Living in Rome under Caligula and later a tutor to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history but also show how guilt, sorrow, anger and desire lead individuals to violence. The hero of Hercules Insane saves his own family from slaughter, only to commit further atrocities when he goes mad. The horrifying death of Astyanax is recounted in Trojan Women, and Phaedra deals with forbidden love. In Oedipus..
With her assertion that she is "first and foremost a human being," Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsen''s greatest and most famous..Подробнее
This collection of Chekhov''s finest early writing reveals a young writer mastering the art of the short story. The Steppe'', which established his reputation, is the..Описание
Maugham takes us from England to France, to Chicago and to the beautiful island of Tahiti. Roger Charing is engaged to marry Ruth, but he changes his mind. We read how he makes..В корзину Подробнее
In 1983 the posthumous publication of this book - a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake''s native rural West Virginia -..Описание