By Mark Twain
Because the protagonist of a fantastic, pleasant tale that may be learn both as natural leisure or for social feedback, Twain's Yankee is a straightforward American folks personality that confronts the Aristocracy and knighthood. it's also a satire on nostalgia.
By Michael Wallner
Set in 1943, APRIL IN PARIS is the dramatic tale of an very unlikely love among a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in occupied Paris.
Roth, a twenty-one-year-old German soldier, has spent such a lot of his time in occupied Paris operating within the army’s again workplaces. but if his superiors study of his skill to talk accent-free French, he's by surprise transferred to Gestapo headquarters to paintings as an interpreter throughout the interrogation of Resistance warring parties. instead of query his function within the Nazi regime, Roth interprets with impeccable accuracy because the torture proceeds.
But while his responsibility ends, Roth slips clear of his fellow officials, alterations into civilian outfits, and wanders aimlessly via Paris disguised as his modify ego “Antoine.” at some point he's drawn into an antiquarian book place and turns into enchanted with the bookseller’s attractive daughter, Chantal. the 2 start to meet and fall in love earlier than Roth has the braveness to bare his precise identification, nor to find Chantal’s.
When a bomb positioned in a favored nightclub by way of the Resistance kills numerous high-ranking German officials, Roth unearths himself no longer in his function as translator yet because the suspect of the SS’s interrogation.
April in Paris is a kind of infrequent books within which the emotional strength of the affection tale is matched via page-turning suspense. Written in a sublime and arresting variety, it's a exciting novel by means of a promising new author, who has introduced the truth of a war-torn previous greatly to the present.
By Walter Eugene Clark
This scarce antiquarian e-book is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could actually include imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we now have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, conserving, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, glossy versions which are actual to the unique paintings.
By Michael Heller
During this literary memoir, poet and essayist Michael Heller interweaves relatives and private background with reflections on language, poetry, faith, and reminiscence itself.
By Lynn Stegner
Kate Riley isn't the type of heroine we meet in such a lot American novels. Self-centered, shape-shifting, pushed from one guy to a different and one urban to the following, she is all too real—but on no account the dependable and regular homebody of idealized womanhood. after we first come across her, Kate (or Katherine, or Kate of the Prairie, or Katrina) is set to suffer exploratory mind surgical procedure for a situation she herself has fabricated. Sobered via the gravity of the method, she commences a trip of reminiscence that takes us again to the Saskatchewan village the place she grew up and to the singular occasion that altered her without end and irrevocably set the process her life. From her formative years, within which she used to be held captive to a mom long past mad, via her grownup existence, which unfolds as a enthralling series of fellows, deserted youngsters, and perpetual move, Kate’s tale is one among desperation and noteworthy invention, a unusually American story, brilliantly narrated via certainly one of our most unusual writers. (20070413)
By Henricus Ludolfus Ahrens
This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could possibly include imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we have now made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, conserving, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, smooth variants which are real to the unique paintings.
By Francesca Romana Nocchi
The Epigrammata Bobiensia are a set inclusive of seventy one poems written among the fourth and 5th century d.C. This e-book deals new solutions to previous and primary questions, corresponding to the id of the authors of nameless texts, the unique quantity of the gathering, and the disposal of an analogous epigrams. the gathering bargains with an important number of epigrammatic subject matters and genres: whereas translations are mainly from the Greek, the most and most respected epigrams are these written by way of the poet Naucellius. the entire authors belong to an informed pagan surroundings linked to Symmachus, yet gravitating towards Ausonius. The absence of polemical accents and the quest for balanced expressions healthy good with this pagan elite, for whom the literary revival of vintage versions is a rhetorical workout and an software of cultural confirmation. the significance of Epigrammata Bobiensia is composed preeminently within the proven fact that they seem because the so much emblematic cultural made of past due Antiquity.
By Martin Blocksidge
Written for in-service lecturers, this quantity covers concepts for educating literature to 11-18 years olds in addition to masking the works and authors taught through the syllabus.