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The Metamorphosis

"The Metamorphosis" (original German identify: "Die Verwandlung") is a brief novel via Franz Kafka, first released in 1915. it's always brought up as one of many seminal works of fiction of the 20 th century and is commonly studied in schools and universities around the western global. the tale starts with a touring salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to discover himself remodeled into an insect.

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Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises (Penguin Classics)

By Xenophon, Paul Cartledge

One in all Socrates' Athenian disciples in his formative years, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's crusade to grab the Persian throne, and later wrote quite a lot of works on historical past, politics and philosophy. those six treatises supply his knowledgeable insights into the character of management. within the discussion among the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon presents a consummate attention of the burdens of being an absolute dictator and the very best happiness of the non-public guy. in different places, his biography of King Agesilaus II of Sparta depicts the author's buyer as a version of piety, justice, braveness and knowledge, whereas different texts give some thought to the basic traits of the cavalry commander, examine the talents of the horseman and the hunter, and increase a daring financial plan for democratic Athens.

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The Tao of Emerson: The Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching as Found in the Words of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Tao of Emerson strikingly brings jointly of the main influential voices within the background of letters: Lao Tse, the sixth-century B.C. chinese language mystic, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, the yank transcendentalist recognized to many as “the sage of Concord.”

By adroitly juxtaposing on dealing with pages the texts of Lao Tse’s masterpiece, the Tao Te Ching, with Emerson’s writings, Richard Grossman illuminates how those amazing males, from contrary aspects of the area and separated through 2,500 years, are united in an encouraged knowledge and customary spirit: to dwell easily and tranquilly; belief one’s personal instinct; hunt down and relish the religious grace within the flora and fauna; act with out self-assertion; abjure violence; harmonize with the ebb and move of nature and conditions; and, mainly, guarantee that there's a position on this planet for humility, yielding, gentleness, and serenity.

There is not any direct direction linking Lao Tse to Emerson, because the Tao Te Ching was once now not translated into English until eventually 1891, 9 years after Emerson’s demise. yet America’s Founding philosopher was once still in lots of methods the inheritor to the nice chinese language mystic’s perception and philosophy. As Grossman observes, “Emerson’s model of unpolluted home-grown English provides a radiant colour to the traditional concepts of the chinese language Master.”

Although Lao Tse was once a citizen of the world’s oldest empire and Emerson of its youngest republic, The Tao of Emerson makes the brilliantly provided case universal literary thread binds those males. Grossman’s advent, within which he compares the men’s lives, and the passages he has chosen from their paintings supply either writers a different resonance for today’s reader and aid to bare Emerson shortly new light.

This quantity contains unique brush calligraphy by means of the distinguished Taoist grasp Chungliang Al Huang.

Praise for The Tao of Emerson

“This encouraged publication from certainly one of Emerson’s most powerful readers is a brilliant reward. throughout the mirrored gentle of the Tao Te Ching, Richard Grossman has made the center of Emerson’s knowledge obvious, permitting us to determine into the guts of what makes the sage of harmony our own Lao Tse.” —Richard G. Geldard, editor of The crucial Transcendentalists

“One degree of a spiritually severe publication is whether or not it many times stops us useless in our tracks as we learn it and permits us to foresee the final word triumph of fact and precept in our lives and within the lifetime of the realm. this can be this type of book.” —Jacob Needleman, writer of Why Can’t We Be Good?

“Deeply immersing himself in either the knowledge of Lao Tse and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Richard Grossman has produced a outstanding consultant to existence, a instruction manual jam-packed with venerable worlds mixed to yield a brand new poetry of the brain. analyzing it, ‘we stand,’ with Emerson, ‘before the secrets and techniques of the world.’” —Megan Marshall, writer of The Peabody Sisters: 3 ladies Who Ignited American Romanticism

“This outstanding quantity will convey pleasure and light-weight to people who recognize or maybe suspect that Emersonianism isn't a procedure, a product, or a place yet a manner or a direction. if you haven’t but gotten it yet are looking to try out, this publication is the fitting position to start.” —Robert D. Richardson, Jr., writer of Emerson: The brain on Fire

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Seven Viking Romances (Penguin Classics)

Combining conventional fantasy, oral historical past and re-worked eu legend to depict an historic realm of heroism and beauty, the seven stories amassed listed below are one of the so much fantastical of the entire Norse romances. Powerfully encouraged works of Icelandic mind's eye, they relate fascinating, frequently comical stories of well-known kings, tricky gods and ladies of significant good looks, goodness or crafty. The stories plunder a variety of past literature from Homer to the French romances—as within the story of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which mixes numerous older legends, or Egil and Asmund, the place the tale of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully tailored right into a conventional Norse legend. those are one of the such a lot outrageous, pleasant and exhilarating stories in all Icelandic literature.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Breve historia del mundo

By E. H. Gombrich

Esta Breve historia del mundo no es un guide al uso: es una epístola-diálogo escrita en un tono llano y accesible, sin los formalismos y las rigideces de los textos académicos, pero también sin el barniz de aparente pedagogía que da una voz de falsete a tantos libros infantiles y juveniles.La perspectiva y el género elegidos por Gombrich convierten su libro en el antecesor moderno de otros tratados, como El mundo de Sofía de Jostein Gaarder o Ética para Amador de Fernando Savater, que, tras su apariencia de texto dirigido a los jóvenes, tocan cuestiones de hondo calado en el campo de las humanidades.Una obra modernísima y de plena vigencia, de perspectiva amplia y profunda, de espectacular éxito en todo el mundo, que, por su optimismo, su amenidad y su sensibilidad, se lee como una novela.

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This scarce antiquarian publication is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it will possibly comprise imperfections comparable to marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we now have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, keeping, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, glossy variations which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)

By C.S. Lewis

The second one booklet in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed house Trilogy, which additionally comprises Out of the Silent Planet and That Hideous Strength, Perelandra keeps the adventures of the extreme Dr. Ransom. Pitted opposed to the main harmful of human weaknesses, temptation, the nice guy needs to conflict evil on a brand new planet -- Perelandra -- while it truly is invaded through a gloomy strength. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a brand new global order and who needs to spoil an previous and gorgeous civilization to take action? Or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and attain a non secular perfection as but unknown to guy? the result of Dr. Ransom's potent fight by myself will verify the destiny of this peace-loving planet.

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Las Aventuras De Huckleberry Finn (PENGUIN CLÁSICOS)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«Dijimos que no había hogar como una balsa, después de todo. Otros sitios parecen estrechos y asfixiantes; pero una balsa, no.»

Criticada y elogiada por igual, esta novela no solo constituye los angeles culminación de l. a. narrativa de Mark Twain, sino también el clásico por excelencia de los angeles literatura estadounidense. Mark Twain, con su irónico sentido del humor y su prosa ágil y precisa, nos lleva por el Mississippi de los angeles mano del inolvidable Huck Finn y su fiel amigo Jim, quien huye de los angeles esclavitud. Novela sobre el racismo, l. a. violencia, los angeles amistad y los angeles libertad en unos años turbulentos, Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn es una lectura imprescindible a cualquier edad.

La presente edición, en una traducción de José A. de Larrinaga, incluye el «Episodio de l. a. balsa», un pasaje que Mark Twain decidió excluir persuadido por el editor de los angeles primera publicación. Completa el volumen una esclarecedora introducción de R. Kent Rasmussen, uno de los máximos expertos en l. a. obra de Twain.

Roberto Bolaño dijo sobre Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn...
«Sobrevivir. Esa es una de las magias que el lector encuentra en esta novela. Capacidad para sobrevivir.»


This is a singular by means of Mark Twain, first released within the uk in December 1884 and within the usa in February 1885. generally named one of the nice American Novels, the paintings is one of the first in significant American literature to be written all through in vernacular English, characterised through neighborhood colour regionalism. it really is advised within the first individual by means of Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a chum of Tom Sawyer and narrator of 2 different Twain novels (Tom Sawyer overseas and Tom Sawyer, Detective).

It is an immediate sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The e-book is famous for its colourful description of individuals and areas alongside the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist approximately two decades earlier than the paintings used to be released, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a frequently scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, fairly racism.

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Romeo & Juliet & Vampires

By Claudia Gabel

"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not need the aptitude to like. they're heartless."

The Capulets and the Montagues have a few deep and crucial changes. Blood variations. after all, the Capulets can break out their vampire destiny, and the Montagues can try to not kill their undead enemies. yet on the finish of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it is quite particularly an issue while Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who might be searching her, fall desperately in love. What they do not discover is how lethal their love will prove to be—or what it's going to suggest for his or her afterlives. . . .

This riotous twist at the final story of forbidden romance is just to die for.

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