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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Shrinklits: Seventy of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size

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Publisher Comments:

Reductio ad absurdum!

70 Epic tales and heroic myths, dense theories and windy texts, oral traditions and really long novels-all reduced to 34 minutes reading.

Learn Mill's Principles of Political Economy in couplets, Darwin's Origin of Species as a chant. Read Jane Eyre in 30 lines, Beowulf in 26, The Canterbury Tales in 21. Discover Melville's Moby Dick in 8 lines of verse, fully footnoted. Catch up on Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in a record 3-stanza report.

Plus many more that are less-70 ShrinkLits in all.

Full-color illustrations throughout.

Synopsis:

Seventy of the world's greatest literary masterpieces are summarized in light verse.

Synopsis:

From Antigone to Lolita, from Beowulf to The Hobbit. The world's greatest literature is summarized in Maurice Sagoff's hilarious light verse. The result-70 intoxicating distillations of the classics everyone has been taking far too seriously for far too long. Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club and a New York Times Best Seller. 180,000 copies in print.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Preface ShrinkLit: Elements of Style

William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

The Courtship of Miles Standish

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Beowulf

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Robert Browning

Babbit

Sinclair Lewis

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

Kubla Khan

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Inferno

Dante Alighieri

Antigone

Sophocles

King Lear

William Shakespeare

Silas Marner

George Eliot

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving

Lady Chatterley's Lover

D.H. Lawrence

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Common Sense

Thomas Paine

Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic Wars

Caius Julius Caesar

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemmingway

Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand

The Song of Hiawatha

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Gray

A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen

Evangeline

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Hobbit (two versions)

J.R.R. Tolkien

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

The Self-Help Books

Portnoy's Complaint

Phillip Roth

The Joy of Sex

Alex Comfort

Lysistrata

Aristophanes

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (The Kinsey Report)

Alfred C. Kinsey and others

Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel Kant

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

The Shih Ching

Kung-Tzu (Confucius)

The Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan

Candide

Voltaire

The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Thornton Wilder

The Deserted Village

Oliver Goldsmith

On Thermonuclear War

Herman Kahn

The Compleat Angler

Izaak Walton

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Walden

Henry David Thoreau

Small is Beautiful

E.F. Schumacher

Sappho

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (The "Little Red Book")

Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy

Moby Dick or the White Whale

Herman Melville

The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

Listen to the Warm

Rod McKuen

The Book of Lists

David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Principles of Political Economy

John Stuart Mill

Call of the Wild

Jack London

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Sonnets of William Shakespeare (1-17)

The Sonnets of William Shakespeare (18-154)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780894800795
Author:
Sagoff, Maurice
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 35
Publication Date:
19800131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.00x5.24x.34 in. .30 lbs.

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From Antigone to Lolita, from Beowulf to The Hobbit. The world's greatest literature is summarized in Maurice Sagoff's hilarious light verse. The result-70 intoxicating distillations of the classics everyone has been taking far too seriously for far too long. Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club and a New York Times Best Seller. 180,000 copies in print.
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