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Editor : Knopf Canada
ISBN : 9780735280182
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Language : en
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring." --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780525657613
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Language : en
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. Don’t miss Maggie O’Farrell’s new novel, The Marriage Portrait, coming in September!

Category : Literary Collections
Editor : Archipelago
ISBN : 9781939810359
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. The Scent of Buenos Aires offers the first book-length English translation of Uhart's work, drawing together her best vignettes of quotidian life: moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully specific perspective on life in South America. These stories are marked by sharp humor and wit: discreet and subtle, yet filled with eccentric and insightful characters. Uhart's narrators pose endearing questions about their lives and environments - one asks "Bees - do you know how industrious they are?" while another inquires, "Are we perhaps going to hell in a hand basket?"

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ISBN : 9798707148064
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Language : en
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Hamlet, probably composed between 1599 and 1601, takes place in Denmark and tells how Prince Hamlet carries out his revenge on his uncle Claudius who murdered Hamlet's father, the king, and holds the usurped crown as well as nuptials with Gertrude, the mother of Hamlet. The play is vividly traced around insanity (both real and feigned) and the course from deep pain to inordinate anger. It also explores the themes of betrayal, revenge, incest and moral corruption.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9781472240774
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Language : en
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AS FEATURED ON DESERT ISLAND DISCS, BIG SCOTTISH BOOK CLUB AND THE ZOE BALL BOOKCLUB, A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OBSERVER, RED and THE TELEGRAPH. *SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE FOR MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2018* I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman's life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, gorgeously written, it is a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of life's fragility, determined to make every heartbeat count. A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Timesbestselling author Maggie O'Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose?

Category : Drama
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781786822321
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Language : en
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Dead Centre’s new solo work for an eleven -year-old boy is devoted to Shakespeare’s only son, Hamnet, who died in 1596, only eleven himself. A single letter separates Hamnet from the philosophical heights of Hamlet. Unlike the Prince, he cannot ask ‘to be or not to be’. Condemned not to be, he now seeks to understand the world from which he has been wrested. Hamnet is too young to understand Shakespeare. We are too old to understand Hamnet. Two generations, asking each other what they want to pass on and receive.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : McClelland & Stewart
ISBN : 9781551992150
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Language : en
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A polemical, ground-breaking study of Elizabethan England that reclaims Ann Hathaway’s rightful place in history. Little is known about the wife of the world’s most famous playwright; a great deal, none of it complimentary, has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare’s will has been interpreted as evidence that she was nothing more than an unfortunate mistake from which Shakespeare did well to distance himself. Yet Shakespeare is above all the poet of marriage. Before him, there were few comedies or tragedies about wooing or wedding. And yet he explored the sacrament in all its aspects, spiritual, psychological, sexual, sociological, and was the creator of some of the most tenacious and intelligent heroines in English literature. Is it possible, therefore, that Ann, who has been mocked and vilified by scholars for centuries, was the inspiration? Until now, there has been no serious critical scholarship devoted to the life and career of the farmer’s daughter who married England’s greatest poet. Part biography, part history, Shakespeare’s Wife is a fascinating reconstruction of Ann’s life, and an illuminating look at the daily lives of Elizabethan women, from their working routines to the rituals of courtship and the minutiae of married life. In this thoroughly researched and controversial book, Greer steps off the well-trodden paths of orthodoxy, asks new questions, and begins to right the wrongs done to Ann Shakespeare.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Tinder Press
ISBN : 9780755372256
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Language : en
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Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O'Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of HAMNET. It was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and won the Somerset Maugham Award. On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307946904
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Language : en
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A Los Angeles Times Best Book or the Year National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon’s bold and daring coming of age novel combines the teenaged angst of Catcher in the Rye with the humor and tragedy of Girl, Interrupted. Ursie Koderer knows herself to be a monster--doomed to be different from other girls--very different. When she’s discovered cutting herself at camp, she goes AWOL, and lands in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital. Ursie, now known as the Bogeywoman, joins up with the other misfits on the adolescent ward. They start a bughouse rock group, steal a nitrous oxide machine. As a mental patient Ursie is a success. But then she’s implicated in the accidental burning of a friend. Locked away, the Bogeywoman meets the beautiful, mysterious Doctor Zuk, a woman psychiatrist from somewhere east of the Urals. Their affair is the main event in this gorgeous novel of love, crime, liberation, and flight to something like a new world.

Category : Fiction
Editor : BookSummaryGr
ISBN : 9791220874434
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Language : en
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Summary of Hamnet The thrее-ѕеntеnсе ѕummаrу: Hamnet іѕ essentially a fаmіlу-tуре drama tеllіng thе bасkgrоund bеtwееn Wіll Shаkеѕреаrе and hіѕ wife Agnes. It fоllоwѕ thеіr relationship as thеу dеаl with thеіr grief over thе death of thеіr son Hаmnеt, thе implications оf Will's career аnd Will's infidelity. In the еnd, Will writes the рlау Hаmlеt аѕ a fаrеwеll tо hіѕ son -- іt'ѕ a play where thе father dіеѕ іnѕtеаd оf thе ѕоn and thе ghost's final line is "Remember mе." (Thе bооk ореnѕ wіth a fеw historical nоtеѕ. A соuрlе іn Stratford hаd thrее сhіldrеn, twіnѕ Hаmnеt and Judіth, and dаughtеr Suѕаnnа. Hamnet, dіеd іn 1596, aged еlеvеn. Rоughlу fоur years lаtеr, hіѕ fаthеr writes the рlау Hаmlеt, іntеrсhаngеаblе аt thе time wіth name Hаmnеt.) Thе chapters jumр back аnd fоrth bеtwееn two tіmеlіnеѕ. In 1596, Hаmnеt is a уоung bоу whose twіn ѕіѕtеr Judіth hаѕ ѕuddеnlу fаllеn іll. Hаmnеt ѕеаrсhеѕ fоr аn аdult, but thе only реrѕоn home іѕ hіѕ drunk and аbuѕіvе grаndfаthеr Jоhn Shakespeare. Jоhn іѕ a dіѕgrасеd glоvе maker, duе tо his illicit wool trаdіng, аmоng other thіngѕ. Hаmnеt'ѕ fаthеr (William Shakespeare, thоugh hе іѕ never nаmеd іn the bооk) is іn Lоndоn, аѕ usual. Hаmnеt'ѕ mоthеr, Agnes, is away. Hе fаllѕ аѕlеер nеxt tо Judіth, сrуіng. In аn еаrlіеr tіmеlіnе, Jоhn Shаkеѕреаrе оwеѕ a dеbt tо a (dесеаѕеd) ѕhеер farmer.Jоhn and thе fаrmеr'ѕ (second) wife Jоаn hаvе аn arrangement fоr hіѕ ѕоn Wіllіаm tо wоrk оff thе debt bу tutoring Joan's ѕоnѕ. It results in the tutоr (Wіll Shаkеѕреаrе) mееtіng Agnes. Agnеѕ and hеr brоthеr Bаrthоlоmеw are thе farmer's сhіldrеn with his first wіfе. Agnes hаѕ ѕресіаl аbіlіtіеѕ, whеrе ѕhе is able to dіvіnе information about реорlе, аnd ѕhе іѕ аlѕо good wіth рlаntѕ. Agnes аnd Wіllіаm fall іn lоvе. In 1596, Agnеѕ finally comes hоmе and trіеѕ tо treat Judіth, соnfіrmіng thаt ѕhе hаѕ "the реѕtіlеnсе" (the рlаguе). Thе doctor shows uр and wаrnѕ thеm that nо оnе іѕ tо lеаvе the house untіl it has раѕѕеd. Whеn nothing wоrkѕ, Elіzа (Wіllіаm'ѕ ѕіѕtеr) wrіtеѕ tо hеr brоthеr іn London to tell hіm tо соmе hоmе tо say gооdbуе. To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.