New PDF release: As You Like It (First Avenue Classics)

By William Shakespeare

Rosalind, Orlando, and different participants of the royal courtroom get away their difficulties by way of operating away to the wooded area. A story of tangled love plots, this unabridged model of the pastoral comedy by means of English playwright William Shakespeare was once first released in 1623; the textual content is within the public domain.

This First road Classics model has put the textual content right into a new layout to make this ebook attractive and more uncomplicated to learn in either electronic and paperback codecs. The publication features a hyperlinked desk of Contents for navigation.

The First road Classics model is unabridged and has been proofed for formatting blunders. mistakes and exchange spellings present in the unique booklet haven't been replaced.

Show description

Read or Download As You Like It (First Avenue Classics) PDF

Best british literature books

Download e-book for kindle: The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

In accordance with actual occasions in Epping wooded area at the fringe of London round 1840, The Quickening Maze centres at the first incarceration of the good nature poet John Clare. After years being affected by alcohol, severe forget and melancholy, Clare reveals himself in excessive seashore inner most Asylum – an establishment run on reformist rules which might later turn into often called occupational remedy.

New PDF release: Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Enhanced e-Book Classic)

"It is a fact universally stated unmarried guy in ownership of an exceptional fortune, needs to be in wish of a spouse. " So starts off the pleasant adventures of the witty and free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet and the proud yet fairly eligible Mr. Darcy in a single of the 1st romantic comedies within the historical past of the radical.

The Good Apprentice (Vintage Classics) - download pdf or read online

Stuart Cuno has determined to develop into stable. now not believing in God, he invents his personal equipment, which come with celibacy, chastity and the abandonment of a promising educational profession. Interfering pals and kin query his sincerity, his sanity and his causes. Stuart's step-brother Edward Baltram is plagued by guilt simply because he has, he believes, killed his ally.

Read e-book online The Last Man PDF

From the writer of Frankenstein comes this apocalyptic story of a global devastated via plague. Mary Shelley's 1826 roman à clef occurs within the past due twenty-first century, as England's final king abdicates and a charmed circle of idealistic political reformers plunges right into a maelstrom of conflict, pestilence, and anarchy.

Additional resources for As You Like It (First Avenue Classics)

Sample text

I focus on the act of eating and on body size in two of the nineteenth-centuries greatest vampire tales, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” and in George Du Maurier’s Trilby, with its vampiric villain, Svengali. Chapter  examines Rossetti’s poetry, devotional prose, and children’s story Speaking Likenesses. I end with Rossetti because her work moves the Introduction  analysis of representations of hunger in Victorian literature from the secular to the sacred sphere. Rossetti’s work has already been termed anorexic by some scholars, which, while at first glance convincing, ignores her deeply held theological beliefs.

Desire to wear precisely the same kind of dress. Sarah Stickney Ellis, Daughters of England  The remarkable similarity between Orbach’s and Ellis’s observations indicates that the wish to adapt to one predominant standard of beauty bridges nineteenth- and twentieth-century women’s experiences, and that contemporary complaints about the tyranny of slenderness have antecedents in the Victorian era. Nineteenth-century writers were well aware of the importance of beauty, including slenderness, in women’s lives, so discussions of the existence of a Victorian “beauty myth” do not merely impose a twenty-first-century concept upon the nineteenth century.

However, these ideas were commonplace enough, and conform closely enough to anorexia nervosa as an illness, that Victorian Britain represents a developing, if still inchoate, anorexic culture. If anorexia was first diagnosed in , in other words, and if culture is productive of eating disorders, then there must have been aspects of Victorian ideology, specifically gender ideology, that made the development of the disease possible. It is these aspects of Victorian culture that this book will explore.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 10 votes