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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare, Helen Street
Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife and by his own burgeoning ambition. The play is set in Scotland. Returning from battle with his companion Banquo, the nobleman Macbeth meets a group of witches. They predict that Macbeth will first become thane (baron) of Cawdor and then king of Scotland. Urged on by Lady Macbeth, his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan. But Duncan's sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, escape. Macbeth then seizes the throne of Scotland. But Macbeth has no peace. In a bid to prevent Banquo's descendants from becoming kings according to the witches' prophecy, Macbeth arranges for him to be murdered, along with his son Fleance. Macbeth's men kill Banquo but Fleance escapes. Haunted by Banquo's ghost, Macbeth seeks counsel from the witches. They tell him to beware of Macduff, another Scottish nobleman. Macbeth is now hardened to killing. He orders the murder of Macduff's wife and children. By contrast, Lady Macbeth, who had encouraged her husband to embark upon his path of slaughter, goes mad with guilt and dies. Macduff's army attacks Macbeth's forces. Macduff meets Macbeth in single combat and kills him. Malcolm, Duncan's son, is then proclaimed king of Scotland.
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Hard Times

By Charles Dickens
This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: - A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information - A chronology of the author's life and work - A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context - An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations - Detailed explanatory notes - Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work - Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction - A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
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Untouchable

By Nandini Bhattacharya
The Longman Study Editions constitute a new series of the classics with critical apparatus created by Indian academics for the specific needs of their students. Untouchable remains Mulk Raj Anand’s one of the best and most unsettling of novels. It situates with poignancy, precision, and unhidden rage the emotionally and socially traumatic experiences of Bakha, an ‘untouchable’, embedded in the Indian society of the 1930s and the Indian national movement. With its vitality and empathetic detailing, Untouchable, remains unparalleled in revealing the reality of untouchability in India. The essays featured in this edition contextualize Mulk Raj Anand’s novel within various critical perspectives, equipping the reader with multiple points of view in the study and appreciation of the work.
MRP: Rs 170.00
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