The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853261874
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Fiction

Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when FitzGerald published a free adapation of this Persian poetry. As a result, The Rubaiyat became one of the best-known and most often quoted English classics.


Author: Omar Khayyam
ISBN: PRNC:32101076417144
Release Date: 1910

Rescuing Miranda And Further Literary Essays

Author: Cedric Watts
ISBN: 9780244311063
Release Date: 2017-06-22

Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, gathers here fifteen of his literary essays which were previously published in a diversity of locations. They include some of his most popular and controversial pieces, notably: ' The Semiotics of Othello'; 'Bakhtin's Monologism'; 'Haunting Conrad's Under Western Eyes'; and 'Jews and Degenerates in The Secret Agent'. Several of the essays concern Shakespeare and Conrad, but there are also discussions of Keats, Sterne, Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, and Edward Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Meditation as a Way of Life

Author: Alan L Pritz
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9780835631709
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award! Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. The book’s accessible narrative and universal themes make it enjoyable to read and life enhancing to apply.

The Many Faces of Iran

Author: Yves Korbendau
ISBN: 9782867701535
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Travel

Iran is a country waiting to be rediscovered. Foreign visitors can travel freely and will receive a warm welcome wherever they go. There are many facets to this extraordinary country, as Iran is blessed with a vast cultural wealth. The architectural and


Author: Omar Chayyam
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783743724785
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Genre: Fiction

Omar Chayyam: Vierzeiler Die persischen Vierzeiler, Sinnsprüche oder Strophen, die dem Gelehrten Omar Chayyam zugeschrieben werden, entstanden zwischen 1040 und 1150 und wurden von den Freunden des Verfassers gesammelt und aufgeschrieben. Viele Vierzeiler sind jedoch auch unter den Namen anderer Verfasser überliefert. Die vorliegende Auswahl folgt der Übersetzung von Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2018. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Strophen des Omar Chiijam. Übers. v. Adolf Friedrich Grafen von Schack, Stuttgart, Berlin: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, [o. J.] Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853261750
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.

Shakespeare and Classic Works in the Classroom

Author: Dennis Carter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134138623
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Education

With supportive guidelines for Key Stages 2 and 3 this book offers active approaches for teaching pre-twentieth century literature with confidence. Key texts including The Odyssey, Hamlet and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are explained in a very practical and accessible way. This text allows for creativity amongst pupils at the same time as improving their reading and writing abilities within the literacy strategy objectives and KS3 English framework guidelines. The author looks to develop an active pedagogy that encompasses the literacy strategy, the KS3 English framework and the creative arts. Using case studies from primary and secondary school projects a series of lessons are proposed for each year group from Year 4 though to Year 8. The lessons cover poetry, drama, story and the novel.

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853260002
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Fiction

Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853262773
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Fiction

With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. A Pair of Blue Eyes, though early in the sequence of Hardy's novels, is lively and gripping. Its dramatic cliff-hanging episode, for example, is at once tense, ironic, feministic and erotic. With settings in Wessex and London, the novel also has some strongly autobiographical features, as the blue-eyed heroine, Elfride Swancourt, is based largely on Emma Gifford, who became Thomas Hardy's first wife. Elfride's vivacious nature attracts several lovers, but she is beset by sexual prejudice, and the ensuing ironies reveal the constraints of her times. A Pair of Blue Eyes provides an engaging and moving experience for today's readers.

Collected Short Stories of Saki

Author: Saki
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853260711
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Fiction

The extraordinary stories of 'Saki' are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried.

Der Mann in der eisernen Maske

Author: Alexandre Dumas
ISBN: 9783955010973
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Genre: Fiction

Einer für Alle, Alle für Einen. Die Geschichte spielt in Frankreich unter der Herrschaft des Königs Ludwig XIV. Der König ist verdorben und skrupellos. Während sein Volk verhungert, feiert er Feste und umgibt sich mit schönen Frauen. Die drei Musketiere jedoch haben andere Vorstellungen von einem starken Königtum, und sie wissen um einen Zwillingsbruder Ludwigs, der, vor der Öffentlichkeit verborgen, in einem Seitenflügel der Bastille lebt. Diesen Doppelgänger wollen sie unbemerkt gegen Ludwig austauschen und auf den Thron setzen.