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The Merchant of Venice (Dream Classics)

by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare’s other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for the character of Shylock.
The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play’s most prominent and more famous villain. Though Shylock is a tormented character, he is also a tormentor, so whether he is to be viewed with disdain or sympathy is up to the audience (as influenced by the interpretation of the play’s director and lead actors). As a result, The Merchant of Venice is often classified as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays.

Othello (Dream Classics)

by William Shakespeare

Othello, The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare based on the short story “Moor of Venice” by Cinthio, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because of its varied themes â?? racism, love, jealousy and betrayal â?? it remains relevant to the present day and is often performed in professional and community theatres alike. The play has also been the basis for numerous operatic, film and literary adaptations.

Twelfth Night (Dream Classics)

by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story “Of Apolonius and Silla” by Barnabe Rich. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed to be an afterthought, created after John Marston premiered a play titled What You Will during the course of the writing.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dream Classics)

by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, suggested by “The Knight’s Tale” from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Forgotten Reflections

by Young-Im Lee

In the current international climate where North Korea takes center stage, “Forgotten Reflections” weaves an inspirational tale of family, lost memories, folklore and an unforgotten history, spanning three generations as South Korea rises from the ashes.


1945. Rice fields seem endless in a quaint farming village of South Korea, yet Iseul and the villagers have been on the verge of starvation for as long as they can remember. Their Japanese colonizers have taken every last grain with them as they are finally ousted from the Peninsula. In the newly independent Korea, Iseul and Jung-Soo dream of what their future might bring. Yet, war is on the horizon and Iseul has fallen for an alleged North Korean communist spy.

Men are conscripted and rice is taken to feed the growing army as the Korean Peninsula is thrust into an international war that would determine if the strategic region will fall into the communist or democratic realm. With nothing but the news of death and hunger awaiting the village of women, children, and the aged, Iseul musters up whatever hope she has left to bring the village together to make paper. Soon, the village once known for its rice, becomes famous for its paper, becoming a beacon of hope for the battle-worn soldiers awaiting letters from their loved ones.

Spies continue to roam South Korea, turning neighbors and families against one another. For years, Jung-Soo has been suspicious of his father’s allegiances. With a series of mysterious revelations about his father, Jung-Soo is forced to choose between his tainted communist past, and the future he hopes to have with Iseul after the war.

“Breathtaking, sad and beautiful. Truly gorgeous and a must-read for lovers of literature and historical fiction.” – Rebecca Charlton

“A touching story, not only about love or the Korean War, but also about our own identities and (re)unification in different forms.” – Utopia State of Mind

“A story about a grandmother’s secret life and what she sacrificed to make a better life for her children.” — Niyati Mavinkurve

Julius Caesar (Dream Classics)

by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator of the same name, his assassination and its aftermath. It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote, based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.
Although the title of the play is Julius Caesar, Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and is killed at the beginning of the third act. The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus, and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honour, patriotism, and friendship.

НабÑ?оски по ваÑ?яжскомÑ? вопÑ?осÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

Ð?омменÑ?аÑ?ии великого исÑ?оÑ?ика к споÑ?ам по Ñ?ак назÑ?ваемомÑ? «ноÑ?маннскомÑ? вопÑ?осÑ?» или о Ñ?ом, бÑ?ло ли дейсÑ?виÑ?елÑ?но пÑ?извание ваÑ?ягов на РÑ?сÑ?, или коÑ?ни Ñ?Ñ?сской госÑ?даÑ?сÑ?венносÑ?и следÑ?еÑ? искаÑ?Ñ? в совеÑ?Ñ?енно иной плоскосÑ?и. Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский вÑ?водиÑ? своÑ?, наиболее есÑ?есÑ?веннÑ?Ñ? и оÑ?евидно наиболее пÑ?авилÑ?нÑ?Ñ? Ñ?еоÑ?иÑ?.

The Carpet Weaver Of Isfahan

by Shmuel Peretz

Daniel had given up on life, but then he hears the truth about a small carpetâ?¦

Wounded while serving in the Israeli army, Daniel lives holed up in his parents’ home, despondent, cut off from the world. After a home break-in, he learns from the insurance agent that the small carpet in his room is a precious work of art, of the value of a Van Gogh. This knowledge sparks something in Daniel, and his adventure begins.

Entranced by the legend of the carpet weaver, he must locate her at all costs

He travels to Canada, where his father had purchased the rug, and hears from the carpet merchant an Iranian legend about a gifted young girl who wove three magnificent carpets but met with a tragic fate. Daniel purchases the second carpet and becomes fixated on locating the third.

Daniel meets up with love, danger, and international uproar in Iran

He enters Iran illegally in search of the carpet weaver and is pursued by Canadian, Israeli, and Iranian secret service agents, each with a different agenda. Unaware of the international uproar he has caused, Daniel falls in love with the weaver’s daughter and begins to heal. In the meantime a complex deal must be made to save him from certain death and to arrange his safe exit from Iran.

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ЧÑ?ение (Russian Edition)

by АнÑ?он Ð?авловиÑ? ЧеÑ?ов

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1884 годÑ?.

Ð?Ñ?иклÑ?Ñ?ения в сÑ?Ñ?ане лÑ?вов (Russian Edition)

by Ð?Ñ?и Ð?Ñ?ссенаÑ?

Ð? Ñ?омане «Ð?Ñ?иклÑ?Ñ?ения в сÑ?Ñ?ане лÑ?вов» Ñ?ассказÑ?ваеÑ?ся о поÑ?ожденияÑ? двÑ?Ñ? оÑ?важнÑ?Ñ? оÑ?оÑ?ников, геÑ?оев Ñ?елой сеÑ?ии пÑ?оизведений писаÑ?еля, â?? Ð?икÑ?оÑ?а Ð?Ñ?йона по пÑ?озвиÑ?Ñ? ФÑ?ике и споÑ?Ñ?смена-миллионеÑ?а АндÑ?е Ð?Ñ?еванна. Ð?Ñ?ияÑ?ели пÑ?Ñ?еÑ?есÑ?вÑ?Ñ?Ñ? по АÑ?Ñ?ике и оÑ?оÑ?яÑ?ся на лÑ?вов.

Ð?оÑ?одок в Ñ?абакеÑ?ке (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ладимиÑ? ФедоÑ?овиÑ? Ð?доевский

Сказка Ð?ладимиÑ?а ФедоÑ?овиÑ?а Ð?доевского (1803â??1869), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованная в 1834 годÑ?. «Ð?апенÑ?ка посÑ?авил на сÑ?ол Ñ?абакеÑ?кÑ?. â?? Ð?оди-ка сÑ?да, Ð?иÑ?а, посмоÑ?Ñ?и-ка, â?? сказал он. Ð?иÑ?а бÑ?л послÑ?Ñ?нÑ?й малÑ?Ñ?ик, Ñ?оÑ?Ñ?ас осÑ?авил игÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ки и подоÑ?Ñ?л к папенÑ?ке. Ð?а Ñ?ж и бÑ?ло Ñ?его посмоÑ?Ñ?еÑ?Ñ?! Ð?акая пÑ?екÑ?асная Ñ?абакеÑ?ка! Ð?есÑ?Ñ?енÑ?кая, из Ñ?еÑ?епаÑ?и. А Ñ?Ñ?о на кÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ке-Ñ?о! Ð?оÑ?оÑ?а, баÑ?енки, домик, дÑ?Ñ?гой, Ñ?Ñ?еÑ?ий, Ñ?еÑ?вÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?й, и сÑ?есÑ?Ñ? нелÑ?зя, и все мал мала менÑ?Ñ?е, и все золоÑ?Ñ?е; а деÑ?евÑ?я-Ñ?о Ñ?акже золоÑ?Ñ?е, а лисÑ?ики на ниÑ? сеÑ?ебÑ?янÑ?е; а за деÑ?евÑ?ями всÑ?аÑ?Ñ? солнÑ?Ñ?ко, и оÑ? него Ñ?озовÑ?е лÑ?Ñ?и Ñ?асÑ?одяÑ?ся по всемÑ? небÑ?. â?? ЧÑ?о эÑ?о за гоÑ?одок? â?? спÑ?осил Ð?иÑ?а».

Ð?ез язÑ?ка (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ладимиÑ? Ð?алакÑ?ионовиÑ? Ð?оÑ?оленко

Рассказ, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1895 годÑ?. Ð?Ñ?одиÑ? в список обязаÑ?елÑ?ной лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ? для сÑ?едниÑ? Ñ?кол.

Ð?ивой меÑ?Ñ?веÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ладимиÑ? ФедоÑ?овиÑ? Ð?доевский

Рассказ Ð?ладимиÑ?а ФедоÑ?овиÑ?а Ð?доевского (1803â??1869), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1838 годÑ?.

4338-й год (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ладимиÑ? ФедоÑ?овиÑ? Ð?доевский

Рассказ Ð?ладимиÑ?а ФедоÑ?овиÑ?а Ð?доевского (1803â??1869), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1835 годÑ?. «Ð?иÑ?Ñ? к Ñ?ебе несколÑ?ко слов, лÑ?безнÑ?й дÑ?Ñ?г, â?? с гÑ?аниÑ?Ñ? СевеÑ?ного ЦаÑ?сÑ?ва. Ð?о сиÑ? поÑ? поездка моя бÑ?ла благополÑ?Ñ?но; мÑ? с бÑ?сÑ?Ñ?оÑ?оÑ? молнии пÑ?олеÑ?ели сквозÑ? Ð?ималайский Ñ?Ñ?ннелÑ?, но в Ð?аспийском Ñ?Ñ?ннеле бÑ?ли осÑ?ановленÑ? неожиданнÑ?м пÑ?епяÑ?сÑ?вием: Ñ?Ñ?, веÑ?но, слÑ?Ñ?ал об огÑ?омном аеÑ?олиÑ?е, недавно пÑ?олеÑ?евÑ?ем Ñ?Ñ?ез Ñ?жное полÑ?Ñ?аÑ?ие; эÑ?оÑ? аеÑ?олиÑ? Ñ?пал невдалеке оÑ? Ð?аспийского Ñ?Ñ?ннеля и засÑ?пал доÑ?огÑ?. Ð?Ñ? должнÑ? бÑ?ли вÑ?йÑ?и из элекÑ?Ñ?оÑ?ода и с смиÑ?ением пÑ?обиÑ?аÑ?Ñ?ся пÑ?осÑ?о пеÑ?ком междÑ? гÑ?Ñ?дами меÑ?еоÑ?иÑ?еского железа; в эÑ?о вÑ?емя на моÑ?е бÑ?ла бÑ?Ñ?я; седой Ð?аспий Ñ?евел над наÑ?ими головами и каждÑ?Ñ? минÑ?Ñ?Ñ?, кажеÑ?ся, гоÑ?ов бÑ?л на нас Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?нÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ся; дейсÑ?виÑ?елÑ?но, если бÑ? аеÑ?олиÑ? Ñ?пал несколÑ?кими саженями далее, Ñ?о Ñ?Ñ?ннелÑ? бÑ? непÑ?еменно пÑ?оÑ?вался и сеÑ?диÑ?ое моÑ?е оÑ?омсÑ?ило бÑ? Ñ?еловекÑ? его деÑ?зкÑ?Ñ? смелосÑ?Ñ?; но, однако ж, на эÑ?оÑ? Ñ?аз Ñ?еловеÑ?еское искÑ?ссÑ?во вÑ?деÑ?жало наÑ?иск дикой пÑ?иÑ?одÑ?; за несколÑ?ко Ñ?агов нас ожидал в Ñ?Ñ?ннеле новÑ?й элекÑ?Ñ?оÑ?од, великолепно освеÑ?еннÑ?й галÑ?ваниÑ?ескими Ñ?онаÑ?ями, и в одно мгновение ока Ð?Ñ?зеÑ?Ñ?мские баÑ?ни пÑ?омелÑ?кнÑ?ли мимо нас».

Ð?аведение ТелÑ?е (Russian Edition)

by Ð?и Ð?е Ð?опассан

Новеллпа Ð?и де Ð?опассана “Ð?аведение ТелÑ?е” (La Maison Tellier) посвяÑ?ена Ð?ванÑ? ТÑ?Ñ?геневÑ? – в данÑ? глÑ?бокой пÑ?ивязанносÑ?и и великого восÑ?иÑ?ения Ñ?Ñ?сским писаÑ?елем. АвÑ?оÑ? Ñ?азмÑ?Ñ?ляеÑ?, можно ли совмесÑ?иÑ?Ñ? вÑ?соÑ?Ñ? дÑ?Ñ?и с низосÑ?Ñ?Ñ? Ñ?ела? Ð?ак безнÑ?авсÑ?венное и нÑ?авсÑ?венное можеÑ? совмеÑ?аÑ?Ñ?ся в одном и Ñ?ом же Ñ?еловеке? Ð? новелле показанÑ? Ñ?аÑ?акÑ?еÑ?Ñ? и Ñ?Ñ?всÑ?ва геÑ?оев Ñ?еÑ?ез иÑ? дейсÑ?вия и посÑ?Ñ?пки, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?е можно повсÑ?Ñ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ? в пÑ?блиÑ?ном доме, кÑ?да «Ñ?одили каждÑ?й веÑ?еÑ? Ñ?асам к одиннадÑ?аÑ?и, Ñ?ак же пÑ?осÑ?о, как Ñ?одяÑ? в каÑ?е».

Ð?едяной дом (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ван Ð?вановиÑ? Ð?ажеÑ?ников

Роман, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1835 годÑ?.

Ð?оля (Ð?еглÑ?е воÑ?оÑ?илисÑ?) (Russian Edition)

by Ð?Ñ?игоÑ?ий Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овиÑ? Ð?анилевский

Роман Ð?Ñ?игоÑ?ия Ð?еÑ?Ñ?овиÑ?а Ð?анилевского (1829â??1890), впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованнÑ?й в 1863 годÑ?. «НасÑ?Ñ?пали новÑ?е вÑ?емена. Разнесся слÑ?Ñ?, Ñ?Ñ?о кÑ?есÑ?Ñ?янам, Ñ?ак долго и Ñ?поÑ?но меÑ?Ñ?авÑ?им о свободной жизни, о Ñ?азнÑ?Ñ? заÑ?Ñ?алÑ?скиÑ?, закавказскиÑ? и новоÑ?оссийскиÑ? новÑ?Ñ? месÑ?аÑ?, Ñ?оÑ?яÑ? даÑ?Ñ? волÑ?. Ð? воÑ? из Ñ?азнÑ?Ñ? месÑ? России и из Ñ?Ñ?жиÑ? кÑ?аев, по-видимомÑ? без всякой пÑ?иÑ?инÑ?, сÑ?али в веÑ?Ñ?ние, сÑ?едние и Ñ?жнÑ?е гÑ?беÑ?нии возвÑ?аÑ?аÑ?Ñ?ся беглÑ?е помеÑ?иÑ?Ñ?и лÑ?ди. ЭÑ?о бÑ?ло за год и несколÑ?ко месяÑ?ев до издания положений о воле. Ð?дниÑ? помеÑ?иков эÑ?о Ñ?адовало, дÑ?Ñ?гие в недоÑ?мении пожимали плеÑ?ами, не понимая, оÑ?кÑ?да эÑ?о взялосÑ? и Ñ?Ñ?о из эÑ?ого бÑ?деÑ?».

Ð?жÑ?ман (Russian Edition)

by Ð?Ñ?оспеÑ? Ð?еÑ?име

Рассказ ведеÑ?ся оÑ? лиÑ?а Ñ?Ñ?анÑ?Ñ?зской колониалÑ?ной аÑ?мии в АлжиÑ?е или дÑ?Ñ?гой сÑ?Ñ?ане СевеÑ?ной АÑ?Ñ?ики, внаÑ?але он пÑ?исÑ?Ñ?сÑ?вÑ?еÑ? пÑ?и пÑ?едсÑ?авлении бÑ?одяÑ?его Ñ?иÑ?ка Ñ?акиÑ?ов со змеями. Ð?о вÑ?оÑ?ой Ñ?асÑ?и пÑ?оизведения он Ñ?же Ñ?Ñ?асÑ?вÑ?еÑ? в сÑ?ваÑ?ке и вновÑ? подвеÑ?гаеÑ?ся аÑ?аке огÑ?омной змеиâ?¦

Ð?б инÑ?еллигенÑ?ии (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евский

Ð?амеÑ?ки Ð?.Ð?.Ð?лÑ?Ñ?евского Ñ?ак и осÑ?алисÑ? ненапеÑ?аÑ?аннÑ?ми, Ñ?оÑ?я в ниÑ? много аÑ?оÑ?исÑ?иÑ?нÑ?Ñ? мÑ?слей, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?е могÑ?Ñ? в каÑ?есÑ?ве эпигÑ?аÑ?а Ñ?кÑ?асиÑ?Ñ? лÑ?бое пÑ?оизведение, посвяÑ?енное эÑ?омÑ? сÑ?олÑ? важномÑ? для наÑ?ей сÑ?Ñ?анÑ? вопÑ?осÑ?. Ð?Ñ?енÑ? инÑ?еÑ?есная и не поÑ?еÑ?явÑ?ая своей акÑ?Ñ?алÑ?носÑ?и сÑ?аÑ?Ñ?я.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?ийся гÑ?еÑ?ник (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ев НиколаевиÑ? ТолсÑ?ой

Ð?Ñ?иÑ?Ñ?а, впеÑ?вÑ?е опÑ?бликованная в 1886 годÑ?.

СпяÑ?ая Ñ?аÑ?евна (Russian Edition)

by Ð?асилий АндÑ?еевиÑ? Ð?Ñ?ковский

Ð? основе сказки в сÑ?иÑ?аÑ? лежиÑ? извесÑ?нÑ?й сÑ?жеÑ? о Ñ?Ñ?десном пÑ?обÑ?ждении заколдованной кÑ?асавиÑ?Ñ?. Написана в 1831 годÑ?. Ð?еÑ?вая пÑ?бликаÑ?ия в жÑ?Ñ?нале «Ð?вÑ?опееÑ?»: янваÑ?Ñ? 1832 года.

Ð?Ñ?пÑ?ин (Russian Edition)

by Ð?аÑ?лав Ð?оÑ?овский

СÑ?аÑ?Ñ?я видного лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ного кÑ?иÑ?ика Ð?.Ð?. Ð?оÑ?овского (1871-1923), посвяÑ?енная лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ной деяÑ?елÑ?носÑ?и А.Ð?. Ð?Ñ?пÑ?ина. АвÑ?оÑ? вменяеÑ? в винÑ? Ð?Ñ?пÑ?инÑ? его бессÑ?Ñ?асÑ?ие в вопÑ?осаÑ? полиÑ?ики и соÑ?иалÑ?ной боÑ?Ñ?бÑ?. Ð?Ñ?иÑ?иной эÑ?ого бессÑ?Ñ?асÑ?ия Ð?оÑ?овский видиÑ? в пÑ?есловÑ?Ñ?ой псиÑ?ологии инÑ?еллигенÑ?а, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?Ñ? он пÑ?иписÑ?вал и многим пÑ?оÑ?им лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?оÑ?ам, помимо Ð?Ñ?пÑ?ина, видя в ней коÑ?енÑ? писаÑ?елÑ?ского зла.

Ð?невник во вÑ?емя войнÑ? (Russian Edition)

by Николай Ð?аÑ?ин

Ð?исаÑ?елÑ? Н. Ð?аÑ?ина-Ð?иÑ?айловский в канÑ?н Ñ?Ñ?сско-японской войнÑ? 1904-1905 гг. оказался на Ð?алÑ?нем Ð?осÑ?оке и осÑ?авил поÑ?омкам оÑ?еÑ?ки с каÑ?Ñ?инами сÑ?Ñ?аÑ?ного кÑ?овопÑ?олиÑ?ия. Ð?Ñ?оизведение «Ð?невник во вÑ?емя войнÑ?» являеÑ?ся Ñ?Ñ?оникой Ñ?еÑ? пеÑ?алÑ?нÑ?Ñ? собÑ?Ñ?ий.

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