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Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England Book by ,

Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN Code: 1465538070
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Summary: In 1846, the Percy Society issued to its members a volume entitled Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England, edited by Mr. James Henry Dixon. The sources drawn upon by Mr. Dixon are intimated in the following extract from his preface:— He who, in travelling through the rural districts of England, has made the road-side inn his resting-place, who has visited the lowly dwellings of the villagers and yeomanry, and been present at their feasts and festivals, must have observed that there are certain old poems, ballads, and songs, which are favourites with the masses, and have been said and sung from generation to generation. This traditional, and, for the most part, unprinted literature,—cherished in remote villages, resisting everywhere the invasion of modern namby-pamby verse and jaunty melody, and possessing, in an historical point of view, especial value as a faithful record of the feeling, usages, and modes of life of the rural population,—had been almost wholly passed over amongst the antiquarian revivals which constitute one of the distinguishing features of the present age. While attention was successfully drawn to other forms of our early poetry, this peasant minstrelsy was scarcely touched, and might be considered unexplored ground. There was great difficulty in collecting materials which lay scattered so widely, and which could be procured in their genuine simplicity only from the people amongst whom they originated, and with whom they are as ‘familiar as household words.’ It was even still more difficult to find an editor who combined genial literary taste with the local knowledge of character, customs, and dialect, indispensable to the collation of such reliques; and thus, although their national interest was universally recognised, they were silently permitted to fall into comparative oblivion. To supply this manifest desideratum, Mr. Dixon compiled his volume for the Percy Society; and its pages, embracing only a selection from the rich stores he had gathered, abundantly exemplified that gentleman’s remarkable qualifications for the labour he had undertaken. After stating in his preface that contributions from various quarters had accumulated so largely on his hands as to compel him to omit many pieces he was desirous of preserving.

Delphi Complete Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker (Illustrated) Book by Thomas Dekker

Delphi Complete Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker (Illustrated) Book
  • Author : Thomas Dekker
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Release Date : 2019-07-18
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 3132
  • ISBN Code: 1788779762
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Summary: The Elizabethan dramatist Thomas Dekker was a versatile and prolific writer, whose career spanned several decades and brought him into contact with many of the period's most famous dramatists. Of the surviving plays that are entirely Dekker’s work, the best-known are ‘The Shoemakers Holiday’ (1600) and ‘The Honest Whore, Part 2’ (1630), which are typical of his work in their use of the moralistic tone of traditional drama. His ear for colloquial speech served him well in his vibrant portrayals of daily life in London and his works are characterised for their boisterousness nature and an inimitable mixture of realistic detail and romanticised plot. Dekker was also a writer of pamphlets, celebrated for their lively depictions of London life, vividly charting the city’s traumatic times. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Dekker’s complete dramatic works, with numerous illustrations, rare plays and masques, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dekker’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 27 plays, with individual contents tables * Features many rare dramas appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the plays were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare pamphlets available in no other collection * Special criticism section, with two essays evaluating Dekker’s contribution to history of the theatre * Features two bonus biographies – discover Dekker’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Solo Plays The Shoemaker’s Holiday (1599) Old Fortunatus (1600) Lust’s Dominion (c. 1600) The Weakest Goeth to the Wall (1600) The Noble Spanish Soldier (c. 1602) The Whore of Babylon (1607) If This Be Not a Good Play, the Devil is in It (1611) Troja-Nova Triumphans (1612) The Welsh Ambassador (1623) London’s Tempe (1629) The Honest Whore, Part II (1630) Match Me in London (1631) The Wonder of a Kingdom (1634) The Collaborative Plays Satiro-Mastix (1601) Blurt, Master Constable (1602) Patient Grissil (1603) The Honest Whore, Part I (1604) The Magnificent Entertainment (1604) The Family of Love (c. 1607) Northward Ho (1607) Westward Ho (1607) The Famous History of Sir Thomas Wyatt (1607) The Roaring Girl (1610) The Witch of Edmonton (1621) The Virgin-Martyr (1622) The Sun’s Darling (1624) The Bloody Banquet (1639) The Prose Selected Pamphlets The Criticism Thomas Dekker by Algernon Charles Swinburne Dekker by Andrew Lang The Biographies Thomas Dekker by Ernest Rhys Thomas Dekker by Arthur Henry Bullen ‎ Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties Book by Mindie Burgoyne

The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties Book
  • Author : Mindie Burgoyne
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-24
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 1625853408
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Summary: There is an otherworldly quality to the Mid-Shore--ghosts seem to rise up from the Chesapeake, and quaint towns hold the spirits of their historic pasts. Oxford's Robert Morris Inn is still home to its colonial namesake, while the Kemp House in St. Michael's is host to the restless specter of Robert E. Lee. Murdered actress Marguerite rides the elevator of the Avalon Theater, and Wish Sheppard stalks the halls of the Denton Jail. Near the witching hour, the eerie sound of the swinging body of "Bloody" Henny Insley can be heard on the grounds of the Dorchester Courthouse. Author and ghost tour guide Mindie Burgoyne takes a chilling journey into the supernatural lore of Maryland's Mid-Shore.

Marian Moments in Early Modern British Drama Book by Lisa Hopkins

Marian Moments in Early Modern British Drama Book
  • Author : Lisa Hopkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-06
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN Code: 1317100662
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Summary: Concerning itself with the complex interplay between iconoclasm against images of the Virgin Mary in post-Reformation England and stage representations that evoke various 'Marian moments' from the medieval, Catholic past, this collection answers the call for further investigation of the complex relationship between the fraught religio-political culture of the early modern period and the theater that it spawned. Joining historians in rejecting the received belief that Catholicism could be turned on and off like a water spigot in response to sixteenth-century religious reform, the early modern British theater scholars in this collection turn their attention to the vestiges of Catholic tradition and culture that leak out in stage imagery, plot devices, and characterization in ways that are not always clearly engaged in the business of Protestant panegyric or polemic. Among the questions they address are: What is the cultural function of dramatic Marian moments? Are Marian moments nostalgic for, or critical of, the 'Old Faith'? How do Marian moments negotiate the cultural trauma of iconoclasm and/or the Reformation in early modern England? Did these stage pictures of Mary provide subversive touchstones for the Old Faith of particular import to crypto-Catholic or recusant members of the audience?

Of Tribes and Tribulations Book by James E. Odenkirk

Of Tribes and Tribulations Book
  • Author : James E. Odenkirk
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-05-23
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN Code: 1476617066
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Summary: Over their first four decades in the American League, the Cleveland Indians were known more for great players than consistently great play. Its rosters filled with all-time greats like Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, Elmer Flick, Tris Speaker, and the ill-fated Addie Joss and Ray Chapman, Cleveland often found itself in the thick of the race but, with 1920 the lone exception, seemed always to finish a game or two back in the final standings. In the 10 years that followed the end of World War II, however, the franchise turned the corner. Led by owner (and world-class showman) Bill Veeck, the boy-manager Lou Boudreau, ace Bob Feller, and the barrier-busting Larry Doby, Cleveland charged up the standings, finishing in the first division every season but one and winning it all in 1948. This meticulously researched history covers the Indians’ first six decades, from their minor league origins at the end of the 19th century to the dismantling of the 1954 World Series club. It is a story of unforgettable players, frustrated hopes, and two glorious victories that fed a city’s unwavering devotion to its team.

Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism Book by Francis Bremer

Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism Book
  • Author : Francis Bremer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN Code: 1137352892
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Summary: A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.

The Letters of Robert Burns Book by Robert Burns

The Letters of Robert Burns Book
  • Author : Robert Burns
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Kidnapped Book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped Book
  • Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN Code: 9176393860
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Summary: Recently orphaned 17-year-old David leaves his home on the Scottish countryside to seek out a rich uncle he has never met. The uncle, as it turns out, is paranoid and unpleasant, and before David can claim his inheritance he is knocked out and taken to sea to be sold as a slave in America. So begins Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novel, Kidnapped (1886), a breathlessly exciting story for fans of action and suspense, and a story about two very different types of Scotsmen. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. Due to poor health, he spent much of his time abroad, where he became part of important literary circles. Though his writing has often been considered entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson’s works to his own. His most famous novels are Treasure Island (1883) and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886).

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Book by Albert Pike

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Book
  • Author : Albert Pike
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1023
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry" by Albert Pike. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Fair Haven Book by Samuel Butler

The Fair Haven Book
  • Author : Samuel Butler
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "The Fair Haven" by Samuel Butler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens Book by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens Book
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1588368823
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Summary: “These words are razors to my wounded heart.” —Titus Andronicus “We have seen better days.” —Timon of Athens Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide fresh new editions of the two great tragedies: Titus Adronicus, a graphic story of revenge, and Timon of Athens, a cautionary tale about false friends and unearned loyalty. THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES: • original Introductions to Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens • incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work • commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers • photographs of key RSC productions • an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career and chronology of his plays Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

Anonymity in Early Modern England Book by Barbara Howard Traister

Anonymity in Early Modern England Book
  • Author : Barbara Howard Traister
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN Code: 1317180607
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Summary: Expanding the scholarly conversation about anonymity in Renaissance England, this essay collection explores the phenomenon in all its variety of methods and genres as well as its complex relationship with its alter ego, attribution studies. Contributors address such questions as these: What were the consequences of publishing and reading anonymous texts for Renaissance writers and readers? What cultural constraints and subject positions made anonymous publication in print or manuscript a strategic choice? What are the possible responses to Renaissance anonymity in contemporary classrooms and scholarly debate? The volume opens with essays investigating particular texts-poetry, plays, and pamphlets-and the inflection each genre gives to the issue of anonymity. The collection then turns to consider more abstract consequences of anonymity: its function in destabilizing scholarly assumptions about authorship, its ethical ramifications, and its relationship to attribution studies.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore Book by John Ford

'Tis Pity She's a Whore Book
  • Author : John Ford
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-29
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 140814431X
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Summary: Like Shakespeare's Juliet, Annabella, accompanied by her down-to-earth nurse, is introduced to a series of suitors to her hand. Like Juliet, she finds all of them unsatisfactory - and rightly so, for the audience know that the nastiest of them is having an affair with her domineering aunt. Like Juliet, Annabella is wooed by a sensitive and passionate young man whose love she returns - but this young man happens to be her own brother, Giovanni. When they consummate their love and she, to avoid the scandal of extramarital pregnancy, agrees to marry her aunt's lover, the tragic outcome is inevitable. John Ford, writing his psychologically powerful and intellectually challenging tragedies in the early years of King Charles I's reign, is a playwright of the first rank, as 20th-century directors have shown both in the theatre and on film.

Measure For Measure Book by William Shakespeare

Measure For Measure Book
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN Code: 1408151871
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Summary: Often described as one of Shakespeare's 'problem plays', Measure for Measure explores issues of mercy and justice in corrupt Vienna. The Duke makes his strict moralistic deputy, Angelo, temporary leader of Vienna, while he disguises himself as a friar to witness all that ensues. In the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition, with commentary and notes from A. R. Braunmuller, Robert N. Watson explores the recent increased attention to the play and the shifting judgements of key characters such as the Duke and Isabella. He analyses the social foundations of these changes, their validity as readings of the text, and their manifestations in performance. It also explores the play's implications on topics including love, marriage, sexuality, consent, mortality, religion, statecraft, moderation, and theatre itself.

The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 Book by Various

The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 Book
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-02
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Timon of Athens Book by William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens Book
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1501150014
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Summary: The real Timon of Athens lived there in the fifth century BCE, making him a contemporary of Socrates and Pericles. Shakespeare presents Timon as a figure who suffers such profound disillusionment that he becomes a misanthrope, or man-hater. This makes him a more interesting character than the caricature he had become to Shakespeare’s contemporaries, for whom “Timonist” was a slang term for an unsociable man. Shakespeare’s play includes the wealthy, magnificent, and extravagantly generous figure of Timon before his transformation. Timon expects that, having received as gifts all that he owned, his friends will be equally generous to him. Once his creditors clamor for repayment, Timon finds that his idealization of friendship is an illusion. He repudiates his friends, abandons Athens, and retreats to the woods. Yet his misanthropy arises from the destruction of an admirable illusion, from which his subsequent hatred can never be entirely disentangled. The authoritative edition of Timon of Athens from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Coppélia Kahn The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady Book by Samuel Richardson

Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady Book
  • Author : Samuel Richardson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 0698149017
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Summary: One of the first great British novels, Samuel Richardson’s classic tale became a legend to his own age and remains so today. Defying her parents’ desire for her to marry a loathsome man for his wealth, the virtuous Clarissa escapes into the dangerous arms of the charming rogue Lovelace, whose intentions are much less than honorable. This thought-provoking work, written entirely in intimate letters, exposes the delicacy and complexity of affairs of the human heart. The fatal attraction between villain and victim builds and unfolds into a relationship that haunts the imagination as fully as that of Romeo and Juliet or Tristan and Isolde. Abridged and with an Introduction by Sheila Ortiz-Taylor and a New Afterword by Lynn Shepherd