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Fräulein Else: Novelle (Reclams Universal-Bibliothek)

By Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzlers wohl berühmteste Schilderung eines Frauenschicksals: Die neunzehnjährige Else soll ihren Vater vor dem drohenden Bankrott retten und zerbricht an den Forderungen des Geldgebers. Zeitgenossen des Autors rühmten die präzise Charakterdarstellung, die Erkenntnisse aus der Psychoanalyse verarbeitet.

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Cinco novelas cortas

By Anton Chekhov

«El mejor escritor de relatos de todos los tiempos» Raymond Carver

«A estas alturas es casi inútil tratar de explicar por qué Chéjov es un maestro de l. a. literatura, por qué sus personajes nos enseñan lo peor y lo mejor de nuestra naturaleza. Sólo leyendo al maestro se puede intentar comprender l. a. fragilidad de l. a. existencia, que a su vez nos lleva hacia el amor por l. a. vida y el respeto por las personas.» Solodelibros

Antón P. Chéjov inventó una nueva modalidad narrativa en l. a. que l. a. extensión no venía dictada por convenciones genéricas sino por los angeles propia materia del relato. En estas Cinco novelas cortas que ha seleccionado y traducido Víctor Gallego, vemos en cualquier caso su maestría para captar el tiempo y reflejarlo narrativamente, sin otro calendario que el que marcan las propias acciones −e inacciones− de los personajes.

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Lady Macbeth de Mtsensk (Ilustrados)

Admirado por Tolstói, Gorki y Thomas Mann, entre otros, Nikolái Leskov, además de uno de los maestros de los angeles literatura rusa del XIX, parece encarnar l. a. esencia del narrador; a su poderosa imaginación se une un lenguaje muy bello, consecuencia de su excepcional dominio del ruso.
Esta novela corta, que inspiró l. a. conocida ópera de Shostakóvich, narra l. a. historia de los angeles joven Katerina Lvovna. Hastiada por su matrimonio de conveniencia con un hombre que le dobla l. a. edad, siente l. a. falta de libertad desde su infancia; cuando conoce al joven Serguéi Filíppych se verá arrastrada por una pasión devoradora.
Esta girl Macbeth no actúa llevada por una desmedida ambición, sino por un amor apasionado. Tal vez por eso, el lector, a pesar de sus crímenes, no puede evitar entender su sufrimiento.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

By C. S. Lewis

A appealing paperback variation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, ebook within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia. This variation gains hide artwork via 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and inside black-and-white illustrations through the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step via a dresser door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in everlasting iciness and enslaved via the ability of the White Witch. but if just about all desire is misplaced, the go back of the nice Lion, Aslan, signs a superb switch . . . and a superb sacrifice.

Open the door and input a brand new international! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second one booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence, which has been attractive readers of every age with a mystical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. this can be a stand-alone learn, but when you must realize extra approximately Narnia, choose up The Horse and His Boy, the 3rd publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Supports the typical middle kingdom Standards.

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Une ténébreuse affaire (French Edition)

Une ténébreuse affaire porte sur un épisode obscur de l’époque napoléonienne, alors que des aristocrates résistent à se ranger au côté de l’empereur et que Fouché veut faire disparaître les lines d’un complot royaliste avorté. À los angeles fois roman policier, roman d’espionnage, pétri de complots, de rebondissements, de trahisons, l’œuvre ramène aux Chouans avec une touche beaucoup plus advantageous, plus habile, moins guerrière. L’art de l. a. tactique, du billard à trois bandes, y sont développés avec une particulière maestria.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

By Robert Louis Stevenson

The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by way of Robert Louis Stevenson, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variants at cheap costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are a number of the extraordinary beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from modern best writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of latest old, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by way of the paintings
  • Comments by means of different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for additional interpreting
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All variants are fantastically designed and are revealed to improved requisites; a few contain illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to improve every one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

 
Idealistic younger scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unencumber the secrets and techniques of the soul. checking out chemical compounds in his lab, he beverages a mix he hopes will isolate—and eliminate—human evil. as a substitute it unleashes the darkish forces inside him, reworking him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.

The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to lifestyles a science-fiction case learn of the character of excellent and evil and the duality which could exist inside of one individual. Resonant with mental belief and moral perception, the ebook has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and Crime and Punishment. at the present time Stevenson’s novella is famous as an incisive examine of Victorian morality and sexual repression, in addition to a very good thriller.

This assortment additionally contains a number of the author’s grimmest brief fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” “Thrawn Janet,” “The physique Snatcher,” and “Markheim.”

 

Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and tradition within the division of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia collage. Her novel Heredity seemed from delicate cranium Press in 2003.

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Lanark (Canongate Classics Series (Separate Title Per Volume))

By Alasdair Gray

A modern imaginative and prescient of hell, Lanark is determined within the disintegrating towns of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven tales of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. a piece of amazing mind's eye and wide selection, its playful narrative recommendations show a profound message, either own and political, approximately humankind's lack of ability to like, and but our compulsion to head on making an attempt. well known as a latest vintage, Alasdair Gray's magnum opus was once first released in 1981 and instantly validated him as certainly one of Britain's major writers. Comparisons were made to Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley, and Lewis Carroll. This re-creation should still cement his acceptance as one among our best dwelling writers.

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Four Major Plays, Volume 2: Ghosts/An Enemy of the People/The Lady From the Sea/John Gabriel Borkman

By Henrik Ibsen

Author note: Rolf Fjelde (Translator), Terry Otten (Afterword)
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The ideal dramatist of his age, Ibsen replaced theatre endlessly together with his lifelike discussion and depiction of latest social difficulties.

Here are 4 of his maximum works:

• Ghosts
• An Enemy of the People
• the woman From the Sea
• John Gabriel Borkman

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La expedición de Humphrey Clinker (Penguin Clásicos)

By Tobias Smollett

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«De todas las virtudes humanas, l. a. vanidad es l. a. que más nubla el entendimiento.»

Matthew Bramble, misántropo enfermo de gota, viaja por Gran Bretaña en compañía de sus sobrinos, su hermana solterona y Humphry Clinker, su fiel criado. Bramble ve el mundo como un lugar lleno de ruido y degeneración, poblado por borrachos, vagos y delincuentes. l. a. expedición de Humphry Clinker, construida a través de las cartas a seis personajes distintos, constituye una visión divertidísima y grotesca del reinado de Jorge III, el rey loco, además de una maravillosa lección narrativa.

A caballo entre l. a. novela picaresca, el bildungsroman y el libro de viajes, La expedición de Humphry Clinker es los angeles culminación y casi el testamento literario de Smollett, pues fue publicada en el año de su muerte. De l. a. importancia de esta obra, cuya traducción firma aquíMiguel Temprano García, da cuenta en esta edición los angeles introducción de Jeremy Lewis, miembro de l. a. Royal Society of Literature.

Reseña:
«Una delicia.»
José María Guelbenzu, Babelia

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

By Laurence Sterne

Creation and Notes via Robert Folkenflik

Rich in playful double entendres, digressions, formal oddities, and typographical experiments, The existence and evaluations of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman provoked a literary sensation while it first seemed in England in a sequence of volumes from 1759 to 1767. An ingeniously dependent novel (about writing a singular) that fascinates like a verbal online game of chess, Tristram Shandy is the main protean and playful English novel of the eighteenth century and a party of the paintings of fiction; its inventiveness anticipates the paintings of Joyce, Rushdie, and Fuentes in our personal century. this contemporary Library Paperback is decided from the nine-volume first variation from 1759.

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