The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young WertherThis is Goethe s first novel, published in 1774 Written in diary form, it tells the tale of an unhappy, passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte, the wife of a friend a man who he alternately admires and detests The Sorrows of Young Werther became an important part of the Sturm

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering HeightsYou can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE n nThis best selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of ExperienceSongs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake It appeared in two phases A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789 five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocenc

Lyrical Ballads

Lyrical BalladsThe majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure William Wordsworth, from the Advertisment prefac

Jane Eyre

Jane EyreClicca qui per l edizione Storie senza tempo n nOrphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself d

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceAlternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 n nSince its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a cr

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne s THE SCARLET LETTER reaches to our nation s historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community the defiant Hester Prynn

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient MarinerThe Rime of the Ancient Mariner originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797 98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads Modern editions use a later revised version printed in 1817 and fea


EmmaEmma Woodhouse is one of Austen s most captivating and vivid characters Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.


PersuasionTwenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The

Les Misérables

Les MisérablesIntroducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread Les Mis rables ranks among the greatest novels of all time In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good a

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and SensibilityAlternate cover edition of ISBN 9780141439662 n n The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much n nMarianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby

Mansfield Park

Mansfield ParkAdopted into the household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, Fanny Price grows up a meek outsider among her cousins in the unaccustomed elegance of Mansfield Park Soon after Sir Thomas absents himself on estate business in Antigua the family s investment in slavery and sugar is considered in the I

Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake

Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William BlakeWilliam Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers despite his near canonical status Out of a wounding sense of alienation and dividedness he created a profoundly original symbolic language, in which words and images unite in a unique interpretation of self a

Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World

Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the WorldOn the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth s birth comes a highly imaginative and vivid portrait of a revolutionary poet who embodied the spirit of his age n nPublished in time for the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth s birth, this is the biography of a great poetic genius, a revolutionary who chan

Riot Most Uncouth: A Lord Byron Mystery

Riot Most Uncouth: A Lord Byron MysteryThe year is 1807, and Byron is living large as a student at Trinity College in Cambridge, England He has successfully skirted the college s rule against keeping dogs in the dorm by rooming with a rather large bear named the Professor When a young woman is found murdered in a local boarding house

Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey

Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De QuinceyA dynamic biography of one of the most mysterious members of Wordsworth s circle and the last of the Romantics n nThomas De Quincey opium eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelg nger is embedded in our culture Modeling his character on Coleridge and his sensibility on Wordsworth, De Q

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