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Titus Andronicus In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 53. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Violent! Bloody! Revenge! It's not Quentin Tarantino--it's Shakespeare! And Titus Andronicus is perhaps one of the greatest revenge plays he ever wrote. Revenge is sweet--when you can understand it! Let BookCaps help with this modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.
King Henry VI: Part III In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 66. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,160. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Henry VI, Part III is one of Shakespeare's most famous histories. But let's face it…if you don't understand it, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Henry VI, Part III. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text.
King Lear In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,850. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
King Lear descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. Sound like a good story? It is…if you can understand it. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of King Lear.
The Oedipus Trilogy In Plain and Simple English
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 34. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,850. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling.
King Richard the Second In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 58. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,360. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Shakespeare knew like few others how to dramatize the gossipy lives of kings. More importantly, he knew that just because it was history, that didn't mean it was boring. Today, however, Shakespeare's histories can be a bit of a drudge to plow through. Let BookCaps help with this modern translation of the classic history play.
Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Illustrated Cat Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
As Carl Van Vechten notes in his preface to this collection, “In the essay and especially in poetry the cat has become a favourite subject, but in fiction it must be admitted that he lags considerably behind the dog.” Van Vechten sought to mitigate this disparity by creating this collection of charming (and sometimes frightening) feline tales.
The Scarlet Letter In Plain and Simple English (Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, and Character Index)(Annotated)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 61. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Scarlet Letter was Nathaniel Hawthorne magnum opus. It also can be difficult to understand--it is loaded with themes, imagery, and symbols. If you need a little help understanding it, let BookCaps help with this study guide. Along with chapter-by-chapter summaries and analysis, this book features the full text of Hawthorne’s classic novel is also included.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 70. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
Of all the old English stories, the tale of Gawain and the Green Knight has remained one of the most popular ever told; dozens of movies and books have used Gawain as inspiration. It's one of the most important books in the English language. If it's so great, why is it so hard to understand! BookCaps helps with this modern retelling of Gawain.
The Two Noble Kinsmen In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
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Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 57. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,950. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Classics
The Two Noble Kinsmen is loosely based on Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale." But it's not your traditional remake--it's just as hard to understand as Chaucer's original! If you are having trouble understand the play, then let BookCaps help with this modern translation. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out.