Category: Literary Classics

  • Bouvard y Pécuchet (Penguin Clásicos)

    By Gustave Flaubert

    Los mejores libros jamás escritos.
    Verdadera enciclopedia de l. a. estupidez humana y retrato sangrante y bilioso de l. a. burguesía en estado puro, Bouvard y Pécuchet inaugura de algún modo los angeles literatura del siglo XX.
    La más entretenida e hilarante farsa filosófica de l. a. historia, novela póstuma (1881) y quijotesco testamento de Gustave Flaubert, nos cuenta las andanzas de Bouvard y Pécuchet, dos almas gemelas reunidas por el azar. Una herencia y el sueño de un retiro contemplativo donde cultivar los angeles sabiduría harán que se abismen en todas las áreas del conocimiento humano #de los angeles jardinería al teatro, de los angeles medicina a los angeles religión#, para encontrar en todas ellas solo escepticismo y desazón.
    Firma los angeles espléndida introducción Jordi Llovet, sutil conocedor de todo lo que rodea al ermitaño de Croisset, y también reúne aquí, dándole a su edición un carácter único, los materiales que preparó el propio Flaubert para l. a. segunda parte (inacabada) de l. a. novela: el «Estupidiario», el «Diccionario de principles corrientes» o l. a. imposible colección de citas, entre otros textos.
    «¡Pensándolo bien, es una buena concept! ¡Dios mío, pues sí! ¿Por qué no?»
    Raymond Queneau dijo...
    «Bouvard y Pécuchet es una odisea. los angeles literatura profana, es decir, los angeles verdadera, empieza con Homero, y cualquier gran obra es una Ilíada o una Odisea [...] Satiricón, laDivina Comedia,Pantagruel, elQuijote y, cómo no, elUlises (donde se reconoce l. a. influencia directa deBouvard y Pécuchet) son odiseas, esto es, relatos de tiempo cerrado. Lasilíadas, por el contrario, van en busca del tiempo perdido: ante Troya, en una isla desierta o en casa de losGuermantes.»
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  • The First Men in the Moon (Penguin Classics)

    While penniless businessman Mr Bedford retreats to the Kent coast to write down a play, he meets accidentally the intense Dr Cavor, an absent-minded scientist on the point of constructing a fabric that blocks gravity. Cavor quickly succeeds in his experiments, merely to inform a shocked Bedford the discovery makes attainable one of many oldest goals of humanity: a trip to the moon. With Bedford encouraged via funds, and Cavor through the need for wisdom, the 2 embark at the day trip. yet neither are ready for what they locate - an international of freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien lifestyles, on which they are trapped forever.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes through unique students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.
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  • Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

    Hailed by way of Cicero as "the father of history," Herodotus was once either a serious philosopher and a full of life storyteller, a vacationer who was once either vacationer and anthropologist. Like Homer, he got down to memorialize nice deeds in phrases, specifically, the wars among Greece and Persia. In his arms, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes with their massive hosts made for interesting storytelling. prompted via the paintings of the common scientists and philosophers of his personal and prior eras, Herodotus additionally introduced his literary abilities to endure on an enormous, unruly mass of historic info, abandoning him the longest paintings that had ever been written in Greek. This Very brief creation introduces readers to what little is understood of Herodotus's existence and discusses all points of his paintings, together with his travels; his curiosity in seeing the area and studying approximately non-Greek civilizations; the habitual topics of his paintings; his ideals in desires, oracles, and omens; the prominence of girls in his paintings; and his account of the battles of the Persian Wars.
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  • The New Science of Giambattista Vico: Unabridged Translation of the Third Edition (1744)

    By Giambattista Vico

    A pioneering treatise that aroused nice controversy while it used to be first released in 1725, Vico's New Science is stated this day to be one of many few works of real genius within the background of social idea. It represents the main bold test sooner than Comte at accomplished technology of human society and the main profound research of the category fight ahead of Marx.

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  • A Philosophical View Of Reform

    By Percy Bysshe Shelley

    This scarce antiquarian publication is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it could possibly include imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and mistaken pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've got made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, maintaining, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, smooth variants which are actual to the unique paintings.
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  • Cousin Bazilio: A Domestic Episode (Dedalus European Classics)

    By Eca de Queiroz

    A story of bourgeois sexual folly and hypocrisy in nineteenth-century Lisbon. Eca describes a gallery of vibrant characters:
    * Bazilio the clever villain
    * Jorge the arrogant, uxorious husband
    * Luiza the bored, foolish spouse
    * Juliana, the apparent, determined maid
    * Leopoldina, 'the Ever-Open Door'
    * the voluminous Dona Felicidade, and plenty of extra.
    The ebook aroused a scandal for its frank descriptions of intercourse and hope. What nonetheless grips the reader is the author's acute portrayal of the restrictions imposed on males and, particularly, girls.
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  • Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2)

    By Marcel Proust

    First released in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was once offered the Prix Goncourt, bringing the writer fast reputation. during this moment quantity of In seek of misplaced Time, the narrator turns from the youth memories of Swann’s Way to stories of his formative years. Having steadily turn into detached to Swann’s daughter Gilberte, the narrator visits the beach lodge of Balbec together with his grandmother and meets a brand new item of attention—Albertine, “a woman with really good, giggling eyes and plump, matt cheeks.”

    For this authoritative English-language variation, D. J. Enright has revised the overdue Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed transforming of C. okay. Scott Moncrieff’s translation take into consideration the recent definitive French variations of Á los angeles recherché du temps perdu (the ultimate quantity of those new variations was once released through the Bibliothèque de l. a. Pléiade in 1989).


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  • The Book of the Courtier (Penguin Classics)

    ‘The courtier has to imbue with grace his routine, his gestures, his manner of doing issues and briefly, his each action’

    In The ebook of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, units out to outline the basic virtues for these at court docket. In a full of life sequence of imaginary conversations among the real-life courtiers to the Duke of Urbino, his audio system speak about characteristics of noble behaviour – mainly discretion, decorum, nonchalance and gracefulness – in addition to wider questions akin to the tasks of a great govt and the genuine nature of affection. Castiglione’s narrative strength and mental notion make this consultant either an interesting comedy of manners and a revealing window onto the beliefs and preoccupations of the Italian Renaissance in the mean time of its maximum splendour.

    George Bull’s based translation captures the range of tone in Castiglione’s audio system, from comedian interjections to increased rhetoric. This variation comprises an creation reading Castiglione’s profession within the courts of Urbino and Mantua, an inventory of the ancient characters he portrays and additional reading.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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