• Misericordia (Penguin Clásicos) by Benito Pérez Galdós

    By Benito Pérez Galdós

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    Edición de Gregorio Torres Nebrera, catedrático de Literatura Española en l. a. Universidad de Extremadura

    Galdós siempre vivió entregado a l. a. tarea de escribir. Uno entre los muchos hitos de su dilatada trayectoria es Misericordia, que, por l. a. precisión de sus descripciones y el nítido trasfondo psicológico de sus personajes, se erige en una muestra señera del naturalismo español. los angeles historia de Benigna, l. a. fiel sirvienta que mendiga para mantener a su señora sin que ésta lo sepa, permite a Galdós reflexionar sobre los angeles religiosidad hipócrita y rutinaria de l. a. burguesía en contraposición a los angeles generosidad y los angeles altura ethical de una personality humilde.

    Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza l. a. 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.Estuvo a su cuidado Gregorio Torres Nebrera, catedrático de literatura española de l. a. Universidad de Extremadura.

    «Ya ni los santos del cielo son como es debido.»

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  • La epopeya de Gilgamesh by Anonymous

    By Anonymous

    El relato mítico del rey Gilgamesh, símbolo de los angeles lucha eterna del hombre contra el miedo a los angeles muerte.

    «Que el cruce de caminos sea el lugar donde moras.»

    Los fragmentos más antiguos que se conservan de los angeles epopeya de Gilgamesh son obra de un poeta paleobabilónico que escribió hace más de tres mil setecientos años. Fue compuesta en lengua acadia, pero sus orígenes literarios se remontan a cinco poemas sumerios. En ella se cuenta los angeles historia de Gilgamesh, el gran rey de Uruk, sus encuentros con monstruos y dioses, su enfrentamiento y posterior amistad con Enkidu el salvaje, el nacido en las tierras altas, y su arduo viaje en busca del secreto de l. a. inmortalidad. Además de abordar temas como los angeles familia, l. a. amistad o los deberes del rey, l. a. epopeya de Gilgamesh versa, sobre todo, de los angeles lucha eterna del hombre contra el miedo a l. a. muerte.

    La versión de Andrew George -la de referencia en el mundo occidental- los angeles introducen palabras muy sabias de José Luis Sampedro. Como cierre, un epílogo sobre l. a. pervivencia del mito realizado por los profesores de comunicación audiovisual de los angeles Universidad Pompeu Fabra Jordi Balló y Xavier Pérez.

    Jorge Luis Borges dijo...
    «Tal vez no solo cronológicamente es l. a. primera de las epopeyas del mundo. Diríase que todo ya está en este libro babilónico.»

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  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Alexandre Dumas père

    By Alexandre Dumas père

    Rushing younger Edmond Dantès has every thing. he's engaged to a gorgeous lady, is ready to turn into the captain of a boat, and is easily cherished by means of nearly every person. yet his excellent lifestyles is shattered whilst he's framed by means of a jealous rival and thrown right into a darkish felony mobile for 14 years.

    The maximum story of betrayal, event, and revenge ever written, The count number of Monte Cristo keeps to dazzle readers with its exciting and remarkable scenes, together with Dantès’s wonderful get away from criminal, his notable discovery of an unlimited hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and filthy rich count number of Monte Cristo -- —a guy whose remarkable thirst for vengeance is as merciless because it is just.

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  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

    By Henry Fielding

    Tom, a foundling, is found one night by way of the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and taken up as a son of their loved ones; while his sexual escapades and common misbehavior cause them to banish him, he units out looking for either his fortune and his actual identification. Amorous, high-spirited, and choked with what Fielding referred to as “the wonderful lust of doing good,” yet with an inclination towards dissolution, Tom Jones is likely one of the first characters in English fiction whose human virtues and vices are realistically depicted. This version is decided from the textual content of the Wesleyan variation of the Works of Henry Fielding.

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  • Old Man Goriot (Penguin Classics) by Honoré de Balzac

    By Honoré de Balzac

    A witty and reflective examine a society pushed via social ambition and lust for riches-in an excellent new translation.

    Eugene desires to get on on the earth. So he has come to Paris, the place the streets teem with chancers, criminals, and social climbers-and everyone seems to be out for what he can get. whilst he reveals a spot to stick at a shabby boarding residence, he sees the aptitude to make a fortune in attractive, aristocratic girls who stopover at the lonely previous lodger Goriot. might they carry Eugene the prestige and recognition he craves? not anything is because it turns out in Paris, even though, and shortly he's over his head in a global of greed and obsession.

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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings (Barnes & by Washington Irving

    By Washington Irving

    The 1st nice American guy of letters, Washington Irving turned a global superstar nearly in a single day upon booklet of The comic strip Book in 1820, which incorporated the fast tales “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and “Rip Van Winkle . those stories stay his crowning success, but also to being a author of brief tales, Irving used to be additionally an acclaimed essayist, commute author, biographer, and historian.

    This quantity showcases Irving’s top paintings throughout quite a few genres, together with whimsical newspaper articles approximately big apple society, the theater, and modern models; fascinating go back and forth items that evocatively weave jointly historical past and legend; funny tales and satirical essays from The Sketch-Book and its sequel Bracebridge Hall, and excerpts from A historical past of recent York, thought of the 1st nice American ebook of comedian literature. The author’s luck enabled him to become profitable by way of writing on my own, remarkable for an American at that time.

    Irving’s full of life, usually tongue-in-cheek prose kind, along with his skill to mixture roguish satire, pathos, and picturesque description, had a profound effect upon the preferred tradition of his day. His writings became a cornerstone within the starting place of the yankee literary culture.

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  • The Big Trip Up Yonder (The Galaxy Project) by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    The editor of GALAXY journal, Horace Gold, used to be enthusiastic about social tendencies and their extrapolation. The prototypical GALAXY tale (often parodied within the journal itself) may take a present-day, frequently missed pattern, fad or demographic truth and posit a society within which that they had develop into dominant. therefore Fred Pohl's THE MIDAS PLAGUE during which obsessive consumerism and its disagreeable acquisitiveness had turn into damaging social values. therefore Damon Knight's BACKWARD flip BACKWARD within which the lifespan reversed (from grave to cradle) turns into a mockery of 1950's formative years obsession. And therefore the large journey UP YONDER (January 1954) during which the expanding of the lifespan has resulted in a destiny the United States within which the outdated dominate just because they won't die and yield their proportion of the diminishing inventory of possessions...a situation which ends up in the inevitable infantilism of the disadvantaged more youthful generations. the large journey UP YONDER is the second one and final of the 2 tales which Kurt...

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  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

    By Italo Calvino

    Italo Calvino imagines a unique in a position to never-ending mutations during this intricately crafted tale approximately writing and readers. If on aWinter's evening a Travelerturns out to be now not one novel yet ten, each one with a special plot, variety, atmosphere, and writer, and every interrupted at a second of suspense. jointly they shape a labyrinth of literatures, recognized and unknown, alive and extinct, in which readers, a male and a feminine, pursue either the tale traces that intrigue them and one another.

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  • El retrato de Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

    By Oscar Wilde

    Cuando se publicó El retrato de Dorian grey, los angeles crítica moralizante acusó a su protagonista de ser una figura satánica, corrompida y corruptora, sin comprender que period el héroe de una novela que reflejaba l. a. fatalidad de los románticos: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) había querido hacer de l. a. belleza un refinamiento de l. a. inteligencia; y para ello sumió a su protagonista en una atmósfera de perversión dominada por el arte y los poderes de un misterio que está más allá de los angeles realidad. Pero el autor va más allá de los angeles uncomplicated descripción: incrusta a su personaje en un crimen y, como Edgar Allan Poe en sus relatos, lo rodea de un misterio que los angeles razón no puede explicar. Dorian grey sigue siendo, más de cien años después de l. a. muerte de su autor, una piedra angular en los debates entre l. a. ética y los angeles estética, en las relaciones que mantienen el bien y el mal, el alma y el cuerpo, el arte y los angeles vida. Presidida por los angeles ley de los angeles fatalidad, Dorian grey no deja de alcanzar el objetivo que el propio Wilde quería para su libro: «Venenoso si ustedes quieren, pero no podrán negar que también es perfecto, y l. a. perfección es los angeles meta a los angeles que apuntamos nosotros los artistas».

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  • The Hitopadésa (Penguin Classics) by Nārāyaṇa

    By Nārāyaṇa

    The ever-popular booklet of excellent Counsels from historic India. one of many best-known Sanskrit classics, Narayana’s Hitopadesa is an engaging choice of animal and human fables augmented with polished verse epigrams and gnomic stanzas, a lot of that have develop into proverbial. This satirical, frequently irreverent and infrequently ribald textual content has been well known for hundreds of years as a compendium of worldly suggestion on concerns starting from statesmanship and unique conflict plans to private behavior and marital constancy. It has additionally served generations of scholars as a version of grammatical and metaphorical excellence. during this ‘Garden of unique Stories’, as Narayan himself describes it, birds, beasts, women and men scheme, endure, lust, err, grieve and have a good time, appearing as perceptive social critics and astute commentators at the absurd nature of human folly. Combining his personal literary genius with skilful decisions and adjustments of fabric from the Panchatantra and a bunch of alternative conventional resources, Narayan has created a refreshingly unique masterpiece. this wonderful new translation faithfully renders the wit and knowledge of the unique.

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