By Helena Michie
Whereas Victorian tourism and Victorian sexuality were the topic of a lot severe curiosity, there was little study on a frequently nineteenth-century phenomenon in terms of either intercourse and commute: the honeymoon, or marriage ceremony trip. even if the time period 'honeymoon' was once coined within the eighteenth century, the ritual elevated in acceptance during the Victorian interval, till via the tip of the century it turned a well-known accompaniment to the marriage for all however the poorest periods. utilizing letters and diaries of sixty one real-life honeymooning undefined, in addition to novels from Frankenstein to Middlemarch that function honeymoon eventualities, Michie explores the cultural meanings of the honeymoon, arguing that, with its emphasis on privateness and displacement, the honeymoon used to be critical to rising beliefs of conjugality and to rules of the couple as a major social unit.
By Jane Austen
In a distant Hertfordshire village, far flung the great trainer roads of George III's England, a rustic squire of no nice skill needs to marry off his 5 vivacious daughters. on the center of this all-consuming firm are his headstrong moment daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — fanatics whose delight has to be humbled and prejudices dissolved ahead of the radical can come to its superb conclusion.
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The end result of Jane Austen's genius, a glowing comedy of affection and marriage
Beautiful, shrewdpermanent, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material along with her lifestyles and sees little need for both love or marriage. not anything, besides the fact that, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her friend Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protegee Harriet Smith, her rigorously laid plans quickly resolve and feature effects that she by no means anticipated. With its imperfect yet captivating heroine and its witty and sophisticated exploration of relationships, Emma is frequently visible as Jane Austen's so much ideal work.
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By Iris Murdoch
Bruno is sort of 90. enthusiastic about his prior and a fondness for spiders, he's the centre of a fancy net of relationships regarding his estranged son Miles; Danby, his hapless son-in-law; Danby's mistress, Adelaide; and her dual cousins, the vengeful Will and the mischievous, sinister Nigel.
By William Shakespeare
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer a clean re-creation of this strong play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality in any respect degrees of society. This quantity additionally contains greater than 100 pages of particular positive factors, including:
• an unique creation to degree for Measure
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with important proof in regards to the work
• observation on prior and present productions in keeping with interviews with prime administrators, actors, and designers
• images of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
Ideal for college students, theater execs, and basic readers, those smooth and obtainable variants from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new commonplace in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
By Harold Pinter
“Brilliant, cranky, and kooky, and the narrative passages are the most exciting ever written.” —Library Journal
“Some of the author’s so much enduring themes—notably, sexual jealousy and betrayal—are current. . . . The narration exhibits strains of writers as a number of as Joyce and Beckett, e.e. cummings and J.P. Donleavy.” —The Washington Post
“The Abbott and Costello meet Samuel Beckett discussion . . . makes you snigger out loud.” —The Village Voice
By William Shakespeare
This variation of The Richard II is principally designed for college students, with obtainable on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, transparent historical past details, and rigorous yet obtainable scholarly credentials. This version comprises illustrations, initial notes, studying lists (including web pages) and lecture room notes, permitting scholars to grasp Shakespeare's work.
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Newly redesigned and more straightforward to learn, every one play within the Oxford college Shakespeare sequence contains the entire and unabridged textual content, special and transparent reasons of inauspicious phrases and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of person scenes, and notes at the major characters. additionally integrated is quite a lot of questions and actions for paintings in school, including the historic heritage to Shakespeare's England, a short biography of Shakespeare, and an entire checklist of his plays.
By Nicholas Royle
"Hilary Mantel and Helen Simpson characteristic within the nation's favorite annual consultant to the quick tale, now in its 5th 12 months ..." most sensible British brief tales invitations you to pass judgement on a booklet via its hide - or extra competently, by means of its identify. This new sequence goals to reprint the easiest brief tales released within the earlier calendar yr through British writers, even if dependent within the united kingdom or in different places. The editor's short is extensive ranging, overlaying anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and websites, searching for the simplest of the bunch to reprint multi function quantity. Authors comprise Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore, Jenn Ashworth, Helen Simpson, Charles Wilkinson, Rebecca Swirsky, Matthew Sperling, Julianne Pachico, KJ Orr, Bee Lewis, Uschi Gatward, Emma Cleary and Neil Campbell.
By Richmal Crompton
Some phrases not to follow to William Brown: candy, captivating, 'dear little boy' . . . That sounds extra like Georgie Murdoch, who's so sickly candy that William is decided to show him right into a wild, muddy, noisy outlaw like himself . . .
In William the Outlaw everyone's favorite troublemaker, William Brown, is again in a set of ten simply William tales - now with a brand-new disguise glance illustrated via Sara Ogilvie.
There is just one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, adorable imp of mischief has been harassing his unlucky relatives and delighting his thousands of admirers given that 1922.
By Thomas Hardy
A merciless shaggy dog story at a rustic reasonable is going too some distance whilst a drunken laborer auctions off his spouse and baby to the top bidder.
Rich in descriptive powers and steeped in irony, Hardy's gripping story unfolds amid a rural English neighborhood. It bargains a spellbinding portrayal of ambition, contention, revenge, and repentance.