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Hamlet (Phoenix Classics)

by William Shakespeare

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, the “closet scene” in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater.

Each Edition Includes:
– Comprehensive explanatory notes
– Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
– Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
– Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
– An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

From the Paperback edition.

Romeo and Juliet (Phoenix Classics)

by William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage “star-cross’d lovers” whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal “young lovers”

Othello (Phoenix Classics)

by William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare is almost universally considered the English language’s most famous and greatest writer. In fact, the only people who might dispute that are those who think he didn’t write the surviving 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems still attributed to him. Even people who never get around to reading his works in class are instantly familiar with titles like King Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo & Shakespeare.

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, a complex tragedy revolving around four characters, whose story consists of racism, jealousy, love and betrayal. It is still one of the most performed plays in the world.

No Regrets: A Novel of Love and Lies in World War II England (The Thornton Trilogy Book 1)

by Mary Christian Payne

World War II will tear them apart, but soul mates are forever bound together…

No Regrets is a captivating, straight from the heart historical novel set in England during World War II. This is a story for everyone who has ever wondered if there are truly soul mates.

Sloan Thornton is the heir to Highcroft Hall, the family seat of the Earl of Wessex, in the quaint village of Thornton-on-Sea on the southeast coast of England. He has always dreamed of finding his soul mate. Just before he leaves to fight in World War II, as an RAF pilot, he proposes to his childhood sweetheart. There is no question how deep his devotion is to her, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other.

One fateful afternoon overseas, Sloan encounters Elise in a rural farmhouse on a French country road. It is May, 1940, and the Dunkirk Beaches are being evacuated. Sloan is wounded when his plane is shot down by the Luftwaffe. After he meets Elise, he can never forget her. He carries her memory with him throughout the war. In the meantime, Elise suffers terrifying misfortune.

When they meet again for the first time in five years, the spark is still there. But, there is still Anne, who refuses to be left heartbroken and rejected. Sloan begins to question whether the life he’s living is the one he’s meant to live. Elise wonders the same thing.

No Regrets is a powerful story about one woman at the crossroads of true love and real life.

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This English historical romance trilogy set during World War II will leave you captivated and wanting more from author Mary Christian Payne. Luckily, the author has over a dozen published historical romance novels, and a few new books that will be released soon.

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The Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by William Shakespeare

SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, which covers themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality. The first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man; the last 28 to a woman. The sonnets were first published in a 1609 quarto with the full stylized title: “SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS. Never before Imprinted.” (although sonnets 138 and 144 had previously been published in the 1599 miscellany The Passionate Pilgrim). The quarto ends with “A Lover’s Complaint”, a narrative poem of 47 seven-line stanzas written in rhyme royalâ??though some scholars have argued convincingly against Shakespeare’s authorship of the poem. The sonnets to the young man express overwhelming, obsessional love. The main issue of debate has always been whether it remained platonic or became physical. The first 17 poems, traditionally called the procreation sonnets, are addressed to the young man urging him to marry and have children in order to immortalize his beauty by passing it to the next generation. Other sonnets express the speaker’s love for the young man; brood upon loneliness, death, and the transience of life; seem to criticize the young man for preferring a rival poet; express ambiguous feelings for the speaker’s mistress; and pun on the poet’s name. The final two sonnets are allegorical treatments of Greek epigrams referring to the “little love-god” Cupid.

Ð?вÑ?ебÑ?к (Russian Edition)

by Николай СемÑ?новиÑ? Ð?есков

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Little Lost Girl (Old Balmain House Book 1)

by Graham Wilson

A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go?

An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney.
Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading.

Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found.
The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned.

So begins a journey to discover an Australian family, five generations, from 1840 to today. Buried in their past is the story of a long lost girl and the pain her vanishing left behind. Fragments slowly emerge from within the walls, stories of those who built and lived in this place.

Her identity is revealed but her disappearance remains a mystery
A chance discovery gives a vital clue.

Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour, this is the story of people and place, from early colonisation to the present day. This book is the first in the Old Balmain House Series.

РассказÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Николай Ð?вановиÑ? НаÑ?мов

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НеÑ?азменнÑ?й Ñ?Ñ?блÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Николай СемÑ?новиÑ? Ð?есков

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в жÑ?Ñ?нал «Ð?адÑ?Ñ?евное слово» в 1883 годÑ?.

РÑ?сская лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?а в 1840 годÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?иссаÑ?ион Ð?Ñ?игоÑ?Ñ?евиÑ? Ð?елинский

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