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The Secret Parts of Fortune

By Ron Rosenbaum
  • ISBN Code: : 037550592X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 848
  • Category : Social Science
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In 1998, Ron Rosenbaum published Explaining Hitler, a national bestseller and one of the most acclaimed books of the year, hailed by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times as "lucid and exciting . . . a provocative work of cultural history that is as compelling as it is thoughtful, as readable as it is smart." Time called it "brilliant . . . restlessly probing, deeply intelligent." The acclaim came as no surprise to those who have been reading Ron Rosenbaum's journalism, published widely in America's best magazines for three decades. The man known to readers of his New York Observer column as "The Edgy Enthusiast" has distinguished himself as a writer with extraordinary range, an ability to tell stories that are frequently philosophical, comical, and suspenseful all at once. In this classic collection of three decades of groundbreaking nonfiction, Rosenbaum takes readers on a wildly original tour of the American landscape, deep into "the secret parts" of the great mysteries, controversies, and enigmas of our time. These are intellectual adventure stories that reveal: ¸ The occult rituals of Skull and Bones, the legendary Yale secret society that has produced spies, presidents, and wanna-bes, including George Bush and his son George W. (that's the author, with skull, on the cover, in front of the Skull and Bones crypt) ¸ The Secrets of the Little Blue Box, the classic story of the birth of hacker culture ¸ The Curse of the Dead Sea Scrolls; "The Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal"; the underground realms of "unorthodox" cancer-cure clinics in Mexico; the mind of Kim Philby, "the spy of the century"; the unsolved murder of JFK's mistress; and the mysteries of "Long Island, Babylon" ¸ Sharp, funny (sometimes hilarious) cultural critiques that range from Elvis to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Bill Gates to Oliver Stone, Thomas Pynchon to Mr. Whipple, J. D. Salinger to the Zagat Guide, Helen Vendler to Isaac Bashevis Singer ¸ And a marriage proposal to Rosanne Cash Forcefully reported, brilliantly opinionated, and elegantly phrased, The Secret Parts of Fortune will endure as a vital record of American culture from 1970 to the present.

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  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-william-shakespeare.pdf

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Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth — the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters and themes of the Bard’s plays fascinate us with their joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a single volume for Shakespeare fans. This edition of William Shakespeare's works includes all of his poems and plays in an elegant manner which makes it the perfect gift for any lover of literature — a book to read and treasure! Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeare's words. It is one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare's Complete Works. This ebook contains Shakespeare's complete plays and complete poems in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. This is the most reader-friendly introduction to Shakespeare available today. 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare' collects all thirty-seven of the immortal Bard's comedies, tragedies, and historical plays in a Collectible Edition. This volume also features Shakespeare's complete poetry, including the sonnets. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Shakespeare's enduring literary legacy again and again. This collection features the following works: THE PLAYS A Midsummer Night’s Dream All’s Well that Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Julius Caesar King Henry the Eighth King Henry the Fifth King Henry the Fourth, the First Part King Henry the Fourth, the Second Part King Henry the Sixth, the First Part King Henry the Sixth, the Second Part King Henry the Sixth, the Third Part King John King Lear King Richard the Second King Richard the Third Love’s Labour’s Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor Much Ado About Nothing Othello, the Moor of Venice Pericles, Prince of Tyre Romeo and Juliet The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night; or, What You Will The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Winter’s Tale SONNETS AND POEMS The Sonnets A Lover’s Complaint The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle The Rape of Lucrece Venus and Adonis (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, 9789380914831)

Women in Shakespeare

By Alison Findlay
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1472557514
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: women-in-shakespeare.pdf

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This is a comprehensive reference guide examining the language employed by Shakespeare to represent women in the full range of his poetry and plays. Including over 350 entries, Alison Findlay shows the role of women within Shakespearean drama, their representations on the Shakespearean stage, and their place in Shakespeare's personal and professional lives.

Selected works of William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 913
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Selected works of William Shakespeare from the series "Best of the Best" is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous works THE SONNETS ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL THE TRAGEDY OF ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA AS YOU LIKE IT THE COMEDY OF ERRORS THE TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS CYMBELINE THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK KING HENRY THE FOURTH. THE FIRST PART KING HENRY THE FOURTH. THE SECOND PART THE LIFE OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH THE FIRST PART OF HENRY THE SIXTH THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH THE THIRD PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH KING HENRY THE EIGHTH THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH MEASURE FOR MEASURE THE MERCHANT OF VENICE THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO, MOOR OF VENICE PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE KING RICHARD THE SECOND KING RICHARD THE THIRD THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET THE TAMING OF THE SHREW THE TEMPEST THE LIFE OF TIMON OF ATHENS THE TRAGEDY OF TITUS ANDRONICUS THE HISTORY OF TROILUS AND CRESSIDA TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN THE WINTER’S TALE A LOVER’S COMPLAINT THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE THE RAPE OF LUCRECE VENUS AND ADONIS

The Best of the Playwrights: Tragedies and Comedies by the Masters. Illustrated

By Euripides,Sophocles,Aeschylus,William Shakespeare,Henrik Ibsen,Anton Chekhov,Bernard Shaw
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 240
  • Pdf File: the-best-of-the-playwrights.pdf

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This collection contains the following works: Euripides: Medea Sophocles: Antigone Aeschylus: Agamemnon Aeschylus: Eumenides Aeschylus: The Choephori William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice William Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Macbeth William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare: King Lear William Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Coriolanus William Shakespeare: The Tragedie of Julius Caesar William Shakespeare: Cymbeline, King of Britain William Shakespeare.: The Life of Tymon of Athens William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House Anton Chekhov: Uncle Vanya Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion

Hamlet's Secrets Revealed

By Marilyn Savage Gray
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1469735415
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: hamlet-s-secrets-revealed.pdf

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In the countless works about Shakespeare, no other book than this one has pinpointed in the play Hamlet everything shocking, amusing, or momentous in the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as well as the major events in the life of Edward de Vere.

Words Gone Wild

By Jim Bernhard
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse + ORM
  • Book Code : 1626369364
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 260
  • Pdf File: words-gone-wild.pdf

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A treasury for anyone who enjoys puns, puzzles, palindromes, and all kinds of wordplay! This enlightening and entertaining guide to humorous language is chock-full of comical spoonerisms, droll malapropisms, witty anagrams, limericks, tongue-twisters, and more. It also provides a bit of historical and etymological education, with puns from Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, the Bible, George S. Kaufman, and Groucho Marx. Occasionally bawdy and always playful, Words Gone Wild is a fun-filled volume for anyone who loves language—and laughter.

The Plays and Sonets of William Shakespeare (Illustrated): Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sonnets.

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 872
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: the-plays-and-sonets-of-william-shakespeare.pdf

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William Shakespeare, the famous writer and playwright, national English poet who inspired artists, writers and poets and influenced on the formation of modern English language, and his creations became part of the common unconsciousness. Numerous stage performances and films bring us over and over again to the characters created by a genius English playwright. The tragedies about immortal love of the two lovers from Verona, as well as other famous dramas are included into the book. Shakespeare’s sonnets are the best samples of “high poetry”. Literature historians have been arguing about them for several centuries, trying to solve the secret of mysterious “dark lady” and poet’s young friend to whom he devoted the works. A lot of science and fictional books are written and some films are shot about the possible story how he had created his sonnets. But ordinary readers just enjoy the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and passion of his inspiration that turned this collection of sonnets into the most genius poetry cycle in the history of world literature.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467749664
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: hamlet-prince-of-denmark.pdf

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"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." Brooding Hamlet, the son of the recently deceased king, is about to discover the royal family's corruption firsthand. Taken by the castle watchman to meet the apparition they see at night, Hamlet is surprised to find it is his father's ghost. Hamlet seeks to avenge his father's dishonorable death, but the casualties along the way may prove to be just as tragic. Enter William Shakespeare's famous world of betrayal, madness, and "murder most foul" through this unabridged version of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, first published in England in 1603.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Illustrated)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 373098828X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: hamlet-prince-of-denmark.pdf

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, who is Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others.

Delphi Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (Illustrated)

By Charles W. Eliot
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564041
  • Total of Pages : 39875
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-harvard-classics-and-shelf-of-fiction.pdf

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Regarded by many as the most comprehensive anthology of all time, ‘The Harvard Classics’ was first published in 1909 under the supervision of the Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. An esteemed academic, Eliot had argued that the elements of a liberal education could be gained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. The publisher P. F. Collier challenged Eliot to make good on this statement and ‘Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf’ was the result. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’, offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the ‘The Harvard Classics’ comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete anthology, with Eliot’s original introductions, numerous illustrations, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to life and works of the authors featured in the anthology * All 51 volumes of ‘The Harvard Classics’ * Eliot’s original concise introductions * Eliot’s general introduction to the anthology (Volume 50) * The complete 20 volume edition of ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’ * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Major works include the original illustrations that accompanied the text * Easily locate the chapters and sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Precise arrangement of texts into the original anthology order * A veritable digital library comprised in a single eBook! Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see the full contents - too many titles to list fully here. CONTENTS: Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON’S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATION OF CHRIST Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN Vol. 12. PLUTARCH’S LIVES Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES Vol. 15. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON Vol. 16. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Vol. 17. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON Vol. 18. MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA Vol. 19. FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE Vol. 20. THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE Vol. 21. I PROMESSI SPOSI, MANZONI Vol. 22. THE ODYSSEY, HOMER Vol. 23. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA Vol. 24. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE Vol. 25. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE Vol. 26. CONTINENTAL DRAMA Vol. 27. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN Vol. 29. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN Vol. 30. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC Vol. 31. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI Vol. 32. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR Vol. 39. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1 Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2 Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3 Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS Vol. 44. SACRED WRITINGS 1 Vol. 45. SACRED WRITINGS 2 Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1 Vol. 47. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2 Vol. 48. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL Vol. 49. EPIC AND SAGA Vol. 50. INTRODUCTION AND READER’S GUIDE Vol. 51. LECTURES The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction 20 Volumes: FIELDING to TURGENEV

Delphi Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1908909404
  • Total of Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-william-shakespeare.pdf

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Finally, the world’s greatest writer receives the scholarly Delphi treatment. This incredible eBook offers every Shakespearean play, poem, apocryphal work and much, much more! Now you can truly own all of Shakespeare’s works and a wealth of BONUS material on your eReader, and all in ONE well-organised file. (Version 6) * concise introductions to the plays and other works * images of how the plays first appeared in print, giving your eReader a taste of the Elizabethan texts * ALL 38 plays and each with their own contents table – navigate easily between acts and scenes – find that special quotation quickly! * even includes 17 apocryphal plays available nowhere else * contains a special LOST PLAYS section, with concise information on Shakespeare’s lost works * includes the special bonus play of DOUBLE FALSEHOOD * ALL the sonnets and other poetry, with excellent formatting, in their own special contents table – find that special sonnet quickly and easily! * packed full of hundreds of beautiful images relating to Shakespeare’s life, locations and works * EVEN includes a special SOURCES section – spend hours discovering rare medieval texts that shaped Shakespeare’s greatest works. * INCLUDES no less than 5 biographies – explore the bard’s mysterious life from multiple sources across history * the SPECIAL literary criticism section boasts 11 works by writers as varied as Samuel Johnson, Coleridge, Pope, Bernard Shaw and Tolstoy * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * includes a special ‘Glossary of Elizabethan Language’, which will aid your comprehension of difficult words and phrases * UPDATED with line numbers to all 38 plays, in response to customers’ requests * UPDATED with a special Quotations section, with hundreds of famous quotations from the plays and poetry This eBook is quite simply stunning and deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of literature. CONTENTS The Plays ALL 38 PLAYS The Lost Plays LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON CARDENIO DOUBLE FALSEHOOD The Sources LIST OF THE PLAYS’ SOURCES The Apocryphal Plays ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM THE BIRTH OF MERLIN KING EDWARD III LOCRINE THE LONDON PRODIGAL THE PURITAN THE SECOND MAIDEN’S TRAGEDY SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE THOMAS LORD CROMWELL A YORKSHIRE TRAGEDY SIR THOMAS MORE FAIR EM MUCEDORUS THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON EDMUND IRONSIDE THOMAS OF WOODSTOCK VORTIGERN AND ROWENA The Adaptations TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE BY CHARLES AND MARY LAMB The Poetry THE SONNETS VENUS AND ADONIS THE RAPE OF LUCRECE THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE A LOVER’S COMPLAINT The Apocryphal Poetry TO THE QUEEN A FUNERAL ELEGY FOR MASTER WILLIAM PETER SONNETS TO SUNDRY NOTES OF MUSIC The Criticism PREFACE TO SHAKESPEARE AND NOTES ON PLAY BY SAMUEL JOHNSON NOTES TO COMEDIES BY SAMUEL JOHNSON A STUDY OF SHAKESPEARE BY ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE and many more! The Biographies SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, ART, AND CHARACTERS BY HENRY NORMAN HUDSON and many more! Shakespeare’s Last Will and Testament Resources: Quotations Glossary of Elizabethan Language