Download A Lover's Complaint: A Poem (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

A tender lady tells of her seduction and abandoment via a tender guy who proves to be unworthy of her attraction and wonder.

Show description

Read or Download A Lover's Complaint: A Poem (HarperPerennial Classics) PDF

Best british literature books

Comeback

Peter Darwin hoped for a few quiet go away from the international place of work. as a substitute he stumbled on himself within the village of his youth - on the carrier of a veterinary general practitioner whose working theatre was once quickly buying an undesirable popularity as an abattoir. The unexpected unexplained demise of a string of priceless racehorses from one small zone in Gloucestershire was once a secret the police couldn't resolve.

Titus Groan (Gormenghast, Book 1)

An undisputed vintage of epic myth, Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels characterize essentially the most brilliantly sustained flights of Gothic mind's eye.

As the unconventional opens, Titus, inheritor to Lord Sepulchrave, has simply been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that shape Gormenghast fortress. within, all occasions are predetermined via a posh ritual whose origins are misplaced in heritage and the fortress is peopled through darkish characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake's striking novel is without doubt one of the so much striking and amazing works in smooth English fiction.

Much Ado About Nothing (Dover Thrift)

A lot Ado approximately not anything boasts one in all Shakespeare's most enjoyable heroines, so much dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of highbrow and social vanity bested via the need to like and be enjoyed in go back.

It bargains either the dancing wit of the "merry war" among the sexes, and a sobering imaginative and prescient of the prices of that strive against for either women and men.

Shakespeare dramatizes a social international in all of its bright details, during which characters are formed via the relatives among social conference and person choice.

This version of the play deals in its advent and statement an intensive dialogue of the fabrics that expert Shakespeare's compositional offerings, either these traditional resources and different contexts, from cuckold jokes to behavior books, which tell the information and identities of this play. specific recognition is dedicated to Renaissance understandings of gender identification and social rank, in addition to to the social valences of Shakespeare's stylistic offerings. A remedy of staging percentages deals illustrations drawn from the earliest and up to date theatrical practices, and a serious background examines the destiny of the play within the altering traits of educational scholarship.

CliffsNotes on Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

The unique CliffsNotes research publications supply professional remark on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient heritage. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally function glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, popular format.
In CliffsNotes on Tess of the d'Urbervilles, you discover Thomas Hardy's literary vintage because the writer demanding situations a number of the Victorian sensibilities of the nineteenth century via writing approximately such themes as immoral intercourse, homicide, illegitimate youngsters, and the single dwelling jointly. within the novel, you stick with the adventure of Tess as early occasions in her lifestyles lead her down the line to tragic ruin.
Chapter summaries and commentaries take you thru Tess's trip, and significant essays offer you perception into Hardy's view on faith, in addition to his use of atmosphere and comparisons. different gains that assist you learn include

• personality analyses of the most characters
• a personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
• a bit at the existence and heritage of Thomas Hardy
• A evaluation part that exams your knowledge
• A ResourceCenter packed with books, articles, motion pictures, and net sites
Classic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you'll know it all with professional info and perception from CliffsNotes research publications.

Additional resources for A Lover's Complaint: A Poem (HarperPerennial Classics)

Sample text

5). More pertinent perhaps is Romeo’s standing in the darkness in the Capulets’ garden and witnessing Juliet’s declaration of love (2. 1)—a scene which, transmuted, will play its role in Persuasion. But the stage origin of the incidents in these two early novels limits their effectiveness. Is Darcy aware that Elizabeth is within hearing range? This is an important question, since it bears a good deal on his reputation for arrogance and aloofness. Does Elizabeth assume that he knows she can hear?

One would not be moved by the purity of her sincerity were one to feel that she was covertly aiming at her lover. The point, rather, is that this is both the summation and reversal of those moments of overhearing that have played such an important role in the novel. Anne, the unregarded, unlistened-to female, has lived her emotional life through overhearing, but it is now Wentworth, the active, dominant, assertively story-telling male who occupies the position of listener. Anne is eloquent as she has never been: Wentworth, the man of action, silent at the table, is dependent on what he can hear.

She is gradually given more initiative, more authority, more independent presence and volition. Here, obviously, the scene of Louisa’s fall on the Cobb (I, 12) is critical. Rather overtly and illustratively, her steadiness during the incident (in which the males collapse into “female” behavior, Charles crying and Wentworth staggering against the wall in hysterical distress) alters her position within the group. Whilst still functioning in the characteristic female role of nurse or caretaker, Anne’s presence of mind in a crisis elevates her into a position of importance.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 26 votes