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by Edmond Rostand
Cyrano de Bergerac
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The comedy of the French playwright and poet Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" still does not leave the theatrical stage of many countries of the world. In a duel for the love of beautiful Roxanne, two met. The limited and narrow-minded Christian is handsome; Cyrano is courageous in military affairs, but timid in love, his words and feelings are sublime and beautiful, but his face is ugly and ridiculous. But in the end it becomes clear: the main thing is not appearance, but the individuality of each person....
Number of pages: ~ 248 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by John Milton
Milton's Comus
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In the play-mask “Komus”, the author praises the virtue typical of Puritan moral rigorism. The evil spirit Komus tries in vain to seduce a young Lady who has lost her way in the forest. The forest in the play symbolizes the intricacies of human life. Comus personifies vice. The lady, embodied chastity, firmly confronts the temptations and charms of Komus and emerges victorious from the duel....
Number of pages: ~ 193 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 2.9/5

The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
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Shakespeare eclipsed all the playwrights of the Elizabethan era. This fate fell on Ben Johnson, the greatest contemporary of Shakespeare. Johnson's work could constitute an era in the history of English literature, but it could not compete with the brilliant creations of Shakespeare. Ben Johnson acted as the creator of everyday comedy - a comedy of morals, theoretically substantiating the need for reflection in the dramaturgy of modern life. He opposed the "high comedy" and bloody drama, the enemy of the heroic folk theater, the greatest representative of which was Shakespeare....
Number of pages: ~ 275 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.7/5

by Rudyard Kipling
The Seven Seas
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In the work of this greatest of English poets of the late XIX century, poetry collections occupy a special place, it was they who brought the author worldwide fame (and at the same time the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1907). To this day, they remain an unsurpassed example of poetic creativity....
Number of pages: ~ 131 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by G. K. Chesterton
Heretics
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“A series of reckless, but sincere articles,” as Chesterton defined “Heretics” in “Orthodoxy” (by the way, this most famous treatise was written in response to the accusation that even Chesterton criticizes different philosophies in “Heretics”, but does not give his own) . A collection of Chesterton's essays on people whom he considered modern heretics. The book is directed against the most dangerous ideas of our time. By the way, "Heretics" is the first of the famous Chesterton's apologetic treatises....
Number of pages: ~ 160 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

The Sayings of Confucius
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The name of this philosopher is familiar to everyone. Confucius is the most famous Chinese. The teachings of the ancient thinker laid the foundation of state ideology. It has influenced the life of East Asia. Confucianism for a long time in China was not inferior in importance to Buddhism. Although religion is not addressed in the philosophy of Confucianism, the name Confucius was inscribed in the religious pantheon. Confucius is an innovator in the idea of ​​building a moral, complete harmony of society. Following the rules of philosophy, a person will be in harmony with himself and the...
Number of pages: ~ 86 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 3.9/5

by G. K. Chesterton
Tremendous Trifles
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An English prose writer, poet, essayist, social thinker and Christian apologist, a renowned master of paradoxes and author of detective novels that have become classics of the genre, Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in the family of the owner of a real estate agency Edward Chesterton. After graduating from St. Paul's London School in 1892, he studied art for some time at Slade's renowned art school, and also attended literary courses at University College London. For five years, Chesterton worked as an editor at T. Fischer Anvin’s publishing house, and since 1899, collaborated in...
Number of pages: ~ 170 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

by William Golding
Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize–winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality. The novel has been generally well received. It was named in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 41 on the editor's list, and 25 on the reader's list. In 2003 it was listed at number 70 on the BBC's The Big Read poll, and...
Number of pages: ~ 189 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by Molière
Amphitryon
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"Amphitryon" (1668) is a comedy play by the famous French comedian Jean-Baptiste Moliere. The king of the gods, Jupiter, inflamed with passion for Alkmena, the wife of Thebes commander Amphitrion, and, while he leads his troops to Boeotia, sends Mercury to Night so that she hides Jupiter's love joy under her cover......
Number of pages: ~ 153 pages
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by Israel Zangwill
Without Prejudice
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Israel Zangwill is an English writer and activist in the Jewish movement. The author of the famous phrase in relation to the USA is “Melting Pot”. The son of emigrants from the Polish Kingdom of the Russian Empire. He studied at the Jewish Free College in London....
Number of pages: ~ 402 pages
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