Jane Austen, "emma" (norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition

Jane Austen, "Emma" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at May 5, 2009
Jane Austen, "Emma" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition

Jane Austen, "Emma" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition
W.W. Norton & Co. | 3rd Edition | 2000 | ISBN: 0393972844 | 464 pages | siPDF | 6.9 MB

The Third Edition of Jane Austen's popular comedic novel is based on the 1816 first edition text, which has been carefully collated by the editor. "Backgrounds" includes an abundance of source material that sheds light on Austen's life and reveals some of her private attitudes toward her writing. Readers will enjoy comparing real events in Austen's life with her fictionalized accounts in Emma. The editor has also included Austen's "Plan of a Novel" and relevant correspondence between Austen and J. S. Clark (chaplain to the Prince Regent). "Reviews and Criticism" includes sixteen wide-ranging assessments of the novel, three of them new to the Third Edition. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at May 6, 2009
Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition

Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition
W.W. Norton & Co. | 3rd Edition | 2001 | ISBN: 0393975428 | 550 pages | siPDF | 7.7 MB

This perennially popular Norton Critical Edition again reprints, with expanded explanatory footnotes, the 1848 third edition text, the last corrected by Charlotte Brontë. The newly expanded and reorganized "Contexts" section provides an extensive sampling of materials concerning Brontë's experiences as a student, governess, and teacher, experiences that influenced her portrayal of Jane Eyre at Lowood school and as the governess of Thornfield Hall. New to the Third Edition are illustrations from and commentary upon Brontë's use of Thomas Bewick's History of British Birds. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at May 5, 2009
Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition

Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice" (Norton Critical Editions), 3rd Edition
W.W. Norton & Co. | 3rd Edition | 2001 | ISBN: 0393976041 | 424 pages | siPDF | 6.3 MB

A perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Editions series, Pride and Prejudice is based on the 1813 first edition text, which has been thoroughly annotated for undergraduate readers. "Backgrounds and Sources" includes biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and by acclaimed biographers Claire Tomalin and David Nokes. Seventeen of Austen's letters—eight of them new to the Third Edition—allow readers to glimpse the close-knit society that was Austen's world, both in life and in her writing. "Criticism" features eighteen assessments of the novel by nineteenth- and twentieth-century commentators, six of them new to the Third Edition. Also included are a Note on Money, a Chronology of Austen's life and work—new to the Third Edition—and an updated Selected Bibliography.
Scott McMillin, ed., "Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy" (Norton Critical Editions), 2nd Edition

Scott McMillin, ed., "Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy" (Norton Critical Editions), 2nd Edition
W.W. Norton & Co. | 2nd Edition | 1997 | ISBN: 0393963349 | 628 pages | siPDF | 9.6 MB

The First Edition of this acclaimed classroom text presented five distinguished comedies from an especially exciting and innovative period in English theater and society: William Wycherley's The Country Wife, George Etherege's The Man of Mode, William Congreve's The Way of the World, Richard Steele's The Conscious Lovers, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal. This Second Edition builds on its predecessor's strengths by adding a sixth play, Aphra Behn's The Rover, a comedy that has clearly come into prominence in recent years. The plays are fully annotated for the modern reader and are accompanied by six illustrations. The close relationship between theater and society during the period continues to be the focus of "Contexts." "Criticism" has been revised to reflect recent approaches in scholarly interpretations. The Selected Bibliography has been thoroughly updated.
William Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition
Edited by Claire McEachern
Arden Shakespeare | 3rd Edition | 2006 | ISBN: 1903436834 | 365 pages | siPDF | 6.4 MB

William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at July 3, 2009
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition
Edited by Virginia Mason Vaughan & Alden T. Vaughan
Arden Shakespeare | 3rd Edition | 1999 | ISBN: 1903436087 | 386 pages | siPDF | 7.2 MB

The Tempest has long dazzled readers and audiences with its intricate blend of magic, music, humour, intrigue and tenderness, its vibrant but ambiguous central characters. As Virginia and Alden Vaughan show, in their wide-ranging new edition of this established favourite, such antithetical extremes exemplify the play’s endlessly arguable nature, its appeal to diverse eras and cultures.

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at July 3, 2009
William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition

William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" (The Arden Shakespeare), 3rd Edition
Edited by Juliet Dusinberre
Arden Shakespeare | 3rd Edition | 2006 | ISBN: 1904271227 | 465 pages | siPDF | 8 MB

With its cross-dressed heroine, gender games and explorations of sexual ambivalence, its Forest of Arden and melancholy Jacques, As You Like It speaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberre demonstrates that Rosalind’s authority in the play grows from new ideas about women and reveals that Shakespeare’s heroine reinvents herself for every age.

Emily Bronte, "Wuthering Heights" (Norton Critical Editions), 4th Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at May 6, 2009
Emily Bronte, "Wuthering Heights" (Norton Critical Editions), 4th Edition

Emily Bronte, "Wuthering Heights" (Norton Critical Editions), 4th Edition
W.W. Norton & Co. | 4th Edition | 2003 | ISBN: 0393978893 | 448 pages | siPDF | 6.5 MB

This best-selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel. For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals. The text is accompanied by entirely new explanatory annotations. New to the Fourth Edition are twelve of Emily Brontë's letters regarding the publication of the 1847 edition of Wuthering Heights as well as the evolution of the 1850 edition, prose and poetry selections by the author, four reviews of the novel, and Edward Chitham's insightful and informative chronology of the creative process behind this beloved work. Five major critical interpretations of Wuthering Heights are included, three of them new to the Fourth Edition. A Chronology and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

George Eliot, "Middlemarch" (Norton Critical Editions), 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tired at May 5, 2009
George Eliot, "Middlemarch" (Norton Critical Editions), 2nd Edition

George Eliot, "Middlemarch" (Norton Critical Editions), 2nd Edition
W.W. Norton & Co. | 2nd Edition | 2000 | ISBN: 0393974529 | 688 pages | siPDF | 14.5 MB

This Norton Critical Edition of George Eliot's highly regarded novel of provincial English life is based on the 1874 edition, the last corrected by the author. Ample explanatory annotation has been provided by the editor. "Backgrounds" elucidates Eliot's ideas on life and art with generous selections from her letters, journals, essays, and other fictional works. "Recent Criticism" collects eleven essays—seven of them new to the Second Edition—that center on the novel's major themes. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (BBC, 1980)  Video

Posted by tired at May 10, 2010
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (BBC, 1980)

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (BBC, 1980)
DVDRip | 1980 | English | 5 x 53 minutes | AVI XviD 901Kbps 29.970 fps | MP3 135Kbps | 640x464 | 1.76 GB
Genre: Comedy | Romance

This superb BBC adaptation from 1980 zips along, thanks to lively performances, fluid direction, and a keen grasp of the wit of Austen's dialogue (expertly translated to the screen by British novelist Fay Weldon) and her satirical characters, who range from clever and kind to utterly odious. Due to its faithfulness and deep appreciation of the material, this five-episode miniseries stands up against any other film or television adaptation (at least nine to date), though Rintoul may not sets hearts aflutter the way Colin Firth did in the also excellent 1995 miniseries.