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Macbeth (AmazonClassics Edition)

One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland. At first skeptical, he's urged on by the ruthless, single-minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband's doubt. But seeing the prophecy through to the bloody end leads them both spiraling into paranoia, tyranny, madness, and murder.

This shocking tragedy--a violent caution to those seeking power for its own sake--is, to this day, one of Shakespeare's most popular and influential masterpieces.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Romeo and Juliet (AmazonClassics Edition)

When the feud between the Montagues and Capulets spills into the streets of Verona, a great love must be kept secret--that of Romeo, son of Montague, and Juliet, daughter of the sworn enemy. But only a tragic twist of fate can promise peace.

When Shakespeare staged Romeo and Juliet in 1594, it was already a centuries-old Italian tale that had been translated and adapted in verse and prose by a number of poets and storytellers. Out of the common threads of those now-forgotten works, Shakespeare created not only one of his most popular plays, but one that would become the archetypal love story of the English language.

Revised edition: Previously published as Romeo and Juliet, this edition of Romeo and Juliet (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

The Merchant of Venice (AmazonClassics Edition)

After his ships and money are lost at sea, Antonio, a prominent Venetian merchant, cannot repay a loan to Shylock, the Jewish moneylender and long-suffering target of his ridicule. Antonio must rely on an unexpected source, Shakespeare's first great heroine, to save his skin--quite literally--in this intriguing tale of love, law, mercy, and revenge.

The Merchant of Venice is perhaps best known for its controversial depiction of Shylock. Originally conceived as a bloodthirsty villain, Shylock has been later understood to be a far more sympathetic character who challenges cultural stereotypes while reminding audiences to look beyond the barrier of ethnocentricity.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Merchant of Venice, this edition of The Merchant of Venice (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Internet Kids - Road Trip

In the world of electronic devices becoming our best friends, it's inevitable for our kids to follow our footsteps. And as we all know, online world is full of dangers, be it sex offenders or identity theft, our kids are vulnerable as never before.

Internet Kids - Road Trip educates kids about risks associated with online world through colourful illustrations and kids friendly storyline.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. First published in 1600, it is likely to have been first performed in the autumn or winter of 1598-1599, and it remains one of Shakespeare's most enduring and exhilarating plays on stage. Stylistically, it shares numerous characteristics with modern romantic comedies including the two pairs of lovers, in this case the romantic leads, Claudio and Hero, and their comic counterparts, Benedick and Beatrice.

Celebrate the Classics: Why You Can and Should Read the Great Books (Xist Classics)

Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you're a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you concrete tips for reading and enjoying classic literature. This free guide has been made available to help people discover a love of reading classic books.

Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com's 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine. Read:

- An intimate moment under the covers that bloomed into a lifetime lived through sci-fi/fantasy.

- A fierce defense of fan fiction.

- The history of Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan, and the story of the reader who had her future rewritten in turn.

- A deeply unwise thought experiment that explains how centaurs eat.

- The story of one writer's amazing day, starting out on her last dime and ending with her somehow hugging her idol, Terry Pratchett.

- And much more!

Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction features essays from Seanan McGuire, Ursula Vernon, Jo Walton, Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, Becky Chambers, Kai Ashante Wilson, Sarah Gailey, Grady Hendrix, Judith Tarr, Lish McBride, Emily Asher-Perrin, Ryan Britt, Leah Schnelbach, Natalie Zutter, Molly Templeton, and more!

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

English Fairy Tales (Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS)

Edition Everyman's Library Children's Classics, First Impression, 1993. Contains complete texts from the early publications in 1890 and 1894, with illustrations by John Batten. ISBN: 1-85715-917-9. HARDBACK. 430 pages, size: 16.3 x 21 x 2.8 cm. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that, the unread book remains in excellent condition throughout. Text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Tom Brown's School Days

Self Help

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Utopia

Richard III

This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

How To Live On Twenty Four Hours A Day

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Station Life in New Zealand

Father Goriot

Humanities World Report 2015

Witch and other stories

As You Like It (Classic Reprint)

Vendetta

Thirty-One Years On the Plains and in the Mountains: Or, the Last Voice From the Plains. an Authentic Record of a Life Time of Hunting, Trapping, Scouting and Indian Fighting in the Far West

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The two Gentlemen of Verona

The Story of Ireland

Routledge's Manual of Etiquette

The Regent