Arms and The Man

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: George Bernard Shaw
ISBN: 9788892590687
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Drama

Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid in Latin: Arma virumque cano ("Arms and the man I sing"). The play was first produced on April 21, 1894 at the Avenue Theatre, and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny. The play was one of Shaw's first commercial successes. He was called onto stage after the curtain, where he received enthusiastic applause. However, amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion, "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?" Arms and the Man is a humorous play which shows the futility of war and deals with the hypocrisies of human nature in a comedic fashion (font: Wikipedia)

Pygmalion

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781606801185
Release Date: 2008
Genre:


Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781787240186
Release Date: 2016-12-11
Genre: Philosophy

The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

The Birthmark

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781614305231
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Fiction

Nathaniel Hawthorne (18041864) was one of Americas most famous writers.Best known for the classic book The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne also wrote many other well known books and short stories including The House of the Seven Gables and Young Goodman Brown.Hawthornes writing centers around moral issues and the psychology of humans and is dark in nature.Much of this is due to Hawthornes shame of being related to one of the Salem Witch Trial judges.John Hathorne was Nathaniels great grandfather and the latter added the w to his name in order to hide that relation.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616200985
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Genre: Fiction

“Simply wonderful.” —Los Angeles Times Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the New York Times and the American Library Association, it won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for books with a multicultural perspective and was chosen by New York librarians as one of twenty-one classics for the twenty-first century. Ms. Alvarez was recently honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts for her extraordinary storytelling. In this debut novel, the García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow a tyrannical dictator is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wild and wondrous and not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways, but the girls try find new lives: by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents sets the sisters free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home—and not at home—in America. “A joy to read.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Look Back in Anger

Author: John Osborne
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571300877
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Performing Arts

In 1956 John Osborne's Look Back in Anger changed the course of English theatre. 'Look Back in Anger presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a significant achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle. All the qualities are there, qualities one had despaired of ever seeing on stage - the drift towards anarchy, the instinctive leftishness, the automatic rejection of "official" attitudes, the surrealist sense of humour . . . the casual promiscuity, the sense of lacking a crusade worth fighting for and, underlying all these, the determination that no one who dies shall go unmourned.' Kenneth Tynan, Observer, 13 May 1956 'Look Back in Anger . . . has its inarguable importance as the beginning of a revolution in the British theatre, and as the central and most immediately influential expression of the mood of its time, the mood of the "angry young man".' John Russell Taylor

The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage

Author: Christopher Marlowe
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781537804873
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Fiction

Christopher Marlowe was one of the most famous playwrights in all of literature. Marlowe's tragic plays, noted for their blank verse and unique protagonists, were a great influence on the legendary William Shakespeare.Some of Marlowe's classics include Doctor Faustus, Edward II, and Tamburlaine the Great. The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage is a play that centers on the dramatic tale of Dido's life and her love for Aeneas.This edition includes a table of contents.

Pygmalion in Management

Author: J. Sterling Livingston
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633691568
Release Date: 2009-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Numerous studies show that people will rise, or fall, to the level where their superiors believe them capable. As a manager, it is up to you to have high expectations for your employees, and to communicate those expectations to them. In Pygmalion in Management, J. Sterling Livingston urges you to understand the power you have over your subordinates' success, and use it to benefit everyone involved. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

A Bridge to Wiseman s Cove

Author: James Moloney
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702236284
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Adventure stories

Carl Matt - even his name mocks him. The people of Wattle Beach do their best to grind him under foot. Why are the Matts such pariahs? The answer lies in Wiseman's Cove, a short ride across the strait where Carl finds refuge in the most unlikely place. Wiseman's Cove has been waiting for Carl - waiting a long time.

The Heart of the Matter

Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504052528
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Fiction

“From first page to last . . . an engrossing novel” of betrayal and espionage on a colonial outpost during World War II (The New York Times). In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he’s passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated in a loveless marriage, and belittled by the wives of more privileged officers, Louise wants out. Feeling responsible for her unhappiness, Henry decides against his better judgment to accept a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise’s passage. It’s just a single indiscretion, yet for Henry it precipitates a rapid fall from grace as one moral compromise after another leads him into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. And for a devout man like Henry, there may be nothing left but damnation. Drawn from Graham Greene’s own experiences as a British intelligence officer in Sierra Leone, The Heart of the Matter is “a powerful, deep-striking novel . . . of a spirit lost in the darkness of the flesh” (New York Herald Tribune).

A Raisin in the Sun

Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679755333
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Drama

An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

Man and Superman

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X000593936
Release Date: 1922
Genre: Drama

This play was written in 1903 as a four-act drama based on the Don Juan theme.

The World s Wife

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780571199952
Release Date: 2001-04-09
Genre: Poetry

The voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male personages. Reprint.

Educating Rita

Author: Willy Russell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472518705
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Drama

Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl's hunger for education, is 'simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.' Sunday Times Educating Rita premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.