Category: Literary Classics

  • The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

    By Leo Tolstoy

    A choice of a few of Tolstoy's strongest strong stories

    The violent religious difficulty in Tolstoy's lifestyles that encouraged his final interval of creativity produced the tales during this compelling and startling assortment. They painting the multifaceted nature of wish, from idealistic romance to sexual jealousy, from determined lust to relentless longing. "The okay reutzer Sonata" brought on a public sensation with its indictment of so-called Christian marriage, a subject matter echoed in "Family Happiness." In "The Devil," a tender guy unearths it irresistible a stunning peasant girl with whom he had an affair earlier than his marriage. And "Father Sergius" exhibits a guy going to more and more determined results in order to prevent the enticements of the flesh.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.
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  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

    By Robin Buss

    "On what slim threads do lifestyles and fortune hang"

    Thrown in criminal for against the law he has no longer dedicated, Edmond Dantes is constrained to the awful castle of If. There he learns of a very good hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into decided not just to flee, but in addition to unearth the treasure and use it to devise the destruction of the 3 males accountable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of agony and retribution, encouraged by means of a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was once a major renowned good fortune whilst it was once first serialized within the 1840s.

    Robin Buss’s energetic English translation is whole and unabridged, and is still trustworthy to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This variation comprises an creation, explanatory notes and proposals for additional reading.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best 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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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  • The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Peguin Classics)

    By Wallace Stegner

    Bo Mason, his spouse, Elsa, and their boys stay a temporary lifetime of poverty and depression. Drifting from city to city and from kingdom to country, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the resort company, in new farmland, and, finally, in unlawful rum-running throughout the treacherous again roads of the yankee Northwest. during this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over 3 many years within the lifetime of the Mason kinfolk as they try to outlive throughout the lean years of the early 20th century.

    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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
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  • Flor de leyendas / Vida de Francisco Pizarro

    By Alejandro Casona

    El año 1932 recibe Alejandro Casona el premio Nacional de Literatura por Flor de Leyendas, conjunto de catorce narraciones en las que recoge mitos y leyendas de las más diversas tradiciones escritas (india, árabe, girega, germana, escandinava, etc.) con los angeles intención de acercar lo más granado de l. a. literatura legendaria common a los angeles siempre ávida curiosidad infantil y juvenil. Con su elección, Casona ilustra el paralelismo que según él existe entre las fases intelectuales del niño y los angeles historia espiritual de los pueblos: al ciclo primitivo (el mito, lo maravilloso, lo fantástico) pertenecerían relatos como El anillo de Sakúntala o l. a. mil y una noches; al ciclo épico (o de acción), Los Nibelungos o Guillermo inform, junto a l. a. obra Vida de Francisco Pizarro, que recrea los angeles epopeya del gran extremeño; al último ciclo (lo simbólico, los angeles alegoría), Dioses y Gigantes. Mª Teresa Cristina García Álvarez, de los angeles Universidad de Oviedo, y Modesto González Cobas, musicólogo y folclorista, han preparado l. a. introducción a esta edición con l. a. que contribuyen al disfrute de esta pequeña joya literaria.
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  • Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

    By Devdutt Pattanaik

    Excessive above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, domicile of the gods. nonetheless above is Vaikuntha, heaven, domicile of God. The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, either whose names suggest victory . One retains you in Swarga; the opposite increases you into Vaikuntha. In Vaikuntha there's bliss endlessly, in Swarga there's excitement for less than so long as you deserve. what's the distinction among Jaya and Vijaya? remedy this puzzle and you may resolve the secret of the Mahabharata. during this enchanting retelling of India s maximum epic, the Mahabharata, initially often called Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves right into a unmarried narrative plots from the Sanskrit vintage in addition to its many people and local versions, together with the Pandavani of Chattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu, and Yakshagana of Karnataka. Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings by means of the writer, the 108 chapters abound with little-known information reminiscent of the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the tales of Astika, Madhavi, Jaimini, Aravan and Barbareek, the Mahabharata model of the Shakuntalam and the Ramayana, and the courting of the conflict in line with astronomical info. With readability and ease, the stories during this based quantity demonstrate the everlasting relevance of the Mahabharata, the complicated and annoying meditation at the human that has formed Indian concept for over 3000 years.
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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Dover Thrift Editions)

    By Jules Verne

    A pioneer within the style of technological know-how fiction writing, Jules Verne possessed an uncanny skill to visualize — usually with startling accuracy — the long run probabilities of technological know-how. during this vintage novel, first released in 1864, the writer introduces readers to Otto Lidenbrock, a professor of geology who ventures right into a fantastical international inside of an extinct Icelandic volcano. Verne's shiny mind's eye and masterful storytelling skill has made this ebook a favored selection between readers for greater than a hundred and forty years. This model is thought to be the main devoted rendition into English of this vintage presently within the public area. The few notes of the translator can be found close to the purpose the place they're referenced.

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  • Metamorphosis

    This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it might probably comprise imperfections similar to marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we've made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, retaining, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, glossy versions which are precise to the unique paintings.
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  • The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) (Penguin Classics)

    An unforgettable French masterpiece within the spirit of The Catcher within the Rye-in a blinding new translation

    whilst Meaulnes first arrives in Sologne, everyone seems to be captivated by way of his beauty, bold, and air of mystery. but if he attends a wierd celebration at a mysterious condo with a gorgeous lady hidden within, he's replaced without end. released the following within the first new English translation when you consider that 1959, this evocative novel has at its middle either a Peter Pan in provincial France-a child who refuses to develop up-and a Parsifal, pursuing his like to the ends of the earth. Poised among younger admiration and grownup resignation, Alain- Fournier's narrator compellingly consists of the reader via this indelible portrait of determined friendship and vanished adolescence.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major 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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.
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  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

    By Peirre Choderlos de Laclos

    Love . . . intercourse . . . seduction. Of the 3, merely the final issues. Love is a meaningless note, and intercourse an ephemeral excitement, yet seduction is an a laugh video game during which victory potential energy and the facility to humiliate one’s enemies and revel with one’s associates.

    So it's for the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, supremely bored aristocrats throughout the ultimate years sooner than the French Revolution. jointly they concoct a wildly depraved bet: If Valmont can effectively seduce the virtuous spouse of a central authority reputable, Madame de Tourvel, then Madame Merteuil will sleep with him back. yet Madame Merteuil additionally wishes Valmont to beat the younger and blameless former convent schoolgirl, Cécile Volanges. Can he do both?

    When Les Liaisons Dangereuses used to be first released in 1782, it either scandalized and titillated the aristocracy it used to be aimed opposed to, who publicly denounced it and privately wolfed it. this day we nonetheless realize its relevance, for what might be extra modern than its appalling snapshot of daily evil — small, egocentric, manipulative, and mean. 
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