Literary Classics

Download E-books The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By L. Frank Baum

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as liked part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. in view that its first ebook in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit woman over excited via a twister to the unusual and lovely Land of oz. has had a rare emotional effect on wide-eyed readers younger and old.

As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick street to the Emerald urban, hoping the good and negative Wizard who lives there'll aid her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the recognized trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns concerning the energy of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a “modernized fairy story, during which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations earlier, this vintage of fable experience speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s knowledge.

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Download E-books Lost Horizon: A Novel PDF

By James Hilton

James Hilton’s well-known utopian event novel, and the foundation of the legendary sanctuary Shangri-La, gets new existence during this appealing reissue from Harper Perennial. A booklet that the hot Yorker calls “the so much crafty form of suspense . . . ingenuity [we] have infrequently obvious equaled,” Lost Horizon captured the nationwide cognizance while first released within the Thirties, and Frank Capra’s 1937 movie edition catapulted it to the peak of cultural value. Readers of Mitchell Zuckoff’s harrowing background of a real-life airplane crash in Dutch New Guinea, Lost in Shangri-La, in addition to lovers of novels starting from The guy Who will be King to Seven Years in Tibet to State of ask yourself will be interested and overjoyed by way of this milestone in event fiction, the world’s first examine this sanctuary above the clouds. the hot Perennial variation additionally encompasses a bonus essay on Lost Horizon by Don’t understand a lot approximately heritage author Kenneth C. Davis.

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Download E-books Moll Flanders PDF

Composed within the wake of Defoe’s newfound literary good fortune, Moll Flanders tells the tale of an eighteenth century girl who takes destiny into her personal palms by way of constructing his talents as a thief and con artist. touring from side to side among England and the USA (or from one con to another), Moll’s tale rejects the antiquated proposal of woman dependence and demonstrates the entire strength of a woman’s persistence and autonomy.

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Download E-books The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (Verba Mundi) (Verba Mundi (Paperback)) PDF

By Franz Werfel

The 40 Days of Musa Dagh is Franz Werfel's masterpiece that introduced him overseas acclaim in 1933, drawing the world's awareness to the Armenian genocide. this can be the tale of the way the folk of a number of Armenian villages within the mountains alongside the coast of present-day Turkey and Syria selected to not obey the deportation order of the Turkish govt. in its place, they fortified a plateau at the slopes of Musa Dagh Mount Moses and repelled Turkish squaddies and armed forces police in the course of the summer season of 1915 whereas conserving out wish for the warships of the Allies to avoid wasting them.

The unique English translation through Geoffrey Dunlop has been revised and multiplied via translator James Reidel and pupil Violet Lutz. The Dunlop translation, had excised nearly 25% of the unique two-volume textual content to deal with the Book-of-the-Month membership and to streamline the radical for movie version. The recovery of those passages and their new translation provides a fuller photo of the large internal lives of the characters, specifically the hero Gabriel Bagradian, his spouse Juliette, their son Stephan and Iskuhi Tomasian, the broken, nineteen-year-old Armenian lady whom the older Bagradian loves. what's extra obvious now's the non-public tale that Werfel tells, knowledgeable through occasions and other people in his personal existence, a tool he usually utilized in his different novels besides, within which the writer, his spouse Alma, his stepdaughter Manon Gropius, and others in his circle are reinvented. Reidel has additionally revised the prevailing translation to loose Werfel's more advantageous usages from Dunlop's softening of which means, his powerful censoring of the radical as a way to healthy the mores and advertisement contingencies of the mid-1930s.

In bringing The 40 Days of Musa Dagh again into print and revising the English translation, we target to make this new Verba Mundi version extra devoted to the booklet Thomas Mann learn "with excitement and revenue" in German.

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Download E-books Les Chouans (Edition Intégrale - Version Entièrement Illustrée) (French Edition) PDF

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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 most suitable grand roman de Balzac. los angeles Vendée dressée contre l. a. Révolution, un ensemble de tableaux d'histoire brossés avec une ampleur épique, l. a. verve de Dumas, los angeles 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. l. a. ardour y est elegant. Le will pay et l. a. 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 course. 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 l. a. 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, motor vehicle ces orages si riches en détails ne pourraient être complètement décrits sans d’interminables longueurs.

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Download E-books Unconditional Surrender PDF

By Evelyn Waugh

By 1941, after serving in North Africa and Crete, man Crouchback has misplaced his Halberdier idealism. A table task in London provides him the opportunity of reconciliation together with his former spouse. Then, in Yugoslavia, as a liaison officer with the partisans, Crouch turns into ultimately and entirely conscious of the futility of a warfare he as soon as observed when it comes to honor.
Unconditional Surrender is the 3rd novel in Waugh's incredible Sword of Honor trilogy recording the tumultuous wartime adventures of man Crouchback ("the most interesting paintings of fiction in English to emerge from international conflict II" -Atlantic Monthly), which additionally includes Men at fingers and officials and Gentlemen.

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Download E-books Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings PDF

By Dick Davis

One of the nice works of global literature, possibly one of many least commonly used to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian e-book of Kings, the nationwide epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed through the poet Ferdowsi among the years 980 and 1010, tells the tale of pre- Islamic Iran, starting within the mythic time of production and carrying on with ahead to the Arab invasion within the 7th century.

As a window at the global, Shahnameh belongs within the corporation of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the performs of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose succeed in and diversity deliver complete cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of nationwide triumph and failure, human braveness and cruelty, glad love and sour grief.

In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh at first attracts at the depths of legend after which consists of its tale into old instances, while historical Persia used to be swept into an increasing Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the best sleek translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the best tales of Ferdowsi’s unique into a sublime blend of prose and verse. For the 1st time in English, within the so much entire shape attainable, readers can adventure Shahnameh within the similar means that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the prior thousand years.

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Download E-books La Duchesse de Langeais (French Edition) PDF

Normal Armand de Montriveau, a conflict hero, is enamored of Duchess Antoinette de Langeais, a coquettish, married noblewoman who invitations him to a ball yet eventually refuses his sexual advances after which disappears. Assisted by means of the strong workforce often called The 13, who join an occult type of freemasonry, common Montriveau unearths the duchess in a Spanish monastery of Discalced Carmelites below the identify of Sister Theresa.

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