• Daisy Miller by Henry James

    By Henry James

    Traveling in Europe together with her kinfolk, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely attractive younger American girl, offers her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a hassle he can't get to the bottom of. Is she intentionally flouting social conference within the outspoken means she talks and acts, or is she easily blind to these conventions? whilst she moves up an intimate friendship with an urbane younger Italian, her flat refusal to monitor the codes of decent behaviour go away her perilously uncovered. In Daisy Miller James created his first nice portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously self sustaining American lady, a determine who could come to dominate his later masterpieces.

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  • The Annotated Lolita (Revised and Updated) by Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Appel

    By Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Appel

    Author note: Alfred Appel (Editor)
    Publish yr note: First released in 1955
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    The annotated textual content of this contemporary vintage. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the common literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, advent and notes by means of Alfred Appel, Jr.

    From the alternate Paperback edition.

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  • The Prussian Officer and Other Stories (Classic Reprint) by D. H. Lawrence

    By D. H. Lawrence

    On both hand, the valley, broad and shallow, glittered with warmth; darkish eco-friendly patches of rye, faded younger corn, fallow and meadow and black pine woods unfold in a lifeless, scorching diagram below a glistening sky. yet correct in entrance the mountains ranged throughout, faded blue and extremely nonetheless, snow sparkling lightly out of the deep surroundings. And in the direction of the mountains, on and on, the regiment marched among the rye fields and the meadows, among the scraggy fruit timber set frequently on both sides the excessive highway. The burnished, darkish eco-friendly rye threw off a suffocating warmth, the mountains drew progressively closer and extra distinctive. whereas the ft of the warriors grew warmer, sweat ran via their hair less than their helmets, and their knapsacks may burn not more in touch with their shoulders, yet appeared as an alternative to offer off a chilly, prickly sensation.
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  • Nana (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Émile Zola

    By Émile Zola

    One of many founders of literary naturalism, Émile Zola considered his novels as a sort of clinical learn into the results of heredity and atmosphere. He created characters, gave them richly exact histories, and put them in conscientiously saw, accurately defined environments, and his readers watch as they wriggle and thrash towards their inevitable destinies.

    In Nana, the characters are a prostitute, who rises from the streets to turn into what Zola calls "a “high-class cocotte," and the men— and ladies —whom she loves, betrays, and destroys. one of the novel’s many ironies is the mutual envy felt through Nana and people round her. She yearns for his or her fabric possessions, whereas they respect her obvious independence and sexual self-confidence. And regardless of the chaos Nana explanations, Zola imagines her as being "essentially “good-natured," a silly, useless yet attractive creature who can’t support drawing humans into her web.

    Not unusually, Nana’s portrait of a decadent global during which a prostitute amasses nice wealth and tool provoked protests from “polite society, and it grew to become one among Zola’s so much arguable works. this present day it's considered as his masterpiece.

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  • Lolita (Penguin Modern Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov

    By Vladimir Nabokov

    Humbert Humbert - student, aesthete and romantic - has fallen thoroughly and totally in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze simply to be as regards to Lolita, Humbert suffers enormously within the pursuit of romance; but if Lo herself starts off trying to find realization somewhere else, he'll hold her off on a determined cross-country misadventure, all within the identify of affection. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and entire of creative be aware play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, fable and lust.

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  • Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard

    By H. Rider Haggard

    One other of Henry Rider Haggard's popular action-adventure stories, Nada the Lily tells the tale of respected warrior Umslopogaas, an illegitimate son of the Zulu monarch Chaka, who's pressured into exile and needs to struggle to guard his honor -- in addition to to win the affection of the sought-after and doubtless impossible good looks Nada. With lots of battlefield motion and stirring romance, this rollicking story has whatever to supply each reader.

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  • El castigo sin venganza (Penguin Clásicos) by Lope de Vega

    By Lope de Vega

    Los mejores libros jamás escritos

    Edición de José María Díez Borque, Catedrático de Literatura Española de los angeles Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Casandra, casada con el duque de Ferrara, que los angeles abandonó tras los angeles noche de bodas, se enamora de Federico, hijo bastardo del duque. Enterado éste de l. a. relación, hace cubrir a Casandra con un manto y ordena a su hijo que mate a l. a. character oculta sin preguntar quién es. Basada al parecer en un hecho actual, El castigo sin venganza es una de las obras teatrales más célebres de Lope de Vega, donde demuestra su capacidad para crear personajes de sólida factura psicológica.

    Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza los angeles obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a los angeles lectura. Está al cuidado de José María Díez Borque, catedrático de literatura española de l. a. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

    «Castigarle no es vengarme,

    ni se venga el que castiga,

    ni esto a información me obliga.»

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  • La Duchesse de Langeais by Honoré de Balzac

    By Honoré de Balzac

    Los angeles Duchesse de Langeais (1833-1834), roman inspiré à Balzac par son aventure manquée avec los angeles marquise de Castries, est le moment volet de l'Histoire des Treize. Après avoir déployé l'éventail de los angeles séduction pour conquérir le général de Montriveau à seule fin de se désennuyer, los angeles duchesse de Langeais se dérobe à l'amour de son prétendant... Celui-ci, membre de l. a. société secrète des Treize, parviendra-t-il à los angeles faire céder ? " Souverainement femme et souverainement coquette ", l. a. duchesse, mariée, abdiquera-t-elle sa réputation et son orgueil ? Reine du faubourg Saint-Germain et imprecise servante de los angeles faith de l'amour, Antoinette de Langeais méritait, comme los angeles princesse de Clèves, de donner son nom à l'histoire d'une ardour émouvante et tragique.

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  • Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac

    By Honoré de Balzac

    «Quel est votre roman préféré ?» demande Didier Éribon à Claude Lévi-Strauss dans De près et de loin, le livre d'entretiens que ce dernier lui a accordés en 1988 (Odile Jacob, 1998). «Il y aurait cent raisons pour que ce soit Le Cousin Pons, répond le grand anthropologue, mais L'Envers de l'histoire contemporaine me captive...» Ce dernier roman, publié à titre posthume, montrera que Balzac osait croire encore à l. a. possibilité de voir un jour l'avènement du Bien - présenté alors comme l'exact «envers» du Mal. Mais c'est le Mal, assurément, qui triomphe dans Le Cousin Pons. vehicle, parmi les «cent raisons» d'être fasciné aujourd'hui encore par ce récit d'un funeste destin, il y a cette remarquable flair au mal que déploient bourgeois, usuriers et gens du peuple - «gens de mal» comme on dirait «gens de bien» - qu'unit pour un temps l'appât du achieve en vue de dépouiller et assassiner sans violence apparente le pauvre cousin, égaré par sa ardour du Beau et incapable de résister à los angeles barbarie silencieuse de ses contemporains.

    Cette assortment se suggest de rendre accessibles aux jeunes lecteurs de grandes oeuvres littéraires. Il ne s'agit jamais de résumés, ni de morceaux choisis, mais du texte même, abrégé de manière à laisser intacts le fil du récit, le ton, le kind et le rythme de l'auteur.

    Texte abrégé par Robert Briatte

    Honoré de Balzac est né à excursions en 1799 et mort à Paris en 1850. En sortant du collège des oratoriens de Vendôme, Balzac vient à Paris. Ses débuts y sont tumultueux, pleins de tâtonnements et d'efforts en sens divers. Il écrit plusieurs volumes sous divers pseudonymes ou en collaboration, tous des échecs. Découragé par l. a. littérature, il se fait éditeur et imprimeur. Mais ces entreprises ne lui réussissent pas davantage. Il revient à l. a. littérature et signe à 30 ans "Le Dernier Chouan", son optimum chef-d'oeuvre. Viennent ensuite l. a. "Physiologie du mariage", plusieurs nouvelles et "La Peau de chagrin" dont le succès est complet. A partir de ce second, grâce à un travail acharné, sa construction littéraire est d'une régularité étonnante. Il travaille dix-huit heures par jour, se dérobe aux visites, se terre dans l'un des de ses trois ou quatre domiciles parisiens, mais se mêle aux vies de ceux qu'il veut connaître. De 1830 à 1850, il écrit en déployant une énergie stupéfiante, plusieurs dizaines de romans et nouvelles. Toute son époque y est dépeinte et l'ensemble de son oeuvre, sa grandiose "Comédie humaine", est certainement l'un des monuments de son siècle.

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  • O Sol é Para Todos by Harper Lee

    By Harper Lee

    Portuguese translation of "To Kill a Mockingbird".

    O sol é para todos, com seu texto “forte, melodramático, sutil, cômico” (The New Yorker) se tornou um clássico para todas as idades e gerações.

    A nova edição revista de um dos maiores clássicos da literatura mundial.

    Um livro emblemático sobre racismo e injustiça: a história de um advogado que defende um homem negro acusado de estuprar uma mulher branca nos Estados Unidos dos anos 1930 e enfrenta represálias da comunidade racista. O livro é narrado pela sensível Scout, filha do advogado. Uma história atemporal sobre tolerância, perda da inocência e conceito de justiça.

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