Category: Literary Classics

  • A Wonderful Welcome to Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, & The Emerald City of Oz (Modern Library Classics)

    By L. Frank Baum

    For greater than a century, L. Frank Baum’s state of oz. and its pleasant denizens have enchanted readers of every age. during this illustrated glossy Library version, the bestselling novelist and children’s publication author Gregory Maguire takes readers on a guided journey of ounces, amassing and introducing us to 3 of Baum’s cherished stories:
    The extraordinary Land of oz., the sequel to The Wizard of ounces, is the adventure-packed story of a Gillikin boy named Tip who flees previous Mombi the witch looking for the Emerald City.
    Ozma of oz., set regularly within the unusual land of Ev, positive aspects the smart and gorgeous new ruler of the Emerald urban, in addition to Dorothy of Kansas, the mechanical surprise Tik-Tok, and the feared Nome King.
    The Emerald urban of oz. recounts Dorothy’s journey to ounces along with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, and the Nome King’s poor plot opposed to the dominion.
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  • The Jungle Books (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Rudyard Kipling

    The Jungle Books will be considered as vintage tales instructed through an grownup to kids. yet additionally they represent a posh literary murals during which the entire of Kipling's philosophy of existence is expressed in miniature. they're top identified for the `Mowgli' tales; the story of a toddler deserted and taken up by means of wolves, trained within the methods and secrets and techniques of the jungle through Kaa the python, Baloo the endure, and Bagheera the black panther.

    The tales, a mix of delusion, delusion, and magic, are underpinned by way of Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the subject of self-discovery, and the character of the `Law'.

    in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from worldwide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by means of prime gurus, worthy notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and masses extra.
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  • Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture

    By M. Keith Booker

    For greater than 50 years, technological know-how fiction motion pictures were one of the most vital and winning items of yank cinema, and are necessary of research therefore by myself. On a deeper point, the style has mirrored vital subject matters, matters and advancements in American society, in order that a heritage of technological know-how fiction movie additionally serves as a cultural heritage of the United States during the last part century.

    M. Keith Booker has chosen fifteen of the main profitable and cutting edge technology fiction motion pictures of all time, and tested each one of them at length―from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives―to see the place they got here from and what they intended for the way forward for cinema and for the US at huge. From Invasion of the physique Snatchers to Star Wars, from Blade Runner to The Matrix, those landmark movies have expressed our fears and desires, our talents and our deficiencies. during this deep-seeking research, we will be able to all locate anything of ourselves that we realize, in addition to anything that we have now by no means famous before.

    The specialise in a reasonably small variety of landmark motion pictures permits distinctive cognizance to certainly unique videos, together with: Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the physique Snatchers, 2001: an area Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, big name Wars, shut Encounters of the 3rd sort, Alien, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day, and The Matrix. This e-book is perfect for common readers drawn to technology fiction and film.

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  • Persuasion

    This booklet was once switched over from its actual variation to the electronic layout through a neighborhood of volunteers. you'll locate it at no cost on the net. buy of the Kindle variation comprises instant supply.
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  • La hija del veterinario

    By Barbara Comyns

    Alice vive con su madre enferma y su padre, un veterinario despótico y brutal, en una vieja casona de un oscuro barrio de Londres. Encima de l. a. chimenea tienen un cráneo de mono, y en el suelo l. a. piel de un gran danés. los angeles madre muere, y el padre l. a. reemplaza por una tabernera que no tarda en comportarse como una indecente madrastra. Alice tiene, pese a todo, un joven que l. a. admira, Ojitos, y un don «peculiar» que le da paz… pero del que no se atreve a hablar con nadie. Además, ella no quiere ser «peculiar».

    La hija del veterinario (1959) es una novela inquietante y fantasiosa, pero perfectamente controlada por una voz narrativa delicada, intencionada e inteligente. Barbara Comyns confirma en ella su singular humor, su maestría para un punto de vista familiarizado con los angeles catástrofe y con esas «pequeñas cosas que nunca se olvidan».

    «Un cruce inesperado entre Flannery O’Connor y Stephen King.» long island evaluate Books Classics

    «El talento extraño y poco convencional de Barbara Comyns y esa mirada inocente que observa con simplicidad infantil los sucesos más fantásticos o más ominosos nunca se han ejercitado tan admirablemente como en esta novela.» GRAHAM GREENE

    «Tiene los angeles vividez y los angeles intensidad reveladora del relato de Pip en Grandes esperanzas o del joven David Copperfield... Una novela maravillosa y original.» Alan Hollinghurst
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  • The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)

    By C. S. Lewis

    A mass-market paperback variation of The Silver Chair, ebook six within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes conceal paintings via Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside art via the unique illustrator of the sequence, Pauline Baynes.

    Through hazards untold and caverns deep and darkish, a noble band of associates is shipped to rescue a prince held captive. yet their undertaking to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil extra attractive and extra lethal than they ever expected.

    The Silver Chair is the 6th booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence. For over sixty years, it's been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place giants wreak havoc and appeal principles. this can be a whole stand-alone learn, but when you need to notice what occurs within the ultimate days of Narnia, learn The final Battle, the 7th and concluding ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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  • The Great Gatsby

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The actual version from Fitzgerald’s unique publisher.

    The nice Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 3rd booklet, stands because the ideal fulfillment of his profession. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by means of generations of readers. the tale of the fabulously filthy rich Jay Gatsby and his love for the gorgeous Daisy Buchanan, of lavish events on ny at a time whilst The long island Times famous “gin was once the nationwide drink and intercourse the nationwide obsession,” it really is an exquisitely crafted story of the US within the 1920s.

    The nice Gatsby is among the nice classics of twentieth-century literature.
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