Most widely held works about Burton Raffel
Most widely held works by Burton Raffel
Robert Lowell by Burton Raffel ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 libraries worldwide
The history of that ingenious gentleman, Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ( Book )
13 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and German and held by 982 libraries worldwide
A new translation of the Spanish classic about a bumbling knight, Don Quijote, and his shrewd squire, Sancho Panza. By the translator of Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.
T.S. Eliot by Burton Raffel ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 libraries worldwide
Beowulf ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Presents a modern translation of the great epic poem.
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 libraries worldwide
Maintains the flavor, charm, and rhythm of the original version as it chronicles the stories of a group of travelers representing every aspect of medieval society on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, England. .
Beowulf ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Yvain, the Knight of the Lion by Chrétien ( Book )
3 editions published between 1916 and 1987 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
Presents the complete text of Shakespeare's classic play about Macbeth, a man who kills the king in an attempt to seize the crown of Scotland for himself, and includes an essay by Harold Bloom, introduction, and information about the Shakespearean stage.
Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Presents William Shakespeare's dramatic tragedy in which Iago, jealous of Othello's successes in the army of Venice, plots against him, pretending to be his friend while planting seeds of doubt about the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona; and includes text glosses, an introduction, details on the Shakespearean stage, an essay by critic Harold Bloom, and a further reading list.
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
An annotated version of William Shakespeare's classic play with introduction and essay by Harold Bloom.
The tempest by William Shakespeare ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's valedictory play is also one of his most poetical and magical. The story involves the spirit Ariel, the savage Caliban, and Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, now a wizard living on a remote island who uses his magic to shipwreck a party of ex-compatriots.
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible -- and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh.
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. Lear's failure as a father engulfs himself and his world in turmoil and tragedy. --Publisher.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
"One of the most frequently read and performed of all stage works, Shakespeare's Hamlet is unsurpassed in its complexity and richness. Now the most extensively annotated version of Hamlet to date makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. It has been carefully assembled with students, teachers, and the general reader in mind." "Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with all the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of Hamlet is unparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound historical linguistics." "In his introduction, Raffel offers important background on the origins and previous versions of the Hamlet story, along with an analysis of the characters Hamlet and Ophelia. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom meditates on the originality of Shakespeare's achievement. The book also includes a careful selection of items for further reading."--Jacket.
Candide, or, Optimism by Voltaire ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Poems and prose from the Old English ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Complete poetry of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam by Osip Mandelʹshtam ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Père Goriot : a new translation : responses, contemporaries and other novelists, twentieth-century criticism by Honoré de Balzac ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
A novel of nineteenth-century French society is accompanied by nineteenth- and twentieth-century criticism.
Arthurian romances Biography Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages Courtship Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dragons Drama Eliot, T. S.--1888-1965 England--Canterbury English poetry--Old English Epic poetry, English (Old) Epistolary poetry, Latin Fathers and daughters Fiction France Greece--Athens Heroes Hippolyta (Greek mythology) History Indonesian poetry Intellectual life Italy--Venice Jealousy Knights and knighthood Lowell, Robert,--1917-1977 Macbeth,--King of Scotland,--11th cent Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Monsters Muslims Othello (Fictitious character) Poetics Poetry Pound, Ezra,--1885-1972 Rabelais, François,--ca. 1490-1553? Regicides Romances Romances Rome Scandinavia Scotland Sex role Spain Storytelling Tales, Medieval Theseus (Greek mythology) Translating and interpreting Translations United States Ywain (Legendary character)
English, Old (2)
Multiple languages (2)