Six Tragedies (Oxford World's Classics)

Here's a energetic, readable, and exact verse translation of the six most sensible performs via some of the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the purely tragic playwright from historic Rome whose paintings survives. instruct to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived via doubtful, oppressive, and violent instances, and his dramas depict the extremes of human habit. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, insanity, and mutilation afflict the characters, who're obsessed and destroyed through their emotions. Seneca forces us to contemplate the adaptation among compromise and hypocrisy, approximately what occurs while feelings crush judgment, and approximately how somebody might be reliable, calm, or chuffed in a corrupt society and below consistent hazard of demise. as well as her impressive translation, Emily Wilson presents a useful advent which deals a succinct account of Seneca's existence and instances, his philosophical ideals, the literary type of the performs, and their vast impact on ecu literature. The e-book additionally comprises an up to date bibliography and explanatory notes which establish mythological allusions.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthy positive factors, together with professional introductions through top experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

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The Horse and His Boy

By C. S. Lewis

A mass-market paperback variation of The Horse and His Boy, ebook 3 within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes conceal paintings by way of Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside paintings by means of the unique illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.

On a determined trip, runaways meet and sign up for forces. although they're in simple terms trying to get away their harsh and slender lives, they quickly locate themselves on the heart of a bad conflict. it's a conflict that may come to a decision their destiny and the destiny of Narnia itself.

The Horse and His Boy is the 3rd publication in C. S. Lewis's vintage delusion sequence, which has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place horses speak and future awaits for over sixty years. this can be a novel that stands by itself, but when you must discover extra of Narnia, learn Prince Caspian, the fourth ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens

A story of 2 towns (1859) is a singular through Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris prior to and through the French Revolution. With good over 2 hundred million copies offered, it ranks among the main recognized works within the background of literary fiction. the radical depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised via the French aristocracy within the years best as much as the revolution, the corresponding brutality confirmed by means of the revolutionaries towards the previous aristocrats within the early years of the revolution, and lots of unflattering social parallels with existence in London throughout the similar period of time. It follows the lives of numerous characters via those occasions. The 45-chapter novel was once released in 31 weekly instalments in Dickens's new literary periodical titled the entire yr around. From April 1859 to November 1859, Dickens additionally republished the chapters as 8 per thirty days sections in eco-friendly covers. All yet 3 of Dickens's earlier novels had seemed in basic terms as per 30 days instalments. the 1st weekly instalment of A story of 2 towns ran within the first factor of all of the 12 months around on 30 April 1859. The final ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November.

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

By Franz Kafka, Mark Harman

Translated and with a preface by means of Mark Harman

Left unfinished by way of Kafka in 1922 and never released till 1926, years after his loss of life, The fortress is the haunting story of K.’s relentless, unavailing fight with an inscrutable authority for you to achieve entry to the citadel. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the carefully punctuated unique manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation unearths degrees of comedy, power, and visible strength formerly unknown to English language readers.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass (Bantam Classics)

By Lewis Carroll

In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a narrative a few little woman tumbling down a rabbit gap. hence begun the immortal adventures of Alice, maybe the preferred heroine in English literature. numerous students have attempted to outline the allure of the Alice books–with these splendidly eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.–by proclaiming that they truly include a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children’s literature, even a mirrored image of up to date ecclesiastical heritage. possibly, as Dodgson may need acknowledged, Alice is not more than a dream, a fairy story in regards to the trials and tribulations of turning out to be up–or down, or all became round–as visible throughout the professional eyes of a kid.

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The Knight of Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

By Alexandre Dumas père

A significant new translation of a forgotten classic

Paris, 1793, the onset of the phobia. courageous Republican Maurice rescues a mys-terious and lovely girl from an offended mob and is unknowingly drawn right into a mystery Royalist plot—a plot revolving round the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless champion, the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

Full of unusual twists, breakneck event, conspiracies, swordplay, romance, and heroism, The Knight of Maison-Rouge is an exciting story of selflessness, love, and honor lower than the shadow of the guillotine. Dumas this is on the very peak of his powers, and with this primary and purely glossy translation, readers can once more journey with the Knight of Maison-Rouge.

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Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)

By Theodor Fontane

In 1919 Thomas Mann hailed Effi Briest (1895) as considered one of "the six most important novels ever written." Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous story of a socially compatible yet emotionally disastrous fit among the captivating seventeen-year-old Effi and an austere, workaholic civil servant two times her age, is instantly touching and unsettling. Fontane's taut, ironic narrative depicts an international the place sexuality and the joy of lifestyles are stifled through narrow-mindedness and situation. thought of by way of many to be the head of the nineteenth-century German novel, Effi Briest is a story of adultery that ranks with Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina and brilliantly demonstrates the reality of the author's remark and "women's tales are in general way more interesting."

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

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The Lost Weekend

By Charles Jackson

The vintage story of 1 man’s fight with alcoholism, this progressive novel continues to be Charles Jackson’s best-known book—a bold autobiographical paintings that cleared the path for modern dependancy literature.

It is 1936, and at the East aspect of ny, a would-be author named Don Birnam comes to a decision to have a drink. And then one other, after which one other, till he’s in the course of what turns into a five-day binge. The misplaced Weekend strikes with unstoppable velocity, propelled by way of a heartbreaking yet unflinching fact. It catapulted Charles Jackson to repute, and endures as an acute research of the ravages of alcoholism, in addition to an unforgettable parable of the of the fashionable guy.

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