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L'adieu aux armes

December 15, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

By Ernest Hemingway

Frédéric Henry, jeune Américain volontaire dans les ambulances sur le entrance d'Italie, pendant l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, est blessé et s'éprend de son infirmière, Catherine Barkley. Avec Catherine, enceinte, il tente de fuir los angeles guerre et de passer en Suisse, où le destin les attend.
Un des meilleurs romans de guerre. Un des plus grands romans d'amour.

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Revolutionary Road

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

By Richard Yates

"A deft, ironic, appealing novel that merits to be a classic." —William Styron

From the instant of its e-book in 1961, Revolutionary Road was once hailed as a masterpiece of real looking fiction and because the so much evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the yankee suburbs. it is the tale of Frank and April Wheeler, a vibrant, appealing, and gifted couple who've lived at the assumption that greatness is simply simply round the nook. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless readability, Richard Yates exhibits how Frank and April loan their non secular birthright, betraying not just one another, yet their top selves.

In his creation to this variation, novelist Richard Ford can pay homage to the lasting impact and enduring energy of Revolutionary Road.

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Scottish Children's Fantasy: The Princess and the Goblin, Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo, The Wise Woman and Other Stories

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

By George Macdonald, Andrew Lang

A Scottish misplaced treasures number of 3 vintage children’s fable novels bundled through material instead of writer, the books create a compelling trilogy "Palimpsest's eClassics sequence, Scottish misplaced Treasures, indicates us how a lot poorer Britain's cultural background will be with out Scottish writers ... the simplest instance I've visible of the way curation and presentation can convey previous books to new audiences" – The Observer “This moves me as a stupendous enterprise, and one i'm hoping will extend further” – Professor Willy Maley, collage of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday

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Zeno's Conscience: A Novel

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

Lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now to be had in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s captivating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and perpetually self-deluding brain. The brain in query belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who's writing his confessions on the behest of his psychiatrist. listed here are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to stop smoking, his courtship of the attractive but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and without warning happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. referring to those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity instantaneously unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of mental realism.

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La isla de Sajalín

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

By Anton Chekhov

«La isla de Sajalín es l. a. obra a los angeles que Chéjov dedicó más tiempo y esfuerzo. Y puede ser que marcara de forma definitiva su carácter y alimentara su escepticismo (aunque yo preferiría hablar en el caso de Chéjov de auténtico estoicismo) y su compromiso con los más débiles. Puede ser que Sajalín fuera el germen de sus maravillosos relatos, el principio de su interés por observar al ser humano con buscada distancia, sin juzgarlo, mostrándolo.» Alétheia-MuiP Revista digital

La inspiration de viajar a Sajalín, una remota y enorme isla en aguas del Pacífico, al norte de Japón, que albergaba en los angeles época una colonia penitenciaria, y escribir «cien o doscientas páginas» sobre ella se le ocurrió a Chéjov a principios de l. a. década de 1890. Pese a l. a. oposición de su familia y su editor, él decía que de ese modo podría «saldar una deuda que he contraído con l. a. medicina» y que le serviría de base para su tesis doctoral (que luego, una vez realizada, no sería aceptada). Pero al mismo tiempo estaba convencido de su profundo interés social: «A excepción de los angeles Cayena en los angeles actualidad y de lo que Australia period en el pasado, Sajalín es el único lugar donde se puede estudiar l. a. colonización por parte de delincuentes». Al volver, escribiría: «Ahora sé muchas cosas, pero l. a. impresión que me ha dejado el viaje es bastante penosa. Mientras estaba en Sajalín sólo sentía en mi inside un sabor amargo, como después de haber comido mantequilla rancia; ahora, en cambio, Sajalín se me aparece en el recuerdo como un verdadero infierno».

Consciente de que no podía competir con otros testimonios carcelarios, especialmente con las Memorias de l. a. casa muerta de Dostoievski, que tanto admiraba, l. a. isla de Sajalín es producto de una investigación más científica y ajena, y de una mirada numerous pero no sesgada. El libro, que l. a. censura expurgó y que no se publicó íntegro hasta 1895, puede considerarse el primer reportaje sobre un presidio, realizado con criterios modernos de objetividad. Nunca dedicó Chéjov tanto esfuerzo y tiempo a una obra suya, hoy ejemplar en l. a. historia de l. a. literatura.

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Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature: The Silent Stream

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

Exploring either how Plato engaged with present literary types and the way later literature then created 'classics' out of a few of Plato's richest works, this publication contains chapters on such matters as rewritings of the Apology and re-imaginings of Socrates' defence, Plato's wealthy kind and the criticisms it attracted and the way Petronius and Apuleius threaded Plato into their richly comedian texts. The scene for those case reviews is determined via a radical exam of the way the culture developed the connection among Plato and Homer, of ways Plato tailored poetic sorts of imagery to his philosophical undertaking within the Republic, to shared recommendations of illustration among poet and thinker and to foreshadowings of later modes of feedback in Plato's Ion. this can be a significant contribution to Platonic experiences, to the heritage of Platonic reception from the fourth century BC to the 3rd century advert and to the literature of the second one Sophistic.

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A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Thrift Editions)

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

By Charles Dickens

It was once the time of the French Revolution — a time of serious swap and nice threat. It used to be a time whilst injustice used to be met by means of a lust for vengeance, and barely used to be a contrast made among the blameless and the in charge. by contrast tumultuous ancient backdrop, Dickens' nice tale of unsurpassed experience and braveness unfolds.
Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years within the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited along with his daughter, Lucie, and effectively transported from France to England. it can look that they can take in the threads in their lives in peace. As destiny may have it even though, the pair are summoned to the previous Bailey to testify opposed to a tender Frenchman — Charles Darnay — falsely accused of treason. surprisingly sufficient, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to a different guy within the court, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. it's a twist of fate that saves Darnay from sure doom greater than as soon as. Brilliantly plotted, the unconventional is wealthy in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a bold criminal break out within the shadow of the guillotine.

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Cranford

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

By Elizabeth Gaskell

The radical Cranford grew out of a brief tale (now the 1st chapters) and it reads like a sequence of episodes within the fictional city of Cranford. The primary characters are Mary Smith and her buddies, the spinster sisters omit Matty and leave out Deborah. it's a old fashioned, comedic ode to small city lifestyles, and is still Gaskell's most famed paintings.

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Seven Viking Romances (Penguin Classics)

December 14, 2016 | Literary Classics | By admin | 0 Comments

Combining conventional delusion, oral background and re-worked ecu legend to depict an old realm of heroism and sweetness, the seven stories accumulated listed here are one of the such a lot fantastical of all of the Norse romances. Powerfully encouraged works of Icelandic mind's eye, they relate interesting, usually comical stories of well-known kings, tricky gods and ladies of significant attractiveness, goodness or crafty. The stories plunder a variety of previous literature from Homer to the French romances—as within the story of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which mixes a number of older legends, or Egil and Asmund, the place the tale of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully tailored right into a conventional Norse legend. those are one of the such a lot outrageous, pleasant and exhilarating stories in all Icelandic literature.

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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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