Category «Literary Classics»

A Room with a View (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By E. M. Forster

An enthralling story of the conflict among bourgeois repression and radical romanticism, E. M. Forster’s 3rd novel has lengthy been the preferred of his early works. a tender woman, Lucy Honeychurch, and her chaperon—products of right Edwardian England—visit a tempestuous, passionate Italy. Their “room with a view” permits them to look at an international some distance diverse from their very own, a global unconcerned with conference, unfettered by way of social rituals, and unafraid of emotion. quickly Lucy unearths herself guaranteed to an evidently “unsuitable” guy, the melancholic George Emerson, whose mistaken advances she dare now not publicize. again domestic, her good friend and mentor Charlotte Bartlett and her mom, try and control her into marriage with the extra “appropriate” yet smotheringly boring Cecil Vyse, whose surname indicates the imprisoning impression he might have on Lucy’s spirit.

A colourful gallery of characters, together with George’s riotously humorous father, Lucy’s sullen brother, the novelist Eleanor Lavish, and the reverend Mr. Beebe, line up on both sides, and A Room with a View unfolds as a delightfully satiric comedy of manners and an immensely gratifying love tale.

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Decameron: A cura di Amedeo Quondam, Maurizio Fiorilla e Giancarlo Alfano (Classici)

By Giovanni Boccaccio

È il 1348: mentre los angeles peste infuria a Firenze, dieci giovani si rifugiano in campagna e consistent with passare piacevolmente il pace si raccontano consistent with dieci giornate una novella ciascuno. Questa los angeles nota “cornice” che racchiude l. a. più celebre raccolta di novelle della letteratura europea: un capolavoro che ancora affascina in keeping with l. a. pluralità dei toni, in keeping with l. a. capacità di dipingere l’infinita varietà della vita. in step with i settecento anni dalla nascita di Boccaccio, i massimi esperti italiani della sua opera danno vita a un’edizione innovativa, fondante di una nuova tradizione interpretativa, in cui il massimo rigore filologico è associato a una inedita apertura verso i lettori d’oggi. Il nuovo testo critico stabilito da Maurizio Fiorilla è preceduto dalla rigorosa e appassionata introduzione di Amedeo Quondam, cui si deve anche il ricchissimo apparato di be aware; le introduzioni alle singole giornate di Giancarlo Alfano approfondiscono i rapporti che legano tra loro le novelle.

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El retrato de Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

El retrato de Dorian grey o El cuadro de Dorian grey (original en inglés: the image of Dorian grey) es una novela escrita por el autor irlandés Oscar Wilde. Originalmente publicada el 20 de junio de 1890,1 como cuento en Lippincott's per month journal, una revista mensual literaria estadounidense, Wilde revisaría los angeles obra, haría varias modificaciones y agregaría nuevos capítulos para su publicación posterior como novela, su única obra publicada como novela. los angeles versión modificada fue publicada por Ward Lock & Co en abril de 1891.2 Ward Lock & Co reeditó el libro en 1891 y nuevamente en 1895. Luego, Charles Carrington compró los derechos de l. a. obra y l. a. editó en 1901, 1905 y 1908. En 1908 y 1909, aparece una edición ilustrada por Paul Thiriat, para Brendon & Son, Ltd. En 1913, 1916 y 1918, l. a. novela es editada por Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., con una nota bibliográfica sobre las ediciones citadas y una advertencia sobre l. a. existencia de ediciones piratas que se caracterizaban por los angeles ausencia del prefacio y por l. a. "mutilación de muchos pasajes".

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Bleak House (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's masterful attack at the injustices of the British felony system

As the interminable case of 'Jarndyce and Jarndyce' grinds its method in the course of the court docket of Chancery, it attracts jointly a disparate workforce of individuals: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is progressively being wolfed through felony charges; Esther Summerson, a ward of court docket, whose parentage is a resource of deepening secret; the menacing legal professional Tulkinghorn; the made up our minds sleuth Inspector Bucket; or even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, yet frequently comedian, indictment of a society that's rotten to the center, Bleak House is one in every of Dickens's such a lot bold novels, with a variety that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums. This version follows the 1st publication variation of 1853, and comprises the entire unique illustrations by way of 'Phiz', in addition to appendices at the Chancery and spontaneous combustion. In his preface, Terry Eagleton examines characterisation and considers Bleak apartment as an early paintings of detective fiction. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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A History of My Times (Penguin Classics)

By Xenophon, Rex Warner

Xenophon's background recounts approximately fifty turbulent years of struggle in Greece among 411 and 362 BC. carrying on with the tale of the Peloponnesian conflict on the aspect the place Thucydides comprehensive his magisterial historical past, it is a attention-grabbing chronicle of the conflicts that finally ended in the decline of Greece, and the wars with either Thebes and the may possibly of Persia. An Athenian by way of start, Xenophon turned an organization supporter of the Spartan reason, and fought opposed to the Athenians within the conflict of Coronea. Combining background and memoir, it is a outstanding account of the triumphs and screw ups of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of obstacle.

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Protagoras and Meno (Penguin Classics)

Plato's most interesting dramatic paintings, an pleasing story of goodness and knowledge

Exploring the query of what precisely makes stable humans sturdy, Protagoras and Meno are of the main stress-free and available of all of Plato's dialogues. broadly considered as his best dramatic paintings, the Protagoras, set in the course of the golden age of Pericles, pits a younger Socrates opposed to the respected sophist Protagoras, whose brilliance and humanity make him one the main fascinating and likeable of Socrates' philosophical rivals, and turns their stumble upon right into a real and energetic conflict of minds. The Meno sees an older yet ever ironic Socrates humbling a proud younger aristocrat as they look for a transparent figuring out of what it's to be a very good guy, and taking off the startling concept that all human studying could be the restoration of information already possessed by way of our immortal souls.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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On Power (Penguin Great Ideas)

By William Shakespeare

These are Shakespeare's maximum writings on strength in all its kinds - in love, in battle, in politics and within the kin. From Macbeth's vaulting ambition to Richard II's fragile grip on authority, from the violent rivalries of King Lear to the beautiful poetry of the affection sonnets, those items express, with philosophical subtlety and mental acuity, how we manage and dominate each one other.

Throughout background, a few books have replaced the area. they've got remodeled the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, battle and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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The Way We Live Now

One of many maximum and so much correct works of Victorian literature, the way in which we are living now's a robust satire on avarice and different vices that experience come to form and blemish glossy society. that includes a number of characters who hotel to swindle and deceit all within the curiosity on financial achieve, the way in which we are living now could be an ethical rumination that's simply Trollope’s masterpiece.

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Teoría del saber histórico (Clásicos del pensamiento)

By José Antonio Maravall

¿Qué es el saber histórico? He aquí el tema important de esta obra. Hay que partir ―dice el autor― de dos hechos decisivos que se han producido en el campo del saber humano, por una parte, los angeles nueva y más grave revolución que l. a. copernicana acaecida en el reino de l. a. Ciencia y, por otra, el avance de los angeles Historia, que puede llegar a tener palabras importantes que decir al hombre y a los angeles sociedad.Ello exige que los angeles Historia reflexione sobre sí misma y que, al adquirir conciencia de sus posibilidades, someta a revisión sus objetivos y sus métodos para estar a l. a. altura de su misión. Nada más ejemplar que los angeles actitud de los científicos de llevar a cabo l. a. crítica de su propia ciencia. De ellos mismos llega hoy al historiador los angeles incitación a realizar una tarea paralela en su campo de investigación.El libro propone, pues, saber qué es el saber histórico en vista de l. a. nueva suggestion del saber científico que, en otros campos diferentes de los angeles Historia, se ha ido formando. Con ello, el libro se convierte en un ensayo de encontrar respuesta a l. a. doble pregunta de qué es los angeles Historia y qué papel juega en nuestra vida, y esto en relación con las repuestas que a preguntas semejantes han dado los cultivadores de l. a. Ciencia normal en años precedentes, en ese período en que se producen las más críticas revisiones teóricas junto a las más deslumbrantes conquistas.Este libro es uno de los más señalados de José Antonio Maravall.

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