The Golden Tresses of the Dead

Author: Alan Bradley

Publisher: Doubleday Canada


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The spectacular final novel starring Flavia de Luce--"the world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times)--from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley. Flavia de Luce, the twelve-year-old chemist and amateur detective, is eager to turn professional. She and her father's valet, Dogger, have founded a detective agency, Arthur Dogger & Associates, and unexpectedly cut into their first case during the revelry at her sister Ophelia's wedding reception. After an eventful ceremony with a missing best man and spontaneous ventriloquist act, spirits are high as Feely and her new husband head for the towering and beautifully iced wedding cake. But as Feely slices into the first piece, a scream rings out--the bridal cake contains a severed human finger. Delighted, Flavia wraps the finger in a napkin and whisks it away to her chemical laboratory. By studying the embalmed skin, the indentation of a ring and the slope of the fingernail, she'll not only be able to determine the identity of the victim--but also point a finger at a killer.

The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Helen Vendler

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 692

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Helen Vendler, widely regarded as our most accomplished interpreter of poetry, here serves as an incomparable guide to some of the best-loved poems in the English language. In detailed commentaries on Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, Vendler reveals previously unperceived imaginative and stylistic features of the poems, pointing out not only new levels of import in particular lines, but also the ways in which the four parts of each sonnet work together to enact emotion and create dynamic effect.

Shakspeare and His Times

Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on His Genius and Writings, a New Chronology of His Plays, a Disquisition on the Object of His Sonnets, and a History of the Manners, Customs, Amusements, Superstitions, Poetry, and Elegant Literature of His Age

Author: Nathan Drake



Category: English literature

Page: 660

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Shakespeare: an Homage To

Author: Jean Elizabeth Ward




Page: 381

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Shakespeare For The Student: the 1690 Sonnets as they originally were, from one love to another, and the Notes as Concrete Poems, and below each one, the Homage’s being paid to himby American Poetess, Jean Elizabeth Ward. Index of Shakespeare’s words at the back of the book to complete this book, which is wonderful for a beginner who wants to study Shakespeare, but in the past has found it too difficult and demanding.The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he was probably educated at the King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists. At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior. Together they raised two daughters: Susanna, who was born in 1583, and Judith (whose twin brother died in boyhood), born in 1585.

'What May Words Say . . . ?'

A Reading of the The Merchant of Venice

Author: Inge Leimberg

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts.

Shakespeare's Poems

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Poetry

Page: 61

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A collection of Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint.