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies can be possibly his such a lot moving.

The authoritative version of King Lear from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and commonly used Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the easiest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known traces and phrases

-An creation to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare student offering a latest viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s huge holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay by way of Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest number of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from all over the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books Loitering with Intent (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Muriel Spark

Where does artwork begin or truth end?

fortunately loitering approximately London, c. 1949, with the rationale of accumulating fabric for her writing, Fleur Talbot unearths a role “on the grubby fringe of the literary global” on the very ordinary Autobiographical organization. Mad egomaniacs writing their memoirs upfront ― or negative fools ensnared via a blackmailer? while the association’s pompous director steals Fleur’s manuscript, fiction starts off to suitable lifestyles.

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Download E-books Victorian Literature: An Anthology (Blackwell Anthologies) PDF

Victorian Literature is a accomplished and entirely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that permits lecturers and scholars to pursue conventional or leading edge strains of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.  

• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally assorted view of Victorian society with the inclusion of girls, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• comprises fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and cutting edge sub-sections on themes like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality;  melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sphere with a spotlight on social, cultural, creative, and ancient components
• features a absolutely annotated spouse site for academics and scholars delivering multiplied context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an in depth bibliography

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

As soon as seen completely in terms of the heritage of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft is now recognized as a author of bold expertise throughout a number genres, together with journalism, letters and trip writing, and is more and more understood as an inheritor to eighteenth-century literary and political traditions in addition to a forebear of romanticism. The Cambridge spouse to Mary Wollstonecraft , first released in 2002, addresses all features of Wollstonecraft's momentous and tragically short profession. the varied and looking out essays commissioned for this quantity do justice to Wollstonecraft's pivotal significance in her personal time and because, being attentive not just to A Vindication of the Rights of lady, but additionally to the whole diversity of her paintings throughout disciplinary limitations keeping apart philosophy, letters, schooling, suggestion, politics, background, faith, sexuality, and feminism itself. A chronology and bibliography supply extra crucial info for students and scholars of this striking author.

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