Literary Classics

Download The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky PDF

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The Brothers Karamazov" is a homicide secret, a court docket drama, and an exploration of erotic contention in a sequence of triangular amorous affairs concerning Karamazov and his 3 sons - the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the fit younger beginner Alyosha. in the course of the gripping occasions in their tale, Dostoevsky portrays the social and non secular strivings in what was once either a golden age and a sad turning aspect in Russian tradition.

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Download Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse PDF

By Hermann Hesse

Peter Camenzind, a tender guy from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his domestic and eagerly takes to the line looking for new adventure. touring via Italy and France, Camenzind is more and more upset via the pain he discovers round him; after failed romances and a sad friendship, his idealism fades into crushing hopelessness. He reveals peace back merely while he cares for Boppi, an invalid who renews Camenzind's love for humanity and evokes him once more to discover pleasure within the smallest info of each lifestyles.

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Download Grandes Esperanzas by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

En los capítulos iniciales de esta célebre novela, Pip, un niño huérfano, tiene un terrorífico encuentro con un preso evadido que le pide víveres y una lima. Poco después, en l. a. tenebrosa mansión de una rica y recluida dama se convierte en compañero de juegos de una niña seca, hermosa y altiva. Allí el huérfano aprende, por primera vez, que sus manos son bastas y sus botas demasiado gruesas. Todo cambiará cuando recibe una misteriosa fortuna de manos de un benefactor secreto que desea hacer de él un caballero.

Grandes esperanzas (1860-1861), penúltima novela de Dickens y sin duda una de sus obras maestras, no es sólo una historia de grandes sueños y dramáticas contrariedades, sino esencialmente, como dijo Chesterton, de grandes vacilaciones: las del joven héroe «entre los angeles vida humilde, a los angeles que debe todo, y los angeles vida lujosa, de l. a. que espera algo».

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Download Nana (Oxford World’s Classics) by Émile Zola PDF

By Émile Zola

Translated via Douglas Parmée

Nana opens in 1867, the 12 months of the realm reasonable, whilst Paris, thronged by way of a sophisticated elite, used to be an ideal aim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle ethical corruption. during this new translation, the destiny of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second one Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, fashionable English.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile good points, together with specialist introductions via major professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download Flores tardías y otros relatos by Anton Chekhov PDF

By Anton Chekhov

«Los relatos de Chéjov tienen un tono sincero, usual, racional, moderno; han sido calificados de modestos, delicados, grises. En realidad, son salvajes y extraños, arcaicos y de colores brillantes.»Janet Malcolm

La fama de Chéjov suele ocultar o pasar por alto su talento para los angeles comedia, algo que él, a tenor de sus disputas con Stanislavski, seguramente nos reprocharía. Pero tanto en «Mercancía viva» (1882) –donde un hombre sorprende in fraganti a su mujer y a su amante, pero se aviene a un arreglo económico de inesperadas consecuencias– como en «Flores tardías» (1882) –la historia de l. a. ruina de una familia aristocrática, y del amor ciego de una princesa por un médico que nació siendo siervo– el humor, las situaciones equívocas y las degradaciones cómicas se revelan parte esencial de su universo.

Más «impecablemente» chejoviano es «Mi mujer» (1892), una obra maestra de los angeles técnica del punto de vista que nos desvela poco a poco l. a. odiosa personalidad de un hombre que ha perdido el amor de su mujer, y, poco a poco también, en medio de una hambruna, los angeles transformación que le permite recuperarlo. En «Un asesinato» (1892), las desavenencias religiosas y un callado conflicto por una herencia conducen a una tragedia known, contada, en su preparación y en sus secuelas, con minuciosidad y sin suspense.

Flores tardías y otros relatos reúne cuatro piezas rara vez antologadas de este maestro de los angeles narrativa breve y que son un complemento imprescindible de nuestra edición de sus Cuentos (ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XXI).

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Download The Light And The Dark (Strangers and Brothers, Book 2) by C. P. Snow PDF

By C. P. Snow

The sunshine and the darkish is the second one within the Strangers and Brothers sequence.

The tale is decided in Cambridge, however the plot additionally strikes to Monte Carlo, Berlin and Switzerland. Lewis Eliot narrates the occupation of a adolescence pal.
Roy Calvert is an excellent yet arguable linguist who's approximately to be elected to a fellowship.

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Download The Old Curiosity Shop (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

The previous interest store and the story of Little Nell gripped the state while it first seemed in 1841. defined as a 'tragedy of sorrows', it exhibits Nell uprooted from a safe and blameless formative years and forged right into a global the place evil takes many shapes, the main interesting of that is the stunted, lecherous and demonic Quilp. mixing realism with non-realistic genres reminiscent of fairy-tale, allegory and pastoral, The outdated interest store comprises a few of Dickens such a lot memorable comedian and ugly creations, together with the dwarf Daniel Quilp, Dick Swiveller and gear Nubbles.

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Download The Big Trip Up Yonder (The Galaxy Project) by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The editor of GALAXY journal, Horace Gold, used to be passionate about social tendencies and their extrapolation. The prototypical GALAXY tale (often parodied within the journal itself) might take a present-day, usually ignored pattern, fad or demographic truth and posit a society during which they'd turn into dominant. hence Fred Pohl's THE MIDAS PLAGUE within which obsessive consumerism and its disagreeable acquisitiveness had turn into unfavourable social values. therefore Damon Knight's BACKWARD flip BACKWARD within which the lifespan reversed (from grave to cradle) turns into a mockery of 1950's formative years obsession. And hence the massive journey UP YONDER (January 1954) within which the expanding of the lifespan has resulted in a destiny the US during which the outdated dominate just because they won't die and yield their percentage of the diminishing inventory of possessions...a condition which ends up in the inevitable infantilism of the disadvantaged more youthful generations. the massive journey UP YONDER is the second one and final of the 2 tales which Kurt...

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Download Robinson Crusoe (Oxford World's Classics) by Daniel Defoe PDF

By Daniel Defoe

I made him comprehend his identify can be Friday, which was once the Day I sav'd his Life...I likewise taught him to assert Master'

Robinson Crusoe's seafaring adventures are all of sudden ended whilst he's shipwrecked, the solitary survivor on a abandoned island. He progressively creates a lifestyles for himself, construction a in English literature. land, and creating a spouse from the local whose existence he saves.

Daniel Defoe's enchanting story-telling and imaginatively precise descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as truth is still probably the most recognized tales in English literature. On one point an easy experience tale, the radical additionally increases profound questions about ethical and religious values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness. This re-creation incorporates a scintillating advent and notes that light up the ancient context.

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