War and Peace (Revised Edition) (Oxford World Classics) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

Editor note: Revised and Edited with an creation by means of Amy Mandelker
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If existence may perhaps write, it is going to write like Tolstoy.' Isaac Babel

Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of non-public and public members throughout the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are in detail hooked up with the nationwide background that's performed out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirées exchange with councils of struggle and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with daily human passions in a piece whose outstanding resourceful strength hasn't ever been exceeded. The prodigious solid of characters, either nice and small, appear to act and circulation as though attached by way of threads of future because the novel relentlessly questions rules of unfastened will, destiny, and windfall. but Tolstoy's portrayal of marital family members and scenes of domesticity is as fair and poignant because the grand subject matters that underlie them.

In this revised and updated model of the definitive and hugely acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the ability of his prose are made newly to be had to the modern reader.

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Misericordia (Penguin Clásicos) by Benito Pérez Galdós

By Benito Pérez Galdós

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Edición de Gregorio Torres Nebrera, catedrático de Literatura Española en l. a. Universidad de Extremadura

Galdós siempre vivió entregado a l. a. tarea de escribir. Uno entre los muchos hitos de su dilatada trayectoria es Misericordia, que, por los angeles precisión de sus descripciones y el nítido trasfondo psicológico de sus personajes, se erige en una muestra señera del naturalismo español. l. a. historia de Benigna, l. a. fiel sirvienta que mendiga para mantener a su señora sin que ésta lo sepa, permite a Galdós reflexionar sobre los angeles religiosidad hipócrita y rutinaria de los angeles burguesía en contraposición a l. a. generosidad y los angeles altura ethical de una personality humilde.

Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza los angeles obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a l. a. lectura.Estuvo a su cuidado Gregorio Torres Nebrera, catedrático de literatura española de los angeles Universidad de Extremadura.

«Ya ni los santos del cielo son como es debido.»

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Ethan Frome & Selected Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics by Edith Wharton

By Edith Wharton

One in all Edith Wharton’s few works of fiction that happens outdoor of an city, upper-class environment, Ethan Frome attracts upon the grim, barren panorama of rural New England. A bad farmer, Ethan reveals himself caught in a depressing marriage to Zeenie, a sickly, tyrannical girl, until eventually he falls in love along with her vacationing cousin, the vivacious Mattie Silver. As Mattie is pressured to depart his loved ones, Frome steals one final afternoon with her—one that culminates in a ruinous sled journey with unspeakably tragic effects.

Unhappily married herself, Edith Wharton projected her darkish perspectives of affection onto humans a long way faraway from her social type in Ethan Frome. Her sensitivity to average good looks and human psychology, despite the fact that, make this slender novel a resounding and compelling portrait of rural existence. a robust story of ardour and loss—and the wretched effects thereof— Ethan Frome is one in every of American literatures nice tragic love tales.

Also incorporated during this quantity are 4 of Edith Wharton’s best brief tales: “The Pretext,” “Afterward,” “The Legend,” and “Xingu.”

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

By Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice within the deep South—and the heroism of 1 guy within the face of blind and violent hatred, on hand now for the 1st time as an e-book.

One of the best-loved tales of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into greater than 40 languages, bought greater than thirty million copies around the globe, served because the foundation for an greatly renowned movie, and was once voted the best novels of the 20th century via librarians around the state. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and totally notable story of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by means of virulent prejudice, it perspectives an international of serious good looks and savage inequities during the eyes of a tender woman, as her father—a crusading neighborhood lawyer—risks every thing to protect a black guy unjustly accused of a negative crime.

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Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh

By Evelyn Waugh

In the years following the 1st global struggle a brand new iteration emerged, wistful and weak underneath the glitter. the brilliant younger issues of Nineteen Twenties London, with their paradoxical mixture of innocence and class, exercised their creative minds and vile our bodies in all types of capricious escapade. In those pages a bright collection of characters, between them the suffering author Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt quick and furiously for ever higher sensations and the hedonistic success in their wishes. Evelyn Waugh's acidly humorous satire unearths the darkness and vulnerability underneath the glowing floor of the excessive life.

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El carnaval de Roma by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Las fiestas no son el tema valuable de Goethe, pero en el curso de sus viajes forzosamente tuvo que participar en algunas y dejar constancia de sus impresiones. Juan de Sola ha reunido, traducido y prologado en este volumen dos textos contrapuestos pero igualmente reveladores: El carnaval de Roma (1789), acompañado por las veinte ilustraciones en colour originales de Georg Melchior Kraus, y los angeles fiesta de san Roque en Bingen (1817). Dos espléndidas crónicas que, en conjunto, ofrecen una sugerente muestra de l. a. literatura de viajes de quien fue llamado «el príncipe de los poetas». Johann Wolfgang Goethe, hijo de una familia de l. a. alta burguesía, nació en Francfort en 1749, y murió en Weimar en 1832, universalmente reconocido y admirado. Entre una fecha y otra no solo se extienden dos grandes revoluciones históricas, sino que l. a. Ilustración, a través del Sturm und Drang y del clasicismo, ha dado paso al Romanticismo, que marcará el rumbo del hombre moderno. Su novela de juventud Las penas del joven Werther (1774; Alba Clásica núm. cxx) causó sensación en toda Europa. En Poesía y Verdad (1811-1830; Alba Clásica Maior núm. iii) dejó testimonio de su juventud. Su obra maestra en dos partes, Fausto (1772-1831), aglutina espléndidamente todas las etapas de su carrera.

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Los pazos de Ulloa (Penguin Clásicos) by Emilia Pardo Bazán

By Emilia Pardo Bazán

A EMILIA PARDO BAZÁN (1851-1921), que acabó con el tabú que circunscribía a las escritoras a los angeles parcela de los angeles «literatura femenina», deben las letras españolas l. a. introducción de los principios de los angeles escuela naturalista, tal y como fueron definidos por Émile Zola; y ello en el doble nivel de los angeles narración y los angeles crítica literaria.

El compromiso de los angeles condesa de Pardo Bazán con el naturalismo no le impidió, sin embargo, adoptar ciertas distancias a su respecto y afirmar una originalidad e independencia propias a los angeles hora de formular teorías o de plasmar novelescamente l. a. realidad. En «La cuestión palpitante» —ensayo polémico que antecede en cuatro años a LOS PAZOS DE ULLOA (publicada en 1886) y que es, en cierto modo, su preparación teórica— l. a. narradora gallega critica el determinismo y utilitarismo de los angeles escuela de Zola, «su carácter cerrado y exclusivo, que se parece a las habitaciones bajas de techo y muy chicas, en las cuales l. a. respiración es insuficiente».

En todo caso, los trabajos teóricos de l. a. Pardo Bazán forzosamente han de ser puestos en relación con su obra narrativa, ya que, en última instancia, son sus convicciones de creadora las que orientan su estética. En «Los pazos de Ulloa», su más lograda novela, l. a. crudeza de las situaciones y descripciones —que escandalizaron a l. a. sociedad de su tiempo— se aúna con una delicada sensibilidad para el paisaje de su tierra natal y con una decidida voluntad de revelar, por medio del artificio novelesco, las dimensiones ocultas de los angeles realidad. «La madre naturaleza», que es su directa continuación, lleva a un nivel todavía más elevado de expresividad lírica y riqueza léxica los angeles descripción del país gallego.

El volumen de relatos publicado también en esta misma colección —«Un destripador de antaño y otros cuentos»— permite, finalmente, apreciar l. a. extraordinaria capacidad de fabulación de l. a. gran escritora.

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Nomads of the North: A Story of Romance and Adventure Under by James Oliver Curwood

By James Oliver Curwood

The foundation for numerous memorable movie variations, Nomads of the North is a gripping action-adventure story that provides readers a heady combination of misbegotten love, crossed wires, bold getaways, and brave deeds. Will lately reunited fanatics Raoul and Nanette make it as fugitives dwelling within the harsh Northern woodland? learn Nomads of the North to determine.

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The Princess Casamassima by Henry James

By Henry James

The illegitimate and impoverished son of a designer and a nobleman, Hyacinth Robinson has grown up with a powerful experience of good looks that heightens his acute sympathy for the inequalities that encompass him. Drawn right into a mystery circle of radical politics he makes a rash vow to dedicate a violent act of terrorism. but if the Princess Casamassima - appealing, shrewdpermanent and bored - takes him up and introduces him to her personal international of wealth and refinement, Hyacinth is torn. he's horrified through the destruction that will be wreaked via revolution, yet nonetheless believes he needs to honour his vow, and reveals himself gripped in an agonizing and, finally, deadly problem.

A compelling mixture of mental statement, wit and compassion, The Princess Casamassima (1886) is one in all Henry James's such a lot deeply own novels.

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The Touchstone by Edith Wharton

By Edith Wharton

Glennard had by no means proposal himself a hero; yet he have been sure that he used to be incapable of baseness.

The tale of a tender guy who scorns the affection of a tortured novelist, in simple terms to have her phrases get back to hang-out him from the lifeless, The Touchstone exhibits off the talents Wharton grew to become recognized for in novels reminiscent of Ethan Frome and residence of Mirth, quite her piercing and scrumptious expertise for satiric statement. yet regardless of its masterly keep an eye on, this startlingly glossy story can be a simmering, insurgent cri de coeur unleashed by way of a author who was once herself unappreciated in her personal time. the mix of those attributes make this edgy novella a relocating and suspenseful homage to the ability of literature itself.

The paintings of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is usually unrecognized via lecturers and publishers. still, it's a shape loved and practiced through literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville residence celebrates this renegade paintings shape and its practitioners with titles which are, commonly, awarded in booklet shape for the 1st time.

About the Author

Edith Wharton was once born Edith Newbold Jones in 1862 in long island urban, right into a socially admired kinfolk whose wealth got here from genuine property holdings. She was once discouraged from an curiosity in writing by way of her mom, who forbid her analyzing modern literature. yet in 1878, a relatives pal handed alongside a few of her poems to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who championed them for book. She went directly to continue an strange measure of independence regardless of marrying Edward Wharton, whom she divorced 30 years later. In 1921, she turned the 1st girl to win the Pulitzer Prize (for her novel The Age of Innocence). Wharton died in France in 1937.

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