Category «Literary Classics»

The Bostonians (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

‘There was once not anything susceptible approximately pass over Olive, she was once a battling girl, and he or she might struggle him to the death’

 

Basil Ransom, an enticing younger Mississippi legal professional, is on a trip to his cousin Olive, a prosperous feminist, in Boston whilst he accompanies her to a gathering just about women’s emancipation. one of many audio system is Verena Tarrant, and even supposing he disapproves of all she claims to face for, Basil is straight away captivated by means of her and units approximately ‘reforming’ her along with his conventional perspectives. yet Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and shortly a conflict is less than method for specific ownership of her center and brain. The Bostonians is one in every of James’s so much provocative and astute portrayals of an international stuck among outdated values and the trap of progress.

Richard Lansdown’s advent discusses The Bostonians as James’s so much winning political paintings and his funniest novel. This version includes extracts from Tocqueville and from James’s ‘The American Scene’, which remove darkness from the novel’s social context. There also are notes and a bibliography.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 sequence to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Trial

By Franz Kafka

The tale of The Trial's e-book is nearly as attention-grabbing because the novel itself. Kafka meant his parable of alienation in a mysterious forms to be burned, in addition to the remainder of his diaries and manuscripts, after his loss of life in 1924. but his good friend Max Brod pressed ahead to organize The Trial and the remainder of his papers for e-book.

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Rebelión en la granja [Animal Farm]

Un rotundo alegato a desire de l. a. libertad y en contra del totalitarismo que se ha convertido en un clásico de los angeles literatura del siglo XX. Esta sátira de los angeles Revolución rusa y el triunfo del estalinismo, escrita en 1945, se ha convertido por derechos propio en un hito de l. a. cultura contemporánea y en uno de los libros más mordaces de todos los tiempos. Ante el auge de los animales de los angeles Granja Solariega, pronto detectamos las semillas de totalitarismo en una organización aparentemente perfect; y en nuestros líderes más carismáticos, los angeles sombra de los opresores más crueles.

Please notice: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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The Castle

By Franz Kafka, Mark Harman

Translated and with a preface by means of Mark Harman

Left unfinished via Kafka in 1922 and never released until eventually 1926, years after his loss of life, The citadel is the haunting story of K.’s relentless, unavailing fight with an inscrutable authority on the way to achieve entry to the fortress. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the moderately punctuated unique manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation unearths degrees of comedy, power, and visible strength formerly unknown to English language readers.

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

By Lew Wallace

A bestseller in view that 1880...

The vintage saga of the Roman Empire

From an exhilarating sea conflict to its recognized chariot race to the soreness of the Crucifixion, this is often the epic story of a prince who grew to become a slave and by means of a accident and his personal skill-won an opportunity at freedom.

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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (Full-Color Collector's Edition)

By C. S. Lewis

First released in 1951, Prince Caspian used to be the second one ebook set on the earth of Narnia. in the chronology of the sequence, it's the fourth ebook, falling among the pony and His Boy & The voyage of the sunrise Treader.

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensey are transported from an English educate station to an island on this planet of Narnia.

Though Narnia has been at peace because the kids left, it really is now less than the keep watch over of depraved King Mirax. the kids, besides Aslan the nice lion, needs to aid younger Prince Caspian restoration Narnia's excellent past.

This version is illustrated in complete colour by means of Pauline Baynes.

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Ballet Shoes (The Shoe Books)

By Noel Streatfeild

Within the culture of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess come Noel Streatfeild’s stories of triumph. during this tale, 3 orphan ladies vow to make a reputation for themselves and locate their very own exact skills. With labor, popularity simply will be within the stars! initially released in 1937.

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Barnaby Rudge (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

'One of Dickens' so much missed, yet such a lot worthwhile, novels' Peter Ackroyd

Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge is a vibrant portrait of London's descent into anarchy, the place 'King Mob' ideas the streets, and blameless lives are swept up within the chaos. Set opposed to the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a narrative of puzzle and suspense which starts off with an unsolved double homicide and is going directly to contain conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. throughout the process the unconventional fathers and sons turn into antagonistic, apprentices plot opposed to their masters and Protestants conflict with Catholics at the streets. And, as London erupts into insurrection, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to flee the curse of his personal earlier. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and personal horror, its unusual secrets and techniques and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a robust, aggravating combination of historic realism and Gothic melodrama. This variation is predicated at the one-volume ebook of Barnaby Rudge, reproducing all of the unique illustrations through 'Phiz' and George Cattermole. Appendices comprise a map of London on the time of the Gordon Riots and the preface to the 1868 edition.

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

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The Hitopadésa (Penguin Classics)

By Nārāyaṇa

The ever-popular e-book of excellent Counsels from old India. one of many best-known Sanskrit classics, Narayana’s Hitopadesa is an interesting selection of animal and human fables augmented with polished verse epigrams and gnomic stanzas, lots of that have develop into proverbial. This satirical, frequently irreverent and occasionally ribald textual content has been well known for hundreds of years as a compendium of worldly suggestion on issues starting from statesmanship and designated conflict plans to non-public behavior and marital constancy. It has additionally served generations of scholars as a version of grammatical and metaphorical excellence. during this ‘Garden of enjoyable Stories’, as Narayan himself describes it, birds, beasts, women and men scheme, endure, lust, err, grieve and have fun, appearing as perceptive social critics and astute commentators at the absurd nature of human folly. Combining his personal literary genius with skilful decisions and changes of fabric from the Panchatantra and a bunch of different conventional assets, Narayan has created a refreshingly unique masterpiece. this wonderful new translation faithfully renders the wit and knowledge of the unique.

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Allan's Wife

It can be remembered that during the final pages of his diary, written in advance of his loss of life, Allan Quatermain makes allusion to his lengthy useless spouse, pointing out that he has written of her totally somewhere else. while his demise was once identified, his papers have been passed to myself as his literary executor. between them i discovered manuscripts, of which the subsequent is one. the opposite is just a checklist of occasions in which Mr. Quatermain used to be no longer in my opinion concerned-a Zulu novel, the tale of which used to be advised to him by way of the hero a long time after the tragedy had happened. yet with this we now have not anything to do at the present. i've got frequently notion (Mr. Quatermain's manuscript starts) that i'd set down on paper the occasions hooked up with my marriage, and the lack of my most precious spouse. decades have now handed due to the fact that that occasion, and to a point time has softened the outdated grief, although Heaven is familiar with it really is nonetheless willing adequate. On or 3 events i've got even all started the list. as soon as I gave it up as the writing of it depressed me past bearing, as soon as simply because i used to be all of sudden referred to as away upon a trip, and the 3rd time simply because a Kaffir boy came upon my manuscript handy for lights the kitchen hearth.

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