Category: Literary Classics

By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 009954069X

ISBN-13: 9780099540694

WITH AN advent through NICK HORNBY

John Harmon returns to England after years in exile to say his inheritance: a very good fortune and a stunning younger girl to whom he's betrothed, yet hasn't ever met. whilst Harmon's physique is pulled out of the Thames, all of London is thinking about the secret of the murdered guy and his unclaimed riches. Scavengers, social-climbers, attorneys and academics, a money-lender and a dolls-dressmaker, women and men either sincere and villainous, will all develop into embroiled during this story of affection and obsession, loss of life and rebirth.

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By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

ISBN-10: 8484286908

ISBN-13: 9788484286905

«En definitiva, ?Las penas del joven Werther? es una novela clásica muy recomendable para los no iniciados en Goethe, que emociona y que además incita a seguir leyendo el resto de los angeles obra de este genio de l. a. literatura, por su maestría y atemporalidad» Mar López
Publicada en 1774, revisada en 1787, Las penas del joven Werther es quizá una de las obras más influyentes de los angeles literatura common. El «efecto Werther» no sólo creó tendencias literarias y modas en el vestir, sino también una abnormal oleada de suicidios. Fue libro de cabecera de Napoleón? y también del monstruo de Frankenstein. Todos ?clásicos y románticos? quisieron apropiarse de él: fue icono del sentimentalismo y héroe de l. a. exaltación revolucionaria; también fue, como dijo Thomas Mann, «el horror y el espanto de los moralistas». Al ultimate de su vida, Goethe lamentaba que l. a. mayoría de los jóvenes que peregrinaban a Weimar para visitarlo sólo conocieran esa obra suya. Hoy leer las desventuras de este joven artista burgués que, a raíz de un amor prohibido, descubre su insospechada comunidad con los locos, los humildes, los desdichados y hasta los asesinos no anula ni el distanciamiento ni los angeles identificación. Werther sigue preguntándonos si pactar es una necesidad o una rendición. Sigue apuntando a nuestro yo, y lo que significa conservarlo. Sigue hablando de nosotros mismos.

Este volumen incluye las clásicas ilustraciones de Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki para las primeras ediciones del libro.

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By Edith Wharton

ISBN-10: 1101098058

ISBN-13: 9781101098059

A literary sensation whilst it was once released by means of Scribners in 1905, the home of Mirth fast verified Edith Wharton because the most vital American girl of letters within the 20th century. the 1st American novel to supply a devastatingly actual portrait of latest York's aristocracy, it's the tale of the gorgeous and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated try and upward thrust to the heights of a heartless society during which, finally, she has no half.

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By Thomas Hardy

ISBN-10: 1593082282

ISBN-13: 9781593082284

Hugely debatable due to its frank examine the sexual hypocrisy of Victorian society, Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles was once still a superb advertisement good fortune whilst it seemed in 1891. it's now one among the best novels in English.

Using richly poetic language to border a shattering narrative of affection, seduction, betrayal, and homicide, Hardy tells the tale of Tess Durbeyfield, a gorgeous younger lady residing together with her impoverished relatives in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized via Hardy. After the relations learns in their connection to the rich d’Urbervilles, they ship Tess to say a component to their fortune. She meets and is seduced by way of the dissolute Alec d’Urberville and secretly bears a toddler, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. a truly diversified guy, Angel Clare, turns out to provide Tess love and salvation, yet he rejects her —on their marriage ceremony night— after studying of her prior. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized via the self-righteous stress of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of ardour via a terrible, determined act.

With its compassionate portrait of a tender rural girl, strong feedback of social conference, and disarming attention of the function of future in human existence, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is likely one of the such a lot relocating and remarkable of Hardy’s novels.

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By Katsuhiro Otomo

Darkish Horse is devoted to bringing the best comics from world wide to the United States. Now, in organization with Kodansha Ltd. and Studio Proteus, darkish Horse has back accrued one of many crown jewels of picture fiction. Katsuhiro Otomo`s beautiful science-fiction masterpiece, Akira! appeared via many because the most interesting comedian sequence ever produced, Akira is a daring and breathtaking epic of powerful narrative power and fantastic illustrative ability. Akira is determined within the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, an unlimited city outfitted at the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated via an apocalyptic blast of unknown strength that brought on international warfare III. The lives of 2 streetwise teenage buddies, Tetsuo and Kaneda, switch without end while dormant paranormal skills start to waken in Tetsuo, who turns into a objective for a shadowy executive operation, a gaggle who will cease at not anything to avoid one other disaster like that which leveled Tokyo. And on the middle in their motivation is a uncooked, all-consuming worry: an apprehension of somebody -- or anything -- of unthinkably large strength identified in basic terms as...Akira. And Akira is ready to upward thrust! gathered in six enormous volumes, Akira has been reproduced in its unique, black-and-white majesty as never-before-seen in an English-translated variation. for those who love technological know-how fiction, manga or comics, Akira is the only paintings that has to be represented on your assortment!

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By Guy de Maupassant

ISBN-10: 2070441083

ISBN-13: 9782070441082

Georges Duroy, dit Bel-Ami, est un jeune homme au body avantageux. Le hasard d'une rencontre le met sur l. a. voie de l'ascension sociale. Malgré sa vulgarité et son lack of information, cet arriviste parvient au sommet par l'intermédiaire de ses maîtresses et du journalisme. Cinq héroïnes vont journey à travel l'initier aux mystères du métier, aux secrets and techniques de los angeles mondanité et lui assurer l. a. réussite qu'il espère. Dans cette société parisienne en pleine growth capitaliste et coloniale, que Maupassant dénonce avec strength parce qu'il l. a. connaît bien, les femmes éduquent, conseillent, œuvrent dans l'ombre. los angeles presse, los angeles politique, los angeles finance s'entremêlent. Mais derrière les combines politiques et financières, l'érotisme intéressé, los angeles mort est là qui veille, et avec elle, l'angoisse que chacun porte au fond de lui-même.

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By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the tough realities of yankee existence, the darkish part of the yankee Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

"Mr. Dreiser isn't really imitative and belongs to no tuition. he's at center a mysticist and a fatalist, notwithstanding utilizing the life like strategy. he's, at the facts of this novel on my own, a power." —The manhattan occasions publication overview

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By Virgil

ISBN-10: 0307819019

ISBN-13: 9780307819017

2013 Retail epub of the 1990 classic Classics variation. Translation Copyright © 1981, 1982, 1983 through Robert Fitzgerald

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Virgil's nice epic transforms the Homeric culture right into a triumphal assertion of the Roman civilizing venture. Translated via Robert Fitzgerald.

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By Kingsley Amis

ISBN-10: 0671603175

ISBN-13: 9780671603175

Within the early Fifties, an eleven-year-old boy forums a big liner sure for England – a ‘castle that used to be to go the sea’. At mealtimes, he's positioned on the lowly ‘Cat's Table’ with an eccentric team of grown-ups and different boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. because the send makes its manner around the Indian Ocean, throughout the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the lads get involved within the worlds and tales of the adults round them, tumbling from one experience and scrumptious discovery to a different, ‘bursting everywhere like freed mercury’. And at evening, the lads undercover agent on a shackled prisoner – his crime and destiny a galvanizing secret that may hang-out them forever.As the narrative strikes from the decks and holds of the send and the boy’s grownup years, it tells a spellbinding tale in regards to the distinction among the mystical openness of formative years and the burdens of earned knowing – a few life-long trip that begun suddenly with a fantastic sea voyage, whilst all on board have been ‘free of the realities of the earth’.With the sea liner a super microcosm for the floating dream of formative years, The Cat’s Table is a bright, poignant and exciting ebook, filled with Ondaatje’s trademark set-pieces and breathtaking pictures: a narrative informed with a child’s experience of ask yourself through a novelist on the very peak of his powers.

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