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The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1616 version)

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Christopher Marlowe


The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlow…

Oedipus Rex (Murray Translation)

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Sophocles


"Oedipus Rex" (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Τύραννος, Oidipous Tyrannos), also known as "Oedipus the King" or "Oedipus t…

Love and Intrigue

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Friedrich Schiller


Ferdinand is an army major and son of President von Walter, a high-ranking noble in a German duke's court, while Luise Miller is the daughte…

Viviane

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Paul Duval


« Comment, Viviane, la fille onduleuse aux crins d'or, courtisane galloise experte en félonie, des douze preux d'Arthur ayant &…

Mary Stuart

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Friedrich Schiller


Schiller's tragedy depicts the final days of Mary, Queen of Scots, who has been imprisoned by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, because of her …

The Prussian Officer

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D. H. Lawrence


The collection of short stories - of which The Prussian Officer is one - was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly ar…

The Persians

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Aeschylus


This is one of the few Greek tragedies that deals with historical events rather than mythological ones. The elders of the Persian court awa…

The Tragic Bride

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Francis Brett Young


The story centers on Gabrielle Hewish, only and lonely child of Sir Jocelyn Hewish, a loveable lush and owner of the peaceful Roscarna estat…

The Changeling

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Thomas Middleton


The Changeling is a sensational 1622 tragicomedy by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley that comprises two intertwining plots. The first inv…

The Petticoat Commando

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Johanna Brandt


In introducing the English version of this book I venture to bespeak a welcome for it, not only for the light which it throws on some little…

Samson Agonistes

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John Milton


“The Sun to me is darkAnd silent as the Moon,When she deserts the nightHid in her vacant interlunar cave.”Milton composes his last extended …

Amy Foster

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Joseph Conrad


Classic shortish story by Conrad that relates his self-thought alienation from British society, as a young foreign man survives a shipwreck …

Antigone (Plumptre Translation)

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Sophocles


A powerful artistic protest against tyranny, "Antigone" has been translated and adapted dozens of times, applied over and over thr…

The Spanish Tragedy

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Thomas Kyd


The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and inf…

A Dog of Flanders

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Ouida


"Nello and Patrasche were left all alone in the world." So begins the poignant story of the two orphans who were to become insepar…

Die Büchse der Pandora

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Frank Wedekind


Die Büchse der Pandora ist eine Tragödie in drei Aufzügen von Frank Wedekind. Sie ist die Fortsetzung von Wedekinds Tragö…

Spoon River Anthology

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Edgar Lee Masters


This is a collection of poems, in the form of an entire community speaking from beyond the grave about their lives, and, in some cases, goss…

Women Beware Women

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Thomas Middleton


Thomas Middleton's masterful 17th century tragedy is packed with adultery, incest, intrigue, revenge, and inventive methods for murder. Lean…

Ivanov

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Anton Chekhov


Nicolai (anglicised Nicholas in this translation) Ivanov, a middle-aged public servant, is unhappy. His wife Anna, disinherited by her famil…

Philoctetes

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Sophocles


Sophocles' play recounts an episode from the Trojan War, in which the wily Odysseus and Achilles' son Neoptolemus travel to a remote island …

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