Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2016-04-21
One of the great Norwegian playwright's most mysterious, symbolic, and lyrical dramas, The Master Builder concerns one Halvard Solness, an architect who in his youth had been ruthlessly ambitious, but now, in his later years, not only feels threatened by younger architects, but also fears the decay of his own creativity. In the course of the play, Solness becomes involved with a woman named Hilda Wangel, who is his muse and inspiration. Ironically, it is Hilda's fanatical belief in his greatness that precipitates the play's tragic end. Among the most original of Ibsen's works and one of the most frequently performed, The Master Builder is widely read by students of drama and literature as well as by general readers.
First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded second edition brings even more helpful information and new insights to the study of the New Testament. - Introductions to each New Testament book, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, have been revised and augmented, and in some cases newly written. - Annotations on the text--some revised, some new to this edition--provide verse-by-verse commentary. - The thirty essays from the first edition are thoroughly updated, and there are twenty-four new essays, on topics such as "Mary in Jewish Tradition," "Christology," and "Messianic Judaism." - For Christian readers The Jewish Annotated New Testament offers a window into the first-century world of Judaism from which the New Testament springs. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion. - For Jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament--a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture--with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought. It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition is an essential volume that places the New Testament writings in a context that will enlighten readers of any faith or none.
Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-03-19
The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics. Extensively revised--half of the material is brand new--featuring a new design to enhance readability, and brand-new color maps, the Annotated Fourth Edition adds to the established reputation of this essential biblical studies resource. Many new and revised maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the Scripture text. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions present their information in a standard format so that students can find what they need to know. Of course, the Fourth Edition retains the features prized by students, including single column annotations at the foot of the pages, in-text charts, and maps, a page number-keyed index of all the study materials in the volume, and Oxford's renowned Bible maps. This timely edition maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and perspectives to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text. ? The renowned New Revised Standard Version Bible translation, the scholarly standard for study of the Bible ? Wholly revised, and greatly expanded book introductions and annotations. ? Annotations in a single column across the page bottom, paragraphed according to their boldface topical headings. ? In-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text. ? Essays on the history of the formation of the biblical canon for Jews and various Christian churches. ? More detailed explanations of the historical background of the text. ? More in-depth treatment of the history and varieties of biblical criticism. ? A timeline of major events in the ancient Near East. ? A full index to all of the study materials, keyed to the page numbers on which they occur. ? A full glossary of scholarly and critical terms. ? 36-page section of full color New Oxford Bible Maps, approximately 40 in-text line drawing maps and diagrams. Classic but not stodgy, up-to-date but not trendy, The New Oxford Annotated Bible: 4th Edition is ready to serve new generations of students, teachers, and general readers.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Release Date: 2015-01-23
The Little Mermaid, Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen ... Your Illustrated Deluxe Annotated Edition contains EVERY Tale in order of Publication + EXCLUSIVE BONUS - Restored Original drawings from the original Dutch editions by Vilhelm Pedersen & Lorenz Frolich - over 70 artworks! + Links to FREE audiobook versions + Essay on "Dickens and Andersen” + The Sketch of Hans Christian Anderson’s Life Plus for Students + Research Bibliography for "Hans Andersen” since 1990 - in Harvard format for quick and easy research! + The "Home of Hans Andersen” Formatted for text to speech readers!! --Low, Low Price!-- A few of the Tales ... 1. The Tinder-Box (1835) 2. Little Claus and Big Claus (1835) 3. The Princess and the Pea (1835) 4. Little Ida’s Flowers (1835) 5. Little Tiny or Thumbelina (1835) 6. The Saucy Boy (1835) 7. The Travelling Companion (1835) 8. This Fable is Intended for You (1836) 9. The Talisman (1836) 10. God Can Never Die (1836) 11. The Little Mermaid (1836) 12. The Emperor’s New Suit (1837) 13. The Goloshes of Fortune (1838) 14. The Daisy (1838) 15. The Brave Tin Soldier (1838) 16. The Wild Swans (1838) 17. The Garden of Paradise (1838) 18. The Flying Trunk (1838) 19. The Storks (1838) 20. The Elf of the Rose (1839) 21. What the Moon Saw (1840) 22. The Wicked Prince (1840) 23. The Metal Pig (1842) 24. The Shepherd’s Story of the Bond of Friendship (1842) 25. A Rose from Homer’s Grave (1842) 26. The Buckwheat (1842) 27. Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream-God (1842) 28. The Swineherd (1842) 29. The Angel (1844) 30. The Nightingale (1844) 31. The Ugly Duckling (1844) 32. The Top and Ball (1844) 33. The Fir Tree (1845) 34. The Snow Queen [In Seven Stories] (1845) 35. The Little Elder-Tree Mother (1845) 36. The Elfin Hill (1845) 37. The Red Shoes (1845) 38. The Jumper (1845) 39. The Shepherdess and the Sweep (1845) 40. Holger Danske (1845) 41. The Bell (1845) 42. Grandmother (1845) 43. The Darning-Needle (1846) 44. The Little Match-Seller (1846) 45. The Sunbeam and the Captive (1847) 46. By the Almshouse Window (1847) 47. The Old Street Lamp (1847) 48. The Neighbouring Families (1847) 49. Little Tuk (1847) 50. The Shadow (1847) 51. The Old House (1848) 52. The Drop of Water (1848) 53. The Happy Family (1848) 54. The Story of a Mother (1848) 55. The Shirt-Collar (1848) 56. The Flax (1849) 57. The Phoenix Bird (1850) 58. A Story (1851) 59. The Pigs (1851) 60. The Puppet-Show Man (1851) 61. The Dumb Book (1851) 62. The Old Grave-Stone (1852) 63. The Conceited Apple-Branch (1852) 64. The Loveliest Rose in the World (1852) 65. In A Thousand Years (1852) 66. The Swan’s Nest (1852) 67. The Story of the Year (1852) 68. On Judgment Day (1852) 69. There is No Doubt About It (1852) . . . And many more!
Author: Francis K. Peddle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Political Science
Henry George (1839–1897) rose to fame as a social reformer and economist amid the industrial and intellectual turbulence of the late nineteenth century. His best-selling Progress and Poverty (1879) captures the ravages of privileged monopolies and the woes of industrialization in a language of eloquent indignation. His reform agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the Gilded Age, and his impassioned prose and compelling thought inspired such diverse figures as Leo Tolstoy, John Dewey, Sun Yat-Sen, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein. This six-volume edition of The Annotated Works of Henry George assembles all his major works for the first time with new introductions, critical annotations, extensive bibliographical material, and comprehensive indexing to provide a wealth of resources for scholars and reformers. Volume II of this series presents the unabridged text of Progress and Poverty, arguably the most influential work of Henry George. The original text is supplemented by notes which explain the changes George made during his lifetime and the many references he made to history, literature, economics, and public policy. A new index augments accessibility to the text and key terms. The introductory essay, “The Rhetoric and the Remedy,” by series co-editor William S. Peirce, provides an overview of the historical context for George’s philosophy of economics and summarizes the argument of Progress and Poverty within the framework of the economic theories of his day. It then looks at some of the early reactions by leading economists and opinion makers to George’s fervent and eloquent call for economic justice. Henry George wrote Progress and Poverty in order to identify and resolve the great paradox of modern industrial life. How was it possible for abject poverty, financial instability, and extreme economic inequality to co-exist with rising productivity and technological progress? He analyzed and rejected the widely held beliefs that poverty inevitably followed from the laws of economics or from a Darwinian struggle for survival of the fittest. George concluded that at the heart of this dilemma was how society treated natural resources, especially urban land. He did not succumb to the panacea of arbitrarily confiscating property or taking from the rich to give to the poor. George argued that taxes on productive labor and capital should be drastically reduced. His “sovereign remedy” declared that public goods could be adequately funded from the returns to land and other natural resources. The activities of society as a whole give land its value. It is therefore both equitable and efficient for the community to tax or recapture land values to support the activities of government.
This copiously annotated bibliography documents and examines the whole range of commentary on Strindberg's works and activity in many fields besides the plays for which he is internationally best known. These include his prose fiction and poetry, his work as an historian and natural historian, and his relationship to the other arts, most notably his painting. It is concerned with both lasting works of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as reviews of his books and plays in the theatre, and some more ephemeral material, all of this in several languages. Organised generically and by subject and individual work, the bibliography enables the reader to trace the changing impact of Strindberg and his works in various countries and during different periods. It is thus very much a study in reception as well as a bibliographical record of published material. It traces the developing image of Strindberg and his writing both during his lifetime and in subsequent years, and with frequent cross reference offers a comprehensive overview of a literary and existential project that has rarely been matched for its multifaceted diversity. The bibliography is published in three parts. Volume 1, General Studies (978-0-947623-81-4) and Volume 3, Prose, Poetry, Miscellaneous (978-0-947623-83-8) are also now available. Michael Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Author: Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2002
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was one of the most exciting figures of the Italian Renaissance. He wrote the first modern treatise on painting, the first modern manual of classical architecture, and a powerful set of "dialogues" about the princely families of Florence. But Alberti also made his own spectacular advances in the art of painting and in engineering, and was responsible for some of the most exciting architectural designs in Italy. In this volume, one of our most distinguished Renaissance scholars offers the superlative biography and cultural history that Alberti has long deserved. It is a compelling portrait of a mysterious and original intellectual.
Author: Charles F. Haanel
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date: 2012
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation about the history and basics of New Thought, written by Carl Henry Andrew Bjerregaard * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices Used as thus instructed “The Master Key” will make of the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life’s beauty and wonder. The “Master Key” is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great cosmic intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader. “The Master Key” teaching has hitherto been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The reader, who now receives the whole 24 parts at one times, is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. Otherwise the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader’s time and money will be wasted. The Master Key is the ultimate book for changing your personality for good. Become a better ans more successful and powerful person by diving into this pool of wealthy information. An absolute bestseller at the tip of your fingers.