Category: Literary Classics

  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

    By Lew Wallace

    A bestseller given that 1880...

    The vintage saga of the Roman Empire

    From an exhilarating sea conflict to its well-known chariot race to the affliction of the Crucifixion, this is often the epic story of a prince who grew to become a slave and via a coincidence and his personal skill-won an opportunity at freedom.
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  • The Phantom of the Opera (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

    By Gaston Leroux

    The Paris Opera is haunted—; we all know it. every body, that's, with the exception of the hot managers, who spark a violent dispute with the Opera Ghost once they refuse to recognize his lifestyles or undergo his calls for. occasionally surfacing as a disembodied voice in field 5 or showing as a gentleman in night gown with a death’s-head, the phantom is captivated with Christine Daaé, a stunning and enigmatic beginner singer endowed with an grand voice. yet impetuous Viscount Raoul de Chagny is in love with Christine, and he and his brother, count number Philippe, are swept into the phantom’s lethal phantasm with frightening results.
    Police studies, newspaper clippings, and witness interviews aid a sleuthing narrator reconstruct the occasions of French writer Gaston Leroux’s most famed story, one who had an important effect on modern detective fiction. First published in 1911, The Phantom of the Opera has when you consider that been the foundation for plenty of variations, together with Lon Chaney’s silent movie and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical. this day, this mystery is famous not just as a compelling yarn with gothic overtones, yet an engrossing romance of stirring theatricality.
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  • Round the Bend

    By Nevil Shute

    "On the fields and farms of britain, at the airstrips of the wasteland and the jungle, within the hangars of the Persian Gulf and at the tarmacs of the southern islands, i've got walked and talked with God." --Round the Bend

         When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight company, he little realises the extreme presents of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a non secular strength which encourages each person he meets to a brand new religion and wish for humanity. As Cutter's company grows throughout Asia, so does Shaklin's status, till he's broadly considered as a unifying deity. even though he struggles to think Shaklin is certainly divine, Cutter too reveals solace in his friend's teachings, and commits to passing on his message.
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  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    By C. S. Lewis

    A appealing paperback variation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, booklet within the vintage delusion sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia. This version positive factors conceal paintings by way of 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and inside black-and-white illustrations via the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

    Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step via a dresser door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in everlasting wintry weather and enslaved by way of the ability of the White Witch. but if just about all desire is misplaced, the go back of the good Lion, Aslan, indications a good switch . . . and an outstanding sacrifice.

    Open the door and input a brand new international! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second one booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage fable sequence, which has been alluring readers of every age with a mystical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. it is a stand-alone learn, but when you must become aware of extra approximately Narnia, decide up The Horse and His Boy, the 3rd ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.

    Supports the typical middle nation Standards.

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  • Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

    By Sallust

    The purely surviving works from one of many world's earliest historians, in vital new translations

    Sallust's first released paintings, Catiline's War, includes the memorable historical past of the 12 months sixty three, together with his options on Catiline, a Roman baby-kisser who made an ill-fated try to overthrow the Roman Republic. In The Jugurthine War, Sallust dwells upon the feebleness of the Senate and aristocracy, having accrued fabrics and compiled notes for this paintings in the course of his governorship of Numidia.

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  • Y las cucharillas eran de Woolworths (Rara Avis)

    Primera novela que se publica en España de Barbara Comyns, todo un descubrimiento alabado por Graham Greene y Alan Hollinghurst, una autora que vivió sixteen años en España, entre Barcelona, Ibiza y Andalucía.

    «Cásate deprisa... arrepiéntete despacio.» En el Londres bohemio de los años 30, una pareja de jóvenes artistas contra una boda secreta... a l. a. que va todo el mundo. Facturas sin pagar, mudanzas forzadas, hijos y amantes inesperados pondrán a prueba el espíritu de una heroína cándida y cómicamente inocente.

    Y las cucharillas eran de Woolworths es, en efecto, una novela de economía de subsistencia, llena de facturas sin pagar, gente sin trabajo, cortes de luz y gasoline, mudanzas forzadas, comidas magras, hijos colocados en casas de parientes y caminatas de una punta a otra de Londres por falta de una moneda para pagar el autobús. Por no hablar de los más extraños –eso sí, «baratos»– animales domésticos, desde un sapo hasta un zorro. Pero –y eso es lo interesante– no es en absoluto una novela que juegue al miserabilismo. los angeles ordinary voz de su narradora parece aquejada de una especie de síndrome de felicidad que impregna hasta sus momentos más tristes.

    Una novela excelente, realmente divertida y muy unique. Su prosa es sencilla, concisa y certera, sin aparato retórico y, por debajo de su aparente informalidad, hay una férrea y dificilísima coherencia.

    Barbara Comyns (1909-1992), Barbara Irene Verónica Bayley, nació en un pueblecito de Warwickshire, Bidford-on-Avon. En 1931 contrajo matrimono con John Pemberton de quien se divorció en 1935. En 1945 se casó con Richard Comyns Carr con quien años más tarde se trasladaría a vivir a Barcelona y a Ibiza.

    Esta vida dickensiana sería determinante en su obra, alabada por Graham Greene y Alan Hollinghurst. De fondo autobiográfico, Y las cucharillas eran de Woolworths (1950) es l. a. segunda novela de su autora y reconstruye su matrimonio-relámpago con el artista John Pemberton en el Londres bohemio de los años 30. Murió en Inglaterra en 1992.

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  • La formación de una marquesa (Rara Avis)

    Esta singular novela de Frances Hodgson Burnett, una de las favoritas de Nancy Mirford, empieza como los angeles Cenicienta y termina como Rebeca. Emily Fox-Seton, que se gana los angeles vida haciendo encargos para las damas de l. a. alta sociedad y vive –a sus treinta y cuatro años– en una pensión de tercera categoría, cautiva contra todo pronóstico a uno de los mejores partidos de toda Inglaterra, el marqués de Walderhurst. El marqués no es un hombre romántico: «No tengo disposición al matrimonio –le cube– pero tengo que casarme, y usted me gusta más que cualquier mujer que haya conocido». Una vez instalados en l. a. gran mansión de Palstrey Manor, Emily tendrá ocasión de conocer l. a. otra cara del ultimate feliz: no contaba con que se ha interpuesto en los planes de unos siniestros parientes de su marido venidos de los angeles India, que esperaban heredar.
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  • Hard Times (Enriched Classics)

    By Charles Dickens

    This tale of sophistication clash in Victorian England serves as a strong critique of the social injustices that plagued the economic Revolution.

    THIS ENRICHED vintage variation contains:

    • A concise advent that provides the reader vital history info
    • A chronology of the author's existence and paintings
    • A timeline of vital occasions that offers the book's old context
    • an summary of key subject matters and plot issues to lead the reader's personal interpretations
    • unique explanatory notes
    • serious research, together with modern and sleek views at the paintings
    • dialogue inquiries to advertise full of life lecture room and booklet workforce interplay
    • a listing of suggested similar books and movies to increase the reader's event
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