Category: Literary Classics

  • The Kraken Wakes

    By John Wyndham

    It began with fireballs dropping rain from the sky and crashing into the oceans’ deeps. Then ships begun sinking mysteriously and later ‘sea tanks’ emerged from the deeps to assert humans . . . For reporters Mike and Phyllis Watson, what at the beginning seems to be a interest turns into an international calamity. Helpless, they watch as humanity struggles to outlive now that water – one of many compounds upon which existence relies – is grew to become opposed to them. eventually, sea degrees start their inexorable upward push . . . The Kraken Wakes is a superb novel of ways humankind responds to the specter of its personal extinction and, finally, asks what we're ready to do so one can continue to exist.
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  • Sherlock Holmes. Relatos 2 (PENGUIN CLÁSICOS)

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    El presente volumen recoge las tres colecciones de relatos que completan en canon holmesiano: El regreso de Sherlock Holmes (1907), Su último saludo (1917) y El archivo de Sherlock Holmes (1927). Tras volver de una muerte que nunca tuvo lugar, Holmes sigue resolviendo los casos más complicados. En «La aventura de los angeles caja de cartón», por ejemplo, debe encontrar al remitente de un terrible paquete que contiene dos orejas humanas. En otras ocasiones, tiene que impedir sucesos casi inevitables, como en «Su último saludo», donde una peligrosa arma no puede caer en manos del enemigo a las puertas de los angeles Gran Guerra. O en «La aventura de l. a. melena de león» donde él mismo narra, mientras disfruta de un merecido retiro en Sussex, cómo atrapó a un extraño animal homicida.

    Esta edición, que se abre con un estudio introductorio de Andreu Jaume, pretende homenajear el empeño editorial de Esther Tusquets, cuyo proyecto de publicar el canon holmesiano quedó interrumpido. Juan Camargo, experto en novela de masas europea y americana, ha completado los angeles exertions traductora.

    «El trabajo es el mejor antídoto contra l. a. pena, mi querido Watson -dijo-, y tenemos uno para ambos esta noche.»

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  • The Return of the Soldier (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

    By Rebecca West

    Writing her first novel in the course of global warfare I, West examines the connection among 3 girls and a soldier struggling with shell-shock. This novel of an enclosed global invaded by way of public occasions additionally embodies in its characters the shifts in England's classification buildings first and foremost of the 20 th century.

    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 easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
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  • Le soleil se lève aussi d'Ernest Hemingway: Les Fiches de lecture d'Universalis

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    Publié en 1926, et également intitulé Fiesta, Le soleil se lève aussi, most efficient roman d’Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) qui lui valut aussitôt le succès, reprend en exergue los angeles remarque de son amie et compatriote Gertrude Stein : « Vous êtes une génération perdue. » Exprimant los angeles désillusion de l’après-guerre, il emprunte son titre à un passage de l’Ecclésiaste.

    Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Le soleil se lève aussi d'Ernest Hemingway

    Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de l. a. littérature ou de los angeles pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre.

    A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis :

    Reconnue mondialement pour los angeles qualité et l. a. fiabilité incomparable de ses courses, Encyclopaedia Universalis met l. a. connaissance à los angeles portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 2 hundred auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, images, cartes, dessins…), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est los angeles plus fiable assortment de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.
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  • The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (New Directions Paperbook)

    By Vladimir Nabokov

    Nabokov's first novel in English, one in every of his maximum and most unconsidered, with a brand new creation by means of Michael Dirda.

    The genuine lifetime of Sebastian Knight, Nabokov's first novel in English, was once accomplished in Paris in 1938, first released through New instructions in 1941, reissued in 1959 to huge severe acclaim and now relaunched back, with an appreciative advent by way of Pulitzer-Prize profitable critic Michael Dirda.

    This, the narrator tells us, is the true lifetime of well-known writer Sebastian Knight, the interior tale. After Knight's loss of life, his half-brother units out to penetrate the secret of the recognized English novelist's lifestyles, yet he's impeded by means of the fake, the distorted, the inappropriate. but the hunt proves to be a narrative particularly as interesting as any of Sebastian Knight's personal books, as baffling, and, in any case, as uniquely worthwhile. On one point, this literary detective tale has stinky issues to make in regards to the position of the artist in a society essentially opposed to the artistic spirit. On one other, The actual lifetime of Sebastian Knight probes the fundamental challenge of the paradox of human id: simply who used to be Sebastian Knight?

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  • Cumbres Borrascosas (CLÁSICOS B)

    Cumbres borrascosas, l. a. epica historia de Catherine y Heathcliff, situada en los sombrios y desolados paramos de Yorkshire, constituye una asombrosa imaginative and prescient metafisica del destino, l. a. obsesion, los angeles pasion y l. a. venganza. Con ella, Emily Brontë, que se vio obligada a ocultar su genero publicando sus obras bajo seudonimo, rompio por completo con los canones del decoro que l. a. Inglaterra victoriana exigia en toda novela, tanto en el tema escogido como en los angeles descripcion de los personajes. l. a. singularidad de su estructura narrativa y los angeles fuerza de su lenguaje los angeles convirtieron de inmediato en una de las obras mas perdurables e influyentes de l. a. historia de l. a. literatura. / Wuthering Heights is Emily Bronte's in basic terms novel; she died a 12 months after its ebook. A brooding Yorkshire story of a love that's superior than demise, it's also a fierce imaginative and prescient of metaphysical ardour, during which heaven and hell, nature and society, are powerfully juxtaposed. designated, mystical, with a undying attraction, it has develop into a vintage of English literature.
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  • Edward II

    By Bertolt Brecht

    This is publicly awarded the historical past of the problematical reign of Edward II, King of britain, and his lamentable demise.
    Also the fortune and finish of his favourite, Gaveston.
    Further, the careworn destiny of Queen Anne.
    Likewise the increase and fall of the good earl, Roger Mortimer; all of which occurred in England, mainly in London, 600 years in the past.
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  • The Waves

    By Virginia Woolf

    One of Woolf’s such a lot experimental novels, The Waves offers six characters in monologue - from morning till evening, from youth into previous age - opposed to a heritage of the ocean. the result's a wonderful refrain of voices that exists to not comment at the passing of occasions yet to rejoice the relationship among its a number of person parts.
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  • Victoria (Penguin Classics)

    By Knut Hamsun

    While it first seemed in 1898, this fourth novel by way of celebrated Norwegian author Knut Hamsun captured fast popularity of its poetic, psychologically extreme portrayal of love’s difficulty in a class-bound society. Set in a coastal village of past due nineteenth-century Norway, Victoria follows doomed fanatics via their thwarted lifelong romance. Johannes, the son of a miller, unearths proposal for his writing in his passionate devotion to Victoria, an impoverished aristocrat restricted by means of relatives loyalty. Separated by way of category limitations and social strain, the fated pair elements methods, basically to realize—too late—the grave misfortune in their misplaced chance. Elegantly rendered during this brand-new translation via Sverre Lyngstad, Victoria’s haunting lyricism and emotional intensity stay as undying as ever.

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