The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192833976
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A theoretical and practical guide to the acquisition and maintenance of power within a state

East Lynne

Author: Ellen Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199536031
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"Looks at the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and promiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family, [and wherein] the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murder, disguise, and adultery"--Provided by publisher.

Discourses on Livy

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604666
Format: PDF
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Discourses on Livy (1531) is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, The Prince. Equally controversial, it reveals his fundamental preference for a republican state. Comparing the practice of the ancient Romans with that of his contemporaries provided Machiavelli with a consistent point of view in all his works. Machiavelli's close analysis of Livy's history of Rome led him to advance his most original and outspoken view of politics - the belief that a healthy body politic was characterized by social friction and conflict rather than by rigid stability. His discussion of conspiracies in Discourses on Livy is one of the most sophisticated treatments of archetypal political upheaval every written. In an age of increasing political absolutism, Machiavelli's theories became a dangerous ideology. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Wenn wir Toten erwachen Mit Biografie des Autors

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075836065
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Wenn wir Toten erwachen - Ein dramatischer Epilog ist der Titel eines 3-aktigen Dramas des norwegischen Schriftstellers und Dramatikers Henrik Ibsen. Es ist sein letztes Drama vor seinem Tod 1906. Zur Handlung: Professor Rubek und Frau Maja sitzen im Park eines Badehotels. Sie sind nach vier Jahren in die Heimat zurückgekehrt, fühlen sich dort jedoch nicht mehr wohl. Das Werk, das dem Bildhauer Rubek weltweit zu Ruhm verholfen hat, ist "Die Auferstehung", verkörpert von einer jungen Frau, die aus dem Todesschlaf erwacht. Maja erinnert Rubek an sein Versprechen, sie auf einen Berg mitzunehmen, um ihr die Herrlichkeiten der Welt zu zeigen, was er jedoch nie verwirklicht hat. Der Inspektor kommt hinzu. Rubek erzählt ihm, dass er letzte Nacht eine helle Gestalt gefolgt von einem dunklen Schatten gesehen habe... Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) war ein norwegischer Dramatiker und Lyriker, der gegen die Moral und "Lebenslüge" seiner Zeit zu Felde zog und im "Kampf der Geschlechter" im Gegensatz zu August Strindberg den Standpunkt der Frau vertrat. Seine bürgerlichen Dramen zeigten ethischen Ernst und großes psychologisches Einfühlungsvermögen.

Der F rst illustriert

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635370965
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„Wer glaubt, Machiavelli sage, Politik könne man nur mit Gift und Dolch, Lüge und Verbrechen machen, hat ihn gründlich missverstanden. Wo es ohne diese Dinge geht, darf man diese Mittel gar nicht anwenden, nicht aus moralischen Gründen, sondern weil es unpolitisch wäre, es zu tun. Wo aber, gewissermaßen von der Technik des Machtkampfes her, in einer bestimmten Lage Gift und Dolch, Lüge und Verbrechen nicht entbehrt werden können, um den Gegner zu überwinden, wenn es wirklich um Sein oder Nichtsein geht, dann ist einer als Staatsmann nur dann richtig am Platze, wenn er es über sich bringt, sich dieser Mittel zu bedienen, sei es als nihilistischer Zyniker, sei es als einer, der dem Staat „das Königsopfer seiner Seele“ bringt. Das ist der Sinn des Wortes von Machiavelli, dass ein Staatsmann auch böse handeln können müsse.“ – Carlo Schmid.

Britannicus Phaedra Athaliah

Author: Jean Racine
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ISBN: 9780192838278
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Jean Racine (1639-99) remains to this day the greatest of French poetic dramatists. Britannicus (1669), the first play in this volume, takes its themes from Roman history: the setting is bloody and treacherous court of the Emperor Nero. Phaedra (1677) dramatizes the Greek myth of Phaedra's doomed love for her stepson Hippolytus. Athaliah (1691), Racine's last and perhaps finest play, draws on the Old Testament story of Athaliah, Queen of Judah and worshipper of Baal, who is threatened andfinally forced to concede victory to Joash, a son of the house of David and survivor of Athaliah's massacres. Racine's tragedies portray characters wrestling with ambition, treachery, religion, and love. In this translation, specially commissioned for The World's Classics series, C.H. Sisson has captured admirably the lucidity of Racine's language, both analytic and passionate, and the rhythm of his four-part Alexandrine, a combination that previous translators have consistently failed toachieve.

Oxford World s Classics

Author: Choderlos de Laclos
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192838679
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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. - ;The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. - ;The Oxford World's Classic edition offers students an excellent introduction to this classic text and also important notes and chronologies. - Dr. Paraic Finnerty, University of Portsmouth.

The Castle of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198704445
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'Look, my lord! See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions!' The Castle of Otranto (1764) is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction. It inaugurated a literary genre that will be forever associated with the effects that Walpole pioneered. Professing to be a translation of a mysterious Italian tale from the darkest Middle Ages, the novel tells of Manfred, prince of Otranto, whose fear of an ancient prophecy sets him on a course of destruction. After the grotesque death of his only son, Conrad, on his wedding day, Manfred determines to marry the bride-to-be. The virgin Isabella flees through a castle riddled with secret passages. Chilling coincidences, ghostly visitations, arcane revelations, and violent combat combine in a heady mix that is both chilling and terrifying. In this new edition Nick Groom's wide-ranging introduction explores the novel's Gothic context in the cultural movement that affected political and religious thinking before Walpole developed it as a literary style, helping to explain the novel's impact on contemporaries, its importance, and Walpole's pioneering innovations in the horror genre. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.