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The Complete Illuminated Books of William Blake (Unabridged - With All The Original Illustrations)

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Illuminated Books of William Blake (Unabridged - With All The Original Illustrations)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Taking his inspiration from the illuminated manuscripts of the middle ages, Blake invented the process of creating Illuminated Books. Between 1788 and early 1795 Blake published a series of fifteen Illuminated Books. He returned to creating Illuminated Books in 1804 when he began work on Milton (finished in 1808 or later) and Jerusalem. Blake committed himself in the minute particulars of producing his Illuminated Books. The process included creating a mental image, drawing, composing the design and poetry of the plate, engraving, printing, painting, compiling and selling. From inception to final production the color copy of Jerusalem was labored over for sixteen years. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.


When Prince Hamlet returns home to Elsinore Castle for his father’s funeral, he discovers that his uncle Claudius has already crowned himself king. Hamlet begins to suspect something is indeed rotten in the state of Denmark, and a visit from his father’s ghost confirms it. Hamlet vows to avenge his father’s murder, but his consuming obsession yields only crushing grief, overwhelming rage, and a descent into madness.Resonating with every generation over the centuries, Shakespeare’s profoundly chilling family drama is among the most quoted works from the Shakespearean canon.

50 Masterpieces you have to read

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!NovelsAlcott, Louisa May: Little WomenAusten, Jane: Pride and PrejudiceAusten, Jane: EmmaBalzac, Honoré de: Father GoriotBarbusse, Henri: The InfernoBrontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell HallBrontë, Charlotte: Jane EyreBrontë, Emily: Wuthering HeightsBurroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the ApesButler, Samuel: The Way of All FleshCarroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandCather, Willa: My ÁntoniaCervantes, Miguel de: Don QuixoteChopin, Kate: The AwakeningCleland, John: Fanny HillCollins, Wilkie: The MoonstoneConrad, Joseph: Heart of DarknessConrad, Joseph: NostromoCooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the MohicansCrane, Stephen: The Red Badge of CourageCummings, E. E.: The Enormous RoomDefoe, Daniel: Robinson CrusoeDefoe, Daniel: Moll FlandersDickens, Charles: Bleak HouseDickens, Charles: Great ExpectationsDostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and PunishmentDostoyevsky, Fyodor: The IdiotDoyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the BaskervillesDreiser, Theodore: Sister CarrieDumas, Alexandre: The Three MusketeersDumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte CristoEliot, George: MiddlemarchFielding, Henry: Tom JonesFlaubert, Gustave: Madame BovaryFlaubert, Gustave: Sentimental EducationFord, Ford Madox: The Good SoldierForster, E. M.: A Room With a ViewForster, E. M.: Howards EndGaskell, Elizabeth: North and SouthGoethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young WertherGogol, Nikolai: Dead SoulsGorky, Maxim: The MotherHaggard, H. Rider: King Solomon's MinesHardy, Thomas: Tess of the D'UrbervillesHawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet LetterHomer: The OdysseyHugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre DameHugo, Victor: Les MisérablesHuxley, Aldous: Crome YellowJames, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady

The Complete Works of Thomas Hardy (Illustrated) (Prometheus Classics)

This collection gathers together the works by Thomas Hardy in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!NovelsDesperate Remedies [1871]Under the Greenwood Tree [1872]A Pair of Blue Eyes [1873]Far from the Madding Crowd [1874]The Hand of Ethelberta [1876]The Return of the Native [1878]The Trumpet-Major John Loveday [1880]A Laodicean [1881]Two on a Tower [1882]The Mayor of Casterbridge [1886]The Woodlanders [1887]Tess of the d'Urbervilles [1891]Jude the Obscure [1895]The Well–Beloved [1897]StoriesWessex Tales [1888]: The Three Strangers; A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four; The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion; The Withered Arm; Fellow-Townsmen; Interlopers at the Knap; The Distracted PreacherA Group of Noble Dames [1891]: The first Countess of Wessex; Barbara of the House of Grebe; The Marchioness of Stonehenge; Lady Mottisfont; The Lady Icenway; Squire Petrick's Lady, Anna, Lady Baxby; The Lady Penelope; The Duchess of Hamptonshire; The Honourable LauraLife's Little Ironies [1894]: An Imaginative Woman; The Son's Veto; For Conscience' Sake; A Tragedy of Two Ambitions; On the Western Circuit; To Please His Wife; The Fiddler of the Reels; A Few Crusted CharactersA Changed Man and Other Tales [1913]: A Changed Man; The Waiting Supper; Alicia's Diary; The Grave by the Handpost; Enter A Dragoon; A Tryst at an Ancient Earth Work; What the Shepherd Saw; A Committee-Man of 'The Terror'; The Duke's Reappearance; A Mere Interlude; The Romantic Adventures of a MilkmaidUncollected Stories: Blue Jimmy: The Horse Stealer; Destiny and a Blue Cloak; How I Built Myself a House; Old Mrs Chundle; Our Exploits at West Poley; The Doctor's Legend; The Spectre of the Real; The Thieves Who Couldn't Help Sneezing; The Unconquerable; An Indiscretion in the Life of an HeiressAnd Poems

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

★ 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.


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.

The Iliad

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Stormborn: A Tale of the Dwemhar (Stormborn Saga Book 1)

Fate finds those that have been lost... even when the greater evil shrouds them in shadow.Valrin is a young man that is lost, an eel catcher that dreams of adventure beyond the tiny village he has always known as home. He's an orphan and his Aunt, an elf that has always cared for him, has never told him the truth of his origins. But when the sudden arrival of a mysterious ship with a ragtag crew reveals that there may be more to him than he's ever been told, tragedy strikes his home. Everything Valrin knows is torn apart.His 'aunt'? She had a very strange secret indeed... she was no mere elf... but her act makes him question himself even more...Who is he, really?The Stormborn legend tells of souls, chosen by the sea-god, to protect the greater oceans and bring about the coming of the ascended... but is this truly to be his path?Valrin doesn't believe it. But fate has found him.Begin the first tale in the completed Stormborn Saga series: An adventure on the high seas, spanning fourteen books that'll take you across the seas and lands of the Dwemhar World! Are you ready to set sail? Scroll up and tap Buy Now or read it with Kindle Unlimited! 


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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.

The Raven (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics Book 14)

This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Edgar Allan Poe's THE RAVEN includes:• All 25 illustrations by Gustave Doré for Harper & Brothers' 1884 edition• An informative Introduction• A detailed Biography of Edgar Allan Poe• The illustrated version and text-only version of the full poemNo poem has ever received the kind of immediate and overwhelming response that Poe's "The Raven" did when it first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. It made Poe an overnight sensation (though his great fame never brought him much wealth) and the poem, a powerfully haunting elegy to lost love, remains one of the most beloved and recognizable verses in the English language. The illustrations that accompany this Top Five Classics edition are reproductions of the renowned French artist Gustave Doré's steel-plate engravings created for Harper & Brothers' 1884 release of THE RAVEN. It would be Doré's last commission as he died shortly after completing the 25 illustrations in January 1883. His illustrations would become famous in their own right, evoking as they do the lyrical and mystical air of Poe's masterpiece.

A-Child-s-Garden-of-Verses annotated

A Child's Garden of Verses is an 1885 volume of 64 poems for children by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It has been reprinted many times, often in illustrated versions, and is considered to be one of the most influential children’s works of the 19th century.The poems, which have been widely imitated, are written from the point of view of a child. Stevenson dedicated the collection to his childhood nurse, Alison Cunningham.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: All 213 Plays, Poems, Sonnets, Apocryphal Plays + The Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (Classics Retold Book 11)

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Shakespeare is recognized as one of the greatest writers of all time, known for works like "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Romeo and Juliet," "Othello," "The Tempest," and many other works. With the 154 poems and 37 plays of Shakespeare's literary career, his body of works are among the most quoted in literature. Shakespeare created comedies, histories, tragedies, and poetry. Despite the authorship controversies that have surrounded his works, the name of Shakespeare continues to be revered by scholars and writers from around the world. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain.