Category: Literary Classics

  • Terre des hommes (French Edition)

    ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY (1900-1944). Intensément impliqué dans les premières années de l´aviation commerciale, ses romans sont intimement liés à ses expériences en tant que pilote. hireé par los angeles compagnie Latécoère, il s´en chargera du courrier de Toulouse au Sénégal, parcours qui se prolongera jusqu´en Amérique du Sud en 1929. À partir de 1932, il se consacrera à l´écriture et au journalisme, ce qui l´amènera au Vietnam, à Moscou et à l´Espagne de los angeles guerre civile. Pendant los angeles deuxième Guerre Mondiale, il deviendra l´une des voix de l. a. Résistance et à New-York il essaiera de faire entrer les américains dans le conflit. Au printemps forty four, il rejoindra une patrouille de reconnaissance basé en Sardaigne, puis en Corse, et le 31 juillet de cette année son avion disparaîtra en mer et ne sera retrouvé qu´en 2000. « Terre des hommes » (1939). Il s´agit d´une œuvre autobiographique dans laquelle Saint-Exupéry évoque un sure nombre d´incidences qui remontent à l´époque où el travaillait comme pilote de l´Aéropostale, notamment l´accident survenu en 1935 dans le désert de l. a. Libye, au cours duquel il avait frôlé l. a. mort avec son navigateur André Prévost.
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  • In Search of Lost Time: The Complete Masterpiece

    By Marcel Proust

    Now in a handy booklet package deal, this contemporary Library version presents the main authoritative, seriously acclaimed translation of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece in six volumes, In seek of misplaced Time, together with Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive, The Fugitive, and Time Regained.

    Graham Greene thought of Marcel Proust “the maximum novelist of the 20th century, simply as Tolstoy used to be within the nineteenth.” Edmund Wilson proposed that he was once “perhaps the final nice historian of the loves.” And Virginia Woolf celebrated Proust for “his blend of the maximum sensibility with the maximum tenacity.” The prolific French grasp dazzled some of the such a lot loved authors of our time, and now his signature paintings comes alive during this useful and fully available e-book bundle.

    For those glossy Library volumes, D. J. Enright revised the overdue Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed reworkings of C. ok. Scott Moncrieff’s and Andreas Mayor’s translations to check the definitive French versions released in contemporary many years. Expertly and lovingly crafted to rival Marcel Proust’s unique in attractiveness, precision, and emotional resonance, here's In seek of misplaced Time because it was once intended to be learn.
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  • Northanger Abbey (Penguin Classics)

    By Jane Austen

    Austen's witty exploration of the perils of mistaking fiction for reality

    During an eventful season at bathtub, younger, naïve Catherine Morland reviews the thrill of stylish society for the 1st time. She is extremely joyful along with her new neighbors: flirtatious Isabella, who stocks Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and complex Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious residence, Northanger Abbey. There, her mind's eye motivated by way of novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines bad crimes dedicated through basic Tilney. With its huge comedy and irrepressible heroine, this can be the main younger and and confident of Jane Austen's works.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes by means of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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  • The Confusions of Young Törless (Oxford Worlds Classics)

    By Robert Musil

    'between the lifestyles we are living and the lifestyles we feel...there is the invisible border, like a slim gate'

    Set in a boarding college in a distant region of the Habsburg Empire on the flip of the final century, The Confusions of younger Torless is an extreme learn of an adolescent's mental improvement as he struggles to return to phrases along with his conflicting feelings. via his courting with different boys Torless is led into sadistic and sexual encounters with a 3rd student which either repel and fascinate him. Estranged from lifestyle, Torless progressively learns to simply accept his stories and describe them with analytical precision.

    The novel relies at the author's personal reviews at an Austrian army academy. a faculty tale with a distinction, Torless extends the scope of fiction with its non-judgemental presentation of transgressive sexuality and violence. it's a profoundly aggravating exploration of a non-moral outlook on existence and of dictatorial attitudes that prefigure the outbreak of the 1st global battle and the increase of fascism.

    About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary positive aspects, together with specialist introductions via major experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty more.
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  • Moll Flanders

    Composed within the wake of Defoe’s newfound literary good fortune, Moll Flanders tells the tale of an eighteenth century lady who takes destiny into her personal palms via constructing his abilities as a thief and con artist. touring backward and forward among England and the USA (or from one con to another), Moll’s tale rejects the antiquated concept of lady dependence and demonstrates the whole power of a woman’s patience and autonomy.
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  • The Song of the Lark

    This can be Cather’s coming-of-age classic---the tale of a tender artist who leaves the mediocrity of her domestic city to hunt repute and luck within the mammoth urban. A bittersweet mirrored image on severing oneself from one’s prior relationships and atmosphere, The tune of the Lark explores the loss that finally accompanies an artist’s maximum achievements.
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  • The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Neversink)

    The restored, unbowdlerized textual content of Raspe’s slapstick trip epic that includes the vintage illustrations from Strang & Clark (1895)
    nobody has journeyed to as many international lands as Baron von Munchausen. Nor, while it comes time to fireside a cannon, will you discover a person extra exact. the relaxation of courtly existence is as normal to him because the cruelest polar wasteland. as regards to politics and technology he has no equivalent. And all dialogue of the moon needs to begin and prevent with the single guy who has ever been there. His feats of prowess are famed across the world. Who else may well bounce a hedgerow with a carriage and horse on their again? nobody. after which after all there are the bears. . . My god the negative bears!

    Written at a time while technology was once exchanging faith, and explorers have been mapping the globe, and in our personal time made into an acclaimed motion picture by way of Terry Gilliam, The Travels and spectacular Adventures of Baron Munchausen unleashed the crucial madman upon the Age of Enlightenment—and it is still the tallest of tall stories to today.
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  • La cousine Bette

    C'est le best portrait de femme profondément destructrice, rancunière et laide que Balzac ait produit. Elle se voit apparentée à un animal malfaisant : "ses sourcils épais réunis par un bouquet, sa face longue et simiesque laissent deviner derrière l. a. paysanne des Vosges un caractère de sauvage".
    Et c'est bien d'une sauvage dont il s'agit. l. a. cousine est animée d'une rage et d'une ardour impuissante. Telle une araignée tissant sa toile, elle gaspille une énergie folle à nuire sans recueillir les culmination de ses intrigues, pourtant patiemment élaborées. Ce roman est considéré comme l'un des chefs-d'œuvre de l. a. Comédie humaine.

    Incontournable du patrimoine littéraire français. Roman au kind moderne et à l'histoire éternelle.
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  • Kidnapped (Bantam Classics)

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    Lively, romantic, and entire of hazard, Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's vintage of excessive experience. cherished through generations, it's the saga of David Balfour, a tender inheritor whose grasping uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune and plots to have him seized and offered into slavery. yet honor, loyalty, and braveness are rewarded; the orphan and castaway survives kidnapping and shipwreck, is rescued via a daredevil of a rogue, and makes an exhilarating break out to freedom around the wild highlands of Scotland.

    Acclaimed by way of Henry James as Robert Louis Stevenson's top novel, Kidnapped achieves what Stevenson known as, "the specific crown and triumph of the artist...not just to persuade, yet to enchant."
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  • Doña Perfecta - Benito Pérez Galdós (Con Notas)(Biografía)(Ilustrado)

    Doña Perfecta es una novela de Benito Pérez Galdós escrita en 1876. Pertenece al grupo de "novelas de tesis" del autor canario y ha sido considerada por algunos críticos como una de sus obras tempranas más importantes. El propio Galdós hizo una adaptación teatral, estrenada en Madrid en los primeros días de 1896. En diferentes versiones, l. a. novela fue llevada al cine en México (1950) y en España (1977).
    Benito Pérez Galdós (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 10 de mayo de 1843 - Madrid, four de enero de 1920) fue un novelista, dramaturgo, cronista y político español. Se le considera uno de los mejores representantes de los angeles novela realista del siglo xix no solo en España y un narrador capital en los angeles historia de l. a. literatura en lengua española, hasta el punto de ser propuesto por diversos especialistas y estudiosos de su obra como el mayor novelista español después de Cervantes.
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