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Ben Jonson's "The Alchemist": A Retelling By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling on Ben Jonson's classic comedy "The Alchemist," whose theme is the love of money.
Virgil's "Aeneid": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is a retelling in novel form of the Latin epic poem "Aeneid" by Virgil. My theme is war and a particular man—a man driven by destiny to abandon Troy and sail to western Italy to... More > fulfill his fate of founding the people who would build Rome. Fulfilling his destiny was not easy. Juno, the wife of Jupiter, the king of gods and men, opposed him, as did many warriors. They did not want him to bring his household gods—the Penates—to Latium on the western coast of Italy, to found the city of Lavinium, and to marry Lavinia and become the ancestor of the Romans.< Less
Homer's Iliad: A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is a retelling of Homer's great epic poem about the Trojan War, "The Iliad," in novel form.
William Shakespeare's "Richard III": A Retelling in Prose By David Bruce
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's history play "Richard III." People who read this retelling first will find the original play much easier to read and... More > understand. Suppose you were born with physical disabilities but wanted to become King. Suppose you were brave in battle. Suppose you were able to convince the widow of a man you killed to marry you. Suppose you married her only so that your claim to the throne would be enhanced. Suppose you wanted your older brother, who is King, to die so that you can take his place. Suppose that you are willing to murder your other older brother so that you can become King. Suppose that you are willing to murder your nephews so that you can become King. Suppose that you are willing to murder your wife so that you can marry another woman who will enhance your claim to the throne. Suppose that you are willing to murder any supporters who have ceased to be of use to you in achieving your political ambitions.< Less