King Lear by William ShakespeareKing Lear is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. King Lear decides to step down and divide his kingdom between his three daughters. When his youngest and favorite daughter refuses to compete and perform her love for him, he is enraged and disowns her. She remains loyal to him, however, though he slides into madness and his other children betray him.
Critical Insights: King LearOriginal essays in this volume begin with a treatment of the historical background of Shakespeare's play. Others offer a close reading of several key passages in King Lear, with an eye to the differences between the first published version and the revisions found in the Folio version of 1623. Two other new essays discuss the ways in which audiences and critics have responded to Shakespeare's tragedy and contrasts Lear with Marlowe's Tamburlaine.
The Tell-Tale Heart in The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan PoeIt is virtually impossible to overstate Edgar Allan Poe's importance in the field of American literature. He is credited not only with inventing or significantly advancing the short story, detective fiction, and science fiction, but also with being one of the first Americans to pursue a career in writing as a vocation. This comprehensive volume is a career-spanning collection of Poe's stories and poems.
The Tell-Tale Heart in Short Stories for StudentsEach bi-annual volume presents vital information on approximately 20 of the most-studied short stories at the high school and early-college levels. Titles featured in vol. 4 of Short Stories for Students include: Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald Bloody Chamber| by Angela Carter |Blues Aint No Mockingbird| by Toni Cade Bambara |Disorder and Early Sorrow| by Thomas Mann |Guest| by Albert Camus |In the Garden of the North American Martyrs| by Tobias Wolff You may also be interested in For Students Online - the complete For Students Collection in eBook format.|PIM|31-MAY-18|01
The Divine Comedy by Dante AlighieriThis convenient single-volume edition contains all three parts of Dante's 14th century poem ― Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso ― in an acclaimed translation by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Combining classical and Christian history as well as medieval politics and religion, this trilogy of sublime verse is among Western civilization's most important artistic works and essential reading for students of literature and history. Dante's allegory of the soul's journey to God begins with Inferno, in which the narrator traverses the underworld in the company of the ancient Roman poet Virgil. As they travel through the nine circles of Hell, the poets encounter historical and mythological figures suffering symbolic punishments for their earthly crimes. In Purgatorio, Dante continues on alone through the realm of redemption, where departed souls reflect upon their sins and work toward their moral improvement. The tale culminates in Paradiso, where the divine Beatrice guides Dante in the final stage of his intellectual journey from doubt to faith.
The Divine Comedy in MasterplotsA classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots provides fundamental reference data, plot synopses and critical evaluations of the most important works in all genres throughout history and around the world. titles new to this edition include Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes, Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees, Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, J. R. R. tolkien's The Hobbit, John Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn, and John Irving's The World According to Garp.