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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare; Fully Annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; with an Essay by Harold Bloom

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from...

September 27, 2006, Paper, $6.95

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass; Edited by John W. Blassingame, John R. McKivigan, and Peter P. Hinks; Gerald Fulkerson, Textual Editor; James H. Cook, Victoria C. Gruber, and C. Jane Holtan, Editorial Assistants

The powerful story of slavery that has become a classic of American autobiography, now in an authoritative edition Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An...

February 8, 2001, Paper, $7.95

The Souls of Black Folk

W. E. B. Du Bois; With an Introduction and Chronology by Jonathan Scott Holloway

This collection of essays by scholar-activist W. E. B. Du Bois is a masterpiece in the African American canon. Du Bois, arguably the most influential African American leader of the early twentieth century, offers insightful...

June 30, 2015, Paper, $7.95

The White-Haired Girl

Volume One, Supplementary Reading Series for Intermediate Chinese Reader

Chih-yu Ho

The White-Haired Girl relates the story of one of the most famous figures of the Chinese Revolution. This text is the first volume designed to supplement the Intermediate Chinese Reader by John DeFrancis. It is presented in...

March 11, 1976, Paper, $8.95

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

In one of Shakespeare’s bawdier comedies, contemporary audiences still take great pleasure in the rapid-fire verbal battles between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, determined to subdue Katharina’s legendary...

November 1, 2005, Paper, $8.95

Utopia

Second Edition

Thomas More; Translated and Introduced by Clarence H. Miller; With a New Afterword by Jerry Harp

Saint Thomas More’s Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism and serves as a key text in survey courses on Western intellectual history, the Renaissance, political theory, and many other subjects....

February 25, 2014, Paper, $8.95

Othello

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

One of the most powerful dramas ever written for the stage, Othello is a story of revenge, illusion, passion, mistrust, jealousy, and murder. If in Iago Shakespeare created the most compelling villain in Western...

November 1, 2005, Paper, $8.95

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare; Fully Annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

The first tragedy to be played in the new Globe Theatre, Julius Caesar is set at a crucial turning point in Roman history, as the Republican gives way to the imperial. Safely removed in time and place from Shakespeare...

September 27, 2006, Paper, $8.95

Henry the Fourth, Part One

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an essay by Harold Bloom

While England is threatened by the Earl of Northumberland, Young Prince Hal cavorts in London's taverns, accompanied by the dissolute, entertaining Falstaff and his band of rogues. Much of this play's tension involves Prince...

April 20, 2006, Paper, $8.95

The Tempest

First Edition

William Shakespeare; Fully annotated, with an Introduction, by Burton Raffel; With an essay by Harold Bloom

Shakespeare's valedictory play is also one of his most poetical and magical. The story involves the spirit Ariel, the savage Caliban, and Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, now a wizard living on a remote island who uses...

April 20, 2006, Paper, $8.95

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