Resurrection (Classics)

By Leo Tolstoy

Serving on a jury on the trial of a prostitute arrested for homicide, Prince Nekhlyudov is horrified to find that the accused is a girl he had as soon as enjoyed, seduced after which deserted whilst she was once a tender servant woman. Racked with guilt at figuring out he used to be the reason for her damage, he determines to attraction for her unencumber or hand over his personal lifestyle and persist with her. Conceived on an epic scale, Resurrection portrays an enormous landscape of Russian lifestyles, taking us from the underworld of legal cells and warders to the palaces of countesses. it's also an offended denunciation of presidency, the higher periods, the judicial procedure and the Church, and a hugely own assertion of Tolstoy's trust in human redemption.

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The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)

By John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the good melancholy, a e-book that galvanized—and occasionally outraged—millions of readers.

First released in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the nice melancholy chronicles the dirt Bowl migration of the Nineteen Thirties and tells the tale of 1 Oklahoma farm relations, the Joads—driven from their domicile and compelled to shuttle west to the promised land of California. Out in their trials and their repeated collisions opposed to the tough realities of an the US divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that's intensely human but majestic in its scale and ethical imaginative and prescient, elemental but plainspoken, tragic yet eventually stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the clash among the strong and the powerless, of 1 man’s fierce response to injustice, and of 1 woman’s stoical power, the radical captures the horrors of the good melancholy and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At as soon as a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, highway novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s strong landmark novel is likely to be the main American of yankee Classics.

This Centennial variation, in particular designed to commemorate 100 years of Steinbeck, beneficial properties french flaps and deckle-edged pages.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

Selling greater than 300,000 copies the 1st yr it was once released, Stowe's strong abolitionist novel fueled the hearth of the human rights debate in 1852. Denouncing the establishment of slavery in dramatic phrases, the incendiary novel quick attracts the reader into the area of slaves and their masters.
Stowe's characters are powerfully and humanly discovered in Uncle Tom, an imposing and heroic slave whose religion and dignity are by no means corrupted; Eliza and her husband, George, who elude slave catchers and at last flee a rustic that condones slavery; Simon Legree, a brutal plantation proprietor; Little Eva, who suffers emotionally and bodily from the ache of slaves; and fun-loving Topsy, Eva's slave playmate.
Critics, students, and scholars are at the present time revisiting this enormous paintings with a brand new objectivity, targeting Stowe's compelling portrayal of girls and the novel's theological underpinnings.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By L. Frank Baum

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion—they’re now as cherished part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. considering the fact that its first booklet in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit lady over excited through a twister to the unusual and lovely Land of oz. has had a rare emotional impression on wide-eyed readers younger and old.

As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick highway to the Emerald urban, hoping the nice and poor Wizard who lives there'll aid her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the recognized trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns concerning the strength of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a “modernized fairy story, within which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations earlier, this vintage of fable experience speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s knowledge.

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Netochka Nezvanova (Penguin Classics)

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Netochka Nezvanova - a 'Nameless no one' - tells the tale of a youth ruled by way of her stepfather, Efimov, a failed musician who believes he's a ignored genius. The younger woman is surprisingly attracted to this drunken destroy of a guy, who exploits her and drives the relatives to poverty. but if she is rescued by means of an aristocratic kinfolk, the abuse opposed to Netochka's smooth psyche keeps in a extra sophisticated approach, condemning her to stay an intruder - a solitary spectator of a glittering society. Conceived as a part of a singular on a grand scale, Netochka Nezvanova remained incomplete after Dostoyevsky was once exiled to Siberia for 'revolutionary actions' in 1849. With its depiction of the soreness, loneliness, insanity and sin that have an effect on either wealthy and negative in St Petersburg, it comprises the nice subject matters that have been to dominate his later novels.

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O Pioneers!

Cather’s sentimental and a little debatable novel tells the tale of the Bergsons, a kinfolk of Swedish pioneers that settles for all times within the American prairie. whereas Alexandra, the relations matriarch, is ready to flip the relations farm right into a monetary luck, her brother Emil needs to grapple with the tragedy of solace and forbidden love. a singular strangely prior to its time, this proto-feminist paintings touches upon quite a lot of subject matters, together with love, marriage, temptation, and isolation.

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Don Quixote

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. largely considered as one of many funniest and such a lot tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of los angeles Mancha and his trustworthy squire, Sancho Panza, as they commute via sixteenth-century Spain. you have not skilled Don Quixote in English till you've gotten learn this masterful translation.

This P.S. variation positive aspects an additional sixteen pages of insights into the booklet, together with writer interviews, steered studying, and more.

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