Month: December 2016

  • The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue

    By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's final and maximum novel.

    The ultimate novel by means of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first released as Bratya Karamazovy in 1879-80, and usually thought of to be his masterpiece. it's the tale of Fyodor Karamazov and his sons Alyosha, Dmitry, and Ivan. it's also a narrative of patricide, into the sordid unfolding of which Dostoyevsky introduces a love-hate fight with profound mental and non secular implications. in the course of the entire novel there persists a look for religion, for God, the important notion of the paintings. The dramatization of Ivan's repudiation of God is focused within the recognized "Legend of the Grand Inquisitor." A reaction to Ivan is inside the preaching of the monk Zosima that the key of common concord isn't accomplished by means of the brain yet through the heart.
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  • The Arabian Nights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

    By Anonymous

    As soon as upon a time, the identify Baghdad conjured up visions of the main magical, romantic urban on the earth, the place flying carpets carried noble thieves off on great adventures, and cruel viziers and gorgeous princesses mingled with wily peasants and robust genies. this is often the realm of the Arabian Nights, a powerful number of historical stories from Arabia, India, and Persia.
    The stories —often tales inside tales —are advised by way of the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainments for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to maintain him amused and herself alive. as well as the extra incredible stories that have seemed in numerous bowdlerized variations for kids and feature been popularized via a complete style of Hollywood movies, this assortment contains way more advanced, significant, and erotic tales that care for quite a lot of ethical, social, and political issues.
    Though early Islamic critics condemned the tales’ “vulgarity and worldliness, the West has in demand their strong, bawdy humor and never-ending inventiveness because the first translations seemed in Europe within the eighteenth century. at the present time those tales stand along the fables of Aesop, the fairy stories of the Brothers Grimm, and the folklore of Hans Christian Andersen as the various Western literary tradition’s most-quoted touchstones. 
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  • The Vicar of Wakefield (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith's highly winning novel of 1766 remained for generations essentially the most very popular and cherished works of eighteenth-century fiction. It depicts the autumn and upward thrust of the Primrose relations, presided over by means of the benevolent vicar, the narrator of a fairy-tale plot of impersonation and deception, the kidnapping of an attractive heroine and the machinations of an aristocratic villain. via turns comedian and mawkish, the novel's attractiveness owes a lot to its recognizable depiction of family lifestyles and loving kinfolk relationships.
    New to this variation is an advent by means of Robert L. Mack that examines the explanations for the novels enduring recognition, in addition to the severe debates over if it is a simple novel of sentiment or a satire at the social and financial inequalities of the interval and the very literary conventions and morality it sort of feels to include. This version additionally encompasses a new, updated bibliography and extended notes, and includes reprints of Arthur Friedman's authoritative Oxford English Novels textual content of the corrected first version of 1766.
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  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, through Robert Louis Stevenson, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber versions at reasonable costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the notable beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:
    • New introductions commissioned from brand new best writers and students
    • Biographies of the authors
    • Chronologies of up to date historic, biographical, and cultural occasions
    • Footnotes and endnotes
    • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by means of the paintings
    • Comments by means of different recognized authors
    • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
    • Bibliographies for additional analyzing
    • Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate
    All variants are superbly designed and are revealed to greater necessities; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to enhance every one reader's figuring out of those enduring works.
    Idealistic younger scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to liberate the secrets and techniques of the soul. checking out chemical compounds in his lab, he beverages a mix he hopes will isolate—and eliminate—human evil. as an alternative it unleashes the darkish forces inside him, remodeling him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.

    The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to lifestyles a science-fiction case learn of the character of excellent and evil and the duality which can exist inside one individual. Resonant with mental belief and moral perception, the booklet has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and Crime and Punishment. at the present time Stevenson’s novella is well-known as an incisive research of Victorian morality and sexual repression, in addition to an outstanding thriller.

    This assortment additionally contains the various author’s grimmest brief fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” “Thrawn Janet,” “The physique Snatcher,” and “Markheim.”


    Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and tradition within the division of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia college. Her novel Heredity seemed from tender cranium Press in 2003.

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  • Fausto (Penguin Clásicos)

    By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Los angeles obra maestra de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe en cuidada edición bilingüe.

    «Nada tenía y, sin embargo, tenía lo suficiente:
    el afán de saber los angeles verdad y el placer por el engaño.»

    Este poema dramático, inspirado en una leyenda medieval, narra l. a. historia de Fausto, sabio anciano que, en el ocaso de su existencia, establece un pacto con Mefistófeles, a quien entrega su alma a cambio de los angeles juventud. Las dos partes del Fausto, cuya escritura abarca toda l. a. vida creativa de Goethe, conforman un clásico inagotable de l. a. literatura common. En él, l. a. filosofía y el arte se dan los angeles mano para representar los angeles inquietud del hombre en busca del saber y l. a. belleza.

    El presente volumen recupera l. a. fiel traducción en verso de Pedro Gálvez y l. a. empareja con el texto unique en alemán que Albrecht Schöne fijó para los angeles Deutscher Klassiker Verlag (Insel) y que ha sido considerado unánimemente su edición definitiva. Completan el tomo una exhaustiva e iluminadora introducción del editor y un apéndice con todos los escritos autobiográficos de Goethe, que atestiguan el extenso y laborioso proceso de escritura de los angeles obra, que va de l. a. década de 1760 a l. a. muerte del poeta en 1832.
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  • The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition

    By J.R.R. Tolkien

    One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to carry all of them and within the darkness bind them

    In precedent days the jewelry of energy have been crafted by way of the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the darkish Lord, solid the single Ring, filling it along with his personal strength in order that he may perhaps rule all others. however the One Ring used to be taken from him, and even though he sought it all through Middle-earth, it remained misplaced to him. After many a long time it fell unintentionally into the fingers of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

    From Sauron's fastness at midnight Tower of Mordor, his energy unfold everywhere. Sauron accrued the entire nice earrings to him, yet consistently he sought for the single Ring that may entire his dominion.

    When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his younger cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a deadly quest: to trip throughout Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the darkish Lord, and ruin the hoop by means of casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

    The Lord of the earrings tells of the nice quest undertaken by means of Frodo and the Fellowship of the hoop: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger known as Strider.

    This new version contains the fiftieth-anniversary absolutely corrected textual content surroundings and, for the 1st time, an intensive new index.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), liked through the global because the writer of The Hobbit, The Lord of the earrings, and The Silmarillion, used to be a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke university, and a fellow of Merton university till his retirement in 1959. His leader curiosity was once the linguistic elements of the early English written culture, yet whereas he studied vintage works of the earlier, he used to be making a set of his own.
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  • War and Peace (Vintage Classics)

    By Leo Tolstoy

    The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

    From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this tremendous new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.


    War and Peace broadly makes a speciality of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main recognized characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's combating for his inheritance and longing for religious success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his kinfolk at the back of to struggle within the conflict opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the gorgeous younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.


    A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from various backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they try with the difficulties targeted to their period, their background, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, turning into probably the most moving—and human—figures in international literature.

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  • Die lustigsten Geschichten von Wilhelm Busch für Kinder: 8 Klassiker der Kinderliteratur für Mädchen und Jungen (German Edition)

    Die beliebten Kinderbuchklassiker zum Vorlesen und Anschauen:

    • Max und Moritz
    • Maler Klecksel
    • Schnurrdiburr oder die Bienen
    • Hans Huckebein der Unglücksrabe
    • Der Hahnenkampf
    • Eine milde Geschichte
    • Fipps der Affe
    • Plisch und Plum
    • Gedichte

    Die turbulenten Bildergeschichten von Max und Moritz, Plisch und Plum, vom Maler Klecksel, Hans Huckebein und Fipps dem Affen faszinieren seit nun quickly hundertfünfzig Jahren die Kinder - und ihre Eltern, denen viele der geradezu sprichwörtlich gewordenen Verse noch nachhaltig im Gedächtnis sind. In diesem durchgehend farbig bebilderten und reich ausgestatteten Hausbuch gibt es ein Wiedersehen mit den schönsten Geschichten für Kinder von Wilhelm Busch.

    Für Mädchen und Jungen ab four Jahren
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  • 1001 Nacht: Arabische Märchen und Sagen (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe): Ein Klassiker des Orients (Aladin + Scheherazade + Erste Reise Sindbads + Geschichte ... von Deryabar, König Kalad und vieles mehr)

    By Gustav Weil

    Dieses publication: "1001 Nacht: Arabische Märchen und Sagen (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.

    Gustav Weil (1808-1889) battle deutscher Orientalist. Gustav Weil verstand es, auf Grund von Handschriften und gedruckten Büchern seinerzeit weit verbreitete historische und literarhistorische Darstellungen zu verfassen. Besonders bekannt ist er durch die erste werkgetreu und vollständig aus dem Urtext übersetzte Ausgabe von Tausendundeine Nacht geworden. Zur Inhalt: Schahriyâr, König einer ungenannten Insel "zwischen Indien und Kaiserreich China", ist so schockiert von der Untreue seiner Frau, dass er sie töten lässt und seinem Wesir die Anweisung gibt, ihm fortan jede Nacht eine neue Jungfrau zuzuführen, die jeweils am nächsten Morgen ebenfalls umgebracht wird. Nach einiger Zeit will Scheherazade, die Tochter des Wesirs, die Frau des Königs werden, um das Morden zu beenden. Sie beginnt, ihm Geschichten zu erzählen; am Ende der Nacht ist sie an einer so spannenden Stelle angelangt, dass der König unbedingt die Fortsetzung hören will und die Hinrichtung aufschiebt. In der folgenden Nacht erzählt Scheherazade die Geschichte weiter, unterbricht am Morgen wieder an einer spannenden Stelle…

    Geschichte des Kaufmanns mit dem Geiste
    Geschichte des zweiten Greises mit den beiden Hunden
    Geschichte Mahmuds
    Geschichte des Schneiders
    Erste Reise Sindbads
    Erzählung vom Schlafenden und Wachenden
    Geschichte des Königs Ibrahim und seines Sohnes
    Geschichte der Prinzessin von Deryabar
    Geschichte Alaeddins und der Wunderlampe
    Geschichte des Sidi Numan
    Geschichte des Prinzen Ahmed und der expense Pari Banu
    Geschichte der zwei Liebenden
    Geschichte des Königs Kalad und seines Veziers Schimas
    Geschichte des Fisches im Wasserteich
    Geschichte des edlen Gebers und viel mehr...
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