The Mysterious Island (Wordsworth Classics)

By Jules Verne

With an advent via Alex Dolby Jules Verne (1828-1905) is across the world recognized because the writer of a particular sequence of experience tales describing new trip applied sciences which spread out the area and supplied capacity to flee from it. The collective enthusiasm of generations of readers of his outstanding voyages used to be a key think about the increase of recent technology fiction. within the Mysterious Island a bunch of fellows break out imprisonment through the American Civil warfare through stealing a balloon. Blown internationally, they're air-wrecked on a distant desolate tract island. In a fashion similar to Robinson Crusoe, the lads practice their medical wisdom and technical ability to take advantage of the island s bountiful assets, finally developing a cosmopolitan society in miniature. The publication is additionally an exciting secret tale, for the island has a secret...

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The Wings of the Dove (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

Rising from the grit and stigma of poverty to a lifetime of fairytale privilege lower than the wing of her aunt, the attractive and financially bold Kate Croy is already romantically concerned with promising journalist Merton Densher once they develop into familiar with Milly Theale, a brand new York socialite of monstrous wealth. studying of Milly's mortal ailment and passionate allure to Densher, Kate units the scene for a romantic betrayal meant to safe her lasting monetary defense. because the death Milly retreats in the carnival splendour of a Venetian palazzo, changing into the frail hub of a predatory circle of fortune-seekers, James unfolds a resonant, brooding story of doomed ardour, betrayal, human resilience and remorse.

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 simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of 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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Bel Ami

By Guy de Maupassant

This booklet used to be switched over from its actual version to the electronic structure via a group of volunteers. you'll locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle variation comprises instant supply.

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Voyage Around My Room

By Xavier de Maistre

A full of life and totally singular travelogue of the complicated curiosities which are at once inside one’s personal reach

In 1790, whereas serving within the Piedmontese military, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852) used to be punished for dueling and put less than apartment arrest for forty-two days. the outcome was once a discursive, mischievous memoir Voyage round My Room, and its sequel, Nocturnal excursion round My Room. well-liked by means of Nietzsche and Machado de Assis, Ossian and Susan Sontag, this vintage publication proves that sitting at the living-room couch might be as attention-grabbing as crossing the Alps or paddling up the Amazon.

In addition to the Voyage and Expedition, this version additionally contains the discussion “The Leper of the town of Aosta,” a preface by means of Xavier’s better-known older brother (the royalist thinker Joseph de Maistre), and an creation through Richard Howard.

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Libros de caballerías castellanos: Una antología (Penguin Clásicos)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. «¡Quiera Dios, mi verdadero amigo, que yo vea aquel día que tan bueno habéis de ser, e ansimesmo vea las vuestras caballerías, que tan grandes han de ser!»

Los Siglos de Oro representan en España los angeles época cumbre de las letras, impulsada por el apoyo oficial a l. a. instalación de imprentas y el creciente poderío económico del Imperio español. En ese marco, los libros de caballerías se popularizan hasta convertirse en el máximo exponente de los angeles literatura de entretenimiento, donde se difunden los valores morales de los angeles época hilvanados con elementos humorísticos.

Este volumen presenta una antología de los más significativos libros de caballerías, desde el Amadís de Gaula o las Sergas de Esplandián de Garci Rodríguez de Montalvano hasta el Florisando de Páez de Ribera, que, gracias a l. a. cuidada edición de Carlos Alvar y José Manuel LucíaMegías, permite el abordaje completo y sistemático de una época determinante en las letras hispánicas.

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Rojo y negro, tomos 1 y 2 (Ilustrado) (Siltolá, Clásicos Recuperados), con 12 ilustraciones de Henri Dubouchet

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Stendhal (nombre de pluma de Henri-Marie Beyle, 1783-1842)
"Rojo y negro"
Versión castellana de Enrique de Mesa († 1929)
Edición corregida y actualizada por Alicia Pérez Vega (2012)
Comparación con el unique francés por Alicia Pérez Vega (2012)
Ilustraciones en blanco y negro por Henri Dubouchet (1833-1909), reeditadas en rojo y negro por Ediciones de los angeles Isla de Siltolá.
Diseño y maquetación: Antonio J. Montes Rodríguez
Colección Clásicos Recuperados: Ana Pérez Vega, directora

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Julien Sorel, joven, guapo, dotado para los estudios, desea superar sus humildes orígenes, para lo cual make a decision adoptar las reglas de l. a. hipocresía social de su época. En esta escalada de ambiciones, Julien se ve atrapado entre el amor de dos mujeres de clase social enhanced a l. a. suya. los angeles lucha entre sus ambiciones y sus pasiones acaban por perderlo.

Stendhal consigue con Rojo y negro una obra cumbre de los angeles literatura francesa y universal.

Pronto se erigió en el ejemplo emblemático de l. a. novela psicológica, y en el reflejo de toda una época, los angeles de l. a. Restauración francesa después de Waterloo, con su falsedad, con su corrupción, con su amoralidad.

Stendhal hace de Julien el símbolo, el protagonista y l. a. víctima de esta sociedad. Personaje complejo, profundamente humano, frío y calculador, a l. a. vez que limitado y perdido por sus propias emociones, es una de las más grandes creaciones de los angeles literatura europea.

Esta novela psicológica influyó notablemente en grandes escritores posteriores, entre ellos León Tolstói y André Gide.

Incluye ‘Índice basic interactivo’ e ‘Índice de ilustraciones’ para facilitar l. a. búsqueda de secciones y de ilustraciones.

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The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text (The Schocken Kafka Library)

By Franz Kafka

Written in 1914, The Trial is without doubt one of the most vital novels of the 20th century: the terrifying story of Josef K., a decent financial institution officer who's unexpectedly and inexplicably arrested and needs to guard himself opposed to a cost approximately which he can get no info. even if learn as an existential story, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of contemporary forms wedded to the insanity of totalitarianism, Kafka's nightmare has resonated with chilling fact for generations of readers. This new version relies upon the paintings of a global group of specialists who've restored the textual content, the series of chapters, and their department to create a model that's as shut as attainable to the way in which the writer left it.

In his great translation, Breon Mitchell masterfully reproduces the exact poetics of Kafka's prose, revealing a unique that's as packed with power and gear because it was once while it used to be first written.

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The House on Mango Street

By Sandra Cisneros

Acclaimed by means of critics, loved via readers of every age, taught in all places from inner-city grade colleges to universities around the state, and translated all around the world, the home on Mango Street is the outstanding tale of Esperanza Cordero.

Told in a sequence of vignettes – occasionally heartbreaking, occasionally deeply joyous – it's the tale of a tender Latina lady becoming up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she is going to develop into. Few different books in our time have touched such a lot of readers.

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Officers and Gentlemen (Sword of Honour)

By Evelyn Waugh

Fueled via idealism and eagerness to give a contribution to the warfare attempt, man Crouchback turns into connected to a commando unit present process education at the Hebridean isle of Mugg, the place the whisky flows freely and admire needs to be paid to the laird. however the comedy of Mugg is quickly through the bitterness of Crete, the place chaos reigns and a tricky evacuation needs to be accomplished.
Officers and Gentlemen is the second one novel in Waugh's outstanding Sword of Honor trilogy recording the tumultuous wartime adventures of man Crouchback ("the best paintings of fiction in English to emerge from international battle II" -Atlantic Monthly), which additionally includes Men at fingers and Unconditional Surrender.

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Of Human Bondage (Bantam Classics)

By W. Somerset Maugham

The 1st and so much autobiographical of Maugham's masterpieces. it's the tale of Philip Carey, an orphan longing for existence, love and event. After a number of months learning in Heidelberg, and a quick spell in Paris as a would-be artist, he settles in London to coach as a physician the place he meets Mildred, the loud yet impossible to resist waitress with whom he plunges right into a tortured and masochistic affair.

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