The Oracle and the Curse

Author: Caleb Smith

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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Caleb Smith explores the confessions, trial reports, maledictions, and martyr narratives that juxtaposed law and conscience in antebellum America’s court of public opinion and shows how writers portrayed struggles for justice as clashes between human law and higher authority, giving voice to a moral protest that transformed American literature.

Logica Wesleiensis

Or, the Farrago Double Distilled. With an Heroic Poem in Praise of Mr John Wesley. By Richard Hill Esquire

Author: Sir Richard Hill



Category: Calvinism

Page: 63

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Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles and Mary Lamb

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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As children, Charles and Mary Lamb took great delight in exploring their benefactor’s extensive library; as adults they began writing children’s books together that also appealed to all generations. In Tales of Shakespeare they wished to bring their favourite plays to life for children too young to read and appreciate Shakespeare’s work. This collection of twenty of Shakespeare’s stories begins with The Tempest, which explores themes of magic, power and reconciliation, and ends with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, an exotic play of love, loss and family ties. Between these two tales are twelve romances and comedies, all written by Mary, and six tragedies, all written by Charles. Each tale is told chronologically and retains much of Shakespeare’s lyricism, phrasing and rhythm. Together, they form a captivating and accessible introduction to the Bard’s work.