Category: Literary Classics

  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)

    By Edwin A. Abbott

    This masterpiece of technology (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully precise and hugely wonderful satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean pupil Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, instantly lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males can have any variety of facets, counting on their social status.
    Through unusual occurrences that deliver him into touch with a number of geometric kinds, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one size) and Pointland (no dimensions) and eventually entertains concepts of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a progressive thought for which he's lower back to his two-dimensional international. Charmingly illustrated by means of the writer, Flatland is not just interesting analyzing, it truly is nonetheless a chief fictional advent to the idea that of the a number of dimensions of house. "Instructive, interesting, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.
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  • Black Beauty (Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions)

    Black attractiveness faces human cruelty and mistreatment in an international that cares little for the happiness of animals.  Written in graphic-novel structure. those reader-favorite tiles are actually up to date for stronger universal middle nation criteria aid, together with dialogue and writing activates built through a typical center professional, an increased advent, bolded word list phrases and dynamic new covers.
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  • Fire Down Below (To the Ends of the Earth, Book 3)

    By William Golding

    A decrepit warship sails at the final stretch of its voyage to Sydney Cove. it's been blown astray and battered by means of wind, hurricane and ice. Little yet rope holds the disintegrating hull jointly. And after a dicy operation to reset its foremast, an unseen fireplace starts to smoulder lower than decks.
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  • Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics)

    By Charles Dickens

    A novel of serendipity, of fortunes received and misplaced, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all elements of Victorian society

    whilst Arthur Clennam returns to England after a long time out of the country, he's taking a kindly curiosity in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and within the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a guy of shabby grandeur, lengthy imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea felony. As Arthur quickly discovers, the darkish shadow of the legal stretches a ways past its partitions to impact the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding center backyard, and the tipsily garrulous vegetation Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles within the Circumlocution place of work. A masterly evocation of the nation and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is without doubt one of the excellent works of Dickens's adulthood. Stephen Wall's advent examines Dickens's transformation of early life thoughts of his father's incarceration within the Marshalsea borrowers' felony. This revised variation comprises extended notes, appendices and advice for extra interpreting via Helen Small, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles and works, and unique illustrations. 

    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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.
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  • The Aloe (Capuchin Classics)

    By Katherine Mansfield

    Linda Burnell desires, listless and far away, when downstairs her mom units so as the family’s new domestic within the New Zealand geographical region. Her full of life and onerous husband, Stanley, is on the workplace, yet will go back with keen and admiring eyes. Her kids arrange lunch on a concrete step and her sister sings love songs to an imaginary younger guy. this can be The Aloe, which Katherine Mansfield wrote to crystallize the stories of her youth. It used to be remodeled to develop into her acclaimed Prelude. however the unique is especially diversified – well-liked, aspect and texture – giving us a superb brief novel in its personal correct. The textual content has been ready through Vincent O’Sullivan, the well known Mansfield pupil.
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  • Divina Comedia (Selección) (Cátedra Base)

    Los angeles " Divina Comedia " es una obra extensa, compleja, extraña, llena de momentos sublimes e inolvidables, pero también de otros difíciles y farragosos. Un grandioso poema donde el autor quiso aunar l. a. poesía con el conocimiento. Un viaje iniciático por los Reinos de Ultratumba lleno de incidentes y peripecias, en las que Dante vierte toda su fantasía y capacidad de fabulación, desde los parajes más lóbregos e infectos del Infierno, hasta los más resplandecientes e inmateriales del Paraíso, pasando por las delicadas descripciones paisajísticas del Purgatorio. los angeles " Divina Comedia " da cuenta de una complejísima gama de sentimientos humanos que nos emocionan y admiran. Esta selección ofrece un landscape basic de l. a. obra que pone de manifiesto el porqué de esa fascinación que no cesa y se renueva a lo largo de los siglos, de esta obra inmensa del genio humano.
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  • La piedra de moler

    By Margaret Drabble

    El título de los angeles piedra de moler es una cita del Evangelio (Mateo, 18, 6), el símbolo de una pesada carga. los angeles protagonista de esta novela ambientada en el swinging London de l. a. década de 1960, es una joven brillante –«con una conversación inteligente, cierto prestigio heredado, un piso estupendo para dar guateques y un magnífico par de piernas»- que prepara su doctorado sobre el soneto isabelino. Y que se queda embarazada del hombre con quien tiene relaciones sexuales por primera y única vez.

    Tras las primeras dudas, make a decision seguir adelante con el embarazo y dar a luz, sola, sin pareja, sin decirle nada al padre de l. a. criatura. l. a. piedra de moler (1965) es los angeles crónica de una concepción, de un embarazo y de los primeros meses de maternidad de una mujer que encuentra en su experiencia una insólita dimensión física, irracional, social y hasta política. Es los angeles historia de una mujer que da que hablar.

    ¿Es realmente posible una celebración de l. a. maternidad –e incluso del desinterés por el sexo– que no sea un cúmulo de ñoñerías ni una justificación de valores reaccionarios? Esta extraña, originalísima novela de Margaret Drabble demuestra que sí. Y es además una compleja reflexión sobre lo que significa tanto l. a. independencia como l. a. necesidad de los demás.
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  • Les Chouans (Edition Intégrale - Version Entièrement Illustrée) (French Edition)

    Ce livre est parfaitement mis en web page pour une lecture sur Kindle,

    Les Chouans (Edition Intégrale - model Entièrement Illustrée) * Inclus une courte biographie d'Honoré de Balzac

    Résumé : En 1799, sous le Consulat, des paysans bretons s’arment pour le retour du roi et contre l. a. troupe républicaine du commandant Hulot. Une aristocrate, Marie de Verneuil, est envoyée par Joseph Fouché pour séduire et capturer leur chef, le marquis de Montauran, dit le Gars. Elle doit être aidée par un policier habile, ambitieux et peu scrupuleux, Corentin. Cependant, elle tombe amoureuse de sa cible. Contre Corentin et contre les chouans qui l. a. détestent, elle fera son attainable pour épouser le marquis. Trompée par Corentin qui lui fait croire que le marquis aime sa mortelle rivale, madame du Gua, elle ordonne au commandant Hulot de détruire les rebelles. Découvrant trop tard l. a. tromperie, elle se sacrifie pour essayer, sans succès, de sauver son époux.

    Le leading grand roman de Balzac. l. a. Vendée dressée contre l. a. Révolution, un ensemble de tableaux d'histoire brossés avec une ampleur épique, l. a. verve de Dumas, l. a. lucidité, le regard de voyant de Michelet. « Les Chouans, écrit Pierre Gascar, c'est le peuple défiguré, dénaturé par des siècles de superstition, habilement conduit par ses maîtres au mépris de soi, à l'ivresse de l. a. servitude », mais c'est aussi «un des plus beaux romans de l'amour fou ». Ou, comme l'écrivait Balzac lui-même à Mme Hanska : « Je comprends ce qui vous a fait vouer une espèce de culte à ce livre. los angeles ardour y est elegant. Le can pay et los angeles guerre y sont dépeints avec un bonheur qui m'a surpris. Je suis content material. »

    Extrait : Ils partirent les uns à droite, les autres à gauche. Ce ne fut pas sans une émotion secrète que los angeles compagnie les vit disparaître des deux côtés de los angeles path. Cette anxiété fut partagée par le commandant, qui croyait les envoyer à une mort certaine. Il eut même un frisson involontaire lorsqu’il ne vit plus los angeles pointe de leurs chapeaux. Officiers et soldats écoutèrent le bruit graduellement affaibli des pas dans les feuilles sèches, avec un sentiment d’autant plus aigu qu’il était caché plus profondément. Il se rencontre à los angeles guerre des scènes où quatre hommes risqués causent plus d’effroi que les milliers de morts étendus à Jemmapes. Ces physionomies militaires ont des expressions si multipliées, si fugitives, que leurs peintres sont obligés d’en appeler aux souvenirs des soldats, et de laisser les esprits pacifiques étudier ces figures si dramatiques, automobile ces orages si riches en détails ne pourraient être complètement décrits sans d’interminables longueurs.
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  • The Castle

    By Franz Kafka, Mark Harman

    Translated and with a preface via Mark Harman

    Left unfinished by way of Kafka in 1922 and never released till 1926, years after his demise, The fort is the haunting story of K.’s relentless, unavailing fight with an inscrutable authority that allows you to achieve entry to the fortress. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the carefully punctuated unique manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation unearths degrees of comedy, strength, and visible strength formerly unknown to English language readers.

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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 legal for a criminal offense he has no longer devoted, Edmond Dantes is limited to the awful citadel of If. There he learns of an outstanding hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into made up our minds not just to flee, but in addition to unearth the treasure and use it to devise the destruction of the 3 males chargeable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of ache and retribution, encouraged through a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, used to be an enormous renowned good fortune while it used to be first serialized within the 1840s.

    Robin Buss’s full of life 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 extra reading.

    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 an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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