Fiction Poetry & Drama Books

Leaves of Grass

In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing.

The Raven

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Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology Book 4)

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of many different peoples including the Indo-Iranians, Slavs, Greeks, Germans, Austrians and finally, the Gauls, who washed up on the shores of the Emerald Isle. Whatever aspect of this rich, mystical and lavishly embellished heritage you would like to investigate further you will find the author has supplied a marker to guide you on your way.

Oakshot Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated, Inline Footnotes) (Classics Book 4)

Update 2 - 1st November 2016Supplemental prose materials (biographies, criticisms) now contain paragraph indentation on all works. Apart from two works which contain line spacing instead! However all works now clearly distinguish paragraphs to make it easier for the user to read.Ebook specifically formatted for kindle devices and tested with all Kindle 5 way navigation functions and Kindle table of contents button. Ebook comes with main table of contents and interlinked sub table of contents. •Each play Illustrated with Illustrations unique to this release, over 350 Illustrations in total. •Biography and literary critique includes annotated inline footnotes.The Plays.The Comedies of William Shakespeare.•All's Well That Ends Well. (Illustrated)•As You Like It. (Illustrated)•Comedy of Errors. (Illustrated)•Cymbeline. (Illustrated)•Love's Labour's Lost. (Illustrated)•Measure for Measure. (Illustrated)•Merchant of Venice. (Illustrated)•Merry Wives of Windsor. (Illustrated)•Midsummer Night's Dream. (Illustrated)•Much Ado about Nothing. (Illustrated)•Taming of the Shrew. (Illustrated)•Tempest. (Illustrated)•Troilus and Cressida. (Illustrated)•Twelfth Night. (Illustrated)•Two Gentlemen of Verona. (Illustrated)•Winter's Tale. (Illustrated)The Histories of William Shakespeare.•Henry IV, Part 1. (Illustrated)•Henry IV, Part 2. (Illustrated)•Henry V. (Illustrated)•Henry VI, Part 1. (Illustrated)•Henry VI, Part 2. (Illustrated)•Henry VI, Part 3. (Illustrated)•Henry VIII. (Illustrated)•King John. (Illustrated)•Pericles. (Illustrated)•Richard II. (Illustrated)•Richard III. (Illustrated)The Tragedies of William Shakespeare.•Antony and Cleopatra. (Illustrated)•Coriolanus. (Illustrated)•Hamlet. (Illustrated)•Julius Caesar. (Illustrated)•King Lear. (Illustrated)•Macbeth. (Illustrated)•Othello. (Illustrated)•Romeo and Juliet. (Illustrated)•Timon of Athens. (Illustrated)•Titus Andronicus. (Illustrated)The Sonnets of William Shakespeare.The Poems of William Shakespeare.The Biographies of William Shakespeare.•Some Account Of The Life Of Mr. William Shakespeare By Nicholas Rowe.•Shakespeare His Life, Art, And Characters By Henry Norman Hudson.•The People For Whom Shakespeare Wrote By Charles Dudley Warner.•Life Of William Shakespeare By Sir Sidney Lee.•Shakespeare's Family By Mrs. C. C. Stopes. (Inline Footnotes)•The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life Story by Frank Harris.•Shakespearean Playhouses: A History Of English Theatres Joseph Quincy Adams, Jr. (Illustrated / Inline Footnotes)The Critical Works of William Shakespeare.•Notes To Comedies By Samuel Johnson.•Notes To Tragedies By Samuel Johnson.•A Study Of Shakespeare By Algernon Charles Swinburne.•Preface To Shakespeare And Notes On Plays By Samuel Johnson.•Eighteenth Century Essays On Shakespeare By D. Nichol.•Shakespeare's Attitude Toward The Working Classes By Ernest Crosby.•Shakespearean Tragedy by A. C. Bradley. (Inline Footnotes)•Leo Tolstoy on Shakespeare - A Critical Essay. (Inline Footnotes)•Shakespeare By Samuel Taylor Coleridge.•Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt.

The Iliad

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Ethics

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Wives and Daughters

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The Canterbury Tales

In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.

Othello

In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences believe the couple’s strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello. Iago’s false insinuations about Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s horrifying verbal and physical assaults.

Hamlet

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, the “closet scene” in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater.

The importance of interpersonal skills

This 3-hour free course demonstrated the importance of interpersonal skills in the successful management of people and workplace tasks in general.

The BrontA<< Sisters: The Complete Novels

Here you will find the complete novels of the Brontë Sisters:- Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë- Shirley, by Charlotte Brontë- Villette, by Charlotte Brontë- The Professor, by Charlotte Brontë- Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë