Download E-books The Bostonians (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

‘There was once not anything vulnerable approximately pass over Olive, she used to be a combating lady, and she or he may struggle him to the death’

 

Basil Ransom, an enticing younger Mississippi attorney, is on a trip to his cousin Olive, a filthy rich feminist, in Boston while he accompanies her to a gathering near to women’s emancipation. one of many audio system is Verena Tarrant, and even supposing he disapproves of all she claims to face for, Basil is straight away captivated through her and units approximately ‘reforming’ her together with his conventional perspectives. yet Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and shortly a conflict is lower than means for particular ownership of her middle and brain. The Bostonians is certainly one of James’s so much provocative and astute portrayals of a global stuck among previous values and the trap of progress.

Richard Lansdown’s creation discusses The Bostonians as James’s so much winning political paintings and his funniest novel. This version comprises extracts from Tocqueville and from James’s ‘The American Scene’, which light up the novel’s social context. There also are notes and a bibliography.

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

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Download E-books The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia) PDF

By C. S. Lewis

A attractive paperback variation of The Magician's Nephew, ebook 3 within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes hide artwork by way of 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, David Wiesner, and black-and-white illustrations through the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

On a bold quest to save lots of a existence, pals are hurled into one other global, the place an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. yet then the lion Aslan's music weaves itself into the cloth of a brand new land, a land that might be referred to as Narnia. And in Narnia, all issues are attainable.

Witness the construction of a paranormal land in The Magician's Nephew, the 1st identify in C. S. Lewis's vintage delusion sequence, which has captivated readers of every age for over sixty years. it is a stand-alone novel, but when you must trip again to Narnia, learn The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second one publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Download E-books Zeno's Conscience: A Novel PDF

Lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now to be had in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s captivating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and forever self-deluding brain. The brain in query belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who's writing his confessions on the behest of his psychiatrist. listed below are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to give up smoking, his courtship of the attractive but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and suddenly happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. bearing on those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity without delay unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of mental realism.

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Download E-books The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) PDF

By John Steinbeck

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

First released in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the nice melancholy chronicles the dirt Bowl migration of the Nineteen Thirties and tells the tale of 1 Oklahoma farm kin, 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 not easy realities of an the United States 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 finally 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 unconventional captures the horrors of the good melancholy and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At as soon as a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, street novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s robust landmark novel might be the main American of yank Classics.

This Centennial version, specifically designed to commemorate 100 years of Steinbeck, good points french flaps and deckle-edged pages.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books O Sol é Para Todos PDF

By Harper Lee

Portuguese translation of "To Kill a Mockingbird".

O sol é para todos, com seu texto “forte, melodramático, sutil, cômico” (The New Yorker) se tornou um clássico para todas as idades e gerações.

A nova edição revista de um dos maiores clássicos da literatura mundial.

Um livro emblemático sobre racismo e injustiça: a história de um advogado que defende um homem negro acusado de estuprar uma mulher branca nos Estados Unidos dos anos 1930 e enfrenta represálias da comunidade racista. O livro é narrado pela sensível Scout, filha do advogado. Uma história atemporal sobre tolerância, perda da inocência e conceito de justiça.

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Download E-books Le Colonel Chabert PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

Tenu pour mort à l. a. bataille d'Eylau, le colonel Chabert rentre chez lui après des années d'errance et de souffrance. Mais aux yeux du monde, il n'existe plus. Sa femme, héritière de sa fortune, est remariée et mère de deux enfants ; sa maison a été démolie ; los angeles rue même où il vivait a été débaptisée : l'Empire a cédé l. a. position à l. a. Restauration... Dépossédé de ses biens comme de son nom, l'ancien héros des guerres napoléoniennes se lance à coeur perdu dans une dernière bataille, pour recouvrer son identité. Y parviendra-t-il ? Le Colonel
Chabert est l'histoire tragique d'un homme incarnant les restes sublimes d'une époque révolue.

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Download E-books The Kraken Wakes PDF

By John Wyndham

It all started with fireballs dropping rain from the sky and crashing into the oceans’ deeps. Then ships started sinking mysteriously and later ‘sea tanks’ emerged from the deeps to say humans . . . For reporters Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at the beginning seems to be a interest turns into a world calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to outlive now that water – one of many compounds upon which existence relies – is became opposed to them. ultimately, sea degrees start their inexorable upward thrust . . . The Kraken Wakes is an excellent novel of ways humankind responds to the specter of its personal extinction and, eventually, asks what we're ready to do so one can continue to exist.

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Download E-books A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Friedrich Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale

The literary profession of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned below 20 years, yet no region of highbrow inquiry was once left untouched through his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the demise of God within the homosexual technology (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past reliable and Evil (1886), grappled with the elemental problems with the human situation in his personal extreme autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). so much infamous of all, maybe, his inspiration of the triumphantly transgressive übermann ('superman') is built within the severe, but poetic phrases of therefore Spake Zarathustra (1883-92). even if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new floor, Nietzsche enormously prolonged the limits of nineteenth-century inspiration.

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