Literary Classics

Download E-books The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Robin Buss

"On what narrow threads do existence and fortune hang"

Thrown in legal for against the law he has no longer dedicated, Edmond Dantes is constrained to the awful castle of If. There he learns of an exceptional 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 plan the destruction of the 3 males liable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of ache and retribution, encouraged by means of a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, used to be a major renowned luck while it was once first serialized within the 1840s.

Robin Buss’s vigorous English translation is entire and unabridged, and continues to be trustworthy to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This version comprises an creation, explanatory notes and proposals for additional reading.

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Bostonians (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

‘There was once not anything vulnerable approximately leave out Olive, she used to be a struggling with girl, and he or she could struggle him to the death’

 

Basil Ransom, an enticing younger Mississippi legal professional, is on a trip to his cousin Olive, a prosperous feminist, in Boston while he accompanies her to a gathering with reference to women’s emancipation. one of many audio system is Verena Tarrant, and even if he disapproves of all she claims to face for, Basil is instantly captivated through her and units approximately ‘reforming’ her along with his conventional perspectives. yet Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and shortly a conflict is less than approach for specific ownership of her middle and brain. The Bostonians is one among James’s so much provocative and astute portrayals of an international stuck among outdated values and the entice of progress.

Richard Lansdown’s advent discusses The Bostonians as James’s so much profitable political paintings and his funniest novel. This variation includes extracts from Tocqueville and from James’s ‘The American Scene’, which light up the novel’s social context. There also are notes and a bibliography.

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Trial PDF

By Franz Kafka

The tale of The Trial's booklet is sort of as attention-grabbing because the novel itself. Kafka meant his parable of alienation in a mysterious forms to be burned, in addition to the remainder of his diaries and manuscripts, after his demise in 1924. but his good friend Max Brod pressed ahead to arrange The Trial and the remainder of his papers for booklet.

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Download E-books Miguel de Cervantes. Antología PDF

By Miguel de Cervantes

Con motivo de los four hundred años de l. a. muerte de Miguel de Cervantes, publicamos una antología única, a shipment de José María Micó, que reúne aquellos fragmentos emblemáticos de Don Quijote de los angeles Mancha, Viaje al Parnaso, y los prólogos que escribió el propio Cervantes a sus obras, que revelan algunas de las claves de su ingenio y su poética.

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Download E-books Diálogo de la moda y de la muerte (Great Ideas 30) PDF

A lo largo de los angeles historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado los angeles manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, l. a. discordia, l. a. guerra y l. a. revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas rules sacudieron los angeles civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos. Leopardi, poeta y filósofo, explora en este humorístico y a los angeles vez despiadado diálogo el poder de los angeles moda y su extraña irracionalidad. Con un unique estilo satírico imagina además otras fabulosas conversaciones entre Hércules y Atlas, entre l. a. Naturaleza y un islandés y entre los angeles Tierra y l. a. Luna.

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Download E-books Elogio de la locura o Encomio de la estulticia PDF

By Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderio Erasmo, más conocido como Erasmo de Rotterdam, uno de los personajes más influyentes en los angeles Europa de su época, escribió Elogio de l. a. locura en un contexto social y cultural convulsionado por los angeles lucha entre l. a. tradición medieval y las nuevas premisas que apuntaba el humanismo. A lo largo de esta obra que Erasmo dedica a su amigo Tomás Moro, parece querer convencer al mundo de que los angeles Insensatez, los angeles Estulticia o los angeles Locura son el origen de todas las bondades, diversiones y deleites que el ser humano disfruta. Acompañadas de los angeles ebriedad, los angeles adulación, los angeles pereza o l. a. ignorancia, reclama sus méritos con desfachatez y gracia, en un discurso impregnado de ironía. Pero ¿qué pretende Erasmo con este elogio? ¿Qué esconde? ¿En qué consiste este juego de ingenio? ¿Es todo una burla? En Elogio de l. a. locura Erasmo crea un espejismo seductor y contundente que, impregnado del humanismo cristiano que preconizaba, le sirve de excusa para describir l. a. necedad del mundo y arremeter a dentelladas contra todo lo humano y lo divino.

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Download E-books Historia de dos ciudades PDF

By Charles Dickens

Esta edición de Historia de dos ciudades incluye las ilustraciones originales de H. ok. Browne («Phiz»), realizadas para su publicación en entregas en 1859.

«Cuando representaba, con mis hijos, l. a. obra de Wilkie Collins Profundidades heladas, di forma por primera vez a los angeles proposal important de esta historia. Sentí un gran deseo entonces de personificarla en mí mismo; y tracé en mi imaginación, con specific interés y cuidado, el estado de ánimo que requería su exposición ante un espectador atento.» Charles Dickens en el prólogo de Historia de dos ciudades

El Londres pacífico pero grotesco del rey Jorge III y el París clamoroso y ensangrentado de l. a. Revolución Francesa son las dos ciudades sobre cuyo fondo se escribe esta inolvidable historia de intriga apasionante. Violentas escenas de masas, estallidos de hambre y venganza, espías y conspiradores, héroes fracasados y héroes a su pesar se mezclan en una trama artística y perfecta, llena de sorpresas y magistralmente elaborada por un Dickens en uno de sus mejores momentos creativos.

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Download E-books The Politics (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Aristotle

"Man is through nature a political animal"

In The Politics Aristotle addresses the questions that lie on the center of political technological know-how. How should still society be ordered to make sure the happiness of the person? Which sorts of govt are top and the way should still they be maintained? by way of analysing a variety of urban constitutions – oligarchies, democracies and tyrannies – he seeks to set up the strengths and weaknesses of every procedure to come to a decision that are the best, in thought and in perform. A highly major paintings, which has prompted thinkers as various as Aquinas and Machiavelli, The Politics is still a very good statement on basic political matters and matters, and offers interesting insights into the workings and attitudes of the Greek city-state.

The introductions by way of T. A. Sinclair and Trevor J. Saunders talk about the impression of The Politics on philosophers, its smooth relevance and Aristotle’s political opinions. This version includes Greek and English glossaries, and a bibliography for additional 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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