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Paradise Lost by John Milton
Here in one volume are the complete texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature, each a profound exploration of the moral... [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Phil./Religion,
Literature
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet seeks revenge on Claudius, who has murdered his father, the King, taken the throne and married his mother. [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
Calvin has been misunderstood by many -- including many believers who never read this book. ...It brought me to tears of repentance and... [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
World's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power, remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a political leader. [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Utopia by Thomas More
From the 1500s, desscribes More's heaven-on-earth in a few words: a communal, democratic society; paradoxically unregulated and tightly regulated - overwhelmingly. [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Classic tragic romance of the feuding Capulets and Montagues. Romeo (a Montague) falls in love with Juliet (a Capulet) and are married in secret by Friar Lawrence... [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Henry V by William Shakespeare
Historically based play, England's King Henry V invades France. The decisive fight comes at the Battle of Agincourt, where the English are outnumbered five to one. [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
This Christian classic tells the stories of brave men and women who were martyred for their faith in the fourteenth through sixteenth... [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
General
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
The dialog is very clever if you can understand it - this edition has scene summaries and word definitions to help. The quick witted dialog and the absurd plot make this a pretty good read. [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Of indescribable linguistic beauty, elegance and complexity, Shakespeare's sonnets owe their timeless appeal to their supreme compositional values, the universality of their themes, and their keen insights into the human heart and soul. [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
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