Download La letra escarlata (Penguin Clásicos) by Nathaniel Hawthorne PDF

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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La letra escarlata está considerada los angeles mejor novela norteamericana del siglo XIX.

Ambientada en los angeles Nueva Inglaterra de los puritanos del siglo XVII, l. a. letra escarlata (1849) narra el poor impacto que un basic acto de pasión desencadena en las vidas de tres miembros de los angeles comunidad: Hester Prynne, una mujer de espíritu libre e independiente, objeto del escarnio público y condenada a llevar l. a. «A» de «Adúltera»; el reverendo Dimmesdale, un alma atormentada por los angeles culpa aunque digno de los angeles estima normal, y Chillingworth, un ser siniestro, merciless y vengativo, que maquina en l. a. sombra.

La presente edición incluye una introducción de l. a. catedrática Nina Baym, cuya exertions investigadora se ha centrado en el estudio de los angeles literatura americana del siglo XIX. En el año 2000 recibió los angeles medalla Jay Hubble que otorga l. a. smooth Language organization por sus valiosas aportaciones en esta materia. Es autora, entre otros, del ensayo the form of Hawthorne's Career.

«Tenemos que volver a aprender el arte olvidado de los angeles alegría.»

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Download Contes et nouvelles (1875-1899) : Tome 2 by Émile Zola PDF

By Émile Zola

Si les contes et nouvelles de sa jeunesse frappent par leur fantaisie, les textes rassemblés dans ce quantity, parus entre 1875 et 1899, font de Zola, à l'égal d'un Maupassant, l'un des maîtres de l. a. nouvelle naturaliste, et l'un des maîtres de los angeles nouvelle tout courtroom. Tantôt librement inspirées de faits divers rapportés dans l. a. presse d'alors (L'Inondation), tantôt proches de l'étude sociale (Comment on meurt) ou de los angeles satire pittoresque - Les Coquillages de Monsieur Chabre est un petit chef-d'oeuvre d'amoralité sur le thème de l'adultère -, ces narrations donnent à voir le romancier en vacances, libéré du poids des théories, tout entier livré au plaisir d'écrire. Le résultat est souvent étonnant: explorant l. a. veine fantastique, Zola conte dans Angeline l'histoire d'une maison hantée; dans los angeles Mort d'Olivier Bécaille, ce sont ses propres obsessions qu'il dévoile, à travers l'angoissante aventure d'un homme enterré vivant... Qu'ils soient célèbres, comme L'Attaque du moulin qui figura en tête du recueil naturaliste des Soirées de Médan, ou injustement tombés dans l'oubli, ces récits constituent une lecture quintessential pour tous ceux qui croient connaître l'auteur des Rougon-Macquart.

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Download Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez PDF

By Gabriel García Márquez

“Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo”.

 

Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en los anales de l. a. literatura common, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes del siglo xx. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobel de Literatura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso a “boca a boca” —como gusta decir el escritor— son l. a. más palpable demostración de que l. a. aventura fabulosa de los angeles familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldías, descubrimientos y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y los angeles historia, los angeles tragedia y el amor del mundo entero.

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By Willa Cather

In her ultimate novel, Willa Cather departed from her ordinary nice Plains settings to plumb the turbulent relationships among slaves and their proprietors within the antebellum South.

Sapphira and the Slave lady is set in Virginia prior to the Civil struggle. Sapphira is a slave proprietor who feels she has come down on the earth and channels her resentments into jealousy of her attractive mulatto slave, Nancy. Sapphira’s daughter Rachel, an abolitionist, opposes her mother’s more and more surprising makes an attempt to persecute Nancy. The struggles of those 3 strong-willed ladies supply wealthy fabric for Cather’s narrative paintings and mental insight.

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By Hermann Hesse

First released in 1915, Knulp used to be Hesse's most well liked e-book within the years ahead of Demian. this is often the 1st version in English.

Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from city to city, staying with buddies who feed and safeguard him. regularly refusing to tie himself right down to any exchange, position, or individual, he even deserts the spouse who will be thought of Hermann Hesse himself the summer season they move tramping together.

Knulp's exile is joyful, light, self-absorbed. yet hidden underneath the sunshine floor of those "Tales from the lifetime of Knulp" is the sense of right and wrong of an artist who suspects that his liberation is valueless, even immoral. As he lies demise in a storm from snow, Knulp has an interview with God during which he reproaches himself for his wasted existence. however it is published to Knulp that the full objective of his existence has been to deliver "a little homseickness for freedom" into the lives of normal males.

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Download Dombey and Son (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

To Paul Dombey, enterprise is all and funds can do whatever. He runs his relatives lifestyles as he runs his company: coldly, calculatingly and commercially. the single individual he cares for is his little son, whereas his motherless daughter Florence craves affection from her unloving father, who sees her purely as a 'base coin that couldn't be invested'. As Dombey's callousness extends to others - from his defiant moment spouse Edith to Florence's admirer Walter homosexual - he sows the seeds of his personal destruction. Can this heartless businessman be redeemed? A compelling depiction of a guy imprisoned through his personal satisfaction, Dombey and Son (1848) explores the devastating results of emotional deprivation on a dysfunctional kinfolk and on society as a complete.

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Download The Chrysalids by John Wyndham PDF

By John Wyndham

"Remains clean and nerve-racking in a completely unforeseen way." — GUARDIAN

The Chyrsalids is decided sooner or later after a devastating worldwide nuclear conflict. David, the younger hero of the unconventional, lives in a tight-knit group of spiritual and genetic fundamentalists, consistently at the alert for any deviation from the norm of God’s production. irregular vegetation are publicly burned, with a lot making a song of hymns. irregular people (who aren't quite human) also are condemned to destruction—unless they achieve fleeing to the Fringes, that Wild kingdom the place, because the professionals say, not anything is trustworthy and the satan does his paintings. David grows up ringed by way of admonitions: maintain natural THE inventory OF THE LORD; WATCH THOU FOR THE MUTANT.

At first he doesn't query. Then, even though, he realizes that the he too is extra special, in ownership of an influence which could doom him to dying or introduce h im to a brand new, hitherto unimagined global of freedom.

The Chrysalids is a wonderfully conceived and built paintings shape the vintage period o technological know-how fiction, a Voltairean philosophical story that has as a lot resonance in our personal day, while non secular and medical dogmatism are either at the march, as whilst it used to be written throughout the chilly struggle.

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Download The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' 3rd publication, the good Gatsby (1925), stands because the superb fulfillment of his occupation. T. S. Eliot learn it thrice and observed it because the "first step" American fiction had taken because Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the appeal and wonder of the writing," in addition to Fitzgerald's sharp social feel; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" to date. the tale of the fabulously prosperous Jay Gatsby and his love for the gorgeous Daisy Buchanan, of lavish events on manhattan at a time while, the hot York occasions remarked, "gin used to be the nationwide drink and intercourse the nationwide obsession," it truly is an exquisitely crafted story of the US within the Twenties that resonates with the ability of delusion. a unique of lyrical good looks but brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, the nice Gatsby is among the nice classics of twentieth-century literature.

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Download A Tale of Two Cities (Wordsworth Classics) by Charles Dickens, Hablot K. Browne, Peter Merchant PDF

By Charles Dickens, Hablot K. Browne, Peter Merchant

Author note: Illustrated via Hablot okay. Browne. ahead through Peter Merchant.
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This Wordsworth variation comprises an unique advent and Notes by means of Peter service provider, vital Lecturer in English, Canterbury Christ Church college College.

Illustrations by way of Hablot ok. Browne (Phiz)

A story of 2 towns (1859), Dickens’ maximum ancient novel, strains the non-public lives of a gaggle of individuals stuck up within the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the fear. Dickens established his historic aspect on Carlyle’s nice paintings – The French Revolution – and likewise on his personal observations and investigations in the course of various visits to Paris.

‘The most sensible tale i've got written’ used to be Dickens’ personal verdict on A story of 2 towns, and the reader is not going to disagree with this judgement of a narrative which mixes ancient truth with the author’s unsurpassed genius for poignant stories of human soreness, self-sacrifice, and redemption.

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