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The SonnetsThe Sonnets of William Shakespeare, a cycle of 154 linked poems, were first published in 1609. Filled with ideas about love, beauty and mortality, the sonnets are written in the same beautiful and innovative language that we have come to know from Shakespeare's plays. The first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man known as the Fair Youth, while others are directed at a Rival Poet, and a Dark Lady. This Macmillan ...
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The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Valley of FearThe Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Doyle's best-known Holmes novels, frequently adapted for film and television, which is not surprising given the highly dramatic scenes of mist-wrapped moors echoing to the horrific howls of a supernatural hound. Is this a genuinely devilish apparition or is there a cunning murderer at work? Only Sherlock Holmes can solve the mystery. This volume also contains The Valley ...
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I, ClaudiusClaudius, the pitiful stammerer who became Emperor despite his first passionate refusal, was the uncle and butt of the notorious Caligula, the husband, dupe and vengeful destroyer of the wicked Messalina, and the stepfather and victim of the still more notorious Nero. Robert Graves' most famous book is regarded as the best historical novel of its time, and has made the name of Claudius as familiar as any of ...
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5 - Book Boxed Set (количество томов: 5)F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as 'grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became ...
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Alice in WonderlandOne hot summer's day Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit hole - and finds herself in Wonderland, where everything is topsy-turvy, upside down, and wrong-way round. Here begins a series of fantastical adventures as Alice's body GROWS and shrinks, she swims in a pool of her own tears, attends the maddest of tea parties, and meets such iconic and beloved characters as the smiling Cheshire Cat, the hookah-smoking ...
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The Bronte Sisters: The Complete NovelsCharlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte are three of the most remarkable novelists and poets of the nineteenth century. Charlotte was the most prolific of the three: Jane Eyre, the story of a governess' triumph over her lowly station in life; Shirley, set in Yorkshire at the time of the Luddite riots at the end of the Napoleonic war; and Villette, based on her experiences as a teacher in Belgium. The Professor, Charlotte's ...
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