For fans of Libba Bray, this first book in a gothic suspense trilogy is inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by New York Times bestseller Carrie Ryan as having "beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance." Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's insanity. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.
Regarded by some as second only to Shakespeare, the Jacobean dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher collaborated to produce some of the finest plays of the seventeenth century. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Beaumont and Fletcher’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Beaumont and Fletcher’s lives and works * Concise introductions to the plays * ALL 58 plays, with individual contents tables * Features all the plays written with other collaborators, many appearing for the first time digital publishing * Images of how the plays were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the Jacobean texts * Excellent formatting of the plays * Also includes the poetry of Beaumont and Fletcher * Easily locate the poems or scenes you want to read * Includes rare and disputed plays * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Beaumont and Fletcher’s contribution to literature * Features two biographies - explore Beaumont and Fletcher’s Jacobean world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Beaumont’s Solo Plays THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE THE MASQUE OF THE INNER TEMPLE AND GRAY’S INN Fletcher’s Solo Plays THE FAITHFUL SHEPHERDESS VALENTINIAN MONSIEUR THOMAS THE WOMAN’S PRIZE; OR THE TAMER TAMED BONDUCA THE CHANCES WIT WITHOUT MONEY THE MAD LOVER THE LOYAL SUBJECT THE HUMOROUS LIEUTENANT WOMEN PLEASED THE ISLAND PRINCESS, THE WILD GOOSE CHASE THE PILGRIM A WIFE FOR A MONTH RULE A WIFE AND HAVE A WIFE Beaumont and Fletcher’s Plays THE WOMAN HATER CUPID’S REVENGE PHILASTER; OR LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING THE MAID’S TRAGEDY A KING AND NO KING THE CAPTAIN THE SCORNFUL LADY LOVE’S PILGRIMAGE THE NOBLE GENTLEMAN Beaumont and Fletcher’s Plays Revised by Massinger THIERRY AND THEODORET THE COXCOMB BEGGARS’ BUSH LOVE’S CURE Fletcher and Massinger’s Plays SIR JOHN VAN OLDEN BARNAVELT THE LITTLE FRENCH LAWYER A VERY WOMAN; OR, THE PRINCE OF TARENT. THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY THE DOUBLE MARRIAGE THE FALSE ONE THE PROPHETESS THE SEA VOYAGE THE SPANISH CURATE THE LOVERS’ PROGRESS OR THE WANDERING LOVERS THE ELDER BROTHER Fletcher, Massinger and Field’s Plays THE HONEST MAN’S FORTUNE THE QUEEN OF CORINTH THE KNIGHT OF MALTA Fletcher and Shakespeare’s Plays HENRY VIII THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN CARDENIO (LOST) Fletcher, Middleton and Rowley’s Collaboration WIT AT SEVERAL WEAPONS Fletcher and Rowley’s Play THE MAID IN THE MILL Fletcher and Field’s Play FOUR PLAYS; OR MORAL REPRESENTATIONS, IN ONE, MORALITY Fletcher, Massinger, Jonson and Chapman’s Play ROLLO DUKE OF NORMANDY; OR THE BLOODY BROTHER Fletcher and Shirley’s Play THE NIGHT WALKER; OR THE LITTLE THIEF Contested Fletcher Plays THE NICE VALOUR; OR THE PASSIONATE MADMAN THE LAWS OF CANDY THE FAIR MAID OF THE INN THE FAITHFUL FRIENDS THE CORONATION The Poetry BEAUMONT’S POETRY FLETCHER’S POETRY FIRST FOLIO COMMENDATORY VERSES LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Criticism NOTES ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER by S. T. Coleridge THE THREE MASTERPIECES by Walter W. Greg THE THIRD DRAMATIC PERIOD by George Saintsbury THE LATER ELIZABETHANS by Ashley H. Thorndike The Biographies FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATIST by Charles Mills Gayley BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Margaret Bryant Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
The most comprehensive treatment of the Arabian Nights ever published, with more than 800 detailed encyclopedic entries and a wealth of authoritative essays and resources. * Includes 800+ encyclopedic entries covering all aspects of the Arabian Nights * Begins with a fascinating introduction and a variety of essays by renowned scholars, presenting areas of pivotal interest and concern * Includes a concordance of tales in different editions and translations * Provides an extensive bibliography, featuring reference works published in English and other languages
In this issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook, the special section focuses on 'Shakespeare and the Bonds of Service.' The guest editor for the section is Michael Neill, Professor of English at the University of Auckland and author of Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy. The essays in this section consider the resonance of both the theory and practice of service in early modern English society and drama.The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Representing international perspectives on Shakespeare studies, contributors to this issue come from the US, Canada and the UK, Japan and India, New Zealand and South Africa. They appraise or reappraise current thinking about such matters as scepticism, psychoanalysis, appropriation and adaptation, textual traditions and performance practices (including a Production Diary for The Merchant of Venice, contributed by Barrie Rutter of Northern Broadsides). Essays on the plays and poems tend to focus on 'where we are now', and what has changed, is changing, or ought to change.