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Divine Comedy (Volume I) By Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso), guided first by the Roman poet Virgil and then by Beatrice, the subject of his... More > love and of another of his works, La Vita Nuova. While the vision of Hell, the Inferno, is vivid for modern readers, the theological niceties presented in the other books require a certain amount of patience and knowledge to appreciate. Purgatorio, the most lyrical and human of the three, also has the most poets in it; Paradiso, the most heavily theological, has the most beautiful and ecstatic mystic passages in which Dante tries to describe what he confesses he is unable to convey (e.g., when Dante looks into the face of God: "all'alta fantasia qui mancò possa" — "at this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe," Paradiso, XXXIII, 142).With its seriousness of purpose, its literary stature and the range — both stylistically and subjectwise—of its content, the Comedy soon became a cornerstone in Italian..< Less
Damn the Cancer: Short Comedies By Brett Fauver
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In this collection of short plays and comedy sketches playwright, raconteur, and cancer survivor Brett Fauver examines subjects he encountered daily while going through five years of chemotherapy... More > treatment, radiation therapy, and two bone-marrow/stem cell transplants. Be ready to laugh, cry, and then read again.< Less
Damn the Cancer: Short Comedies By Brett Fauver
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In this collection of short plays and comedy sketches playwright, raconteur, and cancer survivor Brett Fauver examines subjects he encountered daily while going through five years of chemotherapy... More > treatment, radiation therapy, and two bone-marrow/stem cell transplants. Be ready to laugh, cry, and then read again.< Less
The Comedy Cash In Book Book By Ben Baker
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A personal look at what made up the traditional "comedy cash-in" books popular in the UK between the 1970s and 1990s. From Monty Python's exceptionally influential 'Boks' through to the... More > unique, brilliant humour of Harry Hill taking in Morecambe and Wise, The Goodies, Kenny Everett, Saturday Night Live, The Young Ones, Lenny Henry, Smith and Jones, Harry Enfield, Mr Bean, Reeves and Mortimer, Father Ted, Lee and Herring, The League Of Gentlemen and many more along the way. Its also got quite a lot of jokes in it. A must for anyone who likes British comedy.< Less
The Title: A Comedy in Three Acts By Arnold Bennett
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) was an... More > English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film.Bennett was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire. Hanley is one of a conurbation of six towns which were joined together at the beginning of the 20th century as Stoke-on-Trent. Enoch Bennett, his father, qualified as a solicitor in 1876, and the family moved to a larger house between Hanley and Burslem. Bennett was educated locally in Newcastle-under-Lyme.Bennett was employed by his father but the working relationship failed. Bennett found himself doing jobs such as rent-collecting which were uncongenial. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Bennett< Less
The Spanish Curate: A Comedy By John Fletcher
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Fletcher (1579–1625) was a Jacobean playwright.... More > Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivaled Shakespeare's. Though his reputation has been far eclipsed since, Fletcher remains an important transitional figure between the Elizabethan popular tradition and the popular drama of the Restoration.Fletcher was born in December 1579 (baptised 20 December) in Rye, Sussex, and died of the plague in August 1625 (buried 29 August in St. Saviour's, Southwark). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fletcher_(playwright)< Less
Quality Street: A Comedy By J. M. (James Matthew) Barrie
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May... More > 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland.Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the then-uncommon name Wendy. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._Barrie< Less
The Heiress; a comedy, in five acts By John Burgoyne
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Elizabeth Inchbald (née Simpson) (1753–1821) was an... More > English novelist, actress, and dramatist.Born on 15 October 1753 at Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Elizabeth was the eighth of the nine children of John Simpson (died 1761), a farmer, and his wife Mary, née Rushbrook. The family, like several others in the neighbourhood was Roman Catholic. Elizabeth was educated with her sisters at home. Elizabeth suffered from a speech impediment.In April 1772, at the age of 18, she went to London to act. (Her brother George had become an actor in 1770.) Her stammer affected her performance and many audience members did not enjoy watching her on stage because of her speech impediment. Young and alone, she was apparently the victim of sexual harassment. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Inchbald< Less
The Human Comedy Study Guide By BookRags.com
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The Human Comedy Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Human Comedy by William Saroyan. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character... More > Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Human Comedy.< Less
A Julian Comedy ACT I By P C
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