The Odyssey

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns ndriven time and again off course, once he had plundered nthe hallowed heights of Troy n nSo begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achiev

Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls i

Macbeth

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 sceptical, 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 thr

The Tempest

Alternate Cover publisher Edition ISBN 0743482832 ISBN13 9780743482837 n nEach edition includes n Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play n n Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play n n Scene by scene plot summaries n n A key to

Hamlet

Among Shakespeare s plays, Hamlet is considered by many his masterpiece Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co directs a brillant ensemble performance Three gen

Beloved

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past n nSethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still hel

The Iliad

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War Renowned classicist Ber