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War and Peace (3 Volume Set)
Leo Tolstoy

Everyman's Library, 1992

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. As ...


"Everyman," with other interludes, including eight miracle plays, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Everyman: A Modern English Version, 2010

The English morality play "Everyman" was printed in 1475 but may be much older. It was a popular play in many countries, and there are versions in many other languages--no one really knows which came first. This modern English version tightens the action and preserves the linguistic playfulness and the philosophical seriousness of the original. Permission is granted for any performances of this version of the play.


Everyman's Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages
Abraham Cohen

Schocken, 1995

"To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in general but to meet the substance of the Talmud in particular . . . In time to come, Cohen's book will find its companion-though I do not anticipate it will ever require a successor for what it ...


Everyman: A Morality Play, 2014

Everyman. 206 Pages


Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications, 1995

Western drama, having all but disappeared during the Dark Ages, reemerged spontaneously in the liturgy and life of the medieval church. Vernacular miracle plays of England's Middle Ages were performed by lay people — many by trade guilds — unschooled in church Latin, but familiar with the biblical events upon which the dramas were based. Morality plays provided moral instruction, their principal characters vivid personifications of virtue ...


Philip Roth

Vintage, 2007

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The bestselling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from "one family's harrowing encounter with history" ( New York Times ) to one man's lifelong skirmish with mortality. The fate of Roth's everyman is traced from his first shocking confrontation with death on the idyllic beaches of his childhood summers, through the family ...


Justin Robinson

Books of the Dead, 2013

Ian Covey is a doppelganger. A mimic. A shapeshifter. He can replace anyone he wants by becoming a perfect copy; taking the victim's face, his home, his family. His life. No longer a man, but a hungry void, Ian Covey is a monster. David Tirado is a massive, hideous colony organism, a gestalt entity. The sum of Covey's discarded parts. A roiling, chaotic patchwork of vast and varied personalities, memories, and physical forms that used to be ...


Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays

Everyman Paperback, 1993

This book is part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type and includes marginal glosses and footnotes to explain difficult words and phraseology. Concentrating mainly on "Corpus Christi" pageants, this is a selection of medieval miracle plays. There is also a translation of the Cornish "Death of Pilate" to represent this branch of Celtic literature. The original words of the plays are preserved, but ...


Everyman and The Second Shepherds' Play - Literary Touchstone Classic

Prestwick House, Inc., 2007

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader understand both the vernacular of medieval times and the plays' biblical references. The messenger? Death. The message? God has summoned you to stand before Him and give a reckoning of your life. What do you do? The protagonist of this play, the shocked and distraught Everyman, faces this exact issue. But he is granted a day's grace to gather ...


The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Everyman's Library, 2014

Three of the enthralling novels that brought us the world’s greatest fictional detective are gathered here in one volume. In 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet unleashed for the first time the unflappable Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson. Watson and Holmes would go on to become two of the most widely admired characters in all of literature. The stories and novels that followed—including The ...


Meditations (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
Marcus Aurelius

Everyman's Library, 1992

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual ...


Frost: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Robert Frost

Everyman's Library, 1997

rom one of the most brilliant and widely read of all American poets, a generous selection of lyrics, dramatic monologues, and narrative poems--all of them steeped in the wayward and isolated beauty of Frost's native New England. Includes his classics "Mending Wall, " "Birches, " and "The Road Not Taken, " as well as poems less famous but equally great.


Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Sheila Kohler, Peter Washington

Everyman's Library, 1993

It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from the writings of ancient China to those of modern-day America and represent, at its most piercing, a universal experience of the human soul. Includes poems by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, W. H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Graves, e. e. ...


The Complete Short Stories (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
Mark Twain

Everyman's Library, 2012

These sixty satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history are as fresh and vivid as ever more than a century after their author’s death. Mark Twain’s famous novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major achievements, but the father of American literature also made his mark as a master of the humorous short story. All the tales he wrote over the course of his lengthy ...


Raymond Chandler: Collected Stories (Everyman's Library)
Raymond Chandler

Everyman's Library, 2002

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) The only complete edition of stories by the undisputed master of detective literature, collected here for the first time in one volume, including some stories that have been unavailable for decades. When Raymond Chandler turned to writing at the age of forty-five, he began by publishing stories in pulp magazines such as “Black Mask” before later writing his famous novels. These stories are where Chandler ...


The Stories of Ray Bradbury (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
Ray Bradbury

Everyman's Library, 2010

One hundred of Ray Bradbury’s remarkable stories which have, together with his classic novels , earned him an immense international audience and his place among the most imaginative and enduring writers of our time. Here are the Martian stories, tales that vividly animate the red planet, with its brittle cities and double-mooned sky. Here are the stories that speak of a special nostalgia for Green Town, Illinois, the perfect setting for a ...


The Collected Stories (Everyman's Library Classics)
Ernest Hemingway

Everyman's Library, 1995

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) is celebrated as a novelist and man of action. He is perhaps most famous for Whom The Bell Tolls and A Farewell To Arms. But he was equally prolific as a writer of short stories which touch on the same themes as the novels: war, love, the nature of heroism, renunciation, and the writer's life. The present collection includes all Hemingway's shorter fiction arranged chronologically from 'Up in Michigan' (1923) to 'Old ...


The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle
Charles Darwin

Everyman's Library, 2003

Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized by enthusiasts and detractors alike as a work of the greatest importance: its revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection provoked a furious reaction that continues to ...


Keats: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
John Keats

Everyman's Library, 1994

These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Keats contains a full selection of Keats's work, including his lyric poems, narrative poems, letters, and an index of first lines.



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