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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 ...


Stories of Art and Artists (Everyman's Pocket Classics)

Everyman's Library, 2014

Stories of Art and Artists gathers two centuries of classic stories from around the world. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the Beautiful” and Albert Camus’s “The Artist at Work” to Bernard Malamud’s “Rembrandt’s Hat” and Aimee Bender’s “The Color Master,” the tales collected here range from haunting fables about the power of art to vivid portraits of those who create. Writers have long been fascinated by ...


"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.


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Poe: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Edgar Allan Poe

Everyman's Library, 1995

Poe's poems have been memorized and recited by millions. Among his best-loved works are "The Raven" with its hypnotic chant of "nevermore, " and the sensuous and lyrical "Annabel Lee." This collection includes all of Poe's most popular rhymes.


Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays

Everyman Paperback, 1993

God's creations of man in a lyrical dramatization; Noah's cantankerous and hilariously funny wife refusing to leave without her friends; the Massacre of the Innocents Miracle Plays were a popular form of entertainment throughout the Middle Ages, and part of the poetic and dramatic tradition on which Shakespeare drew. Everyman discovers what you can't take with you when you go. He beseeches in turn friends, family (one pleads 'cramp in my ...


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.


London Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics)

Everyman's Library, 2014

London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world. Its roll call of storytellers includes cultural giants like Shakespeare, Defoe, and Dickens, and an innumerable host of writers of all sorts who sought to capture the essence of the place. Acclaimed historian Jerry White has collected some twenty-six stories to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of both London life and writing over the past four centuries, from ...


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.


The Stranger (Everyman's Library)
Albert Camus

Alfred A. Knopf, 1993

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Albert Camus’s spare, laconic masterpiece about a Frenchman who murders an Arab in Algeria is famous for having diagnosed, with a clarity almost scientific, that condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. Possessing both the force of a parable and the excitement of a perfectly executed thriller, The Stranger is the work of one of the most ...


The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays (Everyman's Library)
Albert Camus

Everyman's Library, 2004

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of the twentieth century–two novels, six short stories, and a pair of essays in a single volume. In both his essays and his fiction, Albert Camus (1913—1960) de-ployed his lyric eloquence in defense against despair, providing an affirmation of the brave assertion of humanity in the face of a universe devoid of order or meaning. The Plague –written in ...


Olinger Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics)
John Updike

Everyman's Library, 2014

The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S POCKET CLASSICS. In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories. " These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first put them together in one ...


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 ...


The Count of Monte Cristo (Everyman's Library)
Alexandre Dumas

Everyman's Library, 2009

This beloved novel tells the story of Edmond Dantès, wrongfully imprisoned for life in the supposedly impregnable sea fortress, the Château d’If. After a daring escape, and after unearthing a hidden treasure revealed to him by a fellow prisoner, he devotes the rest of his life to tracking down and punishing the enemies who wronged him. Though a brilliant storyteller, Dumas was given to repetitions and redundancies; this slightly ...


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.


Christmas Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Everyman's Library, 1999

Christmas is both a holiday and a holy day, and from the start it has been associated with poetry, from the song of the seraphim above the manger to the cherished carols around the punch bowl. This garland of Christmas poems contains not only the ones you would insist on finding here ("A Visit from St. Nicholas," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," and "The Twelve Days of Christmas" among them) but such equally enchanting though lesser-known ...


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. ...



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