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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
Tacitus;W. H. Fyfe, D.S. Levene, Tacitus
Abraham's Other Son: Islam Among Judaism & Christianity (Question and Answer Format)
Philip G. Samaan
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works - William Shakespeare

The Tempest


The romantic tragicomedy is a playful delight that uses illusion and magic that begins, drives, and completes the three plots featured in this play.  The interplay between all the characters whether involving magic or not is engaging and kept me looking forward to seeing what would happen next.  Although the at the end Prospero says the whole timeframe occurs in three hours, even with the magic I thought it was more like a few days given Prospero's desire to see Ferdinand earn Miranda's hand.  However, this is just a personal aside.  This is one of the plays that I've read in my reading of Shakespeare that I'd really like to see on stage rather than an adaptation.