Middle-aged Mrs. Warren is a madam, proprietress of a string of successful brothels. Her daughter, Vivie, is a modern young woman, but not so modern that she’s not shocked to discover the source of her mother’s wealth. The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained Victorian women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of George Bernard Shaw’s greatest plays, a withering critique of male domination, sexual hypocrisy, and societal convention. Initially banned after its 1893 publication with its startling frankness, Mrs. Warren’s Profession remains a powerful work of progressive theater. Irish playwright GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925 and an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay in 1938, the only person to achieve both honors. Among his many renowned plays are Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), and Pygmalion (1913).
Ellen Hopkins - Tricks
"When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival." Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching...for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons. Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story -- a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?" A brilliant achievement from New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins -- who has been called "the bestselling living poet in the country" by mediabistro.com -- Tricks is a book that turns you on and repels you at the same time. Just like so much of life.
Jez Butterworth - The River
And the next day I went back to the river, and I took off my clothes and I dived in the water, and I looked for the fish, and I couldn't find it, but when I surfaced, I was holding something. Something else.' A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. The River is a bewitching new play from the writer of the international smash-hit Jerusalem. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2012, in a production directed by Ian Rickson. Jez Butterworth's first play Mojo opened at the Royal Court, winning five awards including the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Most promising Playwright and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. His most recent play Jerusalem also premiered at the Royal Court, before taking the West End and Broadway by storm.
Frank McGuinness - Mutabilitie
Set in 16th-century Ireland, this mystical play explores England and Ireland and the background to colonial rule. Its characters include Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare, and it is grounded in Shakespeare's plays, but nevertheless has at its core harsh political realities.
Samuel Beckett - The Complete Dramatic Works
The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient focus for the reader's attention. In the modern history of literature he is a unique moral figure, not a dreamer of rose-gardens but a cultivator of what will grow in the waste land, who can make us see the exhilarating design that thorns and yucca share with whatever will grow anywhere.' Hugh Kenner
Arthur Miller - After the Fall
Quentin is a successful lawyer in New York, but inside his head he is struggling with his own sense of guilt and the shadows of his past relationships. One of these an ill-fated marriage to the charming and beautiful Maggie, who went from operating a switchboard to become a self-destructive star - a singer everyone wanted a piece of. "After the Fall" is often seen as the most explicitly autobiographical of Arthur Miller's plays, and Maggie as an unflinching portrait of Miller's ex-wife Marilyn Monroe, only two years after her suicide. But in its psychological acuity and depth, and its brilliant, dreamlike structure, it is a literary, and not just biographical, masterpiece.
R. K. Lilley - Bad Things
Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given. She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine? For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating. Bad Things is about Tristan and Danika, and their train wreck of a love story. This series can be read as a standalone, or with the Up in the Air series. Bad Things is a full length novel, at roughly 105,000 words. This book is intended for ages 18 and up.
Georgia Byng - Molly Moon & the Monster Music
Molly Moon can play any instrument. The harmonica! The guitar! The drums! The piano! You name it! Molly is back - and she's a rock star. In this fun-filled conclusion to the Molly Moon series, Molly faces the music - the hypnotic music - of a magical coin that has the power to enslave its listeners...and turn them into monsters!
Adriana Hunter - Claiming The Alpha
Jax has fallen in love with Nikki, the complicated ex-stripper with a tragic past. But he hasn’t told her everything, and with the clock ticking he has only thirty days to convince her that he is everything she needs. Will Nikki accept Jax for who he really is, and leave everything behind in order to join his pack?
Adriana Hunter - Taming the Alpha
When you're the Alpha Male there are certain things that are expected of you, and finding a suitable mate is at the top of the list. For Jax, a powerful and dangerous werewolf, that's not so easy because the one woman he's deeply attracted to is a girl that will never be accepted by the pack. A woman that he can't seem to get out of his head. A first for him. Beautiful, curvy Nikki Avery hates her job at the local strip club, but she's struggling just to get by. Her dream of ever finding a decent guy worth loving shattered as night after night she stands before a crowd of drunken men, their jeers and catcalls burning a hole in her heart. To make things worse, there's a killer on the loose, stalking the dancers, waiting to attack. But when a handsome stranger appears at the club, his dangerous, feral presence commanding attention, the s.e.x.u.a.l charge between them is so strong that she can barely breathe, Nikki finds herself swept into a world she never dreamed existed. A world where nothing is as it seems and once she enters, there is no turning back. Warning: this novella contains e.x.p.l.i.c.i.t, s.e.x.u.a.l material and scenes. Readers 18+ only.
Adriana Hunter - Rock Solid
When the two come face to face once again, they know what's at stake. They either go their separate ways once and for all or find a way to make it work. What will the wild rocker do when he's forced into making a very difficult choice that will change his life forever? Will Kate finally succumb to the gorgeous bad-boy and let love lead the way?
Adriana Hunter - Rock Bottom
As Gage and Kate's relationship heats up she is forced into making a decision: Leave once again while her heart is still intact or risk losing it all by staying with him until the end of the tour. It's clear that Gage is still very attracted to Kate, but in his chaotic world of music and women his life is no longer his own and he finds himself struggling with what he wants… and what he needs.
William Breedlove - Jerrye Breedlove - Swap Clubs
Swinging exploded into the national consciousness in the early 1960s, when books like the Breedloves' _Swap Clubs: A Study in Contemtporary Sexual Mores_' tried to persuade other enlightened couples that swinging was a legitimate social phenomenon. According to them, San Francisco was "the swingingest city in the nation per capita." The tabloids and expose-type magazines are no longer alone in reporting activities of swap clubs – groups of married people who actively switch mates for a night or weekend – as a matter of course. Staid, conservative journals are joining the reportage of a phenomenon that appears to be sweeping the country in the form of a Sexual Underground. Who are the Swappers? Where do they live? What do they do? As soon as these questions are raised and answered in one part of the country, they are proposed and answered differently in another region. The truth is, none of the answers are wrong. Swap Clubs are active in every known region of the United States. We can no longer pass them off as sport or pastimes of the idle rich, nor bored suburbanites. Swap clubs exist in the big cities, the suburban areas and even in farm belts. Amazingly enough, there is a relatively low percentage of divorce, a high incidence of middle to upper bracket incomes, strong evidence of religious and moral upbringing and a constructive attitude toward higher education. These questioins are all probed and answered in detail in this book, a virtual Who's Who of mate swapping. The Swapper's own code of ethics is explained along with what they hope to accomplish in the way of sexual freedom for themselves.
Adriana Hunter - Rock Hard
Curvy single Kate Preston is about to come face to face with her worst nightmare when she's forced to interview her college boyfriend, now world famous rocker, Gage Stevens. Their breakup was a messy one. Kate wanted Gage to ditch the dream of becoming a rockstar for a "stable" job but Gage refused to give up. Years later, his hard work and dedication has paid off with millions of fans worldwide and three album's going triple-platinum. With her job as an entertainment columnist on the line, Kate has no choice but to follow through with the exclusive interview. Only Gage doesn't know that it's Kate who will be conducting it. When they meet face to face, sparks fly, and the room is charged with electric, undeniable heat. A mixture of pain and pleasure, where history means something and instant attraction is remembered and perhaps rekindled. Can Gage look beyond the past and ever see Kate as anything but a cold heartbreaker who abandoned him? Will the plus sized beauty Kate be able to get past her own insecurities to take a chance on the rock God?
Ella Dominguez - Continental Breakfast
WARNING: Includes detailed sexual encounters, including oral and anal sex, profanity, and an unconventional relationship. Not for closed-minded individuals. Intended for readers 18+. Bella Darcy is personal assistant, muse and plaything to wealthy businessman Mr. Pettifor. Their 9-5 relationship is unconventional, but mutually satisfying. Mr. Pettifor is alpha male personified - demanding, stern, insatiable, emotionally closed-off and seemingly indifferent to anything that doesn't involve six zeros behind it. Bella had never wanted more until the day she heard passionate cries that didn't belong to her, coming from his office. Deeply hurt and realizing that she cannot be with a man who can so blatantly be with another woman while she is mere feet away, Bella turns in her letter of resignation, throwing Mr. Pettifor into a tailspin. Everything he's worked so hard for now seems insignificant and the woman whom he trained to be everything he wanted, has now decided to move on, leaving him reeling.
J. R. R. Tolkien - Tree and Leaf / The Smith of Wootton Major / The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ella Dominguez - Continental Beginnings
Warning: Written for mature and open-minded individuals. Contains detailed graphic sexual encounters, including bondage and discipline. Written from Mr. Pettifor's POV. From the first day Mr. Pettifor laid eyes on Bella Darcy, he knew he couldn't deny himself the indulgence of being with her. Against his better judgement, he hired her, knowing full well he would pay the price with her constant presence. Little did the alpha male know that before him stood a woman who yearned for his touch, his control and his training. By day, Mr. Pettifor was a hard working businessman and a force to be reckoned with. At night, he was a talented and skilled instructor at a domestic disclipline training center and an austere alpha male whom women bowed at his feet. At a crossroads in her life, Bella had started a new career path, hoping to one day go to medical school. When she applied as the personal assistant to the inscrutable Mr. Pettifor, she never thought it would lead to anything more than an interview. This is the story of Mr. Pettifor, a man who took for granted the love and adoration given to him until it was taken away, and how he fell in love with the woman he trained to be everything he ever wanted. This is the tale of the shy and fearful Ms. Darcy and how she flourished under his command, never knowing of his secret life, never asking questions, and yet, somehow finding her true courageous self in the process. This is the story of how their relationship began.
Ella Dominguez - Continental Life
Warning: Written for mature and open-minded individuals. Contains detailed graphic sexual encounters, including oral & anal sex, bondage and discipline. Passion, promises, desire, discipline... Having been only lovers, Bella and Xander must now become friends if their relationship is to endure the hardships of longevity. Before they can begin their new life together, they must also learn to accept each other for who they really are - in and out of the office and bedroom. For Bella, being the fiancé of a busy CEO is difficult enough, but being a full-time medical student as well, is even more challenging as she tries to find the time for her man and her education. For Xander, living the life of a worldly CEO and being the fiancé of a hard-working medical student has its up and downs, too. But he's no common CEO - he's also a dominant and an instructor at a prestigious domestic discipline training center, something he's finally forced to share with Bella, as well as all the feelings he had suppressed for so long. Realizing that being a submissive to Mr. Pettifor 9-5 doesn't compare to being his obedient partner 24/7, Bella thinks she has the perfect plan to strengthen their bond and to spend more time with her alpha male - to attend the school which Xander teaches at so that she learn exactly what he needs in a partner. Submerged in the domestic discipline lifestyle, she's forced to see the man she loves educating other women, something she wasn't prepared for. Headstrong and tenacious, Bella refuses to quit even when she realizes she must be willing to be instructed by other men in order to achieve her goal of finishing the DD Program. But is she really ready for that? Xander doesn't think so and he worries the training may harm rather than help their relationship. As Bella and Xander struggle to find their way and make their unconventional relationship work, it seems everyone and everything is trying to come between them. And so their dance of push and pull begins as they both fight their way through their emotions and fear of the unknown.
Aline Hunter - Make Me Shiver
When Lacey loses control of her vehicle and finds herself trapped by ice and snow, she knows there's only one person to call for help. Unfortunately, Michael may cause more turmoil than relief. She's lusted for the gorgeous Dom ever since she first laid eyes on him. Trouble is, he doesn't do vanilla and she's not a submissive…or is she? Michael's hungered for Lacey for months,so when he notices her fleeting glimpses and blush-stained cheeks as he rescues her from an altercation with a guardrail, he decides it's time to push the sultry beauty's boundaries…only to discover Lacey's not as reserved as she thinks. Physical attraction blossoms into something neither anticipates, taking Michael and Lacey beyond kink, dominance, and submission. Their newfound connection is strong until a flame from Michael's past returns, shatters the fragile trust he and Lacey have only just developed and threatens to destroy something neither wants to surrender.
Ismeretlen szerző - Reinventing the Renaissance
The plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries continue to inspire fresh interpretations in every genre and medium. Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance offers new perspectives on the ways in which writers, critics, directors, artists, and other creative practitioners have used Renaissance drama to address current concerns and reach new audiences. As well as exploring the fortunes of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in more expected contexts, such as film and theatre, these essays examine the relationship between the plays and new social media, detective fiction, translation, ballet, and illustration. The collection also reconsiders the boundary which separates critical and creative responses to Shakespeare by including explorations of 'creativity' in Shakespeare's biographers, as well as a creative revisioning of Macbeth. Written by an international team of scholars, this accessible and innovative volume will provide a valuable resource for all readers and researchers interested in the creative reception of Renaissance English drama.