Download The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Oscar Wilde PDF

By Oscar Wilde

ISBN-10: 1593080255

ISBN-13: 9781593080259

Oscar Wilde brings his huge, immense presents for astute social statement and glowing prose to The photograph of Dorian Gray, his dreamlike tale of a tender guy who sells his soul for everlasting formative years and sweetness. This dandy, who continues to be ceaselessly unchanged—petulant, hedonistic, useless, and amoral—while a portray of him a while and grows more and more hideous with the years, has been frightening, spell binding, obsessing, even corrupting readers for greater than 100 years.
Taking the reader out and in of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The photograph of Dorian Gray is not just a melodrama approximately ethical corruption. Laced with bon mots and bright depictions of upper-class refinement, it's also a desirable examine the milieu of Wilde’s fin-de-siècle global and a manifesto of the creed “Art for Art’s Sake.”

The ever-quotable Wilde, who as soon as thrilled London along with his scintillating performs, scandalized readers with this, his simply novel. Upon booklet, Dorian was once condemned as harmful, toxic, silly, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a “driveling pedant.” the unconventional, in reality, was once used opposed to Wilde at his much-publicized trials for “gross indecency,” which ended in his imprisonment and exile at the ecu continent. then again, The photo of Dorian Gray firmly validated Wilde as one of many nice voices of the classy flow, and endures as a vintage that's as undying as its hero.

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Download The Enchanted Wanderer: and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov PDF

By Nikolai Leskov

ISBN-10: 0307268829

ISBN-13: 9780307268822

The award-winning translators of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Gogol now carry us a Russian author ripe for rediscovery, whose earthy and exuberant tales, recognized in his personal nation, have by no means ahead of been safely translated into English.

Leskov was once Chekhov’s favourite author and was once significantly well-liked by means of Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. His brief stories—innovative in shape, richly playful in language, now tragic, now satirical, now wildly comedian in topic matter—exploded the present traditions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction and cleared the path for such well-known literary successors as Mikhail Bulgakov. those seventeen tales are visionary and exceptional, and but consistently grounded in truth, peopled by way of oversized characters that come with serfs, princes, army officials, Gypsy ladies, wayward clergymen, horse purchasers, nomadic Tartars, and, especially, the ever-present determine of the garrulous, spell binding, now not fullyyt reliable storyteller.

In tales lengthy thought of classics, Leskov takes the speech styles of oral storytelling and spins them in new and startlingly sleek methods, offering probably artless yarns which are in truth hugely subtle. it's the excellent gift of this new translation that it permits us to listen to the numerous bright voices of Leskov’s singular art. 

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Download Metamorfosis by Ovid PDF

By Ovid

ISBN-10: 8467009268

ISBN-13: 9788467009262

Las Metamorfosis, fuente de inspiración de poetas, humanistas y artistas de todas las épocas, es los angeles más fecunda creación literaria de los angeles antigüedad. Este extenso poema épico ofrece una espléndida muestra mitográfica arropada por un coherente marco filosófico. Doscientas cincuenta historias, mitos y leyendas que abarcan desde el nacimiento de l. a. humanidad y l. a. creación del mundo, en los angeles period de los cataclismos, hasta los angeles muerte y apoteosis de César. Las Metamorfosis describen lo maravilloso, lo prodigioso, las más increíbles transformaciones, en un estilo rápido y elegante. Su carácter narrativo convive con el temple poético, el fondo didáctico y una diversidad de géneros literarios, desde el himno y l. a. tragedia a los angeles elegía amorosa y los angeles poesía pastoril. Por su facilidad normal para los angeles poesía y su arte para reflejar las pasiones humanas, Ovidio, impulsado secretamente por las musas, alcanza con sus Metamorfosis l. a. gloria de los mejores clásicos.

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Download Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz PDF

By Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Gombrowicz es, junto con Joyce y Kafka, uno de los escritores vanguardistas más interesantes del siglo XX. Nacido en 1904 en Maloszyce (Polonia) en el seno de una familia noble, el estallido de l. a. Segunda Guerra Mundial le sorprendió en Buenos Aires, donde vivió los siguientes veinticuatro años de su vida en una extrema pobreza. «Especie de grotesco sueño de un clown, con páginas de impossible to resist comicidad, con una fuerza de pronto rabelesiana, el reinado al parecer del puro absurdo, ¿cómo adivinar que en el fondo [Ferdydurke] period algo así como una payasada metafísica en que delirantemente estaban en juego los más graves dilemas de l. a. existencia del hombre?» ERNESTO SABATO.

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Download Les Aventures de Télémaque by Louis Aragon PDF

By Louis Aragon

ISBN-10: 2070749932

ISBN-13: 9782070749935

Ce petit ouvrage, paru en 1922 dans los angeles assortment «Une Œuvre, un Portrait» est d'un extrême intérêt pour l'histoire de l. a. littérature française au second où le mouvement Dada n'a pas encore fait position au surréalisme. Ce texte, qui se révèle d'un impeccable styliste, amorce déjà, malgré le «collage» des manifestes dadaïstes de l'auteur, los angeles rupture devenue nécessaire avec Dada. Les aventures de Télémaque apparaît comme l'œuvre présurréaliste los angeles plus importante.

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Download The Golden Lotus: Jin Ping Mei, Volume 1 by Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu PDF

By Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu Qingchun

ISBN-10: 1462906303

ISBN-13: 9781462906307

A saga of ruthless ambition, homicide, and lust, this vintage novel—admired in its personal time for its literary features and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age—lays naked the rivalries inside a filthy rich relatives whereas chronicling its upward push and fall.

This version incorporates a new creation via Robert Hegel of Washington collage, and comprises the entire textual content as translated through Clement Egerton with the help of Shu Qingchun, who as Lao She grew to become the most in demand chinese language writers of the 20 th century.

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Download Narraciones y esbozos by Stendhal PDF

By Stendhal

Se recoge en este volumen l. a. práctica totalidad, exceptuando las llamadas Crónicas italianas, de los relatos de Stendhal. El lector podrá encontrar aquí cuentos bastante conocidos como Mina de Vanghel, El bebedizo o El cofre y el fantasma, pero sobre todo un buen número de piezas inéditas o que llevaban muchísimo tiempo sin ser traducidas en español. Rosa y verde, largo esbozo de una novela sobre una rica heredera que no quiere ser amada por sus millones, o Féder o el marido adinerado, historia de los amores de un joven pintor de miniaturas con los angeles mujer de un pretencioso terrateniente de provincias, son textos brillantes y destacadísimos en los angeles obra de su autor.
María Teresa Gallego Urrutia ha reunido y traducido diecinueve Esbozos y narraciones en los que Stendhal desmenuza l. a. pasión romántica y l. a. exaltación típica de sus héroes y heroínas, cuya alma es «demasiado ardiente para conformarse con los angeles realidad de los angeles vida». El ojo analítico, l. a. trama desmesurada, l. a. seducción de los angeles impostura así como de l. a. autenticidad, y l. a. crítica de una sociedad que ha enterrado en l. a. ironía el sentimiento más important dirigen el rumbo de estos magníficos relatos mientras, al fondo, suena música de Mozart.

Henri Beyle, Stendhal a partir de l. a. publicación de su tercer libro, nació en 1783 en Grenoble, «cuartel common de l. a. ruindad», hijo de un abogado del Parlamento. Estudió en su ciudad natal y en 1799 marchó a París para ingresar en los angeles Escuela Politécnica, cosa que nunca llegó a hacer. Un año después se alistó en el Ejército y tomó parte en las campañas de Alemania, Austria y Rusia de Napoleón, a quien siempre vería como un héroe. Tras l. a. derrota, en 1814, se exilió voluntariamente en Milán.
En 1815, publicó, bajo pseudónimo, su primera obra, las Cartas sobre Haydn, Mozart y Metastasio y en 1817, los angeles Historia de l. a. pintura en Italia y Roma, Nápoles y Florencia, esta última ya como Stendhal.
Perseguido por liberal, tuvo que dejar Milán, y, entre Londres y París, empezó a frecuentar los salones literarios. Su ensayo Del amor aparecería en 1822; su primera novela, Armancia (1827), l. a. publicó sin nombre en París, y sería seguida en 1830 por una de sus obras capitales, Rojo y negro.
En 1831 fue nombrado cónsul en Civitavecchia, en los Estados Pontificios. Su otra gran novela, La Cartuja de Parma, aparecería en 1839. Una selección aforística de pasajes sobre el amor puede encontrarse en Diccionario del amor. Murió en París en 1842. En su tumba mandó grabar el nombre de Arrigo Beyle, milanese.

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Download The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Oxford World’s Classics) by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 0199554617

ISBN-13: 9780199554614

Advent and notes through Margaret Cardwell

Where is my nephew?, requested Mr Jasper, wildly. 'Where is your nephew?' repeated Neveille. 'Why do you ask me?' 'I ask you,' retorted Jasper, 'because you have been the final individual in his corporation, and he isn't to be found.' The secret of Edwin Drood, Dickens's final novel, lay unfinished at his demise. hypothesis is still rife as to its most likely end; facts means that, interested as Dickens was once by means of info of the plotting, his uncomplicated obstacle was once for personality and acceptable atmosphere, particularly the nature of the hero-villain, Jasper. the traditional urban of Cloisterham, its cathedral a reminder of mortality, human frailty, and the lawful existence, is an efficient historical past for what Dickens daughter referred to as a story of 'the tragic secrets and techniques of the human heart'. Humour is equipped through a number of characters starting from Mr Grewgious, the admirable notwithstanding eccentric attorney, and leave out Twinkleton, dad or mum of the younger Ladies' Seminary, to Durdles, the hard-drinking stonemason, and Deputy, the irreverent lodging-house boy. This version includes Dickens's operating plans for the radical, and the textual content is that of the authoritative Clarendon variation.
ABOUT THE sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from all over the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative helpful good points, together with professional introductions through major specialists, invaluable notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston PDF

By Mary Johnston

A dauntless hero will do no matter what it takes to win the center of his bride in Mary Johnston’s bestselling old experience set in colonial Jamestown

Captain Percy is the embodiment of bravery. on the recommendation of a pal, he forums a boat to the United States to stake his declare within the New World—and maybe even meet the girl of his desires. in the meantime, eligible girls are atmosphere sail to the exact same position on “bride ships” with a view to locate husbands and forge new lives. Jocelyn Leigh is one such girl. She fled Europe with the intention to break out an undesirable suitor, yet a lot to her dismay, he follows her around the Atlantic.

Jocelyn thinks that her difficulties are over whilst Captain Percy rescues her and asks for her hand in marriage. yet existence in Jamestown is much from effortless. From swashbuckling pirates to kidnapping plots, from adversarial Spaniards to cautious indigenous tribes, probability turns out to lurk in each nook of the hot colony. Johnston’s hottest novel, To Have and to carry is a vintage experience for all ages.

This publication has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all units.

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Download Moby-Dick (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Herman Melville PDF

By Herman Melville

ISBN-10: 1593080182

ISBN-13: 9781593080181

On a prior voyage, a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab. Now the group of the Pequod, on a pursuit that includes consistent experience and horrendous mishaps, needs to stick to the mad Ahab into the abyss to fulfill his unslakeable thirst for vengeance. Narrated by means of the cunningly observant team member Ishmael, Moby-Dick is the story of the search for the elusive, all-powerful, and eventually mystifying white whale—Moby Dick.

On its floor, Moby-Dick is a brilliant documentary of existence aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, a digital encyclopedia of whales and whaling, replete with evidence, legends, and minutiae that Melville had gleaned from own event and ratings of assets. yet because the quest for the whale turns into more and more perilous, the story works on allegorical degrees, likening the whale to human greed, ethical end result, sturdy, evil, and existence itself. who's solid? the nice white whale who, like Nature, asks not anything yet to be left in peace? Or the daring Ahab who, like scientists, explorers, and philosophers, fearlessly probes the mysteries of the universe? who's evil? The ferocious, man-killing sea monster? Or the revenge-obsessed madman who ignores his personal higher nature in his quest to kill the beast?

Scorned by means of critics upon its e-book, Moby-Dick used to be publicly derided in the course of its author’s lifetime. but Melville’s masterpiece has outlived its preliminary false impression to turn into an American vintage of certainly epic proportions.

Includes an in depth Dictionary of Sea phrases (37 pages).

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