By Honoré de Balzac
« Madame, je vous jure une fidélité qui ne se déliera que par ma mort. Oh ! prenez ma vie… », écrit Gaston de Nueil à Mme de Beauséant, recluse en Normandie, dans son château de Courcelles, depuis l. a. trahison de son ultimate amant. Mariée, l. a. vicomtesse sait qu’elle ne peut offrir qu’un amour en dehors de l. a. société, un bonheur en marge. remark un jeune homme, héritier d’une fortune et d’un nom, pourrait-il s’en contenter ? l. a. promesse sera pourtant tenue, mais à quel prix ! l. a. leçon de Balzac ne varie pas : l’amour est incapable, à lui seul, de triompher des cruelles lois du monde. Avec l. a. Femme abandonnée, Balzac compose une « étude de femme » frémissante et pathétique, dont l’héroïne s’inscrit dans los angeles mémoire des lecteurs comme un rêve, un poème, une légende.Édition préfacée, annotée et commentée par Jacqueline Milhit.
By Julien Gracq
La mejor novela de Julien Cracq
El mar de las Sirtes es los angeles deslumbrante recreación de un mundo irreal, onírico, una fábula alegórica que desenmascara los resortes ocultos que acechan detrás de l. a. gigantesca maquinaria del poder estatal.
La enigmática resurrección de un olvidado enfrentamiento entre dos grandes potencias en decadencia, sirve a Julien Gracq para hilvanar un texto de atmósfera misteriosa y desasosegante que rinde al lector ante el poder de evocación de sus palabras.
By Sigrid Undset
Kristin Lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and non secular background with the day-by-day elements of family members lifestyles to create a colourful, richly distinctive tapestry of Norway through the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, although, is greater than a trip into the earlier. Undset's personal life—her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a variety of medieval literature, her reviews as a daughter, spouse, and mom, and her deep spiritual faith—profoundly prompted her writing. Her snatch of the connections among prior and current and of human nature itself, mixed with the extreme caliber of her writing, units her works a ways above the style of "historical novels." This new translation through Tina Nunnally—the first English model due to the fact that Charles Archer's translation within the 1920s—captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, keeps the traditional conversation and lyrical circulate of the unique Norwegian, with its echoes of outdated Norse legends, whereas deftly warding off the stilted language and fake archaisms of Archer's translation. additionally, she restores key passages ignored of that edition.
Undset's skill to provide a meticulously actual historic portrait with no sacrificing the poetry and narrative force of masterful storytelling was once rather major in her place of birth. Granted independence in 1905 after years of international domination, Norway used to be desirous to reclaim its nationwide heritage and tradition. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and remains to be largely learn through Norwegians at the present time. within the greater than seventy five years because it used to be first released, it has additionally turn into a favourite through the global.
After ten years, the Trojan battle is over and the Achaeans head for home—with various effects. a few, like Nestor, come domestic quick to discover issues pretty well as they left them. Others, like Agamemnon, arrive domestic to discover issues significantly replaced. nonetheless others, like Menelaus, wander for a time yet ultimately go back domestic adequately and little the more severe for wear.
Odysseus, however, has been having no finish of difficulty getting domestic. because the tale opens, we discover ourselves within the 10th yr because the finish of the conflict, a whole twenty years due to the fact Odysseus first left his domestic and spouse Penelope to sail off for Troy with the remainder of the Achaean forces. (non illustrated)
By Mark Twain
Criticada y elogiada por igual, esta novela no solo constituye los angeles culminación de los angeles narrativa de Mark Twain, sino también el clásico por excelencia de los angeles literatura estadounidense. Mark Twain, con su irónico sentido del humor y su prosa ágil y precisa, nos lleva por el Mississippi de los angeles mano del inolvidable Huck Finn y su fiel amigo Jim, quien huye de l. a. esclavitud. Novela sobre el racismo, l. a. violencia, l. a. amistad y l. a. libertad en unos años turbulentos, Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn es una lectura imprescindible a cualquier edad.
La presente edición, en una traducción de José A. de Larrinaga, incluye el «Episodio de los angeles balsa», un pasaje que Mark Twain decidió excluir persuadido por el editor de l. a. primera publicación. Completa el volumen una esclarecedora introducción de R. Kent Rasmussen, uno de los máximos expertos en los angeles obra de Twain.
By Anna Komnene
A revised variation of a medieval masterpiece-the first narrative historical past written via a woman
Written among 1143 and 1153 by way of the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is likely one of the most well liked and revealing basic assets within the enormous canon of medieval literature. Princess Anna Komnene, eldest baby of the imperial couple, unearths the interior workings of the courtroom, profiles its many awesome personages, and provides a firsthand account of immensely major occasions reminiscent of the 1st campaign, in addition to its effect at the dating among japanese and western Christianity. A celebrated triumph of Byzantine letters, this can be an unprecedented view of the wonderful Constantinople and the medieval world.
By Jane Austen
Persuasión, publicada póstumamente en 1818, presenta un cuadro de familia sumamente austeniano: un viudo pomposo que sólo lee el baronetario, una hija soltera llena de pretensiones, una hija casada hipocondriaca y caprichosa, una multitud ruidosa de parientes y vecinos que aparecen por todas partes... y, al fondo, en el último rincón, una heroína good, paciente y menospreciada. Pero Persuasión es los angeles última novela de Jane Austen y su heroína no es ya una muchacha en trance de aprendizaje sino una mujer en su madurez.
Esta edición ofrece además, al lector curioso, el jugoso e inédito fragmento de los angeles novela que Jane Austen dejó inacabada al morir, Sanditon.
By Émile Zola
One of many founders of literary naturalism, Émile Zola considered his novels as a sort of clinical examine into the results of heredity and surroundings. He created characters, gave them richly specified histories, and positioned them in conscientiously saw, accurately defined environments, and his readers watch as they wriggle and thrash towards their inevitable destinies.
In Nana, the characters are a prostitute, who rises from the streets to turn into what Zola calls "a high-class cocotte," and the men and girls whom she loves, betrays, and destroys. one of the novel’s many ironies is the mutual envy felt by means of Nana and people round her. She yearns for his or her fabric possessions, whereas they respect her obvious independence and sexual self-confidence. And regardless of the chaos Nana reasons, Zola imagines her as being "essentially good-natured," a silly, useless yet attractive creature who can’t support drawing humans into her web.
Not strangely, Nana’s portrait of a decadent global during which a prostitute amasses nice wealth and gear provoked protests from polite society, and it grew to become one among Zola’s such a lot arguable works. this day it really is considered as his masterpiece.
By Katsuhiro Otomo
Trigger through the bullet of a would-be murderer, Neo-Tokyo has been leveled by way of Akira`s godlike psychic fury. Now bring to an end from the remainder of international, the nice Tokyo Empire rises, with Akira its king, Tetsuo its mad leading minister, and a turning out to be military of enthusiast acolytes. Forces at the open air nonetheless look for the way to cease Akira, and the reply might lie within the fingers of the mysterious girl Miyako, a robust member of Akira`s psychic brotherhood. however the option to harnessing Akira may well eventually be extra harmful than Akira himself!
'Times and their purposes, prepared so as throughout the Latin yr, and constellations sunk underneath the earth and risen, I shall sing.'
Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman yr is either an afternoon by means of day account of gala's and observances and their origins, and a pleasant retelling of myths and legends linked to specific dates. Written within the overdue years of the emperor Augustus, and lower brief whilst the emperor despatched the poet into exile, the poem's tone levels from tragedy to farce, and its material from astronomy and vague ritual to Roman heritage and Greek mythology. one of the tales Ovid tells at size are these of Arion and the dolphin, the rape of Lucretia, the safeguard that fell from heaven, the adventures of Dido's sister, the nice Mother's trip to Rome, the killing of Remus, the bloodsucking birds, and the murderous daughter of King Servius. The poem additionally relates a wealth of customs and ideology, resembling the unluckiness of marrying in May.
This new prose translation is full of life and actual, and is observed by means of a contextualizing advent and precious notes.
Readership: Readers of the classics, particularly vintage literature and fantasy; scholars of classics, Latin poetry, mythology.