• Notre-Dame de Paris (Oxford World's Classics) by Victor Hugo

    By Victor Hugo

    On the middle of Hugo's vintage novel are 3 remarkable characters stuck in an internet of deadly obsession. The gruesome hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his lifestyles to the austere archdeacon, Claude Frollo, who in flip is certain via a hopeless ardour to the gypsy dancer Esmeralda. She, in the meantime, is bewitched via a good-looking, empty-headed officer, yet by way of an unthinking act of kindness wins Quasimodo's selfless devotion. in the back of the critical figures strikes a competition of picturesque characters, together with the underworld of beggars and petty criminals whose attack at the cathedral is without doubt one of the so much incredible set-pieces of Romantic literature.
    Alban Krailsheimer's new translation bargains a clean method of this enormous paintings by way of France's so much celebrated Romantic authors.

    About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial gains, together with professional introductions via major specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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  • The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Volume A: by Nina Baym

    By Nina Baym

    Learn by way of greater than 2.5 million scholars over 30 years, The Norton Anthology of yankee Literature units the traditional and is still an unequalled value.
    The 8th version encompasses a varied and balanced number of works and thorough yet sensible editorial equipment all through. the hot version additionally comprises extra whole works, much-requested new authors, one hundred seventy in-text pictures, new and re-thought contextual clusters, and different instruments that aid teachers educate the direction they need to educate.

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  • The Call of the Wild and White Fang (Barnes & Noble Classics by Jack London

    By Jack London

    Jack London’s maximum novels, The name of the Wild and White Fang— initially meant as companions—, are the following compiled in a single quantity. The name of the Wild facilities on a domesticated puppy, greenback, who's abducted and bought to Klondike gold hunters. to outlive dollar needs to take heed to the decision and study the methods of his wolf-ancestors, who advisor him from within.

    White Fang tells the tale of a half-wolf, half-dog approximately destroyed by way of the vicious cruelty of fellows. delivered to the very breaking point of his lifestyles, White Fang is fortunate sufficient to adventure the single factor which could retailer him—human love.

    Adventurer and activist, thinker and alcoholic, Jack London was once a guy of serious contradictions and bigger expertise. either one of those novels are written in an easy, direct, and robust sort that a long time of readers have well-liked and that writers have imitated.

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  • Rome in Crisis (Penguin Classics) by Plutarch

    By Plutarch

    Bringing jointly 9 biographies from Plutarch's Parallel Lives sequence, this version examines the lives of significant figures in Roman background, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic flesh presser and conqueror of japanese kingdoms, to Otho (32-69 AD), a reckless younger noble who consorted with the tyrannical, debauched emperor Nero prior to in short turning into a dignified and gracious emperor himself.

    Ian Scott-Kilvert's and Christopher Pelling's translations are followed through a brand new advent, and likewise features a separate creation for every biography, comparative essays of the foremost figures, prompt extra studying, notes and maps.

    Rome in Crisis joins Penguin Classics' entire revised Plutarch in six volumes.

    Other titles comprise On Sparta, Fall of the Roman Republic, The upward push of Rome and The upward thrust and Fall of Athens.

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  • Complete Works by John Dryden

    By John Dryden

    Dominating the literary lifetime of recovery England, Dryden produced a wide oeuvre of poetry, performs, essays and translations that have been with no their equivalent, inspiring later critics to consult his period easily because the ‘Age of Dryden’. The Delphi Poets sequence deals readers the works of literature's best poets, with improved formatting. This quantity provides the total poetical works and performs of John Dryden for the 1st time in electronic publishing background, with attractive illustrations and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

    * superbly illustrated with photos when it comes to Dryden's existence and works
    * Concise introductions to the poetry and different works
    * first-class formatting of the poems, with line numbers, perfect for college kids
    * specified chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
    * simply find the poems you need to learn
    * contains Dryden's whole 28 performs and operas - spend hours exploring the poet's dramatic works
    * good points not less than 4 biographies, together with Sir Walter Scott’s seminal learn - become aware of Dryden's literary lifestyles
    * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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  • The Portable Mark Twain by Mark Twain

    By Mark Twain

    Satirist, novelist, and prepared observer of the yank scene, Mark Twain is still one of many world's best-loved writers. This pleasant number of Twain's favourite and such a lot memorable writings comprises chosen stories and sketches reminiscent of the prestigious leaping Frog of Calaveras County, How I Edited an Agricultural magazine as soon as, Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn, and a real tale. It additionally beneficial properties excerpts from his novels and go back and forth books (including Roughing It, The Innocents in another country, and existence at the Mississippi, between others; autobiographical and polemical writings; in addition to chosen letters and speeches. the gathering additionally reprints the total textual content of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, together with the usually passed over raftsmen passage.

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  • Claraboya by José Saramago

    By José Saramago

    La novela perdida de José Saramago. Donde todo comenzó...

    Amanece en Lisboa. En una mañana de mediados del siglo XX, los angeles mirada del novelista se asoma a l. a. ventana de un vecindario. Se anuncia un día no muy diferente de los demás: el zapatero Silvestre, que abre su taller; Adriana, que parte hacia el trabajo mientras en su casa tres mujeres inician otra jornada de costura; Justina, que tiene ante sí un largo día jalonado por las disputas con su brutal marido; l. a. mantenida Lidia; y l. a. española Carmen, sumida en nostalgias...

    Discretamente, los angeles mirada del novelista va descendiendo y, de repente, deja de ser easy testigo para ver con los ojos de cada uno de los personajes. Capítulo a capítulo, salta de casa en casa, de personaje en personaje, abriéndonos un mundo gobernado por l. a. necesidad, las grandes frustraciones, las pequeñas ilusiones, los angeles nostalgia de tiempos que ni siquiera fueron mejores. Todo cubierto por el silencio tedioso de los angeles dictadura, l. a. música de Beethoven y una pregunta de Pessoa: ¿Deberemos ser todos casados, fútiles, tributables?

    Saramago terminó de escribir Claraboya a los treinta y un años y entregó el manuscrito a una editorial de los angeles que solo obtuvo respuesta cuarenta años más tarde, cuando period un escritor consagrado. los angeles escritura minuciosa y paciente retrata con maestría una época marcada por los angeles desesperanza. Claraboya anticipa de un modo deslumbrante los elementos del universo Saramago, así como las virtudes que serán el germen de tantas obras maestras. En el texto se oye l. a. voz de José Saramago, se reconocen sus personajes, se identifican l. a. lucidez y los angeles compasión que según los angeles Academia Sueca distinguen su obra.

    La crítica ha dicho...
    «En todas las almas, como en todas las casas, además de fachada, hay un inside escondido.»
    Raul Brandaõ

    «Claraboya es un retrato luminoso sobre una época sombría; un regalo, porque los lectores pueden saciar l. a. necesidad de seguir leyéndole.»
    Pilar del Río, traductora y presidenta de los angeles Fundación Saramago

    «El unique estaba completo. Se ha podido publicar el libro sin ningún tipo de interferencia; no le falta nada, ni un bocado. Es una novela interesantísima, con un gran número de personajes, muy elocuente y bien narrada.»
    Zeferino Coelho, editor portugués de José Saramago

    «Tal vez exista alguna ingenuidad en los angeles elaboración de este libro, pero yo prefiero llamarla luminosidad, transparencia, y se lo agradezco. El dispositivo narrativo es, como siempre, potente y unique. Una vez más demuestra poseer el don que le hizo inconfundible y único.»
    Inés Pedrosa, escritora

    «Un relato sencillo y divertido, con los angeles fuerza y l. a. profundidad que han definido todo el trabajo posterior de Saramago. En Claraboya nos encontramos una mirada irónica, afilada y precisa sobre las relaciones humanas, y nos sorprende los angeles confianza con los angeles que el jovenescritor es capaz de buscar en el inside de estos personajes memorables.»
    Publico (Portugal)

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  • Selected Stories of O. Henry (Barnes & Noble Classics by O. Henry

    By O. Henry

    O. Henry mastered the artwork of the funny, vigorous story that ends with a surprising, ironic twist. In “After Twenty Years, for instance, boys comply with meet at a selected spot precisely two decades later. either are trustworthy, yet within the intervening years one boy has became a felony, the opposite right into a policeman. in the back of the rendezvous lurks a strong dramatic state of affairs with a desirable ethical dilemma—all handled in a number of short pages.

    This is only one of the numerous literary gemstones in Selected tales of O. Henry, a suite of forty five of O. Henry’s most famous and pleasing brief tales. each deals insights into human nature and the methods it's laid low with love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, hide, and crime—themes that ran during the author’s personal lifestyles.

    Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry begun writing whereas in legal for embezzlement. Later he moved to manhattan, and his stories romanticizing the regular, rather the lifetime of usual New Yorkers, turned hugely renowned. the main broadly learn writer of his time, O. Henry died penniless yet left in the back of a wealth of brief tales that undergo as classics of the style.

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  • El burlador de Sevilla (Penguin Clásicos) by Tirso de Molina

    By Tirso de Molina

    Los mejores libros jamás escritos

    Edición de Francisco Florit Durán, catedrático de Literatura Española de l. a. Universidad de Murcia

    El burlador de Sevilla significa los angeles irrupción en los angeles literatura de uno de sus grandes mitos, el de don Juan, el aristócrata amoral y cínico que seduce mujeres por el mero hecho de conquistarlas. De todas las versiones, l. a. de Tirso es l. a. más despiadada: ostenta que el mayor «gusto que en mí puede haber / es burlar a una mujer / y dejarla sin honor», con lo que a l. a. ofensa une l. a. crueldad, el desprecio de las leyes divinas y humanas e incluso el mofarse de l. a. otra vida.

    Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza los angeles obra, un aparto 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 Francisco Florit Durán, catedrático de literatura española enla Universidad de Murcia.

    «La burla más escogida

    de todas ha de ser ésta.»

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  • La vida es sueño (Penguin Clásicos) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca

    By Pedro Calderón de la Barca

    Si Calderón de los angeles Barca es el autor teatral barroco por excelencia, cabe decir que los angeles vida es sueño es l. a. obra que sustancia los grandes temas de este movimiento. l. a. historia del príncipe Segismundo, que sale de los angeles cueva en l. a. que había sido encerrado por su padre para convertirse en rey por un breve lapso de tiempo -un tiempo soñado-, antes de ser devuelto de nuevo a ella, da pie a un complejo drama sobre el libre albedrío, l. a. fugacidad de l. a. vida y los angeles falsedad de las apariencias.

    Esta edición incluye un aparato de notas, una introducción que contextualiza l. a. obra, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a l. a. lectura. Está al cuidado de Enrique Rull, profesor titular de literatura española en los angeles Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

    English Description

    Life is a Dream is a philosophical allegory concerning the human scenario and the secret of lifestyles. concentrating on Segismundo, Prince of Poland, the crucial argument is the clash among unfastened will and destiny. The play is still one among Calderón's best-known and such a lot studied works.

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