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The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's 12th novel, at the start serialized in 4 elements within the Pictorial assessment journal in 1920, and later published through D. Appleton and corporate as a publication in long island and in London. It gained the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the 1st novel written via a lady to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and hence Wharton the 1st girl to win the prize.The tale is determined in upper-class ny urban within the 1870s.

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Heart of Darkness

Middle of Darkness (1899) is a brief novel via Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a body narrative, approximately Charles Marlow's event as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in relevant Africa. The river is "a amazing titanic river, that you can see at the map, such as a massive snake uncoiled, with its head within the sea, its physique at relaxation curving afar over an enormous nation, and its tail misplaced within the depths of the land". during his go back and forth in valuable Africa, Marlow turns into passionate about Mr. Kurtz. the tale is a fancy exploration of the attitudes humans carry on what constitutes a barbarian as opposed to a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that have been half and parcel of ecu imperialism. initially released as a three-part serial tale, in Blackwood's journal, the novella middle of Darkness has been variously released and translated into many languages. In 1998, the trendy Library ranked center of Darkness because the sixty-seventh of the hundred most sensible novels in English of the 20th century.

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A Hero of Romance

It was once approximately as depressing a day as you will desire to see. could is the poet's month, yet there has been not anything of poetry approximately it then. precise, it used to be early within the month, yet February by no means boasted climate of extra unmitigated distress. At half-past it used to be so darkish within the schoolroom of Mecklemburg condominium that it is easy to with hassle see to learn. outdoors a chilly drizzling rain used to be falling, a shrieking east wind was once damn the home windows of their frames, and a sullen haze was once hiding the leaden sky. As unsatisfactory a specimen of the English spring as you can still rather well wish.

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Notre coeur

By Guy de Maupassant

Introduit par un ami dans le salon d'une jeune veuve, Michèle de Borne, André Mariolle, contrairement aux autres visiteurs, est indifférent aux charnus de cette ravissante mondaine. Mais peu à peu, il se montre moins insensible. Elle, pourtant, reste désespérément de marbre. A travers le portrait de Michèle de Burne, femme moderne et spirituelle entourée d'une galerie de soupirants niais souffrant de l' "impuissance d'aimer". Maupassant cherche, dans : Notre coeur (1890), à saisir les linéaments du sentiment amoureux et suggest, ce faisant, une peinture férocement satirique de los angeles haute société de son temps.

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Peguin Classics)

By Wallace Stegner

Bo Mason, his spouse, Elsa, and their boys reside a brief lifetime of poverty and depression. Drifting from city to city and from nation to kingdom, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the inn enterprise, in new farmland, and, ultimately, in unlawful rum-running during the treacherous again roads of the yankee Northwest. during this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over 3 a long time within the lifetime of the Mason kin as they try to outlive throughout the lean years of the early 20th century.

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 an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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El Robinson Suizo (GRANDES CLASICOS)

Grandes Clásicos Literatura Random residence rescata una de las mejores historias sobre naufragios y supervivencia, en una edición de colección revisada e ilustrada.

Este clásico imprescindible de los angeles literatura alemana del siglo XIX forma parte de l. a. larga tradición de los angeles literatura well known y de aventuras. En ella se narra los angeles supervivencia de toda una familia en una exótica isla desierta después de haber naufragado ante sus costas.

Inspirado por el Robinson Crusoe de Daniel Defoe, el pastor suizo Johann Wyss ideó esta historia para entretener y educar a sus hijos. Precisamente fue uno de ellos, Johann Rudolf, quien en 1812 se encargó de editar y publicar l. a. novela de su padre, y el éxito fue inmediato.

Después de una infinidad de traducciones y adaptaciones, recuperamos este clásico en una nueva edición revisada e ilustrada.

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Under the Net

By Iris Murdoch

A comedian novel approximately paintings and love, wealth and fame

Jake Donaghue, garrulous artist, meets Hugo Bellfounder, silent philosopher.

Jake, hack author and sponger, now penniless flat-hunter, seeks out an previous female friend, Anna Quentin, and her glamorous actress sister, Sadie. He resumes acquaintance with the ambitious Hugo, whose ‘philosophy’ he as soon as presumptuously dared to interpret. those conferences contain Jake and his eccentric servant-companion, Finn, in a chain of adventures that come with the abduction of a film-star puppy and a political rebellion on a movie set of historic Rome. Jake, interested, longs to profit Hugo’s mystery. maybe Hugo’s key is Hugo himself? Admonished, enlightened, Jake hopes ultimately to turn into a true author.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

By Robin Buss

"On what slim threads do existence and fortune hang"

Thrown in felony for against the law he has now not devoted, Edmond Dantes is limited to the awful citadel of If. There he learns of a very good hoard of treasure hidden at the Isle of Monte Cristo and he turns into decided not just to flee, but in addition to unearth the treasure and use it to devise the destruction of the 3 males accountable for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic story of anguish and retribution, encouraged through a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was once an important renowned luck whilst it used to be first serialized within the 1840s.

Robin Buss’s full of life English translation is entire and unabridged, and continues to be trustworthy to the fashion of Dumas’s unique. This variation contains an advent, explanatory notes and proposals for additional reading.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Niccolò Machiavelli

As a tender Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) used to be in a position to detect firsthand the lives of individuals strongly united less than one strong ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his severe wish to see the Medici kin suppose an analogous function in Italy supplied the root for his "primer for princes." during this vintage consultant to buying and keeping political strength, Machiavelli used a rational method of suggest potential rulers, constructing logical arguments and choices for a few capability difficulties, between them governing hereditary monarchies, facing colonies and the therapy of conquered peoples. clean in its directness, but usually stressful in its chilly practicality, The Prince units down a frighteningly pragmatic formulation for political fortune. Starkly proper to the political upheavals of the 20 th century, this calculating prescription for energy is still this day, approximately 500 years after it was once written, a well timed and startling lesson within the perform of autocratic rule that remains a lot learn and studied through scholars, students and common readers as well.

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Suave es la noche

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

«El gran Gatsby fue un tour de force, pero Suave es los angeles noche es una confesión de fe.»
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Dick y Nicole Diver, una glamurosa pareja norteamericana, llegan a l. a. Riviera francesa de los felices años veinte, época en que allí se daba cita l. a. beautiful people de todo el mundo. Son ricos, inteligentes, elegantes, irresistiblemente atractivos. Pero algo se oculta tras su aparente perfección: Nicole tiene un secreto, Dick una debilidad, y juntos se dirigen irremediablemente hacia las rocas contra las que su aventura parece abocada a estrellarse.

Suave es los angeles noche es una de las cumbres de l. a. obra de Francis Scott Fitzgerald, su novela más intensa y de mayor carga autobiográfica. En palabras de su esposa Zelda, «hay mucho de su propia vida en este atormentado retrato de opulencia destructiva e idealismo malogrado».

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