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Greatest Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton: Paul Clifford, The Last Days of Pompeii, Alice or The Mysteries, Zanoni, Lucretia, The Haunted and the Haunters, A Strange Story & Vril: The Power of the Coming Race By Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873), was an English politician and novelist. He financed his extravagant life with a varied and prolific literary output, sometimes publishing anonymously; writing... More > in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, occult, and science fiction. He coined phrases that would become clichés, like "the great unwashed", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "It was a dark and stormy night". This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: Paul Clifford (1830), The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), Alice, or The Mysteries (1838), Zanoni (1842), Lucretia, or The Children of the Night (1846), The Haunted and the Haunters or The House and the Brain (1859), A Strange Story (1862), & Vril: The Power of the Coming Race (1871), the story of a subterranean race waiting to reclaim the surface of the Earth.< Less
The Alchemist By Ben Jonson
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The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time... More > affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age. Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was of Annandale, over the Solway, whence he migrated to England. Jonson's father lost his estate under Queen Mary, "having been cast into prison and forfeited." He entered the church, but died a month before his illustrious son was born, leaving his widow and child in poverty. Jonson's birthplace was Westminster, and the time of his birth early in 1573. He was thus nearly ten years Shakespeare's junior, and less well off, if a trifle better born. But Jonson did not profit even by this slight advantage.< Less
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works By William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare 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... More > poet and the "Bard of Avon". His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.< Less
Shakespeare's Sonnets By William Shakespeare
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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: William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26... More > April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[nb 1] was an English poet, playwright, and actor, 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". [nb 2] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays,[nb 3] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare< Less
Sonnets of Shakespeare, a Classic Collection Book By Debbie Brewer
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The English playwright and poet, William Shakespeare, is often referred to as the 'Bard of Avon' and 'England's national poet'. He is considered to be the greatest writer of the English language and... More > the world's greatest dramatist. His plays are performed more than those of any other playwright, and have been translated into every major living language. This beautiful illustrated book contains all of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, including the Fair Youth Sonnets, the Dark Lady Sonnets and the Greek Sonnets. It is an essential addition to every poetry lover's bookshelf.< Less
Sonnets of Shakespeare, A Classic Collection Book By Debbie Brewer
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The English playwright and poet, William Shakespeare, is often referred to as the 'Bard of Avon' and 'England's national poet'. He is considered to be the greatest writer of the English language and... More > the world's greatest dramatist. His plays are performed more than those of any other playwright, and have been translated into every major living language. This beautiful illustrated book contains all of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, including the Fair Youth Sonnets, the Dark Lady Sonnets and the Greek Sonnets. It is an essential addition to every poetry lover's bookshelf.< Less
A Will and No Will; or, A Bone for the Lawyers. (1746) The New Play Criticiz'd, or the Plague of Envy. (1747) By Charles Macklin
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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: Charles Macklin (26 September 1690 – 11 July 1797),... More > [Gaelic: Cathal MacLochlainn] (Charles McLaughlin in English), was an Irish actor and dramatist who performed extensively at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Macklin revolutionised theatre in the 18th century by introducing a "natural style" of acting. He is also famous for killing a man in a fight over a wig at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.Born in County Donegal in Ulster in the north of Ireland, brought up in Dublin, where he attended school in Islandbridge after his father's death and his mother's remarriage, Macklin became known for his many performances in the tragedy and comedy genre of plays. He gained his greatest fame in the role of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Macklin< Less
The Alchemist (Illustrated) By Ben Johnson
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The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time... More > affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age. In "The Alchemist" Jonson represented, none the less to the life, certain sharpers of the metropolis, revelling in their shrewdness and rascality and in the variety of the stupidity and wickedness of their victims.< Less
The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.] Introduction and Publisher's Advertising By William Shakespeare
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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: William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26... More > April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[nb 1] was an English poet, playwright, and actor, 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". [nb 2] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays,[nb 3] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare< Less
The Dramas of Victor Hugo: Mary Tudor, Marion de Lorme, Esmeralda By Victor Hugo
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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: Victor Marie Hugo (/ˈhjuːɡoʊ/;... More > French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] ( listen); 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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