This is Goethe s first novel, published in 1774 Written in diary form, it tells the tale of an unhappy, passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte, the wife of a friend a man who he alternately admires and detests The Sorrows of Young Werther became an important part of the Sturm
You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE This best selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals.
Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake It appeared in two phases A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789 five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocenc
Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a cre
The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure William Wordsworth, from the Advertisment prefac
Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls i
Delve into The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne s meditation on human alienation and its effect on the soul in this story set in seventeenth century Massachusetts and be dazzled by literature In Nathaniel Hawthorne s dark novel, The Scarlet Letter, a single sinful act ruins the lives of three pe
I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death, John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797 98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads Modern editions use a later revised version printed in 1817 and fea
Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen s most captivating and vivid characters Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.
Twenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The
Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780141439662 The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby sh
Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread Les Mis rables ranks among the greatest novels of all time In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good a