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 most appropriate 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 ? los angeles promesse sera pourtant tenue, mais à quel prix ! los angeles leçon de Balzac ne varie pas : l’amour est incapable, à lui seul, de triompher des cruelles lois du monde. Avec los angeles 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 F. Scott Fitzgerald
The good Gatsby is the story of Nick Carraway and his mysterious neighbour Jay Gatsby. Drawing Nick into the realm of lavish events that outlined the roaring twenties, the charismatic millionaire Gatsby will cease at not anything and spare no price to seize the guts of his liked, Daisy, yet in so doing units in movement tragedy that may devour all of them.
By Iris Murdoch
In a depressing comedy of blunders, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by way of Julius, a cynical highbrow who makes a decision to illustrate via a Machiavellian test how simply loving undefined, being concerned neighbors, and committed siblings can betray their loyalties. As puppet grasp, Julius artfully performs at the human tendency to include drama and intrigue and to desire the distraction of confrontations to the tough attempt of speaking overtly and in truth.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
'Instantly the spirit of hell woke up in me and raged...I used to be without notice struck during the middle by means of a chilly thrill of terror.'
Stevenson's brief novel, released in 1886, turned an immediate vintage. It was once a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory surroundings within the murky again streets of London gripped a kingdom mesmerized via crime and violence. The good doctor's mysterious dating along with his disreputable affiliate is eventually published in a single of the main unique and exciting endings in English literature.
In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this version additionally features a variety of brief tales and essays written by means of Stevenson within the Eighties, minor masterpieces of fiction and remark: 'The physique Snatcher', 'Markheim', and 'Olalla' characteristic grave-robbing, a sinister double, and degeneracy, whereas 'A bankruptcy on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance' speak about creative construction and the 'romance' shape. Appendixes supply extracts from modern writings on character ailment, which set Stevenson's story in its complete old context.
Virgil's nice epic transforms the Homeric culture right into a triumphal assertion of the Roman civilizing undertaking.
By Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway's biting remark approximately lifestyles within the usa within the Thirties, To Have and feature no longer is one among simply of Hemingway's books set within the U.S. Harry Morgan is an effective guy pressured by means of monetary situations into smuggling chinese language immigrants from Cuba to Florida after his fishing-charter client, Mr. Johnson, leaves him in Cuba with no paying his fare. Originating from brief tales, " One journey Across" and " The Tradesman's Return," To Have and feature no longer employs a number of narrators, telling the tale from quite a few viewpoints, offering differing evaluations and giving an within view into those that " have" and people who " have not." the days Literary complement saw, "Hemingway's reward for discussion, for powerful understatement, and for speaking such feelings the harsh let themselves, hasn't ever been extra conspicuous."
Here's a full of life, readable, and actual verse translation of the six top performs through the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the simply tragic playwright from historical Rome whose paintings survives. show to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived via doubtful, oppressive, and violent occasions, and his dramas depict the extremes of human habit. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, insanity, and mutilation afflict the characters, who're obsessed and destroyed by way of their emotions. Seneca forces us to contemplate the adaptation among compromise and hypocrisy, approximately what occurs whilst feelings crush judgment, and approximately how an individual will be solid, calm, or chuffed in a corrupt society and less than consistent probability of demise. as well as her fabulous translation, Emily Wilson presents a useful advent which deals a succinct account of Seneca's lifestyles and occasions, his philosophical ideals, the literary kind of the performs, and their giant effect on eu literature. The booklet additionally comprises an updated bibliography and explanatory notes which determine mythological allusions.
About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile positive aspects, together with professional introductions via major professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty extra.
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Notas do subsolo é um marco no grandioso conjunto de obras que Dostoiévski legou ŕ humanidade. Dotado de um humor mordaz, provocativo e desafiador, este livro introduz as idéias de ethical e política que o escritor mais tarde abordaria nas obras-primas Crime e castigo e Os irmăos Karamazóv. Sua idéia de "homem subterrâneo" legou ŕ ficçăo européia moderna um dos seus principais arquétipos, encontrado também em Kafka, Hesse, Camus e Sartre: o anti-herói morbidamente obcecado com a sua própria impotęncia de lidar com a realidade que o cerca.
Dostoevsky’s such a lot innovative novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line among 19th- and twentieth-century fiction, and among the visions of self every one century embodied. some of the most extraordinary characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former reliable who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground life. In complete retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating assault on social utopianism and an statement of man’s basically irrational nature.
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations became the normal, provide us a brilliantly trustworthy version of this vintage novel, conveying the entire tragedy and tormented comedy of the unique.
By Émile Zola
Des Batignolles à Auteuil, un mécanicien de locomotive erre, le couteau en major, hanté par une idée fixe : tuer une femme... Dans le teach qui mène au Havre, un couple poignarde sauvagement un remarkable du régime impérial, avant de le jeter sur los angeles voie. A l. a. Croix-de-Maufras, lieu-dit reculé, un garde-barrière empoisonne son épouse, dans l'espoir de mettre enfin los angeles major sur son magot. los angeles Bête humaine n'est pas seulement le grand roman ferroviaire du maître du naturalisme : c'est aussi son grand roman du crime - un Dahlia noir signé Zola, où chaque personnage semble être journey à travel le traqueur et l. a. proie. En 1888, au second d'entamer ce qui allait devenir l'un des volumes les plus célèbres du cycle des Rougon-Macquart, Zola écrivait : " Je voudrais quelque selected d'hallucinant, d'effroyable [...], qui reste à jamais dans los angeles mémoire, qui donne un cauchemar à toute los angeles France. "
By T. S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot was once born on September twenty sixth 1888 in St Louis, Missouri. At age 25 he moved to England and have become a British topic in 1927. he's considered as one of many significant poets of the twentieth Century. His preliminary leap forward used to be for 'The Love tune of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1916'. it's a masterpiece of Modernist Poetry and was once via such beautiful items as 'The Waste Land', 'The hole Men', 'Ash Wednesday' and 'Four Quartets'. He was once provided the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. As a poet he produced really little although it used to be of outstanding caliber. He wrote additionally a few performs the main well-known of that's 'Murder within the Cathedral'. TS Eliot used to be additionally a famous released who championed the paintings of many poets through his paintings at Faber & Faber. the following we post a lot of his early poetry in one quantity of excellence.