Download Ursule Mirouet by Honoré de Balzac PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

In 1842, 8 years earlier than his dying, Balzac defined Ursule Mirouet as the masterpiece of all of the reviews of human society that he had written; he seemed the e-book as 'a amazing tour de force'.

An basically easy story concerning the fight and triumph of innocence reviled, Ursule Mirouet is characterised by means of that wealth of penetrating remark so with ease linked to Balzac's paintings. the dual topics of redemption and rebirth are illuminated by way of a constantly passionate rejection of either philosophic and sensible materialism in favour of affection. to that end love is aided via supernatural intervention, which itself successfully illustrates Balzac's life-long fascination with the occult.

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Download The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Virgil PDF

By Virgil

From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a super new translation of Virgil's nice epic

With his translations of Homer's vintage poems, Robert Fagles gave new existence to seminal works of the Western canon and have become one of many preeminent translators of our time. His most up-to-date success completes the outstanding triptych of Western epics. A sweeping tale of fingers and heroism, The Aeneid follows the adventures of Aeneas, who flees the ashes of Troy to embark upon a tortuous path that brings him to Italy and fulfills his future as founding father of the Roman humans. holding all the gravitas and humanity of the unique, this strong mixture of poetry and delusion continues to be as appropriate at the present time as whilst it used to be first written.

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Download French Decadent Tales (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

"He had develop into the dandy of the unpredictable."

A quest for brand spanking new sensations--and an avowed wish to shock--possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siècle Paris. certainly, the years 1880-1900 observed a unprecedented, hothouse flowering of expertise, that produced one of the most unique, stylized, and cerebral literature within the French language. loss of life and Eros hang-out those pages, and a polymorphous perversity by means of turns hilarious and frightening. Their tales teem with addicts, maniacs, and murderers as they attempt to outdo one another.

This wonderful choice through Stephen Romer-whose translations brilliantly seize the classy wit and black humor of the originals--brings jointly 36 of the easiest decadent stories from the French fin-de-siècle, together with paintings by way of famous writers corresponding to Maupassant, Lorrain, Mirbeau, and Villiers in addition to lesser recognized figures akin to Léon Bloy, Jean Richepin, and the Belgian Georges Rodenbach. Romer's enticing advent offers an entire context for the tales, underscoring the crucial literary, philosophical, medical, and political traits of the time, which fed into their authors' loathing of the trendy international, and the invention of the subconscious.

The e-book additionally comprises biographical notes at the authors and explanatory notes to explain cultural references, plus a chronology of the main courses and major occasions of the period.

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 reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial positive aspects, together with specialist introductions through best gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download Dead Souls (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, Constance Garnett PDF

By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, Constance Garnett

Russia’s first significant novel, and maybe nonetheless its preferred, Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls is a comic book epic of greed and gluttony that's renowned not just for its colourful solid of characters and devastating satire, but additionally for its feel of ethical fervor.

The anti-hero of the unconventional is a guy named Chichikov, who hatches an excellent plan to get wealthy quickly. he'll trip via Russia and purchase up, at decreased premiums, the lately deceased serfs of landowners, who now won’t need to pay govt taxes at the ‘dead souls.’ With this record of fictitious serfs as collateral, Chichikov should purchase an property and start accumulating his fortune. What follows is a chain of grotesquely funny transactions with Russian landowners, every one extra queer and repellant than the final. even though Gogol spends a lot of the unconventional exposing the evils of the Russian gentry via absurd and hilarious satire, he additionally expresses a passionate love for his kingdom that resonates with readers even today.

A stylistic journey de strength, encompassing an extraordinary diversity of voices from tender, intimate lyricism to powerful, bawdy ribaldry, Dead Souls is an intensely felt anatomy of the human situation.

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Download Complete Works by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

This assortment used to be designed for optimum navigation on Kindle and different digital units. it's listed alphabetically, chronologically and by means of type, making it more uncomplicated to entry person books, tales and poems. This assortment bargains lower cost, the benefit of a one-time obtain, and it reduces the litter on your electronic library. All books incorporated during this assortment function a hyperlinked desk of contents and footnotes. the gathering is complimented through an writer biography. Author's biography and unfastened tales within the trial version.

Table of Contents

List of Works by way of style and Title
List of Works in Alphabetical Order
List of Works in Chronological Order
Charles Dickens Biography


American Notes
Barnaby Rudge
The conflict of Life
Bleak House
The Chimes
A Christmas Carol
The Cricket at the Hearth
David Copperfield
Dombey and Son
Great Expectations
Hard Times
The Haunted guy and the Ghost's Bargain
Holiday Romance
Hunted Down
The Lazy travel of 2 Idle Apprentices
Little Dorrit
The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
Martin Chuzzlewit
Master Humphrey's Clock
A Message from the Sea
Mudfog and different Sketches
The secret of Edwin Drood
Nicholas Nickleby
No Thoroughfare
The outdated interest Shop
Oliver Twist
Our Mutual Friend
The Pickwick Papers
Reprinted Pieces
Sketches through Boz
A story of 2 Cities
The Uncommercial Traveller

Short Stories

Some Christmas Stories:
A Christmas Tree
The Child's Story
Nobody's Story
The negative Relation's Story
The Schoolboy's Story
What Christmas is as we develop Older

Three Ghost Stories:
The Haunted House
The Signal-Man
The Trial For Murder

Doctor Marigold
George Silverman's Explanation
Going into Society
The Boots on the Holly Tree Inn
The Holly-Tree
A condo to Let
The Lamplighter
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging
Mugby Junction
Perils of convinced English Prisoners
The Seven bad Travellers
Sketches of younger Couples
Sketches of younger Gentlemen
Somebody's Luggage
Sunday less than 3 Heads
To Be learn at Dusk
Tom Tiddler's Ground
Wreck of the Golden Mary


A Child's historical past of England
Miscellaneous Papers (11 essays)
Pictures from Italy
Speeches: Literary and Social

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Download L'Assommoir by Émile Zola PDF

By Émile Zola

" Tout L'Assommoir peut se résumer dans cette word : "Fermez les cabarets, ouvrez les écoles" ", écrivait Zola en 1877. Afin d'atteindre son idéal - travailler, manger à sa faim et avoir toujours un endroit où dormir -, Gervaise, honnête blanchisseuse installée dans le quartier de l. a. Goutte-d'Or, livre bataille à l'alambic du café voisin. Triomphera-t-elle de l. a. " desktop à soûler " les travailleurs ? Accusé de " bas-fondmanie " par les antinaturalistes, attaqué aussi par les républicains, qui lui reprochèrent d'avoir représenté le peuple sous des dehors hideux, Zola a voulu, dans le septième roman des Rougon-Macquart, " peindre l. a. déchéance fatale d'une famille ouvrière, dans le milieu empesté de nos faubourgs ". Roman sur les ouvriers parisiens du moment Empire, L'Assommoir a l. a. langue et l'odeur de los angeles misère.

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Download Decameron: A cura di Amedeo Quondam, Maurizio Fiorilla e by Giovanni Boccaccio PDF

By Giovanni Boccaccio

È il 1348: mentre l. a. peste infuria a Firenze, dieci giovani si rifugiano in campagna e in keeping with passare piacevolmente il pace si raccontano in step with dieci giornate una novella ciascuno. Questa l. a. nota “cornice” che racchiude l. a. più celebre raccolta di novelle della letteratura europea: un capolavoro che ancora affascina in keeping with los angeles pluralità dei toni, in step with l. a. capacità di dipingere l’infinita varietà della vita. in step with i settecento anni dalla nascita di Boccaccio, i massimi esperti italiani della sua opera danno vita a un’edizione innovativa, fondante di una nuova tradizione interpretativa, in cui il massimo rigore filologico è associato a una inedita apertura verso i lettori d’oggi. Il nuovo testo critico stabilito da Maurizio Fiorilla è preceduto dalla rigorosa e appassionata introduzione di Amedeo Quondam, cui si deve anche il ricchissimo apparato di observe; le introduzioni alle singole giornate di Giancarlo Alfano approfondiscono i rapporti che legano tra loro le novelle.

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Download Greek Lives: A selection of nine Greek Lives (Oxford World's by Plutarch PDF

By Plutarch

`I deal with the narrative of the Lives as a type of mirror...The adventure is like not anything loads as spending time of their corporation and dwelling with them: I obtain and welcome every one of them in flip as my guest.'

In the 9 lives of this assortment Plutarch introduces the reader to the most important figures and sessions of classical Greece. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be refrained from, yet his goal can be implicitly to teach and warn these in his personal day who wielded energy. In prose that's wealthy, dependent and sprinkled with realized references, he explores with a rare measure of perception the interaction of personality and political motion. whereas drawing mainly on old assets, he brings to biography a usual story-teller's ear for an outstanding anecdote.

Throughout the a long time Plutarch's Lives were valued for his or her ancient worth and their attraction. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. the main complete choice on hand, it's followed through a lucid advent, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes.
ABOUT THE sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different useful positive aspects, together with professional introductions by way of best specialists, beneficial notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.
Readership: 6th shape and undergraduate classes in Greek heritage and Classical reports.

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Download Emma (Penguin Clásicos) by Jane Austen PDF

By Jane Austen

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«Jane Austen es una maestra en dibujar emociones más profundas que las
que aparecen superficialmente. Nos estimula a añadir lo que no está.»
Virginia Woolf

Emma cuenta l. a. historia de una inteligente y laboriosa joven empeñada en hacer de celestina de todas sus amistades. Cuando su institutriz, amiga y confidente make a decision contraer matrimonio, Emma Woodhouse se descubrirá sola, frente al vacío de su vida y con los angeles penosa tarea de intentar que los demás lleven una vida tan perfecta como l. a. suya. Pero todos sus esfuerzos de manipulación sentimental tan solo consiguen crear a su alrededor una telaraña de enredos, malentendidos y confusiones que pone a prueba su confianza en sí misma.

Completan esta edición una cronología detallada de l. a. autora y una introducción de Fiona Stafford, catedrática de lengua y literatura lnglesa en l. a. Universidad de Oxford, cuyos trabajos resultan de obligada consulta para comprender el universo literario de Jane Austen y en specific de este título, Emma, que junto a Sentido y sensibilidad y Orgullo y prejuicio se encuentran entre los más conocidos de esta autora epítome de l. a. novela victoriana inglesa por excelencia.

«La mitad del mundo no puede entender los placeres de l. a. otra mitad.»

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