Mort dans l'après-midi (French Edition)

L. a. première fois que je suis allé à une path de taureaux, je m’attendais à être horrifié et peut-être à me trouver mal, à reason de ce qu’on m’avait raconté sur le style des chevaux. Dans tout ce que j’avais lu sur les combats de l’arène, on insistait sur ce element. los angeles plu-part des gens qui en ont écrit ont condamné tout web les classes de taureaux comme une selected stupide et brutale ; mais même ceux qui en ont parlé favorablement comme d’une démonstration d’adresse et d’un spectacle ont déploré l’emploi des chevaux, et ont présenté le tout sur un ton d’excuses. Le meurtre des chevaux dans l’arène pas-sait pour indéfendable. A mon sens, d’un element de vue ethical mo-derne, c’est-à-dire d’un aspect de vue chrétien, l. a. direction de taureaux est tout entière indéfendable ; elle comporte certainement beaucoup de cruauté, toujours du probability, cherché ou imprévu, et toujours los angeles mort. Je ne vais pas en tenter maintenant los angeles défense ; je veux seule-ment dire honnêtement tout ce que je crois être los angeles vérité sur cette query. Pour cela, je dois être tout à fait franc, ou essayer de l’être. Ceux qui lisent ces mots pourront déclarer avec dégoût qu’ils sont écrits par quelqu’un qui n’a pas leur finesse de sensibilité, à eux lec-teurs ; en pareil cas, tout ce que je puis répondre, c’est que c’est peut-être vrai. Mais pour porter un tel jugement d’une façon valable, il faut que le lecteur – ou l. a. lectrice – ait vu les choses dont on parle et sache exactement quelles seraient ses réactions devant elles.

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The Wind in the Willows (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Kenneth Grahame

While Mole comes to a decision he has had adequate tiresome spring-cleaning for at some point, the scrappy nonesuch throws down his broom and bolts out of his apartment trying to find enjoyable and experience. He fast unearths it within the kind of the Water Rat, who takes the wide-eyed Mole boating and introduces him to the mysteries of existence at the river and within the Wild wooden. Mole additionally meets Ratty’s stable pals: the kindly, good Badger and the irrepressible Toad. quickly, the quartet’s escapades—including vehicle crashes, a sojourn in prison, and a conflict with the weasels who try and take over Toad Hall—become the controversy of the animal kingdom.

Filled with known human varieties disguised as animals, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind within the Willows, like several exemplary children’s literature, has consistently appealed vastly to grown-ups to boot. even though first released in 1908, whilst “motor-cars” have been new and infrequent, The Wind within the Willows offers strangely contemporary—and uproariously funny—portraits of speed-crazed Mr. Toad, beneficiant Badger, poetic Ratty, and newly-emancipated Mole. And lurking the entire whereas in the humor and strong spirits, Grahame’s deeply felt observation on braveness, generosity, and chiefly, friendship.

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The Man in the Iron Mask (Penguin Classics)

Within the Musketeers’ ultimate event, D’Artagnan continues to be within the carrier of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the 3 Musketeers have retired and long gone their separate methods. in the meantime, a mysterious prisoner in an iron masks wastes away deep contained in the Bastille. while the destinies of king and prisoner converge, the 3 Musketeers and D’Artagnan locate themselves stuck among conflicting loyalties.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Atlas Shrugged

By Ayn Rand

Highbrow secret tale that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex.

Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose financial system is collapsing as a result mysterious disappearance of top innovators and industrialists, this novel provides an staggering landscape of human life-from the effective genius who turns into a valueless the good metal industrialist who doesn't comprehend that he's operating for his personal the thinker who turns into a the lady who runs a transcontinental the bottom tune employee in her teach tunnels.

Peopled through larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of fine and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical revolution advised within the kind of an motion mystery.

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Anti-death League

By Kingsley Amis

Brian Leonard, a Monty Python of mystery brokers, meets James Churchill, a tender officer, at an English military base the place arrangements are lower than manner for Operation Apollo. To complicate concerns, Churchill has long gone round-the-bend for a parole from the psychological ward.
Thrown among those unfastened cannons is a widowed good looks who practices "conspicuous polyandry," an unfocused psychiatrist, an unbelieving chaplain, and an enthralling alcoholic.
"Amis delights in combining espionage, violence, love and spiritual skepticism. Such disparate components, like dishpans and fireplace earrings, problem his juggler's dexterity. Who wins? The reader!" (Publisher's resource)

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Amok and other Stories (Pushkin Collection)

By Stefan Zweig

A physician within the Dutch East Indies torn among his scientific accountability to assist and his personal combined feelings; a middle-aged maidservant whose devotion to her grasp leads her to dedicate a bad act; a lodge waiter whose love for an unapproachable aristocratic attractiveness culminates in a virtually lyrical dying and a prisoner-of-war longing to be domestic back in Russia. In those 4 tales, Stefan Zweig indicates his reward for the intense research of emotional dilemmas. His 4 tragic and relocating cameos of the human situation are performed out opposed to cosmopolitan and colonial backgrounds within the first 1/2 the 20 th century.

Pushkin assortment versions characteristic a spare, based sequence sort and more suitable, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top class White Paper and notch-bound by means of the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are revealed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and wooded area Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Selected Writings

Crucial writings by means of the good and arguable Victorian polemicist. Carlyle used to be one of many nice figures of his age: thunderous, passionate, irascible, sceptical and idealistic. this option is consultant of all phases of Carlyle's occupation, and contains 'Sign of the Times', his essay opposed to the mechanization of the age and the increase of the machines; the entire of 'Chartism'; and extracts from The French Revolution, Heroes and Hero-Worship, Sartor Resartus, previous and current, in addition to different items. The booklet additionally contains an creation and notes through Alan Shelston. Thomas Carlyle was once born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1795. meant through his family members to develop into a Presbyterian minister, he was once prompted through the Scottish Enlightenment whereas on the collage of Edinburgh and have become a instructor as an alternative. He later became to literary paintings, publishing a lifetime of Schiller and translations of Goethe within the 1820s. His first really winning booklet used to be The French Revolution, which was once through many others. He died in 1881. Alan Shelston used to be Senior Lecturer in English Literature on the college of Manchester till retirement in 2002. He has edited a few Gaskell's works together with The lifetime of Charlotte Bronte (1975) and North and South (2005), and was once joint editor with John Chapple of The additional Letters of Mrs Gaskell (2000). He has released a range of Hardy's poetry and written on a couple of nineteen century authors together with Dickens and Henry James.

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The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust unexpectedly into the vicious, immoral circle that has collected around her mom, she even reveals herself in festival with Mrs Brookenham for the love of the fellow she admires. mild and ironic in its contact, The Awkward Age however analyzes the English personality with nice subtlety.

The Awkward Age, which has been a lot praised for its traditional discussion and the delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's comment that James 'is by no means in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. yet he feels deeply and vividly each soft shade.'

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best 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 sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.  

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