Category: Literary Classics

  • Stanley and the Women: A Novel

    By Kingsley Amis

    Simply while Stanley Duke thinks it is secure to sink into heart age, his son, Steve, is going insane. as though that were not negative adequate, Stanley reveals himself beset on each side through girls - neurotic, half-baked, severe or simply undeniable capricious.
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  • Georges (TREDITION CLASSICS) (French Edition)

    Cette œuvre fait partie de l. a. série TREDITION CLASSICS. l. a. maison d’édition tredition, basée à Hambourg, a publié dans los angeles série TREDITION CLASSICS des ouvrages anciens de plus de deux millénaires. Ils étaient pour l. a. plupart épuisés ou unique-ment disponible chez les bouquinistes. los angeles série est destinée à préserver los angeles littérature et à promouvoir los angeles tradition. Avec sa série TREDITION CLASSICS, tredition à comme yet de mettre à disposition des milliers de classiques de los angeles littérature mondiale dans différentes langues et de les diffuser dans le monde entier.
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  • The Garden of Eden

    By Ernest Hemingway

    A sensational bestseller whilst it seemed in 1986, The backyard of Eden is the final uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he labored on intermittently from 1946 until eventually his loss of life in 1961. Set at the Côte d'Azur within the Twenties, it's the tale of a tender American author, David Bourne, his glamorous spouse, Catherine, and the damaging, erotic online game they play after they fall in love with an identical girl. "A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, stylish, and unusually contemporary," The backyard of Eden represents classic Hemingway, the grasp "doing what not anyone did larger" (R. Z. Sheppard, Time).
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  • Crime and Punishment

    By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The years sooner than he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) were undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had began, Epoch, collapsed lower than its load of debt; and he was once threatened with debtor's legal. With an strengthen that he controlled to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win sufficient on the roulette desk to get himself out of debt. in its place, he misplaced all his cash; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg neighbors for loans to pay his resort invoice and come again to Russia. one in all his begging letters went to editor, inquiring for an develop on another unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
    One of the ideally suited masterpieces of worldwide literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the leading edge of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon reports from his personal criminal days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished pupil affected by his personal nihilism, and the fight among solid and evil. Believing that he's above the legislation, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile capacity, he brutally murders an previous lady — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, in poor health, greedy…good for nothing." crushed afterwards via emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to criminal. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can in basic terms be completed via agony. Infused with forceful non secular, social, and philosophical parts, the radical used to be an instantaneous luck. This notable, unforgettable paintings is reprinted right here within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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  • The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)

    By John Steinbeck

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

    First released in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the good melancholy chronicles the dirt Bowl migration of the Nineteen Thirties and tells the tale of 1 Oklahoma farm family members, the Joads—driven from their home and compelled to go back and forth west to the promised land of California. Out in their trials and their repeated collisions opposed to the not easy 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 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 energy, the unconventional captures the horrors of the nice melancholy and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At as soon as a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, highway novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s robust landmark novel could be the main American of yank Classics.

    This Centennial variation, particularly designed to commemorate 100 years of Steinbeck, positive factors french flaps and deckle-edged pages.

    For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.
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  • Lazarillo de Tormes and the Swindler: Two Spanish Picaresque Novels (Penguin Classics)

    The not going heroes of the Spanish picaresque novels make their approach - by way of no matter what skill they could - via a colorful and seamy underworld populated via unsavoury beggars, corrupt clergymen, eccentrics, whores and criminals. either Lazarillo de Tormesand Pablos and the swindler are made up our minds to realize the trimmings of the gentleman, yet have little time for the gentlemanly beliefs of faith, justice, honour and nobility.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
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  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    By Booth Tarkington

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize while it used to be first released in 1918, The incredible Ambersons chronicles the altering fortunes of 3 generations of an American dynasty. The protagonist of sales space Tarkington's nice ancient drama is George Amberson Minafer, the spoiled and boastful grandson of the founding father of the family's beauty. Eclipsed by way of a brand new breed of builders, financiers, and brands, this pampered scion starts off his sluggish descent from the midwestern aristocracy to the operating category.

    Today The amazing Ambersons is healthier identified in the course of the 1942 Orson Welles motion picture, yet because the critic Stanley Kauffmann famous, "It is excessive time that [the novel] seem back, to face open air the strength of Welles's genius, convinced in its personal right."

    "The tremendous Ambersons is likely to be Tarkington's most sensible novel," judged Van Wyck Brooks. "[It is] a standard tale of an American family members and town--the nice kin that in the community governed the roost and vanished nearly in an afternoon because the city unfold and darkened right into a urban. This novel without doubt was once an everlasting web page within the social heritage of the us, so admirably conceived and written used to be the story of the Ambersons, their condominium, their destiny and the expansion of the group during which they have been submerged within the end."


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  • Babbitt (Dover Thrift Editions)

    By Sinclair Lewis

    Prosperous and socially well known, George Babbitt seems to be to have every little thing a guy might want: reliable future health, an outstanding relatives, and a ecocnomic enterprise in a booming Midwestern urban. however the middle-aged actual property agent is shaken from his self-satisfaction by means of a starting to be restlessness with the restrictions of his existence. whilst a private concern forces a reexamination of his values, Babbitt mounts a uprising opposed to social expectancies — jeopardizing his popularity and company status in addition to his marriage.
    Widely thought of Sinclair Lewis's maximum novel, this satire of the yank social panorama created a sensation upon its 1922 book. Babbitt's identify turned an quick and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and the strictures of his life published the vacancy of the mainstream imaginative and prescient of good fortune. His tale displays the character of a conformist society, during which the pressures of conserving propriety can eventually reason participants to lose their position within the world.
    Babbitt ranks one of the vital 20th-century works addressing the struggles of individuals stuck within the equipment of contemporary lifestyles, and it continues to be ever-relevant as a cautionary story opposed to clinging to traditional values.
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  • Tender Is the Night

    Released in 1934, Tender Is the Night was once the most talked-about books of the 12 months. "It's remarkable how excellent a lot of it is," Ernest Hemingway stated to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is within the early phases of being my favourite e-book, much more than This facet of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are an outstanding author. think it -- no longer me."

    Set at the French Riviera within the overdue Nineteen Twenties, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the younger actress Rosemary Hoyt and the classy American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. an excellent younger psychiatrist on the time of his marriage, Dick is either husband and health care professional to Nicole, whose wealth goads him right into a way of life no longer his personal, and whose starting to be power highlights Dick's harrowing demise.

    A profound examine of the romantic inspiration of personality -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel circumvent Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of "a sleek Orpheus."
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