By Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane's first novel is the story of a beautiful younger slum woman pushed to brutal excesses by means of poverty and loneliness. It was once thought of so sexually frank and practical, that the booklet needed to be privately revealed first and foremost. It and GEORGE'S mom, the shorter novel that follows during this version, have been ultimately hailed because the first actual expressions of Naturalism in American letters and proven their author because the American apostle of a creative revolution which was once to change the form and future of civilization itself.
From the Paperback variation.
By Alexandre Dumas père
France within the 1660s is a boiling cauldron of plots and counter-plots as King Louis XIV struggles to increase his energy and rework himself into the "Sun King." Locked in the dreaded Bastille legal can be his enemies’ final weapon: an nameless prisoner compelled to put on an iron masks in order that none might even see his faceand research his spectacular mystery. yet quickly the famed d’Artagnan and the 3 Musketeers are swept into the actionbut no longer at the similar facet! Will they really be pressured to struggle each one other?
As a lot a story of poser and political intrigue as a swashbuckling experience, The guy within the Iron Mask is the ultimate novel in Alexandre Dumas’s sequence of d’Artagnan romances. the tale follows the heroic younger guy from the rustic who, with his 3 comrades, turns into a strong impact at the process French heritage. but what seems the main outstanding element of the tale is predicated on truth. in the course of Louis XIV’s reign, a mysterious masked prisoner did live within the Bastille and his identification continues to be a query to this day.
By Rabindranath Tagore
Riche brahmane, Bhupati n’a nul besoin de se mêler des affaires du monde. Il consacre pourtant sa vie au magazine anglophone et progressiste qu’il a fondé. Accaparé par son travail, il délaisse sa femme, los angeles belle et jeune Chârulatâ. Entourée de domestiques, maintenue dans los angeles désinvolture de l’enfance, Chârulatâ s’ennuie.
Bhupati confie à son cousin Amal, étudiant qu’il héberge, le soin de los angeles distraire par des cours particuliers. Traditionnellement acceptée dans los angeles société indienne, cette intimité avec le jeune beau-frère prend peu à peu un travel passionné. Ensemble ils partagent leur envie d’écrire sans être lus.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), l’un des plus grands écrivains indiens du xxe siècle, a reçu le prix Nobel de littérature en 1913. Poète, romancier, dramaturge, musicien, acteur, peintre a lutté pour l’indépendance de l’Inde, contre los angeles partition du Bengale, et a soutenu le mouvement de Gandhi. Chârulatâ est paru pour l. a. première fois en français aux éditions Zulma en 2009.
By James Joyce
With a foreword via Morris L. Ernst, and the 1933 selection of the U.S. District court docket rendered by way of pass judgement on John M. Woolsey lifting the ban at the access of Ulysses into the United States.
Ulysses is among the such a lot influential novels of the 20th century. It was once tough to discover a writer in the US keen to take it on, and whilst Jane Jeap and Margaret Anderson begun printing extracts from the booklet of their literary journal The Little evaluation in 1918, they have been arrested and charged with publishing obscenity. They have been fined $100, or even the hot York instances expressed pride with their conviction. Ulysses used to be now not released in ebook shape till 1922, while one other American girl, Sylvia seashore, released it in Paris her Shakespeare & corporation. Ulysses was once now not to be had legally in any English-speaking kingdom until eventually 1934, whilst Random residence effectively defended Joyce opposed to obscenity fees and released it within the smooth Library. This variation follows the total and unabridged textual content as corrected and reset in 1961. pass judgement on John Woolsey's selection lifting the ban opposed to Ulysses is reprinted, in addition to a letter from Joyce to Bennett Cerf, the writer of Random apartment, and the unique foreword to the e-book by way of Morris L. Ernst, who defended Ulysses through the trial.
By Irmgard Keun
Before intercourse and town there has been Bridget Jones. And earlier than Bridget Jones used to be the synthetic Silk lady.
In 1931, a tender lady author residing in Germany was once encouraged through Anita Loos's gents want Blondes to explain pre-war Berlin and the age of cinematic glamour during the eyes of a girl. The ensuing novel, the synthetic Silk lady, grew to become an acclaimed bestseller and a masterwork of German literature, within the culture of Christopher Isherwood's Berlin tales and Bertolt Brecht's 3 Penny Opera. Like Isherwood and Brecht, Keun published the darkish underside of Berlin's "golden twenties" with empathy and honesty. regrettably, a Nazi censorship board banned Keun's paintings in 1933 and destroyed all current copies of the factitious Silk woman. just one English translation was once released, in nice Britain, ahead of the e-book disappeared within the chaos of the resultant warfare. this present day, greater than seven many years later, the tale of this necessary "material girl" is still as appropriate as ever, as an obtainable new translation brings this misplaced vintage to mild once again. different Press is happy to announce the republication of the unreal Silk woman, elegantly translated through famous Germanist Kathie von Ankum, and with a brand new creation by way of Harvard professor Maria Tatar.
By H. Rider Haggard
H. Rider Haggard's ongoing saga approximately speeding explorer Allan Quatermain keeps in Allan's spouse, a unique that recounts many of the quests that Quatermain fell into whereas married to his moment spouse, an both fearless lady named Stella. The pair discovers a misplaced tribe governed over by means of a mysterious creature and reports dozens of alternative hair-raising adventures alongside the way in which.
By Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to hide the civil battle there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. 3 years later he accomplished the best novel to emerge from "the reliable fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. the tale of Robert Jordan, a tender American within the overseas Brigades connected to an antifascist guerilla unit within the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and braveness, love and defeat, and the tragic loss of life of a terrific. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the gorgeous Maria and his remarkable account of El Sordo's final stand, in his significant travesty of los angeles Pasionaria and his unwillingness to think in blind religion, Hemingway surpasses his fulfillment in The sunlight additionally Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a piece instantly infrequent and gorgeous, powerful and brutal, compassionate, relocating and clever. "If the functionality of a author is to bare reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after interpreting the manuscript, "no one ever so thoroughly played it." higher in strength, broader in scope, and extra intensely emotional than any of the author's past works, it stands as the best battle novels of all time.
By Anne Frank
12 de junho de 1942 – 1º de agosto de 1944. Ao longo deste período, a jovem Anne Frank escreveu em seu diário toda a tensão que a família Frank sofreu durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Ao fim de longos dias de silêncio e medo aterrorizante, eles foram descobertos pelos nazistas e deportados para campos de concentração. Anne inicialmente foi para Auschwitz, e mais tarde para Bergen-Belsen. A força da narrativa de Anne, com impressionantes relatos das atrocidades e horrores cometidos contra os judeus, faz deste livro um precioso documento. Seu diário já foi traduzido para sixty seven línguas, e é um dos livros mais lidos do mundo. Ele destaca sentimentos, aflições e pequenas alegrias de uma vida incomum, problemas da transformação da menina em mulher, o despertar do amor, a fé inabalável na religião e, principalmente, revela a rara nobreza de um espírito amadurecido no sofrimento. Um retrato da menina por trás do mito.
By James Joyce
Masterpiece of semi-autobiographical fiction unearths a strong portrait of the arrival of age of a tender guy of bizarre intelligence, sensitivity, and personality. Telling portrayals of an Irish upbringing and education, the Catholic Church and its priesthood, Parnell and Irish politics, sexual experimentation and its aftermath, and issues of artwork and morality.
By Charles Dickens
'you are to appreciate, Mr. Pip, that the identify of the individual that is your liberal benefactor continues to be a profound secret...'
Young Pip lives along with his sister and her husband the blacksmith, with few clients for development till a mysterious benefaction takes him from the Kent marshes to London. Pip is haunted by means of figures from his prior - the escaped convict Magwitch, the time-withered pass over Havisham and her proud and lovely ward, Estella - and in time uncovers not only the origins of his nice expectancies however the secret of his personal heart.
A robust and relocating novel, nice expectancies is suffused with Dickens's stories of the previous and its grip at the current, and it increases stressful questions on the level to which people have an effect on each one other's lives. This version incorporates a vigorous creation, Dickens's operating notes, the novel's unique finishing, and an extract from an early theatrical version. It reprints the definitive Clarendon textual content.
Readership: basic readers of Victorian novels, and of Charles Dickens specifically, scholars of nineteenth-century English literature, cultural reviews, comparative literature, the radical.