Rudyard Kipling has been described as "one of the few complete originals in English literature". In his last work, Something of Myself, he reflects on his life and the basis of his art. Yet paradoxically this ostensibly autobiographical work (as an early critic pointed out) actually discloses very little of himself. Thomas Pinney''s revealing edition now uncovers the extraordinary extent to which Kipling''s account of his life fails to match the biographical facts, in a series of selections,..
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Dickens''s classic A Christmas Carol has had significant influence on our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory. This..Описание
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..Подробнее
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Book DescriptionThis Norton Critical Edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne''s most widely read novel appears during the bicentennial anniversary year of his birth. The text of The..Описание