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  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    A Streetcar Named Desire (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.

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  • "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
    "A Doll's House" (English, Paperback) Henrik Ibsen

    The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.

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  • Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    "The play plus a translation anyone can understand"--Cover.

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  • Into The Woods by John Yorke
    Into The Woods (Paperback) John Yorke

    Takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within.

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  • North by Seamus Heaney
    North (English, Paperback) Seamus Heaney

    Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to memories of the Scandinavian and English invasions which have marked Irish history so indelibly.

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  • The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
    The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback) Benjamin Hoff

    The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Winnie-the-Pooh)

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  • Morgoth's Ring by Christopher Tolkien
    Morgoth's Ring (English, Paperback) Christopher Tolkien

    The first of two companion volumes which documents the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien's epic tale of war.

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  • the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
    the princess saves herself in this one (English, Paperback) Amanda Lovelace

    the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.

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  • The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
    The Duchess of Malfi (English, Paperback) John Webster

    A major revision of this classic revenge tragedy. The comprehensive introduction covers recent developments in criticism and key theatre productions, as well as relating the play to other early modern tragedies. The edition gives students and teachers a reliable, annotated text and a stimulating overview of the play's context, critical perspectives and an exploration of its stage history. An...

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  • The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works by David Wilkins
    The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works (English, Paperback) David Wilkins, Eric Rasmussen

    Developed in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company, this edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare combines exemplary textual scholarship with elegant writing and design.

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  • A World of Difference by Lynda Prescott
    A World of Difference (English, Paperback) Lynda Prescott

    An international selection of 15 short stories by distinguished modern writers including Peter Carey, Zadie Smith and Bernard Malamud. Featuring the theme of 'difference', each story has something to say about cultural encounters, often arising from experiences of migration or uprooting. With biographic and photographic portraits.

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  • Everyman and Mankind by Douglas Bruster
    Everyman and Mankind (English, Paperback) Douglas Bruster

    Everyman and Mankind are morality plays that mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Both plays are modernised here with full on-page commentaries, a detailed, illustrated introduction and all the scholarly qualities associated with Arden editions

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  • Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
    Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath (English, Paperback) Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and include many of her most celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.

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  • The Duchess of Malfi by John Fletcher
    The Duchess of Malfi (English, Paperback) John Fletcher

    The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play which is often performed and studied at A level and university. This Arden edition brings all the scholarship and comprehensive analysis associated with the series and offers readers a deeper understanding of the play than competing editions.

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  • The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
    The House of Bernarda Alba (Multiple languages, Paperback) Federico Garcia Lorca

    Lorca's tragic tale of the destruction of Bernarda Alba's family following the death of her husband. This Student Edition includes a commentary, chronology, notes and bibliography.

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  • Sauron Defeated by Christopher Tolkien
    Sauron Defeated (English, Paperback) Christopher Tolkien

    The final part of The History of The Lord of the Rings, an enthralling account of the writing of the Book of the Century which contains many additional scenes and includes the unpublished Epilogue in its entirety.

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  • Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda (Paperback) F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald

    Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career highs (and lows) and her institutional confinement, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's devotion to each other endured for more than twenty-two years. This book presents a collection of correspondence between Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

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  • Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
    Blood Brothers (English, Paperback) Willy Russell, Jim Mulligan

    This Student Edition of Willy Russell's successful folk opera, the story of two Liverpudlian brothers who grow up on opposite sides of the social tracks, includes biographical notes and an introduction to the play with guidance on its interpretation.

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  • Othello by William Shakespeare
    Othello (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    This second edition of Othello has a new, illustrated introduction by leading American scholar Ayanna Thompson, which addresses such key issues as race, religion and gender, as well as looking at ways in which the play has been adapted in more recent times....

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  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
    Macbeth (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied tragedies. This major new Arden edition offers students detailed on-page commentary notes highlighting meaning and theatrical ideas and themes, as well as an illustrated, lengthy introduction setting the play in its historical, theatrical and critical context and outlining the recent debates about Middleton's possible co-authorship of some...

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