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Dubliners

A definitive version of possibly the best brief tale assortment within the English language

James Joyce’s Dubliners is a shiny and unflinching portrait of “dear soiled Dublin” on the flip of the 20th century. those fifteen tales, together with such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the guts of town of Joyce’s start, taking pictures the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with a nearly brute realism their outer and internal lives. Dubliners is Joyce at his such a lot available and so much profound, and this version is the definitive textual content, approved by way of the Joyce property and collated from all identified proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to mirror the author’s unique wishes.

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 easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by way of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The image of Dorian grey is an 1891 philosophical novel through Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde. First released as a serial tale within the July 1890 factor of Lippincott's per thirty days journal, the editors feared the tale used to be indecent, and with out Wilde's wisdom, deleted phrases prior to e-book. regardless of that censorship, the image of Dorian grey angry the ethical sensibilities of British e-book reviewers, a few of whom stated that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the legislation guarding the general public morality. In reaction, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and artwork in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and extended the journal variation of the image of Dorian grey (1890) for ebook as a unique; the e-book variation (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia concerning the paintings of the unconventional and the reader. The content material, variety, and presentation of the preface made it recognized in its personal literary correct, as social and cultural feedback. In April 1891, the editorial residence Ward, Lock and corporate released the revised model of the image of Dorian grey.

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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

By Sallust

The purely surviving works from one of many world's earliest historians, in very important new translations

Sallust's first released paintings, Catiline's War, includes the memorable historical past of the yr sixty three, together with his options on Catiline, a Roman flesh presser who made an ill-fated try and overthrow the Roman Republic. In The Jugurthine War, Sallust dwells upon the feebleness of the Senate and aristocracy, having gathered fabrics and compiled notes for this paintings in the course of his governorship of Numidia.

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Northanger Abbey (Penguin Classics)

By Jane Austen

Austen's witty exploration of the perils of mistaking fiction for reality

During an eventful season at tub, younger, naïve Catherine Morland studies the fun of trendy society for the 1st time. She is thrilled along with her new friends: flirtatious Isabella, who stocks Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and complicated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious condominium, Northanger Abbey. There, her mind's eye stimulated through novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines negative crimes dedicated by way of basic Tilney. With its wide comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is often the main younger and and confident of Jane Austen's works.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes through distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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Cuentos De Shakespeare (PENGUIN CLÁSICOS)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«Por mucho que los hombres hablen contra l. a. adversidad, algún dulce provecho puede extraerse de ella.»

Escritos en pleno auge del movimiento romántico que caracterizó al siglo XIX, los Cuentos de Shakespeare son un clásico de los angeles literatura anglosajona. Estas adaptaciones pretendían iniciar al lector en el universo shakesperiano realzando toda l. a. modernidad del autor.

Los hermanos Charles y Mary Lamb seleccionaron, entre comedias y tragedias, un overall de veinte obras y las vertieron en prosa con l. a. intención de acercar a los jóvenes al complejo universo de pasiones humanas del genial dramaturgo. El resultado fue un libro redondo, adaptaciones verdaderamente autónomas que realzan los angeles modernidad del bardo de Avon y desvelan el fascinante misterio de los angeles gran literatura.

A l. a. versión en español de esta obra, realizada por el afamado traductor Adan Kovacsics, añadimos un estudio preliminar que firma los angeles escritora y catedrática de los angeles universidad de Essex, Marina Warner, entre cuyas líneas de investigación destaca el estudio de l. a. fábula como género literario.

El teórico literario Harold Bloom dijo...
«Siento gran admiración por Charles Lamb, precursor mío en los angeles exaltación de l. a. lectura de Shakespeare.»

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The Prisoner of Zenda (Ruritania Series, Book 1)

By Anthony Hope

If traditionally tinged action-adventure is your style of selection, dangle directly to your hat—you're in for a wild journey. within the Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony desire relates the misadventures that befall the soon-to-be-crowned king of the fictitious kingdom of Ruritania within the days top as much as his coronation. An English vacationer who simply occurs to be clone of the king is named into provider as a decoy, and a string of more and more perilous scrapes stick to.

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The State and Revolution (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

By Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

In July 1917, whilst the Provisional govt issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that 12 months, the October Revolution swept him to perfect strength. within the brief intervening interval he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The country and Revolution. This powerfully argued publication bargains either the reason for the hot regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. It used to be the following that Lenin justified his own interpretation of Marxism, savaged his rivals and set out his trenchant perspectives on category clash, the teachings of previous revolutions, the dismantling of the bourgeois country and the substitute of capitalism through the dictatorship of the proletariat. As either ancient rfile and political assertion, its significance can not often be exaggerated.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. 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 greater by means of introductions and notes by means of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Madame Bovary (Bantam Classics)

By Gustave Flaubert

This beautiful novel tells the tale of 1 of the main compelling heroines in smooth literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a faithful, clumsy provincial health practitioner, Emma revolts opposed to the ordinariness of her existence by means of pursuing voluptuous desires of ecstasy and love. yet her sensuous and nostalgic wishes lead her merely to agony corruption and downfall. an excellent mental portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human brain looking for transcendence. who's Madame Bovary? Flaubert's solution to this question was once terrific: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its book in 1857, the paintings catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. This quantity, with its high-quality translation by way of Lowell Bair, a perceptive advent via Leo Bersani, and an entire complement of essays and significant reviews, is the quintessential Madame Bovary.

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Lolita

By Vladimir Nabokov

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most renowned and arguable novel, which tells the tale of the getting older Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed ardour for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is additionally the tale of a hypercivilized ecu colliding with the pleased barbarism of postwar the United States. so much of all, it's a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, insanity and transformation.

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