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release date: Sep 23, 2018
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Lucia Series (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
release date: Aug 15, 2017
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Hamlet (AmazonClassics Edition)
One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger. The ghost, Hamlet’s feigned madness, Ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, the “closet scene” in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography


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release date: Aug 29, 2017
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Macbeth (AmazonClassics Edition)

One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland. At first skeptical, he’s urged on by the ruthless, single-minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband’s doubt. But seeing the prophecy through to the bloody end leads them both spiraling into paranoia, tyranny, madness, and murder.

This shocking tragedy—a violent caution to those seeking power for its own sake—is, to this day, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and influential masterpieces.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

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release date: Apr 24, 2018
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Pygmalion (AmazonClassics Edition)

London phonetics professor Henry Higgins sees no reason why he can’t single-handedly transform a poor flower girl with a cockney accent into a cultured, high-society woman. When challenged to prove so, he takes the bet. However, his strong-headed subject, Eliza Doolittle, won’t make the job easy, avowing her independence. And she may just have a thing or two to teach him in return.

With his signature wit, George Bernard Shaw brought the Greek myth of Pygmalion, the sculptor who created the perfect female statue and fell in love with her, into the twentieth century. Eliza’s transformational tale not only stands as a searing critique of the British class system and notions of femininity but is also a bold comedy of manners that provides abiding entertainment.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Pygmalion, this edition of Pygmalion (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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release date: Jul 28, 2011
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Pam of Babylon
A Reader's Favorite winner! A beautiful life at the beach is marred when Jack has a heart attack on the train from Manhattan. His wife and his two lovers discover secrets and lies, and each other. A #1 Bestseller

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10.I'll Always Love You
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15. Second Chance
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When I was Young
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release date: Nov 26, 2015
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FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus (The Revised 1831 Edition - Wisehouse Classics)
This is the Revised 1831 Edition of FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS, a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley about the young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley had travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim which is just 17 km away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)-where much of the story takes place-and the topic of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the novel's story.

Shelley completed her writing in May 1817, and Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published on 11 March 1818 by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones. The second edition of Frankenstein was published on 11 August 1822 in two volumes (by G. and W. B. Whittaker) following the success of the stage play Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake; this edition credited Mary Shelley as the author.

On 31 October 1831, the first "popular" edition in one volume appeared, published by Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. This edition was heavily revised by Mary Shelley, partially because of pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now, although editions containing the original 1818 text are still published. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication.
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release date: Aug 15, 2017
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (AmazonClassics Edition)

Festivities are underway in Athens as Duke Theseus prepares to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. But before the revelry can begin, four young lovers, a roving band of craftsmen, and the quarreling king and queen of the fairies must navigate the antics of a mischievous forest sprite named Puck.

Drawn from Greek mythology, enchanted fairy lore, medieval legend, and the Bard’s own beguiling imagination, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s most popular, peculiar, and everlasting comedy.

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Revised edition: Previously published as A Midsummer Night's Dream, this edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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release date: Aug 15, 2017
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Romeo and Juliet (AmazonClassics Edition)

When the feud between the Montagues and Capulets spills into the streets of Verona, a great love must be kept secret—that of Romeo, son of Montague, and Juliet, daughter of the sworn enemy. But only a tragic twist of fate can promise peace.

When Shakespeare staged Romeo and Juliet in 1594, it was already a centuries-old Italian tale that had been translated and adapted in verse and prose by a number of poets and storytellers. Out of the common threads of those now-forgotten works, Shakespeare created not only one of his most popular plays, but one that would become the archetypal love story of the English language.

Revised edition: Previously published as Romeo and Juliet, this edition of Romeo and Juliet (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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release date: Aug 15, 2017
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Othello (AmazonClassics Edition)

As war rages between Venice and Turkey, Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, is determined to lead his men to victory with his trusted ensign, Iago. But, after being passed up for a promotion, Iago has plans of his own. Using the general’s wife, Desdemona, as a pawn, Iago spins an elaborate web of deception. Once he has Othello where he wants him, revenge will be his.

One of Shakespeare’s most performed tragedies, Othello’s themes of racism, revenge, and betrayal continue to resonate, as does its most tantalizing and arguable question: What makes Iago so unconscionably evil?

Revised edition: Previously published as Othello, this edition of Othello (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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release date: Sep 05, 2017
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The Tempest (AmazonClassics Edition)

For years, Prospero, sorcerer and overthrown Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda, have been marooned on an island of magic, both good and evil. When a ship carrying his usurping brother sails within the realm of his power, Prospero unleashes a storm that leaves the crew washed ashore, separated, and vulnerable to his enchantments—and open to forgiveness, repentance, and love.

Given its themes of reconciliation and closure, and its references to the dissolution of “the great globe,” this tragicomedy of illusion and the supernatural is believed by some critics to be Shakespeare’s spellbinding farewell to the stage.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Tempest, this edition of The Tempest (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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