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Download Lolita (Penguin Modern Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

Humbert Humbert - pupil, aesthete and romantic - has fallen thoroughly and completely in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze simply to be as regards to Lolita, Humbert suffers tremendously within the pursuit of romance; but if Lo herself begins trying to find recognition in different places, he'll hold her off on a determined cross-country misadventure, all within the identify of affection. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and entire of creative be aware play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, fable and lust.

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Download La hija del veterinario by Barbara Comyns PDF

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 los angeles chimenea tienen un cráneo de mono, y en el suelo l. a. piel de un gran danés. los angeles madre muere, y el padre los angeles 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 l. a. catástrofe y con esas «pequeñas cosas que nunca se olvidan».

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«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 l. a. 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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Download The Adventures of Roderick Random (Oxford World's Classics) by Tobias Smollett PDF

By Tobias Smollett

Edited with an creation and Notes by way of Paul-Gabriel Boucé

Roderick Random (1748), Smollett's first novel, is stuffed with the outstanding power features of all his paintings, in addition to of his personal existence. Roderick is the boisterous and unprincipled hero who solutions life's many misfortunes with a sledgehammer. Left penniless, he leaves his local Scotland for London and at the approach meets Strap, and previous schoolfellow. jointly they endure many adventures by the hands of scoundrels and rogues. Roderick qualifies as a surgeon's mate and is pressed as a typical soldier on board the man-of-war Thunder. In a story of romance in addition to experience, Roderick additionally unearths time to fall in love... Smollett drew on his personal reports as a surgeon's mate within the army for the memorable scenes on board send, and the radical combines documentary realism with nice humor and panache.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative useful positive factors, together with specialist introductions by way of top experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb PDF

By Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb

Detect Shakespeare's best-loved performs. those stories are the correct advent to Shakespeare's maximum performs. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly deliver to existence the ability of Hamlet and Othello, the thrill of As you're keen on It and the drama of Pericles. They by no means lose the texture of his attractive language and humanity and bring all of his wit and knowledge. those stories are vintage literature of their personal correct.

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Download Iliad by Homer PDF

By Homer

With the ebook of Robert Fagels's notable translation of the Odyssey (Viking Penguin, 1996, pap.) and now this both remarkable translation of the Iliad via Lombardo, this yr turns out to blazon whatever of a Homeric renaissance. Lombardo concedes from the beginning that "Homer's musicality can't be heard in any form of English," and so he doesn't compose his Iliad in hexameters or, for that topic, in any general, ordinary meter. as a substitute, in accordance with his event as an oral performer of Homer's poetry, he writes the traces "based at the cadences of traditional speech." the result's a Homer that "is delivered to life" for the fashionable reader with out lack of unique integrity?the success of a student, translator, and performer. obtainable and readable as Lombardo's translation is, it truly is rendered much more so through the excellent, entire creation via Sheila Murnaghan, which supplies a wealthy yet lucid dialogue of the classical context of the epic. A priceless appendix presents thumbnail sketches of the key characters, a catalog of strive against deaths, and an "Index of Speeches." This good-looking, fantastically performed Iliad can be learn and loved via everybody. hugely advised for all libraries.?Thomas F. Merrill, previously with Univ. of Delaware

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Download Anne de Geierstein (La fille du brouillard) - L'├ędition by Walter Scott PDF

By Walter Scott

Ce livre numérique présente "Anne de Geierstein (La fille du brouillard) - L'édition intégrale" avec une desk des matières dynamique et détaillée. Notre édition a été spécialement conçue pour votre tablette/liseuse et le texte a été relu et corrigé soigneusement.

L'action principale de roman se situe pendant les guerres de Bourgogne, de 1474 à 1477, en Suisse, puis en Alsace, en Provence et en Lorraine : deux exilés anglais voient Charles le Téméraire se fourvoyer dans une querelle inopportune avec les Confédérés suisses, qu'il méprise et sous-estime.

Durant l'automne 1474, venant d'Italie, deux marchands anglais, John Philipson et son fils Arthur, traversent les « cantons des Forêts ». Ils se trouvent en difficulté dans un passage dangereux. Arthur, pris de vertige, est sauvé par l'intervention d'une jeune fille, Anne de Geierstein. Les voyageurs sont accueillis chez l'oncle d'Anne, Arnold Biederman. Arthur a manifestement l. a. faveur d'Anne. Il suscite los angeles jalousie du cousin de celle-ci, Rodolphe de Donnerhugel, qui le défie. Leur duel est interrompu par Arnold et John. Les deux rivaux se réconcilient en apparence….

Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) (Sir Walter Scott, 1er baronnet) est un poète et écrivain écossais. C'est l'un des plus célèbres auteurs écossais. Père du roman historique, il a contribué à forger une photo romantique de l'écosse et de son histoire.

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Download Aristotle: His Life and School by Carlo Natali, D. S. Hutchinson PDF

By Carlo Natali, D. S. Hutchinson

This definitive biography indicates that Aristotle's philosophy is healthier understood at the foundation of a company wisdom of his lifestyles and of the varsity he based. First released in Italian, and now translated, up to date, and multiplied for English readers, this concise chronological narrative is the main authoritative account of Aristotle's existence and his Lyceum on hand in any language. accumulating, distilling, and examining the entire facts and former scholarship, Carlo Natali, one of many world's major Aristotle students, offers a masterful synthesis that's available to scholars but choked with proof and unique interpretations that experts will locate informative and provocative.

Cutting in the course of the controversy and confusion that experience surrounded Aristotle's biography, Natali tells the tale of Aristotle's eventful existence and sheds new mild on his function within the origin of the Lyceum. Natali deals the main designated and persuasive argument but for the view that the college, a big establishment of upper studying and medical examine, was once designed to foster a brand new highbrow lifestyle between Aristotle's fans, assisting them satisfy an aristocratic perfect of how one can use the relaxation they loved. Drawing a wealth of connections among Aristotle's lifestyles and pondering, Natali demonstrates how the 2 are together illuminating.

For this version, historical texts were freshly translated at the foundation of the latest severe versions; indexes were further, together with a accomplished index of assets and an index to past scholarship; and scholarship that has seemed because the book's unique book has been included.

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Download The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck PDF

By John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the nice melancholy, a e-book that galvanized—and occasionally outraged—millions of readers.

First released in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the good melancholy chronicles the airborne dirt and dust Bowl migration of the Nineteen Thirties and tells the tale of 1 Oklahoma farm relations, the Joads—driven from their home and compelled to trip west to the promised land of California. Out in their trials and their repeated collisions opposed to the challenging realities of an the USA divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that's intensely human but majestic in its scale and ethical imaginative and prescient, elemental but plainspoken, tragic yet eventually stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the clash among the robust and the powerless, of 1 man’s fierce response to injustice, and of 1 woman’s stoical power, the radical captures the horrors of the good melancholy and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in the USA. instantly a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, street novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s strong landmark novel could be the main American of yank Classics.

This Penguin vintage sedition comprises an creation and notes via Steinbeck student Robert Demott.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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