By Honoré de Balzac
Eugénie Grandet, qui passe pour l'un des modèles du réalisme balzacien, est une " histoire vulgaire, le récit pur et uncomplicated de ce qui se voit tous les jours en province " écrit Balzac dans sa Préface de 1833. C'est surtout le grand roman de l'argent et de l'avarice, incarnée par l'un des personnages les plus célèbres de los angeles Comédie humaine, le père Grandet : Balzac, selon Lamartine, a dans cette œuvre drôle et satirique " cent fois dépassé l'incomparable Molière ". Mais Eugénie Grandet est aussi le roman de l'attente et de l'ennui, l'histoire déchirante d'une Pénélope chic, éprise de son cousin de Paris, frivole dandy à qui elle sacrifiera tout, et qui l. a. laissera vieille fille... Ainsi que l'écrivait Sainte-Beuve, ce récit frôle le " chef-d'œuvre qui se classerait à côté de tout ce qu'il y a de mieux et de plus délicat parmi les romans en un quantity. "
By Charles Dickens
Esta edición de Historia de dos ciudades incluye las ilustraciones originales de H. okay. Browne («Phiz»), realizadas para su publicación en entregas en 1859.
«Cuando representaba, con mis hijos, los angeles obra de Wilkie Collins Profundidades heladas, di forma por primera vez a l. a. suggestion primary 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 los angeles 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.
By Stanis?aw Lem
Ijon Tichy is the one human who is familiar with evidently even if the self-programming robots at the moon are plotting a terrestrial invasion. yet a hugely targeted ray severs his corpus collosum. Now his left mind can’t bear in mind the key and his uncooperative correct mind won’t inform. Tichy struggles for regulate of the misplaced reminiscence and of his personal warring facets. Translated by means of Elinor Ford with Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
By Marquis de Sade, David Coward
The identify of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that's foulest in human behavior. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there isn't any God, no morality, no human affection, and no wish. strength is given to the robust, and the powerful are murderers, torturers, and tyrants. No zone is given; compassion is the advantage of the weak.
Yet Sade was once a guy of savage intelligence who carried the philosophy of the French Enlightenment to its logical severe. His writings successfully unencumber the person from all social and ethical constraint: for plenty of, Sade is the nice Libertarian. The Victorians thought of him `Divine' and Apollinaire referred to as him `the freest spirit'; the Surrealists regarded him as a founding father, and he's a key determine within the background of modernism and post-modernism. With Freud and Marx, Sade has been one
of the the most important shaping impacts in this century, and reactions to him remain severe. yet he has continuously been extra noted than read.
This number of his early writings, a few making their first visual appeal during this new translation, unearths the whole variety of Sade's sobering moods and significant abilities. - ;Revered by means of Enlightenment and Victorian thinkers, de Sade used to be well-known as a founding father through the Surrealists, and holds a well-known position within the historical past of modernism and post-modernism. this option of his early writings, a few showing in English translation for the 1st time, finds the whole diversity of his sobering moods and significant skills. - ;The Misfortunes of advantage; discussion among a clergyman and a demise guy; The winning Ruse; The Pimp good Served; The Windbags of Provence; An Inexplicable Affair; The Prude; --Eacute--;mile de Tourville; Augustine de Villeblanche; The legislation of Talion; The Self-Made Cuckold; The Husband who acknowledged Mass; the girl of the Manor of Longeville; the boldness males -
By Alexandre Dumas père
Within the Musketeers' ultimate experience, D'Artagnan continues to be within the provider of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the 3 Musketeers have retired and long past their separate methods. in the meantime, a mysterious prisoner in an iron masks wastes away deep contained in the Bastille. while the destinies of king and prisoner converge, the 3 Musketeers and D'Artagnan locate themselves stuck among conflicting loyalties.
By Mark Twain
"The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson" starts with the act of a tender slave woman changing her light-skinned baby, fearing for its safeguard, for that of her master's. From this reversal of identities evolves a suspenseful homicide secret and court docket drama. "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson" is every little thing one could anticipate from a singular by way of Mark Twain. at the floor it's a witty and satirical story yet as one digs deeper a biting social remark of racial inequality are available.
By Italo Svevo
Lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now on hand in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s captivating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and without end 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 below are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to give up smoking, his courtship of the gorgeous but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and all of sudden happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer.
Relating those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity right now unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of mental realism.
By Sherwood Anderson
"Here [is] a brand new order of brief story," acknowledged H.L. Mencken while Winesburg, Ohio used to be released in 1919. "It is so shiny, so packed with perception, so shiningly life-like and gleaming, that the booklet is lifted right into a classification all its own." certainly, Sherwood Anderson's undying cycle of loosely attached tales--in which a tender reporter named George Willard probes the hopes, desires, and fears of the solitary humans in a small Midwestern city on the flip of the century--embraced a brand new frankness and realism that ushered American literature into the fashionable age.
"There are moments in American existence to which Anderson gave not just the 1st however the ultimate expression," wrote Malcolm Cowley. "Winesburg, Ohio is much from the pessimistic or morbidly sexual paintings it was attacked for being. as a substitute it's a paintings of affection, an try and holiday down the partitions of loneliness, and, in its personal style, a party of small-town existence within the misplaced days of excellent will and innocence."
By J. R. R. Tolkien
One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to deliver all of them and within the darkness bind them
In precedent days the jewelry of energy have been crafted by way of the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the darkish Lord, solid the single Ring, filling it along with his personal strength in order that he may perhaps rule all others. however the One Ring used to be taken from him, and notwithstanding he sought it all through Middle-earth, it remained misplaced to him. After many a while it fell accidentally into the fingers of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.
From Sauron's fastness in the dead of night Tower of Mordor, his energy unfold all over. Sauron accumulated all of the nice jewelry to him, yet constantly he looked for the single Ring that might whole his dominion.
When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his younger cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a deadly quest: to trip throughout Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the darkish Lord, and smash the hoop by way of casting it into the Cracks of Doom.
The Lord of the earrings tells of the good quest undertaken via Frodo and the Fellowship of the hoop: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger known as Strider.
This new version comprises the fiftieth-anniversary absolutely corrected textual content surroundings and, for the 1st time, an in depth new index.
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), cherished in the course of the international because the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the jewelry, and The Silmarillion, used to be a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke university, and a fellow of Merton university until eventually his retirement in 1959. His leader curiosity used to be the linguistic features of the early English written culture, yet whereas he studied vintage works of the previous, he used to be making a set of his own.