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248 руб.

Andrew Lang. Tales from the Arabian Nights

The beautiful Scheherazade-s royal husband threatens to kill her, so each night she diverts him by weaving wonderful tales of fantastic adventure, leaving each story unfinished so that he spares her life to hear the ending the next night. This is the background to the Arabian Nights. In this selection made by that master of folklore and fairy-tale Andrew Lang, the reader meets Aladdin with his won...
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248 руб.

Jules Verne. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, begin an extremely hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the -monster- turns out to be a giant submarine, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo, by whom they are soon held captive. So begins not only one of the great adventure classics by Jules Verne, the -Fa...
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203 руб.

Virgil. The Aeneid

The Aeneid is Virgil-s Masterpiece. His epic poem recounts the story of Rome-s legendary origins from the ashes of Troy and proclaims her destiny of world dominion. This optimistic vision is accompanied by an undertow of sadness at the price that must be paid in human suffering to secure Rome-s future greatness. The tension between the public voice of celebration and the tragic private voice is gi...
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203 руб.

Lewis Carroll. Alice-s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

This selection of Carroll-s works includes Alice-s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, both containing the famous illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. No greater books for children have ever been written. The simple language, dreamlike atmosphere, and fantastical characters are as appealing to young readers today as ever they were. Meanwhile, however, these apparently...
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417 руб.

Sun Tzu. The Art of War/The Book of Lord Shang

The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli-s The Prince by nearly 2000 years. The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lo...
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203 руб.

Charles Dickens. Best Ghost Stories

Interest in supernatural phenomena was high during Charles Dickens lifetime. His natural inclination towards drama and the macabre lead him into the telling of ghost tales. Twelve ghosts stories are presented here, and the full range of Dickens- gothic talents can be seen....
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203 руб.

Rudyard Kipling. The Best Short Stories

This is a fascinating selection of Kipling-s most famous short stories, bringing together the very best of his work. Life-s Handicap reflects his experiences of India, and contains two horror stories which permeate the collection with an air of haunted destinies. Delusions and obsessions, past lives and the slums of London in 1890 are the diverse topics featured in Many Inventions. While Traffics ...
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254 руб.

Anna Sewell. Black Beauty

Black Beauty had a fine, soft black coat, one white foot and a silver star on his forehead. This tale tells of the horse-s adventures and the disappointments and joys that surround him....
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325 руб.

M.R. James. Collected Ghost Stories

M.R. James is probably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced. These tales are not only classics of their genre, but are also superb examples of beautifully-paced understatement, convincing background and chilling terror. As well as the preface, there is a fascinating tail-piece by M.R. James, ‘Stories I Have Tried To Write’, which accompanies these thirty tales. Among them are ‘C...
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780 руб.

Brothers Grimm. The Complete Fairy Tales

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of -Rapunzel-, -The Goose Girl-, Sleeping Beauty-, -Hansel and Gretel- and...
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810 руб.

Lewis Carroll. The Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) is famed for his magical stories, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, here illustrated throughout the inner pages by Sir John Tenniel-s much loved drawings. However, inspired by the insatiable Victorian appetite for party games, tricks and conundrums, this eccentric and polymathical Englishman also wrote many other works of a humorous, witty,...
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203 руб.

F.Scott Fitzgerald. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories

-The Diamond as Big as the Ritz- is an ominous fable about the pursuit of great wealth. Readers will be transported to a fabulous fantasy land of such opulence that its very existence has to remain a jealously guarded secret. Fatal consequences lie in store for -bona fide- guests and uninvited visitors alike, while the sybaritic luxury of the place is evoked in an effortless prose style which is q...
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203 руб.

George and Weedon Grossmith. The Diary of a Nobody

The diary is that of a man who acknowledges that he is not a -Somebody- - Charles Pooter of -The Laurels-, Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, a clerk in the city of London - and it chronicles in hilarious detail the everyday life of the lower middle class during the Great Victorian age....
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254 руб.

Bram Stoker. Dracula

-There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swol...
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254 руб.

E. Nesbit. The Enchanted Castle

When Jerry, Jimmy and Cathy discover a tunnel that leads to a castle, they pretend that it is enchanted. But when they discover a Sleeping Princess at the centre of a maze, astonishing things begin to happen. Amongst a horde of jewels they discover a ring that grants wishes. But wishes granted are not always wishes wanted, so the children find themselves grappling with invisibility, dinosaurs, a g...
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257 руб.

Arthur Rackham. English Fairy Tales

This book contains over forty of the best-loved fairy stories, beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Favourites such as Jack the Giant-killer, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs and The Babes in the Wood are all here among many others, but stories from different traditions also make their appearance, including The Three Bears and Little Red Hiding Hood....
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248 руб.

Edith Wharton. Ethan Frome

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondriacal wife Zeena. When Zeena-s young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, the only place she can go is Ethan-s farm. An embittered man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are a...
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203 руб.

John Cleland. Fanny Hill - Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

-Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure-, better known as -Fanny Hill-, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the eighteenth century John Cleland-s open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best selling novel. Fanny-s story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of ...
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203 руб.

Thomas Hardy. Far from the Madding Crowd

-Far from the Madding Crowd- is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy-s Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love. It tells of the dashing Sergeant Troy whose rakish philosophy of life was -...the past was yesterday; never, the day after-. And lastly, of...
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203 руб.

Ivan Turgenev. Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons is one of the greatest nineteenth century Russian novels, and has long been acclaimed as Turgenev-s finest work. It is a political novel set in a domestic context, with a universal theme, the generational divide between fathers and sons. Set in 1859 at the moment when the Russian autocratic state began to move hesitantly towards social and political reform, the novel explores the ...
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406 руб.

Goethe. Faust - A Tragedy in Two Parts and the Urfaust

Goethe-s Faust is a classic of European literature. Based on the fable of the man who traded his soul for superhuman powers and knowledge, it became the life-s work of Germany-s greatest poet. Beginning with an intriguing wager between God and Satan, it charts the life of a deeply flawed individual, his struggle against the nihilism of his diabolical companion Mephistopheles. Part One presents Fau...
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203 руб.

John Galsworthy. The Forsyte Saga

When The Forsyte Saga was shown on television in 1967 it was hugely successful. The nation was gripped by the masterful visual telling of the Forsyte family-s troubled story and adapted its activities to suit the next transmission. The Forsyte Saga comprising The Man of Property, In Chancery and To Let, is here produced by Wordsworth for the first time in a single volume. Initially, the narrative ...
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406 руб.

William Shakespeare. Four Late Plays

The Shakespeare comedies collected in this text are frequently known as -the romances-. It is argued that they conclude in a spirit of hope as the main characters are reunited in an aura of reconciliation, wrongs are righted, and exiles returned to their homes....
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203 руб.

Mary Shelley. Frankenstein

Begun when the author was only eighteen and conceived from a nightmare, -Frankenstein-, is the deeply disturbing story of a monstrous creation which has terrified and chilled readers since its first publication in 1818. The novel has thus seared its way into the popular imagination while establishing itself as one of the pioneering works of modern science fiction....
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203 руб.

Charles Dickens. Great Expectations

Considered by many to be Dicken-s finest novel, -Great Expectations- traces the growth of the book-s narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dicken-s most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Ab...
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203 руб.

F.Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby

Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald-s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the -roaring twenties-, and a devastating expose of the -Jazz Age-. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick-s cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husba...
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203 руб.

Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness & Other Stories

Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals....
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203 руб.

Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, aged 29, beautiful, impoverished and in need of a rich husband to safeguard her place in the social elite, and to support her expensive habits - her clothes, her charities and her gambling. Unwilling to marry without both love and money, Lily becomes vulnerable to the kind of gossip and slander which attach to a girl who has been on the marriage mar...
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396 руб.

Homer. The Iliad and The Odyssey

Hector bidding farewell to his wife and baby son, Odysseus bound to the mast listening to the Sirens, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector-s body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been reportrayed in every generation. The questions about mortality and identity that Homer-s heroes ask, the bonds of love, respect and fellowship that motivate them, have gripped audiences for ...
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417 руб.

Dante. The Inferno

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is one of the most important and innovative figures of the European Middle Ages. Writing his Comedy (the epithet -Divine- was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, he aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. At the same time, he sought to push back the restrictive rules which traditionally governed writing in the Italian v...
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248 руб.

Joseph Jacobs. Irish Fairy Tales

The captivating Irish stories collected in this new edition include both comic tales such as -Paddy O-Kelly and the Weasel-, and tales of heroes from ancient literature such as -How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery-. By turns funny, fantastical and mysterious, the stories are matched in liveliness by the original illustrations of John D. Batten. It would be hard to find a better introduction for child...
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254 руб.

Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she...
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248 руб.

Jules Verne. Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne-s third science fiction novel describes the discovery and exploration of a secret tunnel which leads through a volcano to the centre of the Earth. The leader of the expedition, together with his ward and joined by his nephew and an Icelandic guide commence the journey....
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203 руб.

Thomas Hardy. Jude the Obscure

Jude Fawley is a rural stone mason with intellectual aspirations. Frustrated by poverty and the indifference of the academic institutions at the University of Christminster, his only chance of fulfilment seems to lie in his relationship with his unconventional cousin, Sue Bridehead. But life as social outcasts proves undermining, and when tragedy occurs, Sue has no resilience and Jude is left in d...
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248 руб.

William Shakespeare. Julius Caesar

-Julius Caesar- is among the best of Shakespeare-s historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked. The cry -Peace, freedom and liberty!- is used to exculpate brutal realities, while personal ambitions taint public actions. Rich in characterization and repl...
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257 руб.

Rudyard Kipling. Just So Stories

These witty stories were originally told by Rudyard Kipling to his own children. In them he gives fanciful accounts of how and why things came to be as they are. Generations of children have delighted to learn how the Leopard got his spots, how the Elephant-s Child on the banks of the great grey-green Limpopo acquired his trunk with the help of the Crocodile, and the beginning of the Armadillos....
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Rudyard Kipling. Kim

This novel tells the story of Kimball O-Hara (Kim), who is the orphaned son of a soldier in the Irish regiment stationed in India during the British Raj. It describes Kim-s life and adventures from street vagabond, to his adoption by his father-s regiment and recruitment into espionage....
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203 руб.

William Shakespeare. King Lear

-King Lear- has been widely acclaimed as Shakespeare-s most powerful tragedy. Elemental and passionate, it encompasses the horrific and the heart-rending. Love and hate, loyalty and treachery, cruelty and self-sacrifice: all these contend in a tempestuous drama which has become an enduring classic of the world-s literature....
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203 руб.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Lady Audley-s Secret

The flaxen-haired beauty of the child-like Lady Audley would suggest that she has no secrets. But M.E. Braddon-s classic novel of sensation uncovers the truth about its heroine in a plot involving bigamy, arson and murder. It challenges assumptions about the nature of femininity and investigates the narrow divide between sanity and insanity, using as its focus one of the most fascinating of all Vi...
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203 руб.

D.H. Lawrence. Lady Chatterley-s Lover

With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the novel with which D.H. Lawrence is most often associated. First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the British Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated ...
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203 руб.

Mary Shelley. The Last Man

-The Last Man- is Mary Shelley-s apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature. Mary Wollstonec...
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203 руб.

Thomas Hardy. Life-s Little Ironies

The proverbial phrase ‘life’s little ironies’ was coined by Hardy for his third volume of short stories. These tales and sketches possess all the power of his novels: the wealth of description, the realistic portrayal of the quaint lore of Wessex, the ‘Chaucerian’ humour and characterisation, the shrewd and critical psychology, the poignant estimate of human nature and the brooding sense of wonder...
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203 руб.

Frances Hodgson Burnett. A Little Princess

Motherless Sara Crewe was sent home from India to school at Miss Minchin-s. Her father was immensely rich and she became -show pupil- - a little princess. Then her father dies and his wealth disappears, and Sara has to learn to cope with her changed circumstances. Her strong character enables her to fight successfully against her new-found poverty and the scorn of her fellows....
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417 руб.

Henry Mayhew. London Labour & the London Poor

-London Labour and the London Poor- is a masterpiece of personal inquiry and social observation. It is the classic account of life below the margins in the greatest Metropolis in the world and a compelling portrait of the habits, tastes, amusements, appearance, speech, humour, earnings and opinions of the labouring poor at the time of the Great Exhibition. In scope, depth and detail it remains unr...
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203 руб.

Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim

First published in 1900, Lord Jim established Conrad as one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century. Set in the Malay Archipelago, the novel not only provides a gripping account of maritime adventure and romance, but also an exotic tale of the East. Its themes also challenge the conventions of nineteenth-century adventure fiction, confirming Conrad’s place in literature as one of the fi...
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248 руб.

R.D. Blackmore. Lorna Doone

-Lorna Doone-, a Romance of Exmoor is an historical novel of high adventure set in the South West of England during the turbulent time of Monmouth-s rebellion (1685). It is also a moving love story told through the life of the young farmer John Ridd, as he grows to manhood determined to right the wrongs in his land, and to win the heart and hand of the beautiful Lorna Doone....
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203 руб.

Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary

Castigated for offending against public decency, Madame Bovary has rarely failed to cause a storm. For Flaubert-s contemporaries, the fascination came from the novelist-s meticulous account of provincial matters. For the writer, subject matter was subordinate to his anguished quest for aesthetic perfection. For his twentieth-century successors the formal experiments that underpin Madame Bovary loo...
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203 руб.

Stephen Crane. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Other Stories

Maggie is an astonishing novel of social realism, which parallels many of today-s ills. Set in the urban squalor of New York in the 1890s, it follows the careers of the innocent Maggie and her brother Jimmie, children of brutal and drunken parents. It is a tour-de-force equal to The Red Badge of Courage. Also included in this volume are seven of Stephen Crane-s short stories. The Monster is a nove...
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203 руб.

Rudyard Kipling. The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories

This anthology of Rudyard Kipling-s greatest short stories contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he was an undisputed master. -The Man Who Would be King- is a classic tale of adventure as the opportunistic, renegade and vagabond pair of Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan attempt to establish themselves at the level of god and king over the primitive people ...
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203 руб.

Jane Austen. Mansfield Park

Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results. The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fanny Price has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her own feelings while enduring the cheerful amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her....
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203 руб.

Charles Dickens. Martin Chuzzlewit

Martin Chuzzlewit is Charles Dickens- comic masterpiece about which his biographer, Forster, noted that it marked a crucial phase in the author-s development as he began to delve deeper into the -springs of character-. Old Martin Chuzzlewit, tormented by the greed and selfishness of his family, effectively drives his grandson, young Martin, to undertake a voyage to America. It is a voyage which wi...
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203 руб.

Thomas Hardy. The Mayor of Casterbridge

None of the great Victorian novels is more vivid and readable than The Mayor of Casterbridge. Set in the heart of Hardy-s Wessex, the -partly real, partly dream country- he founded on his native Dorset, it charts the rise and self-induced downfall of a single -man of character-. The fast-moving and ingeniously contrived narrative is Shakespearian in its tragic force, and features some of the autho...
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254 руб.

William Shakespeare. Measure for Measure

In the hope of saving her brother-s life, should a woman submit to rape? Should the law be respected when its administrator is corrupt? How powerful in the state should religion become? Although Measure for Measure ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare-s problem plays. The drama shows the difficulty of effecting an app...
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203 руб.

William Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare-s most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. He is a character so intense that he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical af...
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248 руб.

George Eliot. Middlemarch

Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unrest prior to the Reform Bill of 1832 is told through the lives of Dorothea Brooke and Dr Tertius Lydgate and includes a host of other paradigm characters who illuminate the condition of English life in the ...
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203 руб.

William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night-s Dream

Its lyricism, comedy (both broad and subtle) and magical transformations have long made A Midsummer Night’s Dream one of the most popular of Shakespeare’s works. The supernatural and the mundane, the illusory and the substantial, are all shimmeringly blended. Love is treated as tragic, poignant, absurd and farcical. -Lord, what fools these mortals be!-, jeers Robin Goodfellow; but the joke may be ...
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213 руб.

Herman Melville. Moby Dick

Moby-Dick is the story of Captain Ahab’s quest to avenge the whale that ‘reaped’ his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab’s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the ...
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218 руб.

Daniel Defoe. Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders follows the life of its eponymous heroine through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportation to the plantations of Virginia, and her ultimate redemption and prosperity in the new World....
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417 руб.

Sir Thomas Malory. Le Morte D-Arthur

The legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring and influential stories in world literature. Its themes - love, war, religion, treachery and family loyalty - are timeless, as are the reputations of its major characters, Arthur, Merlin, Guenever and Launcelot. Malory-s Le Morte Darthur is a story of noble knights, colourful tournaments and fateful love, set ...
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203 руб.

William Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing has long been celebrated as one of Shakespeare-s most popular comedies. The central relationship, between Benedick and Beatrice, is wittily combative until love prevails. Broader comedy is provided by Dogberry, Verges and the watchmen. The drama ranges between the destructively sinister and the lyrically romantic, giving the whole a complex and sometimes problematic characte...
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