By Bertolt Brecht
Here's publicly awarded the historical past of the challenging reign of Edward II, King of britain, and his lamentable dying.
Also the fortune and finish of his favourite, Gaveston.
Further, the burdened destiny of Queen Anne.
Likewise the increase and fall of the nice earl, Roger Mortimer; all of which occurred in England, mainly in London, 600 years in the past.
By Edward Gibbon
'It was once at Rome, at the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, whereas the barefooted friars have been making a song vespers within the temple of Jupiter, that the assumption of writing the decline and fall of town first began to my mind,' recorded Edward Gibbon with attribute exactitude. Over a interval of a few 20 years, the luminous eighteenth-century historian--a special, dapper, idiosyncratic little gentleman well-known for rapping his snuff-box--devoted his significant genius to writing an epic chronicle of the total Roman Empire's decline. His unmarried flash of notion produced what's arguably the best ancient paintings in any language--and definitely the main significant narrative heritage ever written in English. 'Gibbon is a kind of few who carry as excessive a spot within the heritage of literature as within the roll of significant historians,' famous Professor J.B. Bury, his such a lot celebrated editor.
This three-volume smooth Library version of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire--with Gibbon's notes--is edited with a basic creation and index by means of Bury, in addition to an advent via Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin. The Volumes are illstrated with reproductions of etchings through Gian Battista Piranesi.
The first quantity comprises chapters one via twenty-six of The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
By Mark Twain
* ALL 12 novels, annotated with concise introductions and that includes person contents tables
* boasts many photos with regards to Twain's existence and works
* illustrated with photos of ways the books first seemed, giving your Kindle a flavor of the unique texts
* contains Twain’s infrequent unfinished novel “The Mysterious Stranger”, frequently overlooked out of collections
* all the brief tales, with caliber formatting
* the fast tales have their very own chronological and alphabetical contents tables – locate that precise tale easily!
* Twain's 20 brief tale contributions to "The Library of Humor", with their very own contents table
* even contains Twain’s entire letters, essays and satires – with their very own unique contents tables
* all the shuttle writing, with contents tables
* contains Twain's "Chapters from My Autobiography"
* specific BONUS texts, together with 3 modern Twain biographies - discover the good man's remarkable lifestyles in Paine's and Howells' well-known biographies!
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* up to date with a distinct literary feedback part, with quite a few works exploring Twain's contribution to literature
* up-to-date with Archibald Henderson's serious learn MARK TWAIN
* up to date with the full speeches
This is the whole WORKS of America’s favorite storyteller Mark Twain. The booklet includes each novel, brief tale - even the very infrequent ones – essay, commute ebook, non-fiction textual content, letter and lots more and plenty, even more! (Current model: 2)
The book additionally contains a entrance no-nonsense desk of contents to permit effortless navigation round Twain’s enormous oeuvre. Welcome to hours upon hours upon hours of studying one in all literature’s most renowned storytellers!
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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
O jogador, publicado no mesmo ano de Crime e castigo (1866), é ambientado na Alemanha, e tem como protagonista Aleksei Ivánovitch, um jovem com um distinctiveness sentido crítico em relação ao mundo que o rodeia, mas carente de objetivos, que desenvolve uma paixão compulsiva pelo jogo (vício que acometeu o próprio escritor).
Neste obra, Dostoiévski expõe os personagens nas suas motivações mais íntimas, com humor e ironia. O fascínio torturado dos jogadores, o descontrole e o desespero, as paixões que beiram a loucura, a solidão sem perspectivas, além de uma análise social impiedosa, por vezes satírica, fazem de O jogador uma obra-chave para adentrar na literatura de um dos maiores escritores russos.
In this darkish and compelling brief novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the tale of Alexey Ivanovitch, a tender teach operating within the family of an imperious Russian normal. Alexey attempts to damage during the wall of the status quo in Russia, yet in its place turns into mired within the never-ending downward spiral of making a bet and loss. His excessive and inescapable dependancy is accentuated
By Friedrich Hölderlin
Una nueva y extraordinaria traducción del gran poeta alemán.
«Los poetas son vasos sagrados
donde se custodia el vino de los angeles vida,
el espíritu de los héroes.»
Junto a Píndaro, Dante o Shakespeare, Hölderlin pertenece a los angeles restringida familia de los grandes cantores de todos los tiempos. l. a. insondable belleza de sus poemas alcanza una trascendencia que rebasa los límites del movimiento romántico en que se gestaron, adentrándose así en un territorio indómito en el que se entreveran los angeles poesía, l. a. filosofía, el mundo clásico y l. a. espiritualidad.
El presente volumen, extraordinariamente traducido por Eduardo Gil Bera, reúne el corpus esencial de los angeles poesía de juventud y madurez del poeta de Suabia, desde las grandes odas hasta las elegías y los himnos, incluido «El archipiélago», uno de los grandes hitos de los angeles poesía common. Como recuerda Félix de Azúa en su iluminador prólogo, en estos poemas, a pesar de l. a. oscuridad circundante, aúlla un inmenso sí a los angeles vida.
By Harriet Rutland
That settles it, idea Smith savagely. He will probably be murdered, no matter if i must do it myself!
The Hardstaffe relatives aren't the nicest humans on this planet. actually, he - schoolteacher, lothario and bully, she - continual malcontent - and their horsey single grownup daughter appear to be major applicants for homicide. A author making plans those deaths, on paper no less than, and a tender woman, chased by way of outdated Hardstaffe, are the single outsiders in a deliciously neat, yet nasty, case.
Blue homicide used to be the final of Harriet Rutland’s secret novels, first released in 1942. This new version, the 1st in over 70 years, good points an creation by means of crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
‘(A) newcomer of remarkable promise’
By Felipe Pedraza, Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres
L. a. poesía española de los siglos XVI y XVII constituye una de las cimas indiscutibles de l. a. historia de los angeles literatura common. Esta antología da cuenta de los angeles riqueza y l. a. variedad de esta producción lírica y recoge tanto piezas concebidas de acuerdo a los cánones tradicionales como muestras del nuevo estilo, el renacentista.
Este volumen, una edición de los catedráticos Felipe Pedraza y Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres, ofrece una antología de los poetas más destacados de l. a. época; poetas que sin duda deben ser considerados como los primeros arquitectos del español genuine. Asimismo, incluye un minucioso aparato de notas, un estudio introductorio y actividades que complementan los angeles lectura.
Author note: advent by way of Bernard Knox
"A model that has been lengthy awaited, and certain to turn into the hot standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post
Ovid's epic poem—whose topic of switch has resonated in the course of the ages—is some of the most very important texts of Western mind's eye, an suggestion from Dante's occasions to the current day, while writers corresponding to Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have came upon a residing resource in Ovid's paintings.
Charles Martin combines an in depth constancy to Ovid's textual content with verse that catches the rate and liveliness of the unique. Martin's Metamorphoses may be the translation of selection for modern readers in English.
This quantity additionally comprises finish notes and a thesaurus of individuals, locations, and personifications.
By Barbara Comyns
“I instructed Helen my tale and he or she went domestic and cried.” So starts Our Spoons got here from Woolworths. yet Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is much from tragic, regardless of the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures.
Sophia is twenty-one and naïve whilst she marries fellow artist Charles. She turns out rarely fonder of her husband than she is of her puppy newt; she can’t hold condominium (everything she chefs tastes of soap); and she or he error morning disease for the aftereffects of a foul batch of strawberries. England is in the midst of the good melancholy, and the cash Sophia makes from the occasional modeling gig doesn’t make up for her husband’s indifference to paying the hire. Predictably, the wedding falters; now not so predictably, Sophia’s artlessness would be the very factor that turns her lifestyles round.
By Franz Kafka
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1977
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is een van de grootste Duitstalige schrijvers van de twintigste eeuw. Hij studeerde rechten in Praag, werkte daarna bij een verzekeringsmaatschappij en schreef in de nachtelijke uren. Het "Verzameld werk" bevat naast zijn wereldberoemde romans "Het proces", "Het slot" en "Amerika" ook alle verhalen, zoals het inmiddels klassiek geworden verhaal "De gedaanteverwisseling".
Marjolijn Februari (schrijver, filosoof en jurist) schreef een nawoord bij het wereldberoemde oeuvre van Franz Kafka.