The Rover

Revised edition

Author: Aphra Behn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408166119

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Carnival time in The Rover is a period when prohibitions are temporarily removed, privileges and rank suspended, and women - from convent girls to courtesans - take the initiative. Featuring multiple plot lines, which deal with the adventures of a group of love-struck Englishmen in Naples, Aphra Behn's play explores issues of love, trickery and deception, forced marriage, male power, fidelity, and the excesses of sexual passion. Hers is a male-dominated society, but one with a clear-sighted portrayal of the female predicament. The play is widely taught on A Level courses as well as on undergraduate literature and women's writing courses. This new edition contains a completely new introduction, and takes into account important criticism from the past decade, as well as a new understanding of the nature of theatre in Behn's time, and the significance of her contribution to English drama.

The Changeling

Revised Edition

Author: Thomas Middleton,William Rowley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474290256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 3603

“The next good mood I find my father in, I'll get him quite discarded” With these chillingly offhand words, Beatrice-Joanna, the spoilt daughter of a powerful nobleman, plots to get rid of the family servant who has crossed her once too often. The Changeling's vivid tale of sexual appetite, repulsion, betrayal and lunacy remains one of the most compelling tragedies of the 17th century. Exposing the vexed relationship between servants and masters, setting notions of `change' against the revelation of psychological 'secrets' as ways of explaining human behaviour, and exploring the idea of love as a `tame madness', the play reveals the terrifying consequences of ungoverned sexual appetite and betrayal. Featuring the full and modernized play text, this revised edition includes incisive commentary notes which explain the nuances of the play's vibrant, colloquial language and demonstrate its sly delight in the characters' conscious and unconscious wordplay. Michael Neill's illuminating introduction provides a firm grounding in the play's socio-political context, demonstrates how careful close-reading can expand your enjoyment of the play, explains the play's violent linkage of comic and tragic plots and gives theatrical life to the text via a discussion of its stage history, with a particular emphasis on the most interesting recent productions. The New Mermaids plays offer: · Modernized versions of the play text edited to the highest textual standards · Fully annotated student editions with obscure words explained and critical, contextual and staging insight provided on each page · Full Introductions analyzing context, themes, author background and stage history

The Importance of Being Earnest

Revised Edition

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472585224

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 2578

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the most enduringly popular of British comic dramas, and a mainstay of English literature and drama courses at college and university level. This is an ideal edition for students with on-page notes to help clarify meaning, and a completely new introduction. In the new introduction, Francesca Coppa explores recent critical approaches to the play, including queer and postcolonial readings, as well as giving the context in which the play was written and how it relates to Wilde's personal life and public persona. The introduction also discusses the play's stage history, providing students with an ideal overview of the play and its resonances for contemporary audiences.

A Woman Killed With Kindness

Revised edition

Author: Thomas Heywood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408139324

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 983

“Here lies she whom her husband's kindness killed” This is the epitaph, in golden letters, Master John Frankford proposes for the tomb of his wife, Anne, who has just starved herself to death. Frankford congratulates himself on the clever means by which he has brought his wife to repentance-and got rid of her. The marriage is comfortable, if uneventful, until Frankford gives his friend Wendoll the free use of his table and purse. When Wendoll takes even more than was offered, and confesses his desperate love to Anne, a complex and tragic drama ensues. Praised as Heywood's best play and as the best “domestic tragedy,” A Woman Killed with Kindness (1603) requires us to consider who and what the household includes and on what conditions. What are the limits of hospitality? What are the relationships between friendship and marriage, intimacy and possession? This student edition contains a fully annotated version of the playtext in modern spelling. The Introduction includes a detailed discussion of the play's interpretation and stage history.

Jane Eyre

Roman

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458357551

Category:

Page: 591

View: 5812

Der Lauf der Welt, ein Lustspiel in fünf Akten

Author: William Congreve

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 192

View: 4053

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Der Lauf Der Welt. Ein Lustspiel William Congreve Joh. Andr. Berger u. Jacob Boedner, 1757

The Dial

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 1356

Tiere der Nacht

Author: Camilla de la Bédoyere

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473552313

Category:

Page: 80

View: 6154

Die Legenda aurea

Author: Jacobus (de Voragine),Richard Benz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783579025605

Category: Quelle - Heiligenvita - Geschichte 1263-1273

Page: 798

View: 9857

Jimmy Rose

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736876637

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

View: 6421

Das Werk "Jimmy Rose" ist eine Kurzgeschichte von Herman Melville, erstmals 1855 veröffentlicht. Herman Melville, geboren als Herman Melvill (* 1. August 1819 in New York City, New York; † 28. September 1891 ebenda) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dichter und Essayist. Melvilles "Moby-Dick" gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Romane der Weltliteratur.

The Critic

A Record of Literature, Art, Music, Science, and the Drama ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8756

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1459

Mister Macks Missgeschicke

Author: Roddy Doyle

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641128951

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1680

Roddy Doyles skurrile Welt – ein unvergleichlicher Lesespaß Mr Mack hat seinen Beruf als Kekstester an den Nagel gehängt und macht als Erfinder sofort Furore: Die neu erfundene Säge unter seinem Arm hat fatale Ähnlichkeit mit einem Maschinengewehr, deshalb wird er in der Bank als Räuber festgenommen. Seine Kinder und Rover, der Hund, graben zur Rettung einen Tunnel. Der Plan wäre genial, stünden ihnen nicht nur garstige Gefängniswärter und niederträchtige Waisenkinderfänger, sondern auch noch die Dubliner Schnecken auf dem Vormarsch zur Weltherrschaft im Weg.

Skybourne

Author: Frank Cho

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3736736428

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 154

View: 2071

Frank Cho (SHANNA, HULK) zählt zu den großen Top-Künstlern und Fanlieblingen. Jetzt präsentiert er als Autor und Zeichner ein neues Werk. In SKYBOURNE kämpfen die Kinder des Lazarus im Hier und Jetzt als Super-Agenten gegen einen Zauberer, der Excalibur in seinen Besitz bringen will. Der Krieg der Legenden tobt in der Türkei, der Schweiz und Deutschland ... Das neue Comic-Highlight von Superstar Frank Cho! James Bond trifft auf die Arthus-Legende und auf satte Superhelden-Action! "Eine exzellente Story mit cineastischem Flair." – AiPT!

The Fast Diet - Das Original

5 Tage essen, 2 Tage fasten -

Author: Dr. Michael Mosley,Mimi Spencer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641131049

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 5662

Der Megatrend der 5:2-Diäten sorgt in England bereits ordentlich für Wirbel. "The Fast Diet" ist das Buch, das den Hype auslöste - das Original. Das Konzept ist bestechend einfach: Man legt zwei Fastentage in der Woche ein, an denen die Kalorienzufuhr heruntergefahren wird. An den restlichen fünf Tagen isst man ganz normal. Die Ergebnisse sind erstaunlich: Die Kilos purzeln, durch die gesunde Lebensweise wird das Risiko von Diabetes, Herzerkrankungen und Krebs verringert. Eine Diät, wie sie sich jeder wünscht, der abnehmen möchte: simpel, fundiert, effektiv und gesund!

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6999

Insel der Wikinger

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785546208

Category: Magic

Page: 94

View: 1858

Die erfolgreiche amerikanische Kinderbuchautorin schildert im neuen Band der Reihe 'Das magische Baumhaus' (zuletzt 'Im Schatten des Vulkans' und 'Im Land der Drachen', beide ID 34/02) eine magische Reise des 8jährigen Philipp und seiner 7jährigen Schwester aus den heutigen USA in ein mittelalterliches Kloster in Irland. Die Mönche schreiben u.a. alte irische Sagen auf, von denen die Kinder einen Band mitnehmen und so retten. Nur knapp entkommen die beiden einem Überfall von Wikingerschiffen. Die Geschichte ist mäßig spannend, da der gute Ausgang durch die magische Kräfte der Kinder von Anfang an sicher ist. Der geschichtliche Wissensgewinn ist sehr bescheiden, die Leser weder viel über die mittelalterliche klösterliche Kultur Irlands noch über die Wikinger erfahren und auch dies sind fast ausschließlich recht banale Allgemeinplätze (Das Mittelalter war "dunkel", die Klöster bewahrten die Kultur, die Wikinger waren gefährlich usw.). Die recht klobig wirkenden SchwarzWeißZeichnungen überzeugen ebenfalls nicht. Insgesamt ein überflüssiger Band, dessen Anschaffung nicht empfohlen werden kann. . Philipp und seine Schwester reisen mithilfe des magischen Baumhauses in ein mittelalterliches irisches Kloster, das von Wikingern bedroht wird. Ab 8.

A. B. Bookman's Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: N.A

View: 7816