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Literature books and literary studies, including classical texts, poetry books, plays, prose, anthologies and history.

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  1. The Quest of the Holy Grail by Pauline Matarasso

    The Quest of the Holy Grail by Pauline Matarasso

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    Recounts the quest of the knights of Camelot - the simple Perceval, the thoughtful Bors, the rash Gawain, the weak Lancelot and the saintly Galahad - as they journey through danger and temptation to reach the elusive Holy Grail. Learn More
  2. The Metaphysical Poets by Helen Gardner

    The Metaphysical Poets by Helen Gardner

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    In this anthology, Dame Helen Gardner has collected together those 17th century poets who, although never self consciously a school, did possess in common certain features of argument and powerful persuasion which have come to be described as "metaphysical". Learn More
  3. "Oleanna" by David Mamet

    "Oleanna" by David Mamet

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    This play was published to coincide with its British premiere, directed by Harold Pinter, at the Royal Court Theatre, London. Learn More
  4. Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes; The Persians by Aeschylus

    Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: The Suppliants; Seven Against Thebes; The Persians by Aeschylus

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    Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. This translation is accompanied by an introduction, with individual discussions of the plays, and their sources in history and mythology. Learn More
  5. King Henry IV: Pt.1 by William Shakespeare

    King Henry IV: Pt.1 by William Shakespeare

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    The "New Penguin Shakespeare" offers a complete edition of the plays and poems. "Henry IV, Part One" has been prepared from the original text, and includes an introduction, a list of further reading, a full commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play. Learn More
  6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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    A drama of revenge, rich in contrasts and conflicts. Learn More
  7. Verse and Worse by Arnold Silcock
  8. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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    The "Heinemann Plays" series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play depicts the conflict between a fading Southern belle and the brash lower-class society of her sister's family. Learn More
  9. La Symphonie Pastorale by Andre Gide
  10. Watt by Samuel Beckett

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