The Seagull: A Comedy in Four Acts by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Nicholas Saunders, Frank Dwyer

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Nicholas Saunders, Frank Dwyer

Chekhov referred to as the ocean Gull a comedy, and maybe it's, if you are staring at at a few nice Olympian distance from the cares, sorrows, hopes, and joys of human existence. For mortals, notwithstanding, this play stands as the incarnation of all of the goals and melancholy, the virtually insufferable excitement and the really insufferable soreness, that's the essence of formative years.

The Sea Gull is the sharpest, the main achingly bittersweet, of Chekhov's nice plays.

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Radio Comedy Diary: A Researcher's Guide to the Actual Jokes by Gary Poole

By Gary Poole

This ebook is a true locate - in case you get pleasure from radio nostalgia yet extra importantly for students of broadcasting. From 1947 to 1950 whereas hearing such voices as Bob wish, purple Skelton, Milton Berle, Jacl Benny, Fred Allen, and Jimmy Durante, and exhibits like Fiber McGee & Molly, Amos 'n' Andy, Blondie, and also you wager Your lifestyles, the writer was once writing down jokes, gags, one-liners and quotations. In that short while he had stuffed eleven spiral notebooks. Fifty years later in a hard work of affection, the writer painstakingly transferred these early life notes into this worthy - actually, undoubtably targeted - list of a increase time in American radio. this can be an unforeseen treasure for radio students, who've lengthy lamented the shortcoming of recordings for almost all of radio programming. tv researchers to boot will gain - listed here are root assets of tv comedy. it's a revelation to discover that what we're giggling at this day usually was once first performed on radio over 50 yr in the past. the writer has additionally integrated a notes and reviews part including historical past fabric on all of the radio courses during this book.

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Twelfth Night or What You Will (The New Cambridge by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Penny homosexual has written a brand new creation to this up to date variation of Shakespeare's well known comedy. She stresses the play's theatricality, its intricate linguistic video games and its advanced use of Ovidian myths. moreover, homosexual analyzes its tender balancing of romance and realism and exploration of gender, sexuality and id. First variation Hb (1985): 0-521-22752-6 First version Pb (1985): 0-521-29633-1

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My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary by Rae Earl

By Rae Earl

It's 1989 and Rae is a fats, boy-mad 17-year-old lady, dwelling in Stamford, Lincolnshire together with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council apartment with a mint off-green tub suite and a larder Rae can't stay away from. this is often the hilarious and touching real-life diary she stored in the course of that fateful 12 months - with characters like her evil good friend Bethany, Bethany's besotted boyfriend, and the lads from the grammar tuition up the line (who have code names like Haddock and Battered Sausage).
My fats, Mad Teenage Diary conjures up a vanished time whilst Charles and Di are nonetheless jointly, the Berlin wall is up, Kylie is anticipated to vanish from the charts at any second and it's £1 for a Snakebite and Black within the Vaults pub. My fats, Mad Teenage Diary will attract a person who's lived in the course of the Eighties. however it also will ring a bell with an individual who's ever been a pressured, lonely youngster who clashes with their mom, takes themselves VERY heavily and has no concept how hilarious they're.

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Sex Criminals v01 001-005: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction

By Matt Fraction

Collects intercourse CRIMINALS #1-5

Suzie’s only a usual gal with an abnormal present: whilst she has intercourse, she stops time. in the future she meets Jon and it seems he has an analogous skill. And eventually they get round to utilizing their presents to do what we’d ALL do: rob a pair banks. A bawdy and brazen intercourse comedy for comics starts right here!

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Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Book 1) by Sophie Kinsella

By Sophie Kinsella

Rebecca Bloomwood simply hit all-time low. yet she's by no means regarded better....

Becky Bloomwood has a superb flat in London's trendiest local, a troupe of glamorous socialite associates, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. the single hassle is that she can't truly have the funds for it—not any of it.

Her activity writing at winning reductions not just bores her to tears, it doesn't pay a lot in any respect. And in recent years Becky's been chased by means of dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank—letters with huge purple sums she can't endure to read—and they're getting ever more durable to disregard.

She attempts reducing; she even attempts making more cash. yet none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's in basic terms comfort is to shop for herself anything ... a little something....

Finally a narrative arises that Becky truly cares approximately, and her front-page article catalyzes a series of occasions that may remodel her life—and the lives of these round her—forever.

Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective customer moral sense to bring a singular of our times—and a heroine who grows greater at any time when she weakens. Becky Bloomwood's hilarious schemes to pay again her accounts are as endearing as they're determined. Her "confessions" are the proper pick-me-up while lifestyles is putting within the (bank) stability.

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Schmidt Steps Back by Louis Begley

By Louis Begley

Once we final observed Albert Schmidt Esq. (“Schmidtie” to all close to and dear), he were expelled from paradise: his love Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress 40 years his junior, had taken up with a blond mammoth closer her age and doubtless the daddy of her baby—assuming it isn’t Schmidt. in the meantime, his in simple terms proven baby, Charlotte, had proposed a truce of their perennially strained kinfolk, which Schmidt accredited, regardless of its obliging him to renew dealings along with her repulsive husband and her mother-in-law-cum-psychiatrist, whose life’s paintings has been turning Charlotte decisively opposed to Schmidt.
 
The curtain rises on Schmidt Steps Back a few 13 years later: New Year’s Eve 2008, the sunrise of the age of Obama. Schmidt’s affection for the younger president-elect is boundless, and as he imagines a greater day for his state, he dares to pray there’s one for him too. It so occurs Schmidtie is readying his Hamptons condo for the stopover at of a girl from Paris: the impossible to resist Alice Verplanck, widow of his former legislations associate and without doubt a extra applicable prospect for a guy now seventy-eight. yet there’s a historical past, and it’s advanced. actually, Schmidt hasn’t visible Alice because the summer season of 1995, whilst he behaved like a brute upon researching a betrayal of varieties and mentioned her unworthy of his unstinting love and dedication. Alice is eventually able to forgive him, yet she nonetheless doubts that Schmidtie can ever be content material. She calls for that he imagine hard and long approximately their prior, and whereas he’s at it Schmidtie reveals himself additionally reviewing the reversals and tragedies that experience introduced him to an unimagined isolation and loneliness. with out kinfolk he can declare yet Carrie, now married and anticipating a moment baby, and in simple terms actual acquaintances left—his university roommate Gil Blackman and the irrepressible billionaire Mike Mansour—Schmidt sees in Alice’s coming near near stopover at his final probability, prior to the sunlight units at the Hamptons, for a lifestyles that's greater than purely staying alive.
 
right away darkly humorous and deeply poignant, Schmidt Steps Back is the main emotionally nuanced installment of the drama that all started with the acclaimed About Schmidt. this is Louis Begley’s most interesting novel but.

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Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

By Rachel Renee Russell

It’s Diary of a Wimpy child for ladies during this hilarious new novel!
Dork Diaries follows 8th grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles via textual content and sketches her stream to a snooty new tuition; her epic conflict together with her mother for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and artwork; and a love/hate fascination with the recent school’s queen bee, a lady named Mackenzie, who turns into Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide paintings festival. Nikki writes approximately friendships, crushes, attractiveness, and relations with a different and clean voice that also conveys a common authenticity. Nikki’s sketches all through her diary upload humor and spunk to the e-book, a surefire hit with tween lady readers.

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