Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most well liked, and so much complicated, play. It follows the shape of a “revenge tragedy,” during 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, despite the fact that, lies in its uncertainties.

between them: what's the Ghost—Hamlet’s father challenging justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet pass mad, or in basic terms faux to? as soon as he's convinced 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 depended on and everyday Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the easiest early revealed 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 recognized traces and phrases
-An creation to studying Shakespeare’s language
-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a latest standpoint at the play
-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s giant holdings of infrequent books
-An up to date annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Michael Neill

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Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance

By Adam Bertocci

What if…William Shakespeare had written The tremendous Lebowski?

The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide.

Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild story of wrong id, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in religion, rather tied the room together—in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of mistakes and ninepins, instructed in 5 wonderful acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable interval prose.

Already a theatrical hit and a world viral phenomenon, Two gents of Lebowski comes alive anew during this definitive and lavishly illustrated version, that includes lately stumbled on ancient engravings, scholarly annotations, and a revelatory afterword from the writer.

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7 Greeks

By Sappho, Diogenes of Sinope, Archilochos, Alkman, Anakreon, Herakleitos, Herondas

"Overall, this quantity will have enough money nice excitement to students, academics, and in addition those that easily like to watch pleasant souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson

Here is a colourful style pf works via seven Greek poets and philosophers who lived from the 8th to the 3rd centuries BC. Salvaged from shattered pottery vases and tattered scrolls of papyrus, every little thing decipherable from the is still of those old authors is assembled right here. From early to later, the gathering includes: Archilochos; Sappho; Alkman; Anakreon; the philosophers Herakleitos and Diogenes; and Herondas. This composite of fragments translated by way of man Davenport is the main whole choice of its variety ever to seem in a single quantity.

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter

By Jeff Lindsay

The foundation for a brand new Showtime® unique sequence Starring Michael C. Hall

Meet Dexter Morgan, a well mannered wolf in sheep’s garments. He’s good-looking and fascinating, yet whatever in his prior has made him abide via a unique algorithm. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he merely kills undesirable humans. And his activity as a blood splatter professional for the Miami police division places him within the ideal place to spot his sufferers. but if a chain of brutal murders bearing a awesome similarity to his personal sort commence turning up, Dexter is stuck among being flattered and being frightened–of himself or another fiend.

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Janette Lennox (sample)

By Jacquel Chrissy May

This exciting new delusion sequence positive factors 14-year-old Janette Lennox, a lady who doesn’t appear to slot in with the kids at her church boarding institution. Janette might relatively cover within the college library and browse books approximately magic, unaware that she herself is a part of a mystery magical legacy.

Janette is stunned whilst a wizard involves take her clear of her domestic and brings her to the famed university Garmaris institution of Alchemy and Magic. There, Janette learns that her mom and dad, who had vanished ten years past, have been between those that stole the famed publication of Magic from the depraved grey Witch throughout the Magical Wars.

Janette reveals herself dealing with a tough problem – discovering the booklet of Magic and conserving it. She plunges herself into the duty of looking for the booklet with an not likely crew of partners. yet she has no concept that the booklet of Magic is the least of her issues. a gaggle of robust witches are made up our minds to discover the publication and grab the realm as their very own, and are prepared to forestall at not anything as a way to see her fail. The younger spellcaster quickly unearths herself battling opposed to overwhelming odds - and the destiny of her tuition (and the remainder of the realm) hangs within the balance!

How Janette outwits her cruel enemies makes a thrilling tale, choked with exciting motion, magic, and humor.

Note: this tale will include the 1st 3 chapters of the story.

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Act of Murder

Wigan, 1894. The Richard Throstle Magic Lantern corporation proudly offers its ghoulishly well known magic lantern convey, Phantasmagoria. in the meantime, throughout city a traveling theatre corporation – the Morgan-Drew avid gamers – plods the provinces within the celebrated melodrama The Silver King. the great people of Wigan are inundated with leisure possibilities, which they sorely desire following a contemporary strike which has left town half-starved. but if Richard Throstle is located murdered in his inn room – his spouse Georgina napping beside him – and a solid member of The Silver King is offed onstage in the course of a functionality, the neighborhood police within the type of Sergeant Slevin take cost of an research for you to see the curtain cross up on sordid predilections and shameful secrets and techniques.

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The Story of the Iliad: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic and the Last Days of Troy

Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the tale of Troy, animating this vintage epic for a brand new new release of readers.

Following his hugely acclaimed dramatization of the Odyssey, Simon Armitage the following takes at the destiny of Troy, bringing Homer’s Iliad to lifestyles with clean creative imaginative and prescient. within the ultimate days of the Trojan struggle, the Trojans and the Greeks are stuck in a sour stalemate. Exhausted and determined after ten years of struggle, gods and males conflict between themselves for the consideration of popularity and a hand in victory. Cleverly intertwining the Iliad and the Aeneid, Armitage poetically narrates the story of Troy to its dire finish, evoking a global suffering from deceit, clash, and a perilous predilection for satisfaction and envy. As with the Odyssey, Armitage unearths the echoes of historic fable in our modern war-torn panorama, and reinvigorates the vintage epics with experience, ardour, and, strangely, Shakespearean wit.

Praise for The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic:

“So fabulous. . . . Armitage ’s love of the Greek epic is obvious in nearly each line.”—New York Times

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The Maids and Deathwatch: Two Plays

By Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet

The 2 performs accrued during this quantity signify Genet’s first makes an attempt to research the mores of a bourgeois society he had formerly been content material just to vilify. In The Maids, family employees, deeply green with envy in their inferior social place, try and revenge themselves opposed to society via destroying their company. while their try and betray their mistress’s lover to the police fails and they're at risk of being figured out, they dream of murdering Madame, little conscious of the genuine strength in the back of their darkest fantasy.

In Deathwatch, convicts try and galvanize a 3rd, who's at the verge of attaining mythical prestige in felony circles. yet neither realizes the lengths to which they'll visit achieve admire or that, in spite of everything, not anything they could do—including murder—will get them what they're looking for.

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The Midwife's Confession

By Diane Chamberlain

Dear Anna,
What i must let you know is hard to jot down, yet i do know will probably be way more tough so that you can listen, and i am so sorry…

The unfinished letter is the one clue Tara and Emerson need to the explanation in the back of their shut good friend Noelle's suicide. every little thing they knew approximately Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her ardour for factors, her love for her pals and family—described a lady who embraced life.

Yet there has been a lot they didn't know.

With the invention of the letter and its heartbreaking mystery, Noelle's neighbors start to discover the reality approximately this complicated girl who touched every one in their lives—and the lifetime of a determined stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

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The Two Noble Kinsmen

By William Shakespeare, John Fletcher

Thought of by way of Thomas de Quincey to be 'perhaps the main remarkable paintings within the language', The Noble Kinsmen is determined in Athens and used to be co-written by way of Shakespeare with John Fletcher. This Penguin Shakespeare version is edited via N. W. Bawcutt with an creation by means of Peter Swaab.

'Once, he kissed me.
I enjoyed my lips the higher ten days after'

When Theseus, Duke of Athens, learns that the ruler of Thebes has killed 3 noble kings he swears to take revenge. yet after Athens triumphs over the rival urban, Theseus is struck by way of the bravery of 2 Theban cousins and orders his surgeons to take care of them. quickly, the cousins' lifelong friendship is threatened, as either develop into crushed with love for the duke's appealing sister.

This publication includes a common creation to Shakespeare's lifestyles and Elizabethan theatre, a separate advent to the play, a chronology, feedback for additional interpreting, an essay discussing functionality techniques on either degree and display, and a statement.

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