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English Renaissance Drama (Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks)
English Renaissance Drama (Wiley Blackwell Literature Handbooks)
by Peter Womack
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The best introductory book on Elizabethan/Jacobean drama I've read, 1 Jun. 2013
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This book is so well-written, at once intelligent and approachable, and so ingenious in its layout of chronology, lifestyle, playhouses, playwrights and key plays, that once you've read through it you feel as though you have developed ideas not only about Renaissance Drama, but also about something much more elusive - how Elizabethans and Jacobeans thought and lived, what they expected to hear/see in a playhouse and how it resonated with their own reality.

Aside from being a great read (at times it reads almost like fiction, which is very for this genre), this book single-handedly got me a 1st for my Drama Paper at uni, for which much thanks :)

Nim at Sea
Nim at Sea
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful sequel to the first book, 16 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Nim at Sea (Kindle Edition)
Wendy Orr is outstanding. Her books fall into a particular genre, but her stye and characters transcend them... Yeah, I know this sounds a bit over the top and pompous, but it's true. Her stories are magical. I enjoyed it thoroughly:)

The Outsider (Penguin Translated Texts)
The Outsider (Penguin Translated Texts)
by Albert Camus
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing translation, 29 Nov. 2012
I've read a few versions and translations of the The Outsider (in several languages) and this one is this by far the best. It manages to keep the voice of the character true to his nature and at the same time gives it a modern ring. All his thoughts and reflections were beautifully transcribed into English, which isn't easy with a narrator such as Meursault. This translation made me see something new about the novel and I strongly recommend it. Also, in the preface I read that the translator listened to a original reading by Camus to help her understand the nuances of his tone and meanings, which was pretty interesting!

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