L'École des filles ou La Philosophie des dames

By Anonymous

Une jeune femme bien avertie délivre ici à sa cousine, nettement plus innocente, ses directions sur l’érotisme. Publié anonymement au XVIIe siècle, l’ouvrage est d’une écriture classique : aussi, ne se fourvoie-t-il pas et remplit parfaitement son workplace. Sous l. a. forme efficace du discussion, les choses sont dites crûment, sans détours ni manières. Adressée aux "belles et curieuses demoiselles", cette apologie de los angeles luxure est immédiatement saisie et confisquée lors de sa sortie, en 1655. L’ouvrage a subsisté grâce aux nombreuses contrefaçons hollandaises qui circulèrent vers 1667. Une incitation salutaire à los angeles débauche. À lire sans pudeur par les curieux aussi bien que par les amateurs de volupté.

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El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y Mr. Hyde: Y otros relatos de terror (Gótica)

Con El extraño caso del general practitioner Jekyll y Mr. Hyde
(1886), obra maestra de los angeles literatura de terror con que se abre esta selección
de sus mejores narraciones de miedo, R.L. Stevenson volvió
a ocuparse de un tema que le preocupó durante toda su corta vida:
la dualidad de los angeles naturaleza humana. Todo empezó con un sueño:
«Lo que soñé sobre el health care professional Jekyll -confesó
el autor al manhattan bring in- fue que un hombre se ve obligado a
entrar en un armario e ingiere una droga que lo transforma en otro ser.
Me desperté y comprendí inmediatamente que había encontrado
el eslabón perdido que andaba buscando desde hacía mucho
tiempo, y antes de irme a los angeles cama tenía muy claro casi todos los
detalles de l. a. trama». Localizada en el corazón de un Londres
victoriano, los angeles novela viene a ser una sucesión de testimonios procedentes
de varios testigos cuyo presunto fin es desvelar un misterio. Jekyll y
Hyde son como una entidad disociada en dos. Hyde es l. a. personalidad demoníaca,
monstruosa de Jekyll, al que horrorizan las acciones de su doble maligno,
y simboliza el mal que Jekyll se reprime a sí mismo, el cual, una
vez liberado, no puede controlar. l. a. edición, a shipment de Juan Antonio
Molina Foix, se completa con otros cuatro relatos: «Janet, l. a. torcida»
(1881), historia que transcurre en Escocia en 1712, fue el resultado de
un concienzudo estudio de Stevenson sobre los angeles brujería escocesa;
«El ladrón de cadáveres» (1881) aborda un hecho
real ocurrido en Escocia a comienzos del siglo XIX; en «Markheim»
(1884) vuelve a aparecer el tema del doble, pero el doble, en este caso,
es el diablo; y «Olalla» (1885), que también fue producto
de un sueño y plantea el contraste entre los angeles prístina belleza
del escenario average y l. a. «antigua y ruinosa casa solariega» símbolo
de l. a. degeneración hereditaria.

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Ring Lardner: Selected Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By Ring Lardner

This assortment brings jointly twenty-one of Lardner’s top items, together with the six Jack Keefe tales that comprise You be aware of Me, Al, in addition to such widely used favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.”

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 simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

By George Orwell

Gordon Comstock is a negative younger guy who works in a grubby London bookshop and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, attempting to write. he's decided to stick freed from the “money international” of profitable jobs, family members duties, and the type of protection symbolized via the homely aspidistra plant that sits in each middle-class British window.

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The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction

By Henry James

To learn a narrative by means of Henry James is to go into a completely discovered international in contrast to any other-a wealthy, completely crafted area of bright language and luxurious, complicated characters. Devious youngsters, sparring fans, capricious American women, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters, and fascinating Europeans populate those 5 attention-grabbing nouvelles, which characterize the writer in either his early and past due levels. From the apparitions of evil that hang-out the governess in "The flip of the Screw" to the startling self-scrutiny of an egotistical guy in "The Beast within the Jungle," the mysterious turnings of human habit are coolly and masterfully observed-proving Henry James to be a grasp of mental perception in addition to one of many best prose stylists of contemporary English literature.
Includes "The flip of the Screw" • Daisy Miller • Washington sq. • "The Beast within the Jungle" • "The Jolly nook"

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Howards End

The forget of a death woman's bequest, a girl's try to support an impoverished clerk, and the wedding of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an property referred to as Howards finish. The destiny of this nation domestic symbolizes the way forward for England in an exploration of social, fiscal, and philosophical tendencies in the course of the post-Victorian period.

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Gulliver's Travels

Travels into a number of distant international locations of the area. In 4 elements. through Lemuel Gulliver, First a health care professional, after which a Captain of a number of Ships, greater recognized easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a unique by way of Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan quick, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it really is Swift's top recognized full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.

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Senso: And Other Stories (Decadence from Dedalus)

Boito's tales mixed decadence, the macabre, the demonic and wicked lady heroines. They have been a right away and well known luck in fin de siecle Italy. Visconti's movie of Senso introduced Boito's paintings foreign acceptance. this feature contains his so much celebrated novelle, together with A Corpse, the unusual story of contention among an artist and a scholar of anatomy for the attractive physique of Carlotta, the artist's useless mistress

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The Dalai Lama's Cat

By David Michie

“‘Oh! How lovely! I didn’t comprehend you had a cat!’ she exclaimed.

I am consistently stunned what number of people make this statement. Why may still His Holiness not have a cat?

‘If simply she may possibly speak,’ persevered the actress. ‘I’m yes she’d have such knowledge to share.’

And so the seed was once planted . . .

I started to imagine that maybe the time had come for me to write down a publication of my own—a ebook that may show many of the knowledge I’ve realized sitting now not on the ft of the Dalai Lama yet even nearer, on his lap. A ebook that will inform my very own story . . . how i used to be rescued from a destiny too grisly to think about to turn into the consistent spouse of a guy who's not just one of many world’s maximum non secular leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but in addition a dab hand with a can opener.”


Starving and pitiful, a mud-smeared kitten is rescued from the slums of recent Delhi and transported to a existence she may have by no means imagined. In a stunning sanctuary overlooking the snow-capped Himalayas, she starts her new existence because the Dalai Lama’s cat.

Warmhearted, irreverent, and clever, this cat of many names opens a window to the internal sanctum of existence in Dharamsala. A tiny undercover agent watching the consistent movement of non-public conferences among His Holiness and everybody from Hollywood celebrities to philanthropists to self-help authors, the Dalai Lama’s cat presents us with insights on how to define happiness and that means in a hectic, materialistic global. Her tale will positioned a grin at the face of a person who has been blessed by means of the kneading paws and bountiful purring of a cat.

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Nicholas Nickleby (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens

'The novel has every little thing: an soaking up melodrama, with a helping forged of heroes, villains and eccentrics, set in a London the place great wealth and determined poverty reside cheek-by-jowl' Jasper Rees, The Times

When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's demise, he appeals to his filthy rich uncle to assist him locate paintings and to guard his mom and sister. yet Ralph Nickleby proves either hard-hearted and unscrupulous, and Nicholas unearths himself compelled to make his personal approach on this planet. His adventures gave Dickens the chance to painting a rare gallery of rogues and eccentrics: Wackford Squeers, the tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys corridor, a college for undesirable boys, the slow-witted orphan Smike, rescued by means of Nicholas, the pretentious Mantalinis and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummels and their daughter, the 'infant phenomenon'. Like lots of Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterized by means of his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, however it can be a flamboyantly exuberant paintings, whose unfastened, haphazard development harks again to the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett and Henry Fielding. In his advent Mark Ford compares Nicholas Nickleby to eighteenth-century picaresque novels, and examines Dickens's feedback of the 'Yorkshire schools', his social satire and use of language. This version comprises the unique illustrations via 'Phiz', Dickens's unique preface to the paintings, a chronology and a listing of extra studying.  

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

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