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by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Life Is a Dream
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  • Сlassic
  • 1635
  • Autor: Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Life is a dream - a play by the Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca, first presented in 1635. It is considered the most famous and significant play of Calderon. At the center of the work is the conflict between fate and duty, man and nature, power and personality....
Number of pages: ~ 104 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.3/5

by Jean Racine
Phaedra
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"Phaedra" (French Phèdre) - a tragedy in five acts, a work of the French playwright Jean Racine. The play, originally called "Phaedra and Hippolytus" (Fr. Phèdre et Hippolyte), is written in an Alexandrian verse. The premiere took place in 1677. "Phaedra" is considered the pinnacle of Racine....
Number of pages: ~ 77 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Oscar Wilde
Lady Windermere's Fan
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This secular comedy has a lot of witty salon chatter, spectacular aphorisms and paradoxes, it showed in all its splendor the art of Wilde as the most intelligent interlocutor: his dialogues are magnificent. Newspapers called him "the best of modern playwrights," noting the mind, originality, perfection of style. The sharpness of thoughts, the refinement of paradoxes are so admiring that the reader is intoxicated by them throughout the duration of the play....
Number of pages: ~ 84 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India
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Edgar Thurston was a researcher who studied the zoology, ethnology and botany of India. According to the results of these studies, he has published many books and articles. In an effort to improve as a scientist, Thurston received a medical education, and also became interested in anthropology and ethnography. All this knowledge allowed him to study India more deeply and discover interesting features of this country for himself and for the whole world. Some of this information is contained in this book....
Number of pages: ~ 335 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Eugene O'Neill
The Hairy Ape
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One of the earliest works of the American classic Eugene O’Neill, relating to his expressionist period. The focus of the plot is the clash of classes in capitalist America at the beginning of the 20th century. The play is about the humiliating difference between work and wealth, and people who become victims of this gap....
Number of pages: ~ 74 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2/5

by Euripides
The Trojan women
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The action of the tragedy occurs immediately after the fall of Troy. Captured by Hekub, her daughter Cassandra and daughter-in-law Andromache learn that they are distributed among the leaders of the Achaeans - Odysseus, Agamemnon and Neoptolem, respectively. Her son Astianax, who is being thrown off the city wall, is taken from Andromache. Kassandra predicts misfortunes to the Achaeans on the way back and upon returning home. Tragedy shows the meaninglessness of a war that brings only unhappiness - not only to the vanquished, but also to the victors....
Number of pages: ~ 115 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Henrik Ibsen
An Enemy of the People
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Dr. Thomas Stockman is a respected resident of a coastal town in southern Norway where healing waters have just opened. His brother Peter is the head of the city, the police chief and chairman of the resort. The resort is extremely important for residents, as the influx of tourists promises to be a source of prosperity for the entire city. However, some time after the start of its work, Stockman discovers that wastewater from the sewage gets into the healing waters, as a result of which tourists who come for treatment get serious illnesses....
Number of pages: ~ 135 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

The Playboy of the Western World
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One night, a young man enters an Irish tavern and informs local residents from the threshold that he killed his despot dad - he broke his skull with a spade. Instead of being horrified and sending the young man to the police, he is declared a daredevil and a hero. Here the local princess Pegin Mike is in charge - the daughter of the owner of the establishment: as befits a real princess, she is reasonable and domineering. And, as soon as the murderer Christy Mehawn appears in the village, she declares him her employee. John Millington Singh claimed that he wrote primarily a play about the life...
Number of pages: ~ 89 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Henrik Ibsen
Hedda Gabler
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Gedda Gabler, first of all, the daughter of her father, General Gabler, who, apparently, was an outstanding person. She would like to become like him. But female lack of freedom interferes with her. Hedda could choose with her motto, “Don't Touch Me.” She is one of those who are organically disgusted by not only physical, but also spiritual human “touch”, even if it comes to a man with whom, as she herself thinks, she is in love. This man is Eilert Levborg, now a successful author. Everything earthly for her went and is ugly. She needs beauty. She is looking for a hero, which, of course, is...
Number of pages: ~ 164 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The Antichrist
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The book is built as a protest of the philosophy against the inappropriately declared Christian church, the principles and real practical Christian church in the stories, as well as the inconsistency of reality. The text of the Antichrist actively criticizes the apostle Paul, who, according to Nietzsche, revealed God and gave in the Gospel "the most represented of all unused people - the undoubted teaching of personal immortality." Nietzsche confirms that Paul used to be a hallucination for proving the afterlife of Jesus Christ, and called the faithful in his teaching idiots....
Number of pages: ~ 96 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2/5