Category: British Literature

The Time Machine: An Invention (Modern Library) by H. G. Wells

By H. G. Wells

Whilst the Time visitor courageously stepped out of his desktop for the 1st time, he came across himself within the 12 months 802,700--and every thing has changed.  In one other, extra utopian age, creatures appeared to live jointly in ideal harmony.  

The Time traveler notion he may well research those amazing beings--unearth their mystery after which retum to his personal time--until he stumbled on that his invention, his merely street of break out, were stolen.  H.G. Well's well-known novel of 1 man's fabulous trip past the traditional limits of the mind's eye first seemed in 1895.  It received him instant acceptance, and has been looked ever on the grounds that as one of many nice masterpieces within the literature of technology fiction.

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Poems and Ballads and Atalanta in Calydon by Algernon Swinburne, Kenneth Haynes

By Algernon Swinburne, Kenneth Haynes

Republican, pagan, a sensualist alive to excitement and to soreness, Swinburne flouted the principles of Victorian decorum and morality in his existence and paintings He created a special technique of expression via what Tennyson referred to as his 'wonderful rhythmic invention', and but his verse was once motivated via poets from various classes and nations. a lot of his poems are opulent hymns to sensual love, in all its elements, and to dying and to the lack of love. Swinburne's verse is immensely diversified in shape: jointly those works show its wealthy complexity and diversity. As T. S. Eliot remarked, there isn't any cause to name his strength over phrases whatever yet genius.

This Penguin variation features a preface, a desk of dates, a remark at the poems and appendices, considered one of that is a map of the areas pointed out in Atalanta in Calydon.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

By George Orwell

[Includes a be aware at the textual content by means of Peter Davison.]

In 1984, London is a grim urban the place substantial Brother is often looking at you and the concept Police can essentially learn your mind.

Winston is a guy in grave risk for the easy cause that his reminiscence nonetheless capabilities. Drawn right into a forbidden love affair, Winston unearths the braveness to affix a mystery progressive association known as The Brotherhood, devoted to the destruction of the social gathering. with his liked Julia, he risks his lifestyles in a dangerous fit opposed to the powers that be.

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Best British Short Stories 2015

"Hilary Mantel and Helen Simpson function within the nation's favorite annual advisor to the fast tale, now in its 5th yr …" top British brief tales invitations you to pass judgement on a ebook by means of its hide - or extra safely, via its identify. This new sequence goals to reprint the easiest brief tales released within the past calendar 12 months through British writers, even if dependent within the united kingdom or in other places. The editor's short is vast ranging, overlaying anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and sites, searching for the easiest of the bunch to reprint multi functional 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

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The Narrative Poems (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I think that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even if, is the least very important point of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. this is a chic and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the prestigious scholarship of the overall editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who remember the fact that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The distinctive Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has offered greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* top of the range introductions and notes
* New, extra readable alternate trim size
* An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's existence and the choice of texts

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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, Scott McKowen

By Jonathan Swift, Scott McKowen

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Shipwrecked and forged adrift, English health professional Lemuel Gulliver wakes to discover himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by way of little humans, whose top makes their quarrels over style and popularity appear ridiculous. His next encounters—with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos—give him new, sour insights into human behavior.

Jonathan Swift's satire perspectives mankind in a distorted corridor of mirrors as a lowered, magnified, and eventually bestial species, featuring us with an uncompromising mirrored image of ourselves. Gulliver's Travels is an interesting mixture of travelogue, realizm, symbolism, and awesome voyage—all with a major philosophical motive.

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Henry IV, Part 1 (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I suppose that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, although, is the least very important point of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the learn or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who keep in mind that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The extraordinary Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
Each quantity features:
* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
* prime quality introductions and notes
* New, extra readable exchange trim size
* An essay at the theatrical international of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's existence and the choice of texts

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The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Jam-packed with suspense, humor, and symbolism, this magnificently crafted and magical novel replays biblical and medieval subject matters in modern London. An test through the pointy, feral, and uncommonly clever Lucas Graffe to homicide his sensual and charismatic half-brother Clement is interrupted via a stranger—whom Lucas moves and leaves for useless. while the stranger mysteriously reappears, with particular calls for for reparation, the Graffes’ circle of idiosyncratic friends and family is disrupted—for the calls for are extraordinary, intrusive, and finally deadly.

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Frankenstein (Student Edition) by Mary Shelley

By Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's vintage story, the tale of Victor Frankenstein and the horror he unleashes while a systematic test is going catastrophically awry, has been a favourite on highschool literature curricula for generations. This version of Shelley's masterpiece bargains:

A NOVEL studying SERIES(TM) pupil consultant

-Questions concerning the textual content after each few chapters money your comprehension

-Quizzes all through assist you organize for standardized assessments with SAT- and ACT-style questions utilizing vocabulary and grammar from the book

-Sample writing activates and essays on the finish advisor you thru the weather of an above-average, general, and below-average essay-and clarify why!

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