Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario
John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often ? rightly ? presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment. Both the Essay and the Second Treatise (by far the more influential of the Two Treatises) were widely read by Locke's contemporaries and near contemporaries. His eighteenth-century readers included philosophers, historians and political theorists, but also community and political leaders, engaged laypersons, and others eager to participate in the expanding print culture of the era. His epistemological message that the mind at birth was a blank slate, waiting to be filled, complemented his political message that human beings were free and equal and had the right to create and direct the governments under which they lived. Today, Locke continues to be an accessible author. He provides food for thought to university professors and their students, but has no less to offer the general reader who is eager to enjoy the classics of world literature.
Drawing comparisons with other art forms, this book examines the role of aesthetic features in silent reading, such as narrative structure, and the core experience of reading a novel as a story rather than a scholarly exercise. Focuses on the experience of the art form known as the novel Uses the more common perspective of a reader who reads to be told a story, rather than for scholarly or critical analysis Draws comparisons with experience of the other arts, music in particular Explores the different effects of a range of narrative approaches
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
Эта книга - сборник произведений английского писателя Джорджа Оруэлла. Самый нашумевший его рассказ "Скотный двор", который по понятным причинам" был запрещен к изданию во времена СССР, а также подборка самых ярких эссе, открывающие читателю интереснейшие моменты из жизни автора.
Книга представляет собой неадаптированный текст для чтения. Предназначена для учащихся старших классов языковых школ, вузов, курсов иностранных языков и самостоятельного чтения. Тексты снабжены заданиями на понимание, примечаниями и словарем.
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens
A classic collection of titles featuring one of the world's greatest traders: Jesse Livermore Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s, at one point making ten million dollars in one month of trading—an astronomical sum for this time. His ideas and keen analyses of market price movements are as true today as they were when he first implemented them. Now, for the first time ever, The Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Collection brings together three classic titles based on this unique individual and offers profound insights into his motivations, attitudes, and strategies. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, has endured over seventy years because traders and investors continue to find lessons from Livermore's experiences that they can apply to their own endeavors Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Illustrated Edition reproduces the original articles by Edwin Lefèvre and drawings by M.L. Blumenthal published in the Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Annotated Edition bridges the gap between Edwin Lefevre's fictionalized account of Livermore's life and the actual, historical events, places, and people that populate the book. Throughout the book there are notes that detail the actual companies, people, or situations that Livermore encountered Engaging and informative, this collection provides a complete picture of Livermore's life and trading strategies, and offers tremendous value to today's serious investor or trader.
"This exceptional book provides valuable insights into the evolution of financial economics from the perspective of a major player." – Robert Litzenberger, Hopkinson Professor Emeritus of Investment Banking, Univ. of Pennsylvania; and retired partner, Goldman Sachs A History of the Theory of Investments is about ideas – where they come from, how they evolve, and why they are instrumental in preparing the future for new ideas. Author Mark Rubinstein writes history by rewriting history. In unearthing long-forgotten books and journals, he corrects past oversights to assign credit where credit is due and assembles a remarkable history that is unquestionable in its accuracy and unprecedented in its power. Exploring key turning points in the development of investment theory, through the critical prism of award-winning investment theory and asset pricing expert Mark Rubinstein, this groundbreaking resource follows the chronological development of investment theory over centuries, exploring the inner workings of great theoretical breakthroughs while pointing out contributions made by often unsung contributors to some of investment's most influential ideas and models.
Deftly navigate income taxes and tax preparation J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax: Professional Edition, 2017 offers individual taxpayers and tax professionals the latest, most up to date tax information. Completely annotated, this authoritative text guides you toward the case law, IRS code sections, and regulations that support the content, which is presented in an approachable yet comprehensive manner. Additionally, this best-selling resource delivers tax-saving advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income. Through hundreds of examples, you explore how to apply tax laws to individual tax payers, allowing you to create effective tax strategies that align with regulations. Finally, special features throughout the content call your attention to important concepts, such as icons that highlight new tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, filing pointers, and planning strategies. Taxes are extremely complicated. Whether you are a professional or an individual taxpayer, it is critical that you understand how to get the highest return possible when filing either your taxes or those of your client. Leverage revised content that features the most updated tax code information Easily find the information you are looking for with special features that call your attention to key concepts Protect your assets with tax-saving advice on deduction, income sheltering, and more Dive into extended guidance that offers annotated insight into IRS code sections, regulations, and case law J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax: Professional Edition, 2017 is an updated, annotated version of a classic reference that has guided tax payers through the complexities of the income tax landscape for over 65 years.
This book is edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, research Professor of English, University of Sussex.
The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The Textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
First ever critical study of Tolkien's little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin's Game of Thrones.
J.R.R. Tolkien's linguistic invention was a fundamental part of his artistic output, to the extent that later on in life he attributed the existence of his mythology to the desire to give his languages a home and peoples to speak them. As Tolkien puts it in 'A Secret Vice', 'the making of language and mythology are related functions''.
In the 1930s, Tolkien composed and delivered two lectures, in which he explored these two key elements of his sub-creative methodology. The second of these, the seminal Andrew Lang Lecture for 1938-9, 'On Fairy-Stories', which he delivered at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, is well known. But many years before, in 1931, Tolkien gave a talk to a literary society entitled 'A Hobby for the Home', where he unveiled for the first time to a listening public the art that he had both himself encountered and been involved with since his earliest childhood: 'the construction of imaginary languages in full or outline for amusement'.
This talk would be edited by Christopher Tolkien for inclusion as 'A Secret Vice' in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays and serves as the principal exposition of Tolkien's art of inventing languages. This new critical edition, which includes previously unpublished notes and drafts by Tolkien connected with the essay, including his 'Essay on Phonetic Symbolism', goes some way towards re-opening the debate on the importance of linguistic invention in Tolkien's mythology and the role of imaginary languages in fantasy literature.
Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked. The cry 'Peace, freedom and liberty!' is used to exculpate brutal realities, while personal ambitions taint public actions. Rich in characterisation and replete with eloquent rhetoric, Julius Caesar remains engrossing and topical: a play for today.
Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex.
Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. He is a character so intense that he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations.
This title is translated, annotated and introduced by Gillon Aitken. Beyond his perfect expression of Russian mood, Pushkin's universality of vision has made him a permanent place in the history of world literature. Gillon Aitken's distinguished translation is the only volume that contains all his prose fiction, including some tales which remained unfinished when Pushkin was tragically killed in a duel at the age of thirty-seven.
The Warren Buffett Way Workbook consists of over 500 questions and answers to help readers of The Warren Buffett Way reinforce and cement their knowledge of Buffett’s hugely successful investment approach. The Workbook follows The Warren Buffett Way, 3e, providing a combination of multiple choice and essay questions for each chapter in the core book. Given the depth and range of questions, a reader who masters the material in the Workbook will be equipped with the knowledge to begin to apply Buffett’s methods to his/her own investment portfolio. All answers are provided in the Workbook, including answers to the essay questions. The perfect accompaniment to The Warren Buffett Way, 3e and The Warren Buffett Way Video Course, the Workbook will provide readers with a sure path to begin investing just like Warren Buffett.
Developing Deontology consists of six new essays in ethical theory by leading contemporary moral philosophers. Each essay considers concepts prominent in the development of deontological approaches to ethics, and these essays offer an invaluable contribution to that development. Essays are contributed by Michael Smith, Philip Stratton-Lake, Ralph Wedgewood, David Owens, Peter Vallentyne, and Elizabeth Harman – all leading contemporary moral philosophers Each essay offers an original and previously unpublished contribution to the subject A significant addition to the field for anyone with an interest in the development of deontology The collection is edited by a leading philosophical scholar
Comprising three course books, this series is aimed at university students in all disciplines who require instruction in completing academic writing tasks. Through extensive use of examples, model texts, and practical activities, the course develops the essential skills needed to compose texts which meet the expectations of an academic reader.
Academic Writing Skills 3 addresses higher-level academic features, such as understanding essay prompts, research, paragraph cohesion, logical connections, and effective sentence building. It is appropriate for students wishing to focus on specific essay types that require the use and integration of sources to complete academic writing tasks.
Academic Writing Skills 3 Teacher's Manual has two parts:
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A three-level (B1+ to C1) integrated skills course for higher education students at university or on foundation courses.
The B1+ Intermediate Student's Book introduces students to the characteristics of written and spoken academic texts.
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From asking for help, understanding essay questions to planning essay paragraphs and listening for gist and detail, students have a wealth of opportunities to practice all core academic skills.
The course develops independent learning skills and critical thinking through "Study Tips" sections and allows for personalisation of learning in the 'Focus on your subject' sections.
Five lecture skills units provide authentic practice in listening to lectures and note-taking.
Робин Джордж Коллингвуд (1889—1943) – английский философ, историк, теоретик искусства (с 1935 – профессор Оксфордского университета по кафедре метафизической философии). Диапазон творческого наследия Р. Дж. Коллингвуда чрезвычайно широк и включает в себя разнообразные проблемы истории, философии, эстетики, религиоведения, политики. Основные труды Р. Дж. Коллингвуда были опубликованы в 30-х – начале 40-х годов: «Очерк философского метода» («Essay on Philosophical Method») – 1933, «Принципы искусства» («The Principles of Art») – 1938, «Автобиография» («An Autobiography») – 1939, «Очерк метафизики» («Essay on Metaphysics») – 1940, «Идея истории» («The Idea of History»), которую он не успел завершить (первое издание в 1946 году), «Новый Левиафан» («The New Leviaphan») – 1947. В своих философско-исторических трудах, опираясь на гегельянские идеи, Коллингвуд развивает последние и создает свою оригинальную концепцию истории. Этот подход выделяет его из позитивистского и неопозитивистского контекста Англии 20—40-х годов. Книга «Принципы искусства» отмечена несомненным влиянием эстетики Дж. Вико, а также Б. Кроче, с которым Коллингвуд был в дружеских отношениях, переводил его труды. Однако Коллингвуд разрабатывает здесь оригинальную «теорию воображения», по-новому интерпретируя учение об идеях классического английского эмпиризма Локка и Юма. В книге также содержится широкий обзор истории формирования эстетической теории, от древнегреческих философов до современных Коллингвуду эстетических доктрин Т. С. Элиота. Все это делает труд «Принципы искусства» интересным как для специалистов, так и для широкого круга читателей, интересующихся проблемами философии, эстетики, искусства и литературы.
'England is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts. Still, it is a family.' 'England Your England' is one of the most compelling and insightful portraits of the nation ever written. Shot through with Orwell's deeply felt sense of patriotism and love for his homeland, the essay is at the same time unfailingly clear-eyed about the nation's failings: entrenched social inequality, a dishonest press and a class system that only works for those at the top. Written during the Second World War, as the bombs were falling on England, the essay today speaks to the nation's current moment of crisis just as urgently as it did in Orwell's own time. It is a crucial read for anyone who wants to understand who we are, and where we've come from.
This series of Readers containing original, unsimplified stories written by famous classic and modern writers, now features four new titles. All the collections come with substantial support material for each story, including a short summary, a description of major themes, pre-reading vocabulary activities, post-reading language and comprehension exercises, a literary analysis section and essay questions. "The Macmillan Literature Collections" will help ease students' transition from graded Readers to authentic reading, giving them the joy of feeling that they are finally reading and studying literature just as it was written.
Oscar Wilde is considered one of the most brillilant and controversial social and literary gures of all time. Wilde's prison writings include his most celebrated essay "De Profundis", written to Lord Alfred Douglas, and his legendary epic poem "The Ballad Of Reading Gaol".
На английском языке. 195 photographs taken from helicopters in the skies over 75 countries selected by french photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Almost every plate is double page, reproduced in sumptuous vibrant colour, with fold-out notes (a paragraph for each shot, with a short essay adorning every chapter). Printed and bound in France.