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Los angeles Peau de Chagrin , The Magic epidermis or The Wild Ass's dermis) is an 1831 novel via French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac (1799–1850). Set in early 19th-century Paris, it tells the tale of a tender guy who reveals a magic piece of shagreen that fulfills his each hope. for every want granted, even though, the outside shrinks and consumes a element of his actual strength. los angeles Peau de chagrin belongs to the Etudes philosophiques staff of Balzac's series of novels, l. a. Comedie humaine. sooner than the publication was once accomplished, Balzac created pleasure approximately it by way of publishing a sequence of articles and tale fragments in different Parisian journals. even supposing he used to be 5 months overdue in supplying the manuscript, he succeeded in producing enough curiosity that the unconventional offered out immediately upon its book. A moment variation, which incorporated a chain of twelve different "philosophical tales", used to be published one month later. even supposing the unconventional makes use of terrific parts, its major concentration is a practical portrayal of the excesses of bourgeois materialism. Balzac's well known cognizance to element is used to explain a playing residence, an old store, a royal ceremonial dinner, and different locales. He additionally comprises information from his personal lifestyles as a suffering author, putting the most personality in a house just like the single he occupied first and foremost of his literary profession. The relevant topic of los angeles Peau de chagrin is the clash among wish and toughness. The magic dermis represents the owner's life-force, that is depleted via each expression of will, specifically while it really is hired for the purchase of energy. Ignoring a warning from the shopkeeper who deals him the surface, the protagonist greedily surrounds himself with wealth, basically to discover himself depressing and decrepit on the story's finish. l. a. Peau de chagrin firmly confirmed Balzac as a author of value in France. His social circle widened considerably, and he used to be sought eagerly by means of publishers for destiny initiatives. The publication served because the catalyst for a chain of letters he exchanged with a Polish baroness named Ewelina Hanska, who later turned his spouse. It additionally encouraged Giselher Klebe's opera Die todlichen Wunsche.

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Un clásico de los angeles literatura inglesa, igualmente entretenido para niños y mayores, que no se ha dejado de imprimir desde 1906.
Después de que su padre se ausentara misteriosamente de casa, Bobbie, Peter y Phyllis se mudan con su madre a una pequeña casa de campo llamada las Tres Chimeneas, al lado de una estación de tren. Pronto los niños descubren cuánta diversión se esconde en ese mundo nuevo para ellos y se hacen amigos de todos, desde el jefe de estación hasta de un señor mayor que los saluda cada mañana a las 9:15 en punto, cuando pasa el tren en el que viaja. Pero el misterio de los angeles desaparición de su padre se cierne sobre ellos. ¿Dónde estará? ¿Va a volver?
Este clásico de Nesbit, de prosa sencilla y lúcida, es una de las historias más entrañables sobre el paso de l. a. infancia a los angeles edad adulta que se han escrito.

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Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. extensively considered as one of many funniest and such a lot tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of l. a. Mancha and his trustworthy squire, Sancho Panza, as they go back and forth via sixteenth-century Spain. you have not skilled Don Quixote in English till you may have learn this masterful translation.

This P.S. variation positive aspects an additional sixteen pages of insights into the publication, together with writer interviews, advised studying, and more.

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Download E-books Hard Times (Enriched Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

This tale of sophistication clash in Victorian England serves as a robust critique of the social injustices that plagued the economic Revolution.

THIS ENRICHED vintage variation comprises:

• A concise advent that offers the reader very important history details
• A chronology of the author's lifestyles and paintings
• A timeline of important occasions that offers the book's old context
• an overview of key subject matters and plot issues to steer the reader's personal interpretations
• particular explanatory notes
• severe research, together with modern and sleek views at the paintings
• dialogue inquiries to advertise vigorous lecture room and booklet team interplay
• an inventory of suggested comparable books and flicks to expand the reader's event

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Download E-books Ulysses (Wordsworth Classics) PDF

By James Joyce

Entire AND UNABRIDGED. With a brand new creation by means of Cedric Watts, study Professor of English, collage of Sussex. James Joyces spectacular masterpiece, Ulysses, tells of the various occasions which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on sixteen June 1904, within which Blooms voluptuous spouse, Molly, commits adultery. before everything deemed obscene in England and america, this richly-allusive novel, progressive in its Modernistic experimentalism, used to be hailed as a piece of genius by means of W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comedian and generously humane, Ulysses deals the reader a life-changing adventure.

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Download E-books O Pioneers! PDF

Cather’s sentimental and just a little debatable novel tells the tale of the Bergsons, a relatives of Swedish pioneers that settles for all times within the American prairie. whereas Alexandra, the relatives matriarch, is ready to flip the kin farm right into a monetary good fortune, her brother Emil needs to grapple with the tragedy of solace and forbidden love. a singular strangely sooner than its time, this proto-feminist paintings touches upon quite a lot of topics, together with love, marriage, temptation, and isolation.

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Download E-books Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics) PDF

"Fight on, courageous knights! guy dies, yet glory lives!"

Banished from England for looking to marry opposed to his father's needs, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion center on a campaign within the Holy Land. On his go back, his passionate hope is to be reunited with the gorgeous yet forbidden woman Rowena, yet he quickly reveals himself taking part in a extra harmful video game as he's drawn right into a sour strength fight among the noble King Richard and his evil and scheming brother John. the 1st of Scott's novels to deal with a only English subject, Ivanhoe is set in a hugely romanticized medieval international of tournaments and sieges, chivalry and experience the place dispossessed Saxons are pitted opposed to their Norman overlords, and the place the ancient and fictional seamlessly merge.

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

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Download E-books Ring Lardner: Selected Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

By Ring Lardner

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

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Backlands: The Canudos Campaign (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Euclides da Cunha

An very important new translation of a basic paintings of Brazilian literature

Written by way of a former military lieutenant, civil engineer, and journalist, Backlands is Euclides da Cunha's shiny and poignant portrayal of Brazil's notorious conflict of Canudos. The deadliest civil struggle in Brazilian background, the clash in the course of the Nineties was once among the govt and the village of Canudos within the northeastern nation of Bahia, which were settled via 30,000 fans of the non secular zealot Antonio Conselheiro. faraway from simply an target retelling, da Cunha's tale exhibits either the importance of this occasion and the complexities of Brazilian society.

released the following in a brand new translation by means of Elizabeth Lowe, and that includes an creation by way of one of many ultimate students of Latin the US, this can be absolute to stay the most effective chronicles of battle ever penned.

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Download E-books Yufka Yürek PDF

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevski'nin ilk dönem öyküleri... Daha önce yayımladığımız Beyaz Geceler ve İkiz gibi uzun öykülerden sonra Dostoyevski, kısalı uzunlu bir dizi metin kaleme almıştı. Yazarın sürgün dönüşü öncesi yazdığı öykülerin tamamı, böylece, bu öykü kitabıyla birlikte yeniden çevrilip Can Yayınları'nın Klasikler dizisinde yerini almış oluyor. "Dokuz Mektuplu Roman", "Yufka Yürek" gibi ünlü öykülerin de yer aldığı bu kitap, Dostoyevski'nin gençlik yıllarında edebiyata bakışını, etkilendiği kaynakları, konu edindiği meseleleri göster­mesi bakımından çok önemli. Bu öykülerde, sonraki yıllarda yazacağı Suç ve Ceza, Karamazov Kardeşler gibi büyük romanların işaretleri var. Özellikle uyumsuz kişiliklerin, deliliğin sınırında yaşayanların, toplumsal konum ve mevki meselesiyle kavgalı karakterlerin yer aldığı öykülerde Gogol'ün etkisi iyice hissedilirken, Dostoyevski'nin yazar kimliğinin henüz oturmadığı da gözlemleniyor.

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