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The Merchant Of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare

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NEW BOOK: Glazed pictorial card wraps, 256pp. What was Shakespeare's attitude to Semitism? The Introduction to this edition of The Merchant of Venice opens by addressing this vital issue raised by the play, and goes on to study the sources, background, and date, includuing a discussion of Sigmund Freud's essay on 'The Three Caskets'. Professor Halio interprets the play's contradictions, inconsistencies, and complementarities, especially as these relate to the overarching theme of bonds and bondage. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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A Midsummer Nights Dream
Author: William Shakespeare

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 288pp. A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery.(Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Othello
Author: William Shakespeare

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 512pp. The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - Extensive introduction gives full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes, gender, and social relations. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Romeo And Juliet
Author: William Shakespeare

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 464pp. The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers * a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings * on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else * detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play * illustrated with production photographs and related art * full index to introduction and commentary * durable sewn binding for lasting use not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Twelfth Night
Author: William Shakespeare

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 256pp. Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy. The introduction analyses its many views of love and the juxtaposition of joy and melancholy, while the detailed commentary pays particular attention to its linguistic subtleties. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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The Jungle Books
Author: Rudyard Kipling

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 432pp. The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the 'Mowgli' stories; the tale of a baby abandoned and brought up by wolves, educated in the ways and secrets of the jungle by Kaa the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the black panther. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories
Author: Rudyard Kipling

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 352pp.This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling's legendary powers of observation and, in 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep' his own miserable childhood. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Henry V
Author: William Shakespeare

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 352pp. Henry V, the climax of Shakespeare's sequence of English history plays, is an inspiring, often comic celebration of a young warrior-king. But it is also a study of the costly exhilarations of war, and of the penalties as well as the glories of human greatness. Introducing this brilliantly innovative edition, Gary Taylor shows how Shakespeare shaped his historical material, examines controversial critical interpretations, discusses the play's fluctuating fortunes in performance, and analyses the range and variety of Shakespeare's characterization. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Author: Jules Verne

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 272pp. Journey to the Centre of the Earth has been consistently praised for its style and its vision of the world. It explores the prehistory of the globe, but can also be read as a psychological quest, for the journey itself is as important as arrival or discovery. Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel travel across Iceland, and then down through an extinct crater towards a sunless sea where they enter a living past and are confronted with the origins of man. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Author: Jules Verne

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 496pp. Together Nemo and Aronnax explore the underwater marvels, undergo a transcendent experience amongst the ruins of Atlantis, and plant a black flag at the South Pole. But Nemo's mission is one of revenge - and his methods coldly efficient. Verne's classic work has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, is style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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Around The World In 80 Days
Author: Jules Verne

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 304pp. Having assured the members of London's exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg - stiff, repressed, English - starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indian beauty, Aouda. (Any digital image can be provided upon request.)
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The Catcher In The Rye
Author: J D Salinger

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Glazed pictorial card wraps, 240pp. The Catcher in Rye" is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth
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