Download Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy PDF

By Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and primary significant literary luck, faraway from the Madding Crowd tells the tale of Gabriel Oak, a tender shepherd, and Bathsheba Everdene, a proud and lovely younger lady. Their paths move numerous occasions all through their lives, aiding each other while they're laid low with misunderstandings and misfortunes, together with undesirable marriages, secrets and techniques, and loss. notwithstanding the unconventional comprises violence and tragedy, its total issues and temper are extra positive than a lot of Hardy's later and darker novels.

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By Xenophon, Rex Warner

Xenophon's historical past recounts approximately fifty turbulent years of conflict in Greece among 411 and 362 BC. carrying on with the tale of the Peloponnesian conflict on the element the place Thucydides accomplished his magisterial background, it is a attention-grabbing chronicle of the conflicts that eventually ended in the decline of Greece, and the wars with either Thebes and the may well of Persia. An Athenian via beginning, Xenophon turned an organization supporter of the Spartan reason, and fought opposed to the Athenians within the conflict of Coronea. Combining historical past and memoir, this can be a extraordinary account of the triumphs and screw ups of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of situation.

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By Richard Wright

Correct from the beginning, larger Thomas were headed for prison. it could possibly were for attack or petty larceny; accidentally, it used to be for homicide and rape. Native Son tells the tale of this younger black guy stuck in a downward spiral after he kills a tender white lady in a quick second of panic. Set in Chicago within the Nineteen Thirties, Wright's robust novel is an unsparing mirrored image at the poverty and emotions of hopelessness skilled by way of humans in internal towns around the kingdom and of what it skill to be black in America.

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Download The Village of Stepanchikovo: and its Inhabitants (From the by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ignat Avsey PDF

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ignat Avsey

Summoned to the rustic property of his filthy rich uncle Colonel Yegor Rostanev, the younger scholar Sergey Aleksandrovich unearths himself thrown right into a startling bedlam. For as he quickly sees, his meek and kind-hearted uncle is thoroughly ruled by way of a pretentious and despotic pseudo-intellectual named Opiskin, a charlatan who has ingratiated himself with Yegor's mom and now holds the full family less than his thumb. gazing the absurd theatrics of this family tyrant over forty-eight explosive hours, Sergey grows more and more livid - till ultimately, he feels pressured to behave.

A compelling comedian exploration of petty tyranny, The Village of Stepanchikovo finds a relish life's wild absurdities that opponents even Gogol's. It additionally deals a desirable perception into the genesis of the characters and occasions of lots of Dostoyevsky's nice later novels, together with The fool, Devils and The Brothers Karamazov.

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By Henry David Thoreau

While I wrote the subsequent pages, or quite the majority of them, I lived by myself, within the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a home which I had outfitted myself, at the shore of Walden Pond, in harmony, Massachusetts, and earned my residing via the hard work of my palms in simple terms. I lived there years and months. at the present i'm a sojourner in civilized lifestyles back. I aren't obtrude my affairs loads at the become aware of of my readers if very specific inquiries had now not been made by means of my townsmen pertaining to my mode of lifestyles, which a few might name impertinent, even though they don't seem to me in any respect impertinent, yet, contemplating the conditions, very normal and pertinent.

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Download Histoire amoureuse des Gaules by Comte de Bussy-Rabutin PDF

By Comte de Bussy-Rabutin

En 1665, lorsqu'elle fut diffusée dans l'entourage royal, l'histoire amoureuse des Gaules healthy scandale : le bruit se répandit que le comte de Bussy-Rabutin y tournait en ridicule certaines personnalités de l. a. cour. Le verdict ne se healthy pas attendre : le comte fut emprisonné à l. a. Bastille, où il resta treize mois... Il est vrai que ce petit roman satirique dépeint sans complaisance les frasques des grands de ce monde : on y apprendra les badinages et les intrigues de los angeles comtesse d'Olonne, de Mme de Sévigné - los angeles cousine de l'auteur - ou encore du prince de Condé en personne. Mais, au-delà de cette peinture subtile des mœurs de son temps, Bussy offre un récit plein de sel qui, plus de trois siècles plus tard, proceed de séduire par l'ironique finesse et los angeles pureté de sa prose.

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Download Oliver Goldsmith: Poems by Oliver Goldsmith, W. B. Hutchings PDF

By Oliver Goldsmith, W. B. Hutchings

Oliver Goldsmith’s profession belongs to the hot period of literary professionalism which was once born within the overdue 17th century and grew up during the following century. He wrote essays, publication stories, translations, performs, prose fiction and poetry. He wrote for plenty of magazines, and organize his personal. And he knew lots of the significant figures within the literary, dramatic and publishing worlds of the second one half the eighteenth century. His top paintings is rooted within the instances within which he lived but additionally has an entice later generations. this is often really actual of his most famed poem, The abandoned Village, which mixes a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of a legendary prior with a hard-headed belief of social realities.

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Download The Karamazov Brothers (Oxford World's Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky PDF

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky's final and maximum novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is either a brilliantly instructed crime tale and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist highbrow Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly beginner Alyosha - are all at a few point involved.

Bound up with this extreme relations drama is Dostoevsky's exploration of many deeply felt principles in regards to the life of God, the query of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous effects of rationalism. the unconventional is usually richly comedian: the Russian Orthodox Church, the criminal method, or even the authors such a lot loved reasons and ideology are offered with a notice of irreverence, in order that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and insanity, love and hatred, correct and flawed are not any longer collectively particular. Rebecca West thought of it "the allegory for the world's maturity", yet with teenagers to the fore. This new translation does complete justice to Doestoevsky's genius, fairly within the use of the spoken observe, which levels over each mode of human expression.

Readership: scholars of Russian literature from a degree upwards; scholars of comparative or nineteenth-century literature from a degree as much as postgraduate.

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Download Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry PDF

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Imaginez-vous perdu dans le désert, loin de tout lieu habité, et face à un petit garçon tout blond, surgi de nulle half. Si de surcroît ce petit garçon vous demande avec insistance de dessiner un mouton, vous voilà plus qu'étonné ! À partir de là, vous n'aurez plus qu'une seule interrogation : savoir d'où vient cet étrange petit bonhomme et connaître son histoire.

S'ouvre alors un monde étrange et poétique, peuplé de métaphores, décrit à travers les paroles d'un "petit prince" qui porte aussi sur notre monde à nous un regard tout neuf, empli de naïveté, de fraîcheur et de gravité. Très vite, vous découvrez d'étranges planètes, peuplées d'hommes d'affaires, de buveurs, de vaniteux, d'allumeurs de réverbères.

Cette évocation onirique, à laquelle participent les aquarelles de l'auteur, a tout d'un parcours initiatique, où l'enfant apprendra les richesses essentielles des rapports humains et le mystery qui les régit : "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

Oeuvre essentielle de l. a. littérature, ce livre de Saint-Exupéry est un ouvrage que l'on charisma à coeur de raconter à son enfant, web page après web page, histoire aussi de redécouvrir l'enfant que l'on était autrefois, avant de devenir une grande personne ! --Xavier Marciniak

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Download Durchschnitt: Roman by Hannes Bajohr PDF

By Hannes Bajohr

Genuin digitale Literatur, hier ein konzeptueller Kommentar Hannes Bajohrs (0x0a) zur Kanonfrage. Alle Bücher aus Der Kanon. Die deutsche Literatur: Romane, herausgegeben von Marcel Reich-Ranicki, 20 Bände, Frankfurt am major: Insel, 2002, als Textkorpus verwendet, mit Python dessen durchschnittliche Satzlänge bestimmt (18 Wörter) und alle Sätze anderer Länge aussortiert; alphabetisch geordnet.

Die enthaltenen Romane sind: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werthers und Die Wahlverwandtschaften; E.T.A. Hoffmann, Die Elixiere des Teufels; Gottfried Keller Der grüne Heinrich; Theodor Fontane, Frau Jenny Treibel und Effi Briest; Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks und Der Zauberberg; Heinrich Mann, Professor Unrat; Hermann Hesse, Unterm Rad; Robert Musil, Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß; Franz Kafka, Der Prozeß; Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz; Joseph Roth, Radetzkymarsch; Anna Seghers, Das siebte Kreuz; Heimito von Doderer, Die Strudlhofstiege; Wolfgang Koeppen, Tauben im Gras; Günter Grass, Die Blechtrommel; Max Frisch, Montauk; Thomas Bernhard, Holzfällen.

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