Story of the famous Shakespearean Tragedy HAMLET Hamlet was the King of Denmark’s only son. He loved his parents and was delighted in his relationship with a lovely woman named Ophelia. Polonius, her father, was the king’s chamberlain. While Hamlet was abroad at Wittenberg studying, his father passed away. When he learned that the King had been fatally bitten by a snake, young Hamlet hurried home in anguish. The young prince had loved his father so deeply. He felt resentment and sorrow when he discovered that the Queen, his mother, had decided to remarry—and to marry the deceased King’s brother … Continue reading HAMLET


Story of the Shakespearean Drama. PERICLES Pericles, the Prince of Tyre, was unlucky enough to become an enemy of Antiochus, the strong and cruel King of Antioch, and the danger he faced was so enormous that he decided to travel throughout the globe for a while on the advice of his trusted advisor, Lord Helicanus. He made this choice despite the fact that, upon his father’s death, he had become King of Tyre. So he took ship for Tarsus, appointing Helicanus Regent in his place. It was quickly evident that he had made a great decision in abandoning his realm. … Continue reading PERICLES


short Story by Oscar Wilde Summary “The Young King” relates the story of an illicit child who was raised as a shepherd by the recently deceased king’s daughter of a country that will remain nameless. The sixteen-year-old boy, who is his sole successor, is taken to the palace to ascend to the throne. There, he is astonished by the splendour of his new home and anxiously awaits the delivery of his beautiful crown, sceptre, and robe in preparation for his coronation the next morning. He is tormented by three distinct dreams throughout the course of the night, one for each … Continue reading THE YOUNG KING

The Birthday of the Infanta

By Oscar Wilde Summary In the tale “The Birthday of the Infanta,” courtiers of the King of Spain find a short man (a dwarf) with a hunched back in the woods. The king’s daughter, Infanta, celebrates her twelfth birthday, and the hunchback’s father sells him to the palace as a mockery figure so that the Infanta would have something entertaining for her to do on her special day. Her birthday is the one occasion on which she is permitted to interact with children of various ages, and she looks forward with great excitement to the many celebrations that are planned … Continue reading The Birthday of the Infanta

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

A short Summary Children are eager to play in the garden owned by the Selfish Giant after returning home from school because it is so lovely and because it contains 12 peach trees and other lovely, fragrant blossoms. The giant takes offence at the children upon his return after spending seven years with his companion, the Cornish Ogre. As a result, he constructs a wall to prevent the children from entering his home. He posted a sign that read “TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED” on the notice board he hung up. The landscape seems trapped in eternal winter. One day, a … Continue reading The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

OLD SULTAN, Grimm’s Fairy Tales

OLD SULTAN A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old, and had lost all his teeth. And one day when the shepherd and his wife were standing together before the house the shepherd said, ‘I will shoot old Sultan tomorrow morning, for he is of no use now.’ But his wife said, ‘Pray let the poor faithful creature live; he has served us well a great many years, and we ought to give him a livelihood for the rest of his days.’ ‘But what can we do with him?’ said the shepherd, ‘he has not … Continue reading OLD SULTAN, Grimm’s Fairy Tales


The story of the Novel by Jane Austen Miss Taylor, a former governess and companion of Emma Woodhouse, has recently married Mr. Weston. Emma claims responsibility for their marriage and decides to pursue matchmaking as a hobby. Emma pursues her new obsession against the advice of her friend Mr. Knightley, who is also the brother-in-law of Emma’s older sister Isabella. She seeks to pair her female acquaintance, Harriet Smith, with the village vicar, Mr. Elton. Although Harriet loves Robert Martin, a decent, educated, and intelligent young farmer, Emma tries to persuade Harriet to reject the marriage proposal from Robert Martin. … Continue reading Emma

Romeo and Juliet

Story of the Shakespearean Tragedy Once upon a time, two powerful families called Montagu and Capulet resided in Verona. They were both wealthy, and it may be assumed that they were intelligent in most things as other wealthy men. In one respect, though, they were extraordinarily foolish. The two families had a long-standing dispute, but instead of resolving it like rational people, they nourished it like a pet and refused to let it go. So that a Montagu would not talk to a Capulet if he saw one on the street, nor would a Capulet speak to a Montagu. And … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet

Twelfth Night

Story of the Shakespearean Drama. Orsino, Duke of Illyria, was madly in love with Olivia, a lovely countess. And when her brother died, she sent back a messenger from the Duke, instructing him to tell his master that for seven years she would not let even the air see her face but would walk veiled like a nun, all for the sake of a dead brother’s love, which she would keep alive in her sorrowful memory. The Duke wished for someone to whom he could express his sadness and recount the tale of his love over and over again. And … Continue reading Twelfth Night

The Good Earth

by Pearl S. Buck The story begins when Wang Lung, a poor Chinese farmer, goes to the house of a rich family in the next village in search of a bride. The girl whom Wang Lung is seeking is a maid and slave in the household of the Huangs, a wealthy aristocratic family. Her name is O-Lan. The Huang House, like any other local family, is on the verge of breakdown as a result of excessive use of alcohol, drugs, and opiates; an unwillingness to engage in productive labour; and unrestrained luxury. O-Lan and Wang Lung, who are not very … Continue reading The Good Earth