By Christopher Marlowe, Stephen Orgel
The crucial lyric works of the nice Elizabethan playwright--newly revised and updated
notwithstanding top identified for his plays--and for relationship threat as a gay, a undercover agent, and an outspoken atheist--Christopher Marlowe was once additionally an comprehensive and celebrated poet. This long-awaited up to date and revised variation of his poems and translations includes his whole lyric works--from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famed poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," to the striking epic mythological poem "Hero and Leander."
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
By Jad Adams
After forty years in the home of Commons, Tony Benn continues to be one of many UK's such a lot arguable politicians. From 1951 to the Gulf warfare in 1991, Benn has staked out the excessive ethical flooring and challenged the Labour management to come back with him. Benn's inheritance of his father's peerage gave him the 1st chance to conflict opposed to the structure. the govt. refused to permit him to take his seat within the Commons, yet he adverse them with grim tenacity until eventually they replaced the legislations. within the overdue Nineteen Sixties he used to be the country's major radical, arguing for a extra open society. He was once on my own whilst he first argued for a referendum over Britain ultimate within the universal industry, yet inside 5 years a referendum had develop into nationwide coverage, and Benn had completed his moment constitutional switch. Jad Adams has received either Royal tv and British Press awards and is the writer of "Aids: The HIV Myth".
By Alison Weir
A distinct booklet on Britain’s royal households via this good verified well known historian.
Britain’s Royal households is a different reference e-book delivering, for the 1st time in a single quantity, entire genealogical info of all individuals of the royal homes of britain, Scotland and nice Britain from 800AD to the current. Drawing on numerous specialists, either historic and glossy, Alison Weir explores the royal genealogy in extraordinary intensity and gives a accomplished advisor to the historical past of today’s royal relations.
By Steve Stack
A fond farewell to the various inanimate items, cultural icons and basic stuff round us that locate themselves at the verge of extinction.
We’ve all heard of the checklist of endangered animals, yet nobody has ever pulled jointly an inventory of endangered inanimate objects.
Until now, that is.
Steve Stack has catalogued good over 100 items, traditions, cultural icons and, good, different stuff that's liable to extinction.
Some of them have vanished already.
Cassette tapes, rotary dial telephones, half-day final, milk bottle deliveries, Concorde, handwritten letters, typewriters, nations that now not exist, white puppy poo…
…all those and lots of extra are tremendous a fond farewell during this nostalgic, and occasionally irreverent, journey down reminiscence lane.
By Hilda Kean
Within the overdue 20th century animals are information. Parliamentary debates, protests opposed to fox looking and tv courses like Animal Hospital all specialize in the best way we deal with animals and on what that says approximately our personal humanity. As vegetarianism turns into ever extra well known, and animal experimentation extra arguable, it's time to hint the heritage to modern debates and to situate them in a broader ancient context.
Hilda Kean appears to be like on the cultural and social function of animals from 1800 to the current – on the approach during which visible photographs and myths captured the preferred mind's eye and inspired sympathy for animals and outrage at their exploitation. From early campaigns opposed to the thrashing of livestock and ill-treatment of horses to predicament for canines in struggle and cats in laboratories, she explores the connection among well known photos and public debate and motion. She additionally illustrates how curiosity in animal rights and welfare was once heavily aligned with campaigns for political and social reform through feminists, radicals and socialists.
"A considerate, potent and well-written book"—The Scotsman
"It might hardly ever be extra well timed, and its marvelous fabric is sure to impress ... reflection"—The Independent
"A paintings of significant interest"—Sunday Telegraph
"Lively, impressively researched, and well-written ... a publication that's well timed and valuable"—Times Literary Supplement
"A interesting stability of anecdote and analysis"—Times better academic Supplement
By Yvonne Kapp
Yvonne Kapp, top recognized at the present time for her biography of Eleanor Marx, used to be a striking girl whose existence spanned almost the full 20th century. Time Will Tell charts her lifestyles: ‘enfant negative’ in London, the literary editor of Vogue in France within the past due Nineteen Twenties, paintings for anti-fascist refugee committees in Nineteen Thirties’ London, study for the Amalgamated Engineering Union and the British scientific examine Council, then, in her later years, paintings as a translator and a biographer.
Kapp is a talented author at the information of kin lifestyles and an excellent recorder of moving political and cultural styles. money owed of the numerous encounters she had with a number of vital figures—Quentin Bell, Rebecca West, Paul Robeson, John Heartfield, Melanie Klein and Herbert Morrison, to call just a few—are expertly woven into the attention-grabbing tale of her personal lifestyles. this is often the autobiography of a lady who took factor with the dominant political activities of her age, with Fascism and with Communism, whereas whilst reflecting at the altering cultural and political weather in Britain in the course of her lifetime.
Within the international Wars, thousands of Indian sepoys have been mobilized, recruited and shipped out of the country to struggle for the British Crown. The Indian military was once the executive Imperial reserve for an empire below danger. yet how did these sepoys comprehend and clarify their very own battle studies and certainly themselves via that have? How a lot did their stories understand and replicate their very own fragmented identities as either colonial topics and imperial policemen?
The tales of Indian infantrymen and the 2 international Wars attracts upon the bills of Indian warring parties to discover how they got here to phrases with the conflicts. In thematic chapters, Gajendra Singh strains the evolution of army identities less than the British Raj and considers how these identities turned embattled within the praxis of squaddies' warfare stories – mainly letters, depositions and interrogations. It turns into a narrative of mutiny and obedience; of horror, loss and silence. This ebook tells that tale and is a vital contribution to histories of the British Empire, South Asia and the 2 international Wars.
By Stuart Maconie
Britain within the nineteenth century observed a sequence of technological and social adjustments which proceed to steer and direct us this present day. Its reactants have been human genius, cash, and impact; its crucibles, the streets and associations; its catalyst, time; its keep an eye on, the marketplace. during this wealthy and engaging e-book, James Hamilton investigates the colourful trade among tradition and enterprise in 19th-century Britain, which grew to become a middle for global trade following the economic revolution. He explores how artwork was once made and paid for, the turns of style, and the recent calls for of a growing to be middle-class, favourite between whom have been the artists themselves. whereas the top figures of the area of paintings and literature are avid gamers the following, so too are the consumers, financiers, creditors, and industrialists; attorneys, publishers, marketers, and reporters; artists' providers, engravers, buyers, and curators; hostesses, shopkeepers, and brothel keepers; quacks, charlatans, and auctioneers. Hamilton brings all of them vividly to lifestyles during this kaleidoscopic portrait of the company of tradition in 19th-century Britain, and offers exciting and unique insights into the operating lives of a few of the main celebrated artists.