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Electra –by: Sophocles

Sophocles' play dramatizes the aftermath of Agamemnon's murder by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. His daughter Electra is hungry for revenge and longs for the return of her brother Orestes to help her achieve her ends.

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SOPHOCLES

THE SEVEN PLAYS IN ENGLISH VERSE

BY LEWIS CAMPBELL, M.A.

HON. LL.D., HON. D.LITT. EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS ...

Bruges-la-Morte –by: Georges Rodenbach

Voilà cinq ans que Hugues Viane est veuf. Voilà cinq ans qu’il est venu s’installer à Bruges, cette ville qui lui renvoie son image : triste et grise.

Au cours d’une de ses promenades nocturnes, il croise sa morte ou, tout au moins, une femme qui lui ressemble.
Mais alors qu’il la suit, elle disparait à un carrefour.
La retrouvera-t-il ? Est-elle vraiment telle que celle qu’il a perdue autrefois et qu’il pleure encore ?
Bruges demeurera-t-elle cette ville morte?

(par Ezwa)

Bruges-la-Morte is a short novel by the Belgia...

King John –by: William Shakespeare

The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623.

John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216), also known as John Lackland or Softsword, was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death. His reign saw the loss of the duchy of Normandy to the French king Philip II in 1204, resulting in th...

Mathilda –by: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father’s incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley’s own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her death.

Summary by Cori Samuel

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MATHILDA

By MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY

Edited by ELIZABETH NITCHIE

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS CHAPEL HILL

Mathilda is being published in paper as Extra Series 3 of Studies in Philology.

PREFACE

This volume pr...

Love and Intrigue –by: Friedrich Schiller

Ferdinand is an army major and son of President von Walter, a high-ranking noble in a German duke's court, while Luise Miller is the daughter of a middle-class musician. The couple fall in love with each other, but both their fathers tell them to end their affair. The President instead wants to expand his own influence by marrying Ferdinand to Lady Milford, the duke's mistress, but Ferdinand rebels against his father's plan and tries to persuade Luise to elope with him.

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LOVE AND INTRIGUE.

A TRAGEDY.

By Frederich Schille...

The Jew of Malta –by: Christopher Marlowe

Christopher “Kit” Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. The foremost Elizabethan tragedian before William Shakespeare, he is known for his magnificent blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his own untimely death.

The Jew of Malta (1589) is an original story of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set against a backdrop of the struggle for supremacy between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean. The Jew of Malta is considered to have been a major influence ...

The Island –by: Lord George Gordon Byron

Written late in his career, Byron's narrative poem The Island tells the famous story of the mutiny on board the Bounty, and follows the mutineers as they flee to a South Sea island, "their guilt-won Paradise."

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES

This etext is a Latin 1 file. The original work contained a few phrases or lines of Greek text. These are represented here as Beta code transliterations, for example [Greek: tragos]. The original text used a few other characters not found in the Latin 1 character set. These have been represented using bracket notation, as follows: [)a], [)...

The Tragic Bride

The story centers on Gabrielle Hewish, only and lonely child of Sir Jocelyn Hewish, a loveable lush and owner of the peaceful Roscarna estate nestled in the Irish countryside. In due course, young Gabrielle falls in love with a Navy man whose untimely demise sends her into a depression, and the consequences of which alter her future, culminating in a fascinating and quite unpredictable relationship with Mrs. Payne and her troubled son Arthur. A story of understanding in it’s finest sense and aptly titled, The Tragic Bride is both interesting as a story and telling as a character st...

The Spanish Tragedy –by: Thomas Kyd

The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe.
Many elements of The Spanish Tragedy, such as the...

Richard III –by: William Shakespeare

Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around 1592-93. It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. As the play opens, the Wars of the Roses are over, King Edward IV (Richard's brother) is on the throne, and all is ostensibly well. The problem? Richard wants to be king - and he'll stop at nothing to realize his ambition.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING RICHARD III

by William Shakespeare

Persons Represented.

KING EDWARD THE FOURTH

Sons to ...

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