Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by means of William Shakespeare early in his occupation approximately younger star-crossed fanatics whose deaths eventually reconcile their feuding households. It used to be between Shakespeare's most well-liked performs in the course of his lifetime and, besides Hamlet, is one in every of his most often played performs. this day, the identify characters are considered as archetypal younger fans. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a practice of tragic romances stretching again to antiquity. Its plot is predicated on an Italian story, translated into verse because the Tragical background of Romeus and Juliet via Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of enjoyment by means of William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed seriously from either yet, to extend the plot, constructed helping characters, rather Mercutio and Paris. Believed to were written among 1591 and 1595, the play used to be first released in a 4to model in 1597. this article used to be of bad caliber, and later variants corrected it, bringing it extra according to Shakespeare's unique. Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic constitution, in particular results similar to switching among comedy and tragedy to intensify pressure, his growth of sweet sixteen characters, and his use of sub-plots to brighten the tale, has been praised as an early signal of his dramatic ability. The play ascribes various poetic varieties to various characters, occasionally altering the shape because the personality develops. Romeo, for instance, grows more proficient on the sonnet over the process the play.

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Book of Numbers: A Novel

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE yr by means of VULTURE AND the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr BY NPR AND THE WALL road magazine • A enormous, uproarious, and exuberant novel in regards to the search—for love, fact, and the which means of existence With The Internet.

“More awesome than all yet a couple of novels released thus far this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed out existence, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code may perhaps suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as an immense American writer.”—The ny Times

The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world’s strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The rich person, often called critical, brings Josh at the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which began within the earliest days of the web by way of revolutionizing the hunt engine prior to venturing into smartphones, pcs, and the surveillance of usa citizens. primary takes Josh on a mind-bending international journey from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, starting up him into the key pretext of the autobiography undertaking and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.

Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, foreign mystery, family members drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the whole diversity of recent adventure either on-line and rancid. Embodying the web in its language, it reveals the humanity underlying the virtual.

that includes some of the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new iteration of writers, and a kind of infrequent books that renew the assumption of what a unique can do.

Please word that Book of Numbers makes use of a distinct pagination approach encouraged via binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it through a decimal point.

Praise for Book of Numbers

“The nice American web Novel is the following. . . . Book of Numbers is an interesting examine the darkish center of the internet. . . . A page-turner approximately existence less than the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the best novels ever written concerning the Internet.”Rolling Stone

“A startlingly gifted novelist . . . [His] deeply worthwhile novel is ready a web faith long past wrong—and its significance lies within the incontrovertible fact that the majority of us within the modernized international are contributors of that religion, no matter if we all know it or not.”The Wall road Journal

“Remarkable . . . remarkable . . . Cohen’s literary presents . . . recommend that anything is feasible, that whatever nonetheless should be performed to defend no matter what it truly is that makes us human.”—Francine Prose, The manhattan evaluate of Books

“A highly formidable novel set within the high-tech global of now . . . a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: smart, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, full of jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, marvelous and engrossing.”—Colm Tóibín, The Guardian

“Joshua Cohen is the nice American Novelist. . . . Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately totally everything.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet

“A digital-age Ulysses.”The long island occasions ebook Review

“The subsequent candidate for the nice American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace–level audacious.”Details

“A fantastic book.”The Boston Globe

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

By Oscar Wilde, Richard Cave

Wilde was once either a glittering wordsmith and a social outsider. His drama emerges out of those probably contradictory identities, combining epigrammatic brilliance and sensible social remark. comprises girl Windermere's Fan, Salome, a girl of No value, a fantastic Husband, A Florentine Tragedy and the significance of Being Earnest, which seems to be in complete with the "Grigsby" scene which initially made up the fourth act.

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The Life of King Henry the Eighth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 24) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most well-liked, and such a lot confusing, play. It follows the shape of a “revenge tragedy,” within which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance opposed to his father’s assassin, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. a lot of its fascination, notwithstanding, lies in its uncertainties.

between them: what's the Ghost—Hamlet’s father hard justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet pass mad, or in basic terms fake to? as soon as he's yes that Claudius is a assassin, why does he now not act? was once his mom, Gertrude, untrue to her husband or complicit in his murder?

The authoritative version of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and favourite Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early published model of the play
-Newly revised 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 traces and phrases
-An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary point of view at the play
-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s significant holdings of infrequent books
-An up to date annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Michael Neill

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 world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

“They don't love that don't exhibit their love.”
—Two gents of Verona
 
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean re-creation of the vintage comedy of courtship and scrumptious rivalry.
 
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
 
• an unique advent to Two gents of Verona
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important proof in regards to the work
• observation on earlier and present productions according to interviews with major administrators, actors, and designers
• photos of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for college kids, theater pros, and basic readers, those glossy and obtainable variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new typical in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 2) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

This contemporary Library variation offers all ten histories---each entire and unabridged---in the Shakespearean canon, besides notes and word list. listed here are: King John, Richard II, Henry IV components I and II, Henry V, Henry VI elements I and II and III, Richard III, and Henry VIII.

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Henry IV, Part I (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

FOLGER Shakespeare Library
THE WORLD'S major heart FOR SHAKESPEARE reports
Each version includes:
· Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the simplest early published model of the play
· complete explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
· Scene-by-scene plot summaries
· A key to well-known traces and phrases
· An creation to examining Shakespeare's language
· An essay through a number one Shakespeare student offering a latest point of view at the play
· Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's colossal holdings of infrequent books
Essay by Alexander Leggatt
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is domestic to the world's biggest selection of Shakespeare's revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. 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 www.folger.edu.

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The Jungle Law

By Victoria Vinton

In the summertime of 1892, 26-year-old Rudyard Kipling arrives in Vermont with little cash, a pregnant spouse, and the germ of a narrative a few feral baby raised by way of a pack of wolves. Fleeing the literary excessive existence in London, he hopes to construct a sanctuary that might provide him shelter from the scrutiny incurred via his burgeoning repute and the injuries of his personal earlier. Kipling quickly settles into his new domestic and units to paintings at the Jungle e-book, ultimately introducing his younger neighbor, Joe, to the likes of Mowgli, Shere Khan, and Baloo. As Kipling’s tales take root in Joe’s brain, the kid is ready to unfastened himself from the confines of his dismal existence, newly enlivened via the robust and unsettling impression of the mind's eye.

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