The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays


Author: Molière
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191623156
Category: Drama
Page: 400
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'Why does he write those ghastly plays that the whole of Paris flocks to see? And why does he paint such lifelike portraits that everyone recognizes themselves?' Moliere, The Impromptu at Versailles This volume brings together four of Moliere's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and playwright, Moliere (1622-73) was one of the finest and most influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. The School for Wives was his first great success; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for five years, his most controversial play. The Misanthrope is his acknowledged masterpiece, and The Clever Women his last, and perhaps best-constructed, verse piece. In addition this collection includes a spirited attack on his enemies and a defence of his theatre, in the form of two sparkling short plays, The School for Wives Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles. Moliere's prose plays are available in a complementary Oxford World's Classics edition, Don Juan and Other Plays. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Die Bekenntnisse (Gesamtausgabe in 2 Bänden)


Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075837053
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 749
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Diese Ausgabe von "Die Bekenntnisse" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) war ein französischsprachiger Schriftsteller, Philosoph, Pädagoge, Naturforscher und Komponist der Aufklärung. Rousseau hatte großen Einfluss auf die politische Theorie des späten 18. sowie des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts in ganz Europa. Er war ein wichtiger Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution. Sein Werk ist unlösbarer Bestandteil der französischen und europäischen Literatur- und Geistesgeschichte. In Rousseaus pädagogischem Hauptwerk Émile oder über die Erziehung wird die fiktive Erziehung eines Jungen beschrieben. Rousseaus Theorien beeinflussten Immanuel Kant und viele namhafte Pädagogen, so z. B. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Joachim Heinrich Campe, Adolph Diesterweg, Maria Montessori, Ellen Key, Hartmut von Hentig und Dietrich Benner. "

Don Juan and Other Plays


Author: Molière,
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 416
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Moliére's prose plays demonstrate both his versatility as a playwright and the reasons for his enduring popularity from the France of Louis XIV to the present.

The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories


Author: Stephen Crane,Anthony Matthew Mellors,Fiona Robertson
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192833154
Category: Fiction
Page: 249
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The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience of fighting in the American Civil War, based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. The other stories collected in this volume draw on Crane's subsequent experience of war reporting and include `The Open Boat, `The Monster' and `The Blue Hotel'. This edition is the most generously annotated available of Crane's work, focusing on his place as an experimental writer, his modernist legacy and his social as well as literary revisionism. - ;The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience of fighting in the American Civil War, based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. The intensity of its narrative and its naturalistic power earned Crane instant success, and led to his spending most of his brief remaining life war reporting. The other stories collected in this volume draw on this experience; `The Open Boat' (1898) was inspired by his fifty hour struggle with waves after his ship was sunk during an expedition to Cuba; `The Monster' (1899) is a bitterly ironic commentary on the ostracization of a doctor for harbouring the servant who was disfigured and lost his sanity rescuing his son. As a rare example of Crane working in a vein of American Gothic, it is particularly striking for its treatment of race and social injustice. `The Blue Hotel' traces the events that lead to a murder at a bar in a small Nebraska town. This edition is the most generously annotated edition of Crane's work, exploring it from a fresh critical perspective and focusing on his place as an experimental writer, his modernist legacy and his social as well as literary revisionism. -

Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey


Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688137
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions.

Le Morte Darthur

The Winchester Manuscript
Author: Sir Thomas Malory,Helen Cooper
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192824202
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 576
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Presents the epic story of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, the sword of Excalibur, and his tragic and poetic death

The Oxford Shakespeare

Julius Caesar
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199536122
Category: Drama
Page: 272
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The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes: Antony's skillful speech at Caesar's funeral, and the quarrel and reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius with the news of Portia's death. This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives).

The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales


Author: Marquis de Sade
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199540426
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is most foul in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no human affection, and no hope. This selection of his early writings, some making their first appearance in English in this new translation by David Coward, reveals the full range of Sade's sobering moods and considerable talents. This is a fully annotated edition including an introduction, a biographical study, and a history of the censorship of these writings. About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works


Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin,James E. Falen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 208
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'The people are silent' So ends Pushkin's great historical drama Boris Godunov, in which Boris's reign as Tsar witnesses civil strife and intrigue, brutality and misery. Its legacy is an uncertain future for the new Tsar whose inauguration is met with devastating silence by the people. Pushkin's dramatic work displays a scintillating variety of forms, from the historical to the metaphysical and folkloric. After Boris Godunov, they evolved into Pushkin's own unique, condensed transformations of Western European themes and traditions. The fearful amorality of A Scene from Faust is followed by the four Little Tragedies which confront greed, envy, lust, and blasphemy , while Rusalka is a tragedy of a different kind - a lyric fairytale of despair and transformation. James E. Falen's verse translations of Pushkin's dramas are here accompanied by an Introduction by Caryl Emerson on Russia's most cosmopolitan playwright.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark Twain combines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer, resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious, has long been a defining figure in the American cultural imagination. - ;'Tom was a glittering hero once more - the pet of the old, and the envy of the young...There were some that believed he would be President yet, if he escaped hanging.' In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark ogaincombines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer is resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious. In a series of adventures along the banks of the Mississippi, he usually manages to come out on top. From petty triumphs over his friends and over his long-suffering Aunt Polly, to his intervention in a murder trial, Tom engages readers of all ages. He has long been a defining figure in the American cultural imagination. Alongside the charm and the excitement, Twain raises serious questions about community, race, and the past. Above all, the book invites discussion of the way in which childhood is invoked to counter the uncomfortable truths of the adult world. -

The Great Gatsby


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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The Great Gatsby (1925) is probably the most popular American novel of the twentieth century. This new edition incorporates the latest critical approaches and uses the first edition American text as F. Scott Fitzgerald intended it. Generously annotated, a fluent and perceptive introduction details Fitzgerald's struggle to write the novel, its critical reception, and its significance for future generations.

Ruth


Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 471
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One of the less familiar of Mrs. Gaskell's novels, Ruth was in its own time a cause celebre which not only contributed substantially to its author's growing reputation but also won the approval of a number of her distinguished contemporaries. The text used for this edition is based upon that of the first edition published in 1853. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Comedies


Author: Terence,Peter Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192823991
Category: Humor
Page: 368
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Roman playwright Terence is one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation of all six of his comedies brings out their liveliness and performability and sets them in the context of Latin literature and the history of comic drama.

Carmen and Other Stories


Author: Prosper Mérimée
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199540440
Category: Fiction
Page: 361
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One of the earliest exponents of the short story, Prosper Mérimée wrote the universally-acclaimed taleCarmen, which provided the basis for one of the world's most popular operas. In addition to this classic tale, the includes "Colomba," "Mateo Falcone," "The Storming of the Redoubt," "Tamango," "The Etruscan Vase," "The Game of Backgammon," "The Venus of Ille" and "Lokis." About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Devil and Other Stories


Author: Leo Tolstoy,Louise Maude,Richard F. Gustafson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as "The Snowstorm", "Lucerne", "The Diary of a Madman", and "The Devil" are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious thought that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy. "Strider" and "Father Sergy", as well as reflecting Tolstoy's own experiences, also reveal profound psychological insights. These stories range over much of the nineteenth-century Russian world, from the nobility to the peasantry, the military to the clergy, from merchants and cobblers to a horse and a tree. Together they present a fascinating picture of Tolstoy's skill and artistry. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Crimes of Love


Author: Marquis de Sade,David Coward
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199539987
Category: Fiction
Page: 388
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Who but the Marquis de Sade would write not of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love but of its crimes? Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in his stories--tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. Sade's villains will stop at nothing to satisfy their depraved passions, and they in turn suffer under the thrall of love. This is the most complete selection from the Marquis de Sade's four-volume collection of short stories, The Crimes of Love. David Coward's vibrant new translation captures the verve of the original, and his introduction and notes describe Sade's notorious career. This new selection includes "An Essay on Novels," Sade's penetrating survey of the novelist's art. It also contains the preface to the collection and an important statement of Sade's concept of fiction and one of the few literary manifestoes published during the Revolution. Appendices include the denunciatory review of the collection that it received on publication, and Diderot's vigorous response. A skilled and artful story-teller, Marquis de Sade's is also an intellectual who asks questions about society, about ourselves, and about life. Psychologically astute and defiantly unconventional, these stories show Sade at his best.

An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199539130
Category: Drama
Page: 352
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Written in the aftermath of hostile criticism of Ghosts, Ibsen's three plays all deal with the moral courage needed to tell the truth. They are peopled not by symbolic figures and abstract concepts, but by complex individuals pitted against, or part of, a society that Ibsen felt was morally abhorrent and claustrophobically provincial.

Wenn wir Toten erwachen (Mit Biografie des Autors)


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075836065
Category: Drama
Page: 182
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Wenn wir Toten erwachen - Ein dramatischer Epilog ist der Titel eines 3-aktigen Dramas des norwegischen Schriftstellers und Dramatikers Henrik Ibsen. Es ist sein letztes Drama vor seinem Tod 1906. Zur Handlung: Professor Rubek und Frau Maja sitzen im Park eines Badehotels. Sie sind nach vier Jahren in die Heimat zurückgekehrt, fühlen sich dort jedoch nicht mehr wohl. Das Werk, das dem Bildhauer Rubek weltweit zu Ruhm verholfen hat, ist "Die Auferstehung", verkörpert von einer jungen Frau, die aus dem Todesschlaf erwacht. Maja erinnert Rubek an sein Versprechen, sie auf einen Berg mitzunehmen, um ihr die Herrlichkeiten der Welt zu zeigen, was er jedoch nie verwirklicht hat. Der Inspektor kommt hinzu. Rubek erzählt ihm, dass er letzte Nacht eine helle Gestalt gefolgt von einem dunklen Schatten gesehen habe... Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und "Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im "Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und großes psychologisches Einfühlungsvermögen.

The Humanities in the Western Tradition

Readings in Literature and Thought
Author: Marvin Perry,J. Wayne Baker,Pamela Pfeiffer Hollinger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780395848159
Category: Education
Page: 352
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This saleable two-volume literary reader allows instructors to incorporate longer literary readings into their courses.