By William Golding
14.5 Million copies bought so far
The vintage, startling, and perennially bestselling portrait of human nature-now on hand as a top class variation with a beautiful new disguise and re-set, easy-to-read textual content.
By James Branch Cabell
American writer James department Cabell built right into a famous delusion author later in his literary occupation, yet his early novels concerned with documenting (and slyly commenting upon) the lives of the yank aristocracy within the early 20th century. The Cords of shallowness follows the travails of a protagonist whose artistic aspirations slowly start to tear him aside.
By Charles Dickens
Navidad: l. a. ocasión para no cerrar las puertas a nadie, ni siquiera a los que se han ido... El más dickensiano de los temas en cinco cuentos inéditos hasta hoy en español.
Para concluir el año del Bicentenario, reunimos en este pequeño volumen cinco cuentos de Navidad de Charles Dickens inéditos en español.
Publicados entre 1851 y 1853 en el número especial navideño de los angeles revista family phrases, son pequeñas joyas que resplandecen con lo mejor del espíritu dickensiano: humor, generosidad, alabanza del hombre anónimo y una denuncia implacable del sistema de clases que no le permite instruirse ni progresar.
El relato que da título al libro, l. a. Navidad cuando dejamos de ser niños, es un canto a l. a. Navidad concebido desde los angeles edad madura, volviendo los angeles vista a los angeles infancia. Para Dickens, estas fechas serán siempre el momento de l. a. hospitalidad y los angeles tolerancia, l. a. ocasión para bucear en los recuerdos y buscar en nuestra vida los angeles armonía, sin lamentarse por los sueños que no se han cumplido… y para traer «a nuestro lado a las personas que quisimos» y que ahora habitan en «la Ciudad de los Muertos».
By Fernando De Rojas
The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that's thought of the 1st ecu novel -- in a lively new translation
A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina was once released in 1499 and have become Spain's first-ever bestseller. Readers overjoyed to the salty personality of Celestina and her international of prostitutes and black magic whilst they mourned the destiny of Calisto and Melibea, the younger fans she unites utilizing her wiles as a vendor of perfumes and potions. Fernando de Rojas's exhilarating mixture of road wit, obscenity, and cultured rhetoric mark Celestina as a masterpiece: an unique, explosive, genre-defying paintings that lead the way for the picaresque novel and for Cervantes.
By Ivan Turgenev, Rosamund Bartlett, Peter Carson
Whilst Arkady Petrovich comes domestic from university, his father unearths his keen, naive son replaced nearly past acceptance, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen below the robust effect of the buddy he has introduced with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent younger Bazarov shocks Arkady's father via criticizing the landowning lifestyle and by way of his outspoken decision to comb away conventional values of up to date Russian society. Turgenev's depiction of the clash among generations and their beliefs surprised readers whilst Fathers and Sons used to be first released in 1862. yet many can also sympathize with Arkady's fascination with its nihilist hero whose tale vividly captures the hopes and regrets of a altering Russia.
By Edith Wharton
Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of hope and betrayal throughout the luxurious Golden Age of previous big apple, a time whilst society humans dreaded scandal greater than disease.”
This is Newland Archer’s international as he prepares to marry the attractive yet traditional may well Welland. but if the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to big apple after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love along with her. Torn among responsibility and keenness, Archer struggles to determine that would both courageously outline his life or mercilessly wreck it.
Within the first century A.D., Ovid, writer of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, got here lower than critical feedback for The paintings of Love, which playfully prompt ladies within the paintings of seduction and males within the abilities crucial for studying the paintings of romantic conquest. during this outstanding translation, James Michie breathes new lifestyles into the infamous Roman’s mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he finds love’s undying dilemmas and Ovid’s enduring brilliance as either poet and cultural critic.
By Alexander Pushkin
This is often the commonly acclaimed translation of 1 of the exceptional and seminal works of Russian literature. Pushkin's "novel in verse" has prompted Russian prose in addition to poetry because its crowning glory approximately a hundred seventy five years in the past. through turns remarkable, interesting, romantic, and critical, it strains the improvement of a tender Petersburg dandy as he offers with lifestyles and love. encouraged by way of Byron, Pushkin unearths the character of his heroes during the emotional colourations present in their witty feedback, nature descriptions, and unforeseen activities, all conveyed in stanzas of sonnet size (a shape that turned often called the Onegin Stanza), faithfully reproduced by means of Walter Arndt during this prize-winning translation.
By Emmuska Orczy
The 1st and so much winning within the Baroness's sequence of books that characteristic Percy Blakeney, who leads a double existence as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of noblemen, The Scarlet Pimpernel used to be the blueprint for what turned often called the masked-avenger genre.
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By Henry Roth
Advent by means of Joshua Ferris
[bThis "landmark of the yankee literary century" (Boston Globe) is eventually released as one quantity, showing with a super new introduction.[/b]
Sixty years after the ebook of his nice modernist masterpiece, name It Sleep, Henry Roth, a retired waterfowl farmer already in his overdue eighties, stunned the literary global with the statement that he had written a moment novel. It was once referred to as, he stated, Mercy of a impolite move, the identify encouraged by way of Shakespeare, and it the travails of 1 Ira Stigman, whose kin had simply moved to New York’s Jewish Harlem in that "ominous summer time of 1914."
"It is like listening to that…J. D. Salinger is getting ready a sequel to The Catcher within the Rye," the hot York instances publication assessment reported, whereas vainness reasonable extolled Roth's new paintings as "the literary comeback of the century." much more dazzling used to be that Roth had not only written a moment novel yet a complete of 4 chronologically associated works, all a part of Mercy of a impolite move. death in 1995 on the age of eighty-nine, Roth wouldn't stay to determine the ultimate volumes of this tetralogy released, but the reappearance of Mercy of a impolite movement, a success of Roth's want that those installments look as one entire quantity, makes it possible for a twenty-first-century public to reappraise this late-in-life masterpiece, simply as name it Sleep was once rediscovered by way of a brand new new release in 1964.
As the tale unfolds, we stick with the turbulent odyssey of Ira, together with his prolonged Jewish kinfolk, buddies, and fanatics, from the outbreak of global struggle I via his fateful choice to maneuver into the Greenwich Village condo of his muse and older lover, the seductive yet finally tragic NYU professor Edith Welles. Set in either the fractured international of Jewish Harlem and the bohemian maelstrom of the Village, Mercy of a impolite circulation echoes Nabokov in its portrayal of sexual deviance, and gives a harrowing and constant relations drama amid a grand landscape of latest York urban within the 1910s and Roaring 20s.
Yet regardless of a plot that's fraught with depictions of threat, violence, and severe self-loathing, Mercy of a impolite move additionally features a cathartic, even redemptive, overlay as "provocative as something within the chapters of St. Augustine" (Los Angeles Times), during which an elder Ira, haunted by means of the sins of his adolescence, communes along with his computing device, Ecclesias, as he recollects how his family's conventional piety turned corrupted by means of the inexorable forces of modernity. As Ira eventually comes to a decision to get "the hell out of Harlem," his Proustian act of recollection frees him from the ravages of outdated age, and all of sudden he's in his best back, the complete telling of Mercy his ultimate pronouncement.
Mercy of a impolite flow is that infrequent paintings of fiction that creates, via its type and narration, a brand new type of paintings. certainly, the 2 juxtaposed voices—one of the "little boys swimming in a sea of glory," the opposite of 1 of these related boys "in previous age being rudely swept to sea"—creates a counterpoint, jarring but oddly harmonious, that makes this prophetic American paintings such an lasting assertion at the frailties of reminiscence and the essence of human consciousness.
Mercy of a impolite circulation: the total Novels encompasses a big name Shines Over Mt. Morris Park, A Diving Rock at the Hudson, From Bondage, and Requiem for Harlem.