Download E-books The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction PDF

By Henry James

To learn a narrative through Henry James is to go into a completely discovered global in contrast to any other-a wealthy, completely crafted area of bright language and opulent, complicated characters. Devious childrens, sparring fans, capricious American women, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters, and fascinating Europeans populate those 5 interesting nouvelles, which signify 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 most interesting prose stylists of recent English literature.
Includes "The flip of the Screw" • Daisy Miller • Washington sq. • "The Beast within the Jungle" • "The Jolly nook"

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En los angeles peripecia de Jude Fawley –en el abandono de su mujer, en su renuncia forzosa a seguir estudios universitarios, en los angeles relación ilícita, tortuosa y vagabunda que emprende con su prima Sue-, Thomas Hardy quiso basar “una fábula trágica” con el propósito de “mostrar que, como cube Diderot, los angeles ley civil debería ser sólo el enunciado de una ley natural”. Sin embargo, esta own ilustración del conflicto entre l. a. ley y el instinto fue acogida con tanta saña y escándalo por sus contemporáneos que un obispo hasta llegó a quemarla públicamente.

“Tal vez el mundo –dice uno de sus personajes- no esté lo bastante iluminado para comprender una experiencia como l. a. nuestra”, y Hardy podría muy bien haberse defendido con sus palabras. Porque Jude el oscuro (1895) fue l. a. primera novela que se atrevió a hablar a su época, por extenso y sin tapujos, de sexo, matrimonio y religión y que quiso que fueran sus personajes quienes expusieran las inquietudes e interrogantes cuyas consecuencias sufrirían en un mundo que sólo les ofrecía, como respuesta, confusión y oscuridad.

Thomas Hardy nació en 1840 en larger Bockhampton (Dorset), hijo de un maestro de obras. Fue aprendiz y discípulo de un arquitecto en Dorchester y posteriormente delineante en Londres, en pleno fervor del estilo neogótico.

En 1872, animado por George Meredith tras haber conseguido publicar tres novelas, abandonó los angeles arquitectura para dedicarse a escribir. Under the Greenwood Tree había iniciado ese mismo año el ciclo de “novelas de Wessex”, nombre del antiguo reino sajón que había comprendido las actuales regiones de Dorset y Wiltshire; a este ciclo pertenecen, entre otras, Lejos del mundanal ruido (1874), The go back of the Native (1878) El alcalde de Casterbridge (1886) y Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891), además de Jude el oscuro (1895), cuya escandalosa acogida le “curó para siempre”, según sus propias palabras, “de todo interés por seguir escribiendo novelas”.

Su arte se concentró entonces en los angeles poesía, en una serie de volúmenes publicados en su mayor parte después de 1898. Fue autor también de un gran drama épico, The Dynasts (1904- 1908). Hardy murió en Dorchester en 1928.

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Download E-books The Charterhouse of Parma (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Stendhal

Headstrong and naïve, the younger Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is decided to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and visit conflict to struggle for Napoleon. He stumbles at the conflict of Waterloo, ill-prepared, but jam-packed with enthusiasm for battle and glory. eventually heeding suggestion, Fabrizio sneaks again to Milan, simply to develop into embroiled in a sequence of amorous exploits, fuelled via his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged through Balzac to be crucial French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and bold, mixing the intrigues of the Italian court docket with the romance and pleasure of youth.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes through distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

The maximum expression of his expertise for witty, observant explorations of what it skill to 'live well', Henry James's The Ambassadors is edited with an advent and notes by means of Adrian Poole in Penguin Classics.

involved that her son Chad can have get entangled with a lady of doubtful acceptance, the ambitious Mrs Newsome sends her 'ambassador' Strether from Massachusetts to Paris to extricate him. Strether's project, despite the fact that, is progressively undermined as he falls below the spell of the town and unearths Chad sophisticated instead of corrupted by means of its effect and that of his fascinating spouse, Madame de Vionnet, and her daughter, Jeanne. because the summer time wears on, Mrs Newsome concludes that she needs to ship one other envoy to confront the errant Chad - and a Strether whose view of the area has replaced profoundly. one of many maximum of James's past due works, The Ambassadors is a sophisticated and witty exploration of alternative responses to a ecu atmosphere.

This variation of The Ambassadors features a chronology, extra examining, word list, notes and an advent discussing the radical within the context of James's different works on american citizens in Europe, and the novel's portrayal of Paris.

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Download E-books Lord Jim PDF

By Joseph Conrad

This compact novel, accomplished in 1900, as with such a lot of of the good novels of the time, is at its baseline a e-book of the ocean. An English boy in an easy city has desires higher than the outside and embarks at an early age into the sailor's lifestyles. The waters he travels gift him having the ability to discover the human spirit, whereas Joseph Conrad launches the tale into either an workout of his technical prowess and a carefully crafted photograph of a personality who reaches the prestige of a literary hero.

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Download E-books The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

Appeared through many as Henry James's best paintings, and a lucid tragedy exploring the space among funds and happiness, The Portrait of a Lady includes an creation by way of Philip Horne in Penguin Classics. whilst Isabel Archer, a gorgeous, lively American, is dropped at Europe by way of her prosperous aunt Touchett, it truly is anticipated that she is going to quickly marry. yet Isabel, resolved to benefit from the freedom that her fortune has spread out and to figure out her personal destiny, doesn't hesitate to show down eligible suitors. Then she reveals herself irresistibly interested in Gilbert Osmond. captivating and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a wealthy prize ready to be taken. underneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness. during this portrait of a 'young lady affronting her destiny', Henry James created one in all his most luxurious heroines, and a narrative of excessive poignancy.

This version of The Portrait of a Lady, in response to the earliest released replica of the unconventional, is the model learn first and enjoyed through so much readers in James's lifetime. It additionally encompasses a chronology, additional interpreting, notes and an advent through Philip Horne. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Jungle Books (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Books should be considered as vintage tales advised through an grownup to teenagers. yet in addition they represent a posh literary murals within which the full of Kipling's philosophy of existence is expressed in miniature. they're most sensible recognized for the `Mowgli' tales; the story of a toddler deserted and taken up by way of wolves, expert within the methods and secrets and techniques of the jungle by means of Kaa the python, Baloo the endure, and Bagheera the black panther.

The tales, a mix of fable, delusion, and magic, are underpinned by means of Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the subject of self-discovery, and the character of the `Law'.

concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different helpful beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions by means of best experts, beneficial notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download E-books The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Shirley Jackson

The vintage supernatural mystery by means of an writer who helped outline the genre

First released in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as an ideal paintings of unnerving terror. it's the tale of 4 seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile known as Hill condominium: Dr. Montague, an occult pupil trying to find strong proof of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile younger lady good accustomed to poltergeists; and Luke, the long run inheritor of Hill condominium. first and foremost, their remain turns out destined to be only a spooky come upon with inexplicable phenomena. yet Hill home is accumulating its powers—and quickly it is going to pick out considered one of them to make its own.

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 easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes through distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Pigeon (International Writers) PDF

The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind is darkish and haunting story from the writer of the bestselling Perfume - now to be had in book for the 1st time

Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, The Pigeon tells the tale of an afternoon within the meticulously ordered lifetime of financial institution safety protect Jonathan Noel. Noel who has been hiding from lifestyles due to the fact that his spouse left him for her Tunisian lover - while he opens his entrance door on an afternoon he believes might be similar to the other, he encounters now not the specified empty hallway yet an unwelcome, diabolical intruder . . .

This annoying, traumatic follow-up to the bestselling Perfume is a latest vintage novella from the much-acclaimed Patrick Süskind

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