Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe

Author: Jill Barker,Tom Rank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447913177

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 120

View: 3753

This guide has been specifically written for AS and A2 students and is filled with in-depth analysis on contexts, character, key themes and critical perspectives.

Othello

Author: Rebecca Warren

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781447913191

Category:

Page: 112

View: 4984

This guide has been specifically written for AS and A2 students and is filled with in-depth analysis on contexts, character, key themes and critical perspectives.

Frankenstein

Author: Glennis Byron

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781447913214

Category:

Page: 96

View: 432

This guide has been specifically written for AS and A2 students and is filled with in-depth analysis on contexts, character, key themes and critical perspectives.

Jane Eyre

Author: Karen Sayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447948834

Category:

Page: 112

View: 623

THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. * An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades.

York Notes AS/A2 Twelfth Night

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447948889

Category:

Page: 112

View: 3293

THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. * An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. * A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information.

AS/A-Level English Literature: Doctor Faustus Student Text Guide

Author: Anne Crow

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 1444150588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 4246

Each guide comprises three sections: an Introduction, which outlines the aims of the guide, the relevant exam board specification and Assessment Objectives Text Guidance, which gives coverage of key aspects of the text Questions and Answers, which focuses on the various types of essay questions and offers specifmen plans and sample answers, together with mark schemes

YNAS-A2 Great Gatsby

Author: Julian Cowley

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781447913207

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 104

View: 8566

This guide has been specifically written for AS and A2 students and is filled with in-depth analysis on contexts, character, key themes and critical perspectives.

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546942412

Category:

Page: 78

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The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is an Elizabethan tragedy by Christopher Marlowe, based on German stories about the title character Faust, that was first performed sometime between 1588 and Marlowe's death in 1593. Two different versions of the play were published in the Jacobean era, several years later. The powerful effect of early productions of the play is indicated by the legends that quickly accrued around them-that actual devils once appeared on the stage during a performance, "to the great amazement of both the actors and spectators," a sight that was said to have driven some spectators mad.

Macbeth

Author: Alasdair D. F. Macrae,Keith West

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781447913146

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 112

View: 3400

From Thomas Jefferson to John Rawls, justice has been at the center of America's self-image and national creed. At the same time, for many of its peoples-from African slaves and European immigrants to women and the poor-the American experience has been defined by injustice: oppression, disenfranchisement, violence, and prejudice. In Identity and the Failure of America, "John Michael explores the contradictions between a mythic national identity promising justice to all and the realities of a divided, hierarchical, and frequently iniquitous history and social order. Through a series of insightful readings, Michael analyzes such cultural moments as the epic dramatization of the tension between individual ambition and communal complicity in Moby-Dick, "attempts to effect social change through sympathy in the novels of Lydia Marie Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson's antislavery activism and Frederick Douglass's long fight for racial equity, and the divisive figures of John Brown and Nat Turner in American letters and memory. Focusing on exemplary instances when the nature of the United States as an essentially conflicted nation turned to force, Michael ultimately posits the development of a more cosmopolitan American identity, one that is more fully and justly imagined in response to the nation's ethical failings at home and abroad. John Michael is professor of English and of visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Anxious Intellects: Academic Professionals, Public Intellectuals, and Enlightenment Values and Emerson "and Skepticism: The Cipher of the World."

Dr. Faustus: The A- and B- Texts (1604, 1616)

By Christopher Marlowe

Author: David Bevington,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719081996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 8651

Dr. Faustus is one of the jewels of early modern English drama, and is still widely performed today. Interestingly, the play has come down to the contemporary audience in two distinct versions that have become known as the 'A' and the 'B' texts. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, who edited the original Revels edition over twenty years ago (and are two of the most eminent editors currently working), have hit upon the fascinating idea of presenting both texts on facing pages. This allows readers to compare the two 'versions', the 'A' text which is the one closest to Marlowe, and the longer 'B' text with additions by Samuel Rowley; in this unique edition, the reader is made aware of the changing tastes of audiences, the stage history of the play, and of just how intricate 'editing' a play can be. With a concise and illuminating introduction, and relevant notes and images, this Revels Student Edition of the 'A' and 'B' texts of Dr. Faustus will prove to be an enthralling document, and an excellent edition for student and theatre-goer alike.

Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

Author: James Sale,Alison Powell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982203

Category:

Page: 88

View: 9835

This updated edition is designed to support students in study and revision for the new GCSE (9-1) English Literature exams.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633433

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3680

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.

York Notes for As and A2 - Hamlet

Author: Jeff Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447948872

Category:

Page: 128

View: 472

THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. * An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. * A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information. * The widest coverage and the best, most in-depth analysis of characters, themes, language, form, context and style to help you demonstrate an exhaustive understanding of all aspects of the text

Othello: York Notes for A-Level

Author: Rebecca Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447982258

Category:

Page: 120

View: 588

This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316615537

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 3178

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Franklin's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.

Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

Tamburlaine, Parts I and II; Doctor Faustus, A- and B-Texts; The Jew of Malta; Edward II

Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199537068

Category: Drama

Page: 544

View: 8922

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent death.

Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992

Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135575347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 4340

Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.

Musings on Mortality

From Tolstoy to Primo Levi

Author: Victor Brombert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022607093X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 4339

“All art and the love of art,” Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, “allow us to negate our nothingness.” As a young man returning from World War II, Brombert came to understand this truth as he immersed himself in literature. Death can be found everywhere in literature, he saw, but literature itself is on the side of life. With delicacy and penetrating insight, Brombert traces the theme of mortality in the work of a group of authors who wrote during the past century and a half, teasing out and comparing their views of death as they emerged from vastly different cultural contexts. Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Albert Camus, Giorgio Bassani, J. M. Coetzee, and Primo Levi—these are the writers whose works Brombert plumbs, illuminating their views on the meaning of life and the human condition. But there is more to their work, he shows, than a pervasive interest in mortality: they wrote not only of physical death but also of the threat of moral and spiritual death—and as the twentieth century progressed, they increasingly reflected on the traumatic events of their times and the growing sense of a collective historical tragedy. He probes the individual struggle with death, for example, through Tolstoy’s Ivan Ilych and Mann’s Aschenbach, while he explores the destruction of whole civilizations in Bassani, Camus, and Primo Levi. For Kafka and Woolf, writing seems to hold the promise of salvation, though that promise is seen as ambiguous and even deceptive, while Coetzee, writing about violence and apartheid South Africa, is deeply concerned with a sense of disgrace. Throughout the book, Brombert roots these writers’ reflections in philosophical meditations on mortality. Ultimately, he reveals that by understanding how these authors wrote about mortality, we can grasp the full scope of their literary achievement and vision. Drawing deeply from the well of Brombert’s own experience, Musings on Mortality is more than mere literary criticism: it is a moving and elegant book for all to learn and live by.