Download E-books The Innocents Abroad or, the New Pilgrims' Progress PDF

By Mark Twain

The Innocents in a foreign country is among the such a lot well-liked and influential shuttle books ever written approximately Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the yank "New Barbarians" and the ecu "Old World" offers a lot comedian fodder for Mark Twain--and a remarkably perceptive lens at the human situation. Gleefully skewering the ethos of yankee tourism in Europe, Twain's energetic satire finally unearths simply what it really is that defines cultural id. As Twain himself issues out, "Broad, healthy, charitable perspectives of fellows and issues can't be received via vegetating in a single little nook of the earth all one's lifetime." And Jane Jacobs observes in her advent, "If the reader is American, he can also locate himself on a travel of his personal psyche."

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Download E-books Norte Y Sur (Clásica Maior) PDF

A través de l. a. historia de Margaret Hale, una joven del sur de Inglaterra que por circunstancias familiares se ve obligada a trasladarse al norte, Elizabeth Gaskell plasma los conflictos sociales y políticos derivados de l. a. revolución commercial en l. a. Inglaterra de mediados del siglo XIX. Para los angeles heroína, el sur donde ha nacido simboliza el idilio rural; frente a él, el norte es sucio, rudo y violento.

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Download E-books Quinto y último libro de Pantagruel PDF

By François Rabelais

En los últimos capítulos del "Quinto libro", Pantagruel y su inseparable compañero Panurgo llegan al lejano oráculo de los angeles divina Botella, viaje proyectado en
el capítulo forty seven del Tercer libro y emprendido
en el "Cuarto". El "Quinto y último libro" prolonga el tema del viaje marítimo que hunde sus raíces en l. a. Antigüedad, en l. a. Edad Media y en las crónicas de viajes reales de l. a. época del autor. Pantagruel, heredero de Ulises, viaja por mares desconocidos y descubre mundos fantásticos, en el relato de un viaje hacia lo exótico y desconocido.

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Download E-books The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Graham Greene

Graham Greene's vintage exploration of affection, innocence, and morality in Vietnam

"I by no means knew a guy who had larger reasons for all of the difficulty he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler feedback of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what's probably the main debatable novel of his occupation. Pyle is the brash younger idealist despatched out through Washington on a mysterious undertaking to Saigon, the place the French military struggles opposed to the Vietminh guerrillas.

As younger Pyle's well-intentioned guidelines blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a professional and cynical British reporter, reveals it very unlikely to face adequately apart as an observer. yet Fowler's factors for intervening are suspect, either to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's appealing Vietnamese mistress.

Originally released in 1956 and two times tailored to movie, The Quiet American continues to be a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at huge. This Graham Greene Centennial version features a new introductory essay through Robert Stone.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.


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Download E-books The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation PDF

By Sophocles, Robert Bagg, James Scully

Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete performs of Sophocles. within the culture of Robert Fagles’bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles’ dramasaccessible and interesting for the fashionable reader. scholars new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and somebody wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will locate not more pleasing front to thesemilestones of global literature than in Bagg andScully’s The whole performs of Sophocles.

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Download E-books Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of technology (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully specific and hugely unique satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean student Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, instantly lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males can have any variety of aspects, looking on their social status.
Through unusual occurrences that carry him into touch with a number of geometric kinds, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one measurement) and Pointland (no dimensions) and finally entertains ideas of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a innovative notion for which he's lower back to his two-dimensional international. Charmingly illustrated via the writer, Flatland is not just interesting studying, it truly is nonetheless a prime fictional creation to the concept that of the a number of dimensions of house. "Instructive, enjoyable, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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Download E-books A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics) PDF

By James Joyce

James Joyce's coming-of-age tale, a travel de strength of fashion and technique

The first, shortest, and such a lot approachable of James Joyce’s novels, A Portrait of the Artist as a tender Man portrays the Dublin upbringing of Stephen Dedalus, from his younger days at Clongowes wooden university to his radical wondering of all conference. In doing so, it offers an indirect self-portrait of the younger Joyce himself. At its heart lie questions of starting place and resource, authority and authorship, and the connection of an artist to his kin, tradition, and race. Exuberantly creative standard, the unconventional subtly and fantastically orchestrates the styles of citation and repetition instrumental in its hero’s quest to create his personal personality, his personal language, existence, and paintings: “to forge within the smithy of my soul the uncreated sense of right and wrong of my race.”
This Penguin Classics version is the definitive textual content, licensed through the Joyce property and collated from all identified proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to mirror the author’s unique wishes. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Divina Comedia (Selección) (Cátedra Base) PDF

L. a. " Divina Comedia " es una obra extensa, compleja, extraña, llena de momentos sublimes e inolvidables, pero también de otros difíciles y farragosos. Un grandioso poema donde el autor quiso aunar l. a. poesía con el conocimiento. Un viaje iniciático por los Reinos de Ultratumba lleno de incidentes y peripecias, en las que Dante vierte toda su fantasía y capacidad de fabulación, desde los parajes más lóbregos e infectos del Infierno, hasta los más resplandecientes e inmateriales del Paraíso, pasando por las delicadas descripciones paisajísticas del Purgatorio. l. a. " Divina Comedia " da cuenta de una complejísima gama de sentimientos humanos que nos emocionan y admiran. Esta selección ofrece un landscape normal de l. a. obra que pone de manifiesto el porqué de esa fascinación que no cesa y se renueva a lo largo de los siglos, de esta obra inmensa del genio humano.

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Download E-books Los papeles de Aspern PDF

By Henry James

Un joven crítico y editor fascinado con l. a. obra del difunto poeta Jeffrey Aspern se entera de que Juliana Bordereau, una de sus musas, vive aún, anciana y aislada, en un palazzo veneciano. Convencido de que conserva cartas y fabric inédito del poeta, se acerca a ella camuflando sus intenciones y consigue que lo acepte como inquilino. El joven se introduce entonces en un mundo agónico y fantasmagórico, volcado exclusivamente en el recuerdo, que los angeles orgullosa anciana habita con los angeles única compañía de una sobrina suya, una mujer ya madura que no parece haber conocido otra cosa que l. a. reclusión y el legado de un esplendor desaparecido: «Vivimos en un silencio aterrador –dice–. No sé cómo pasan los días. No tenemos vida.» los angeles presencia del joven trae un poco de «vida» a su relegada existencia, aunque el descubrimiento de que las razones de éste no son desinteresadas ni inocentes dé un turbio e inesperado vuelco a los angeles situación. los angeles idolatración del pasado y l. a. necesidad de protegerlo envuelven a los personajes en una trama maestra de ambigüedades y bajezas, en los angeles que el romanticismo y el materialismo se funden en una relación misteriosamente dialéctica. Los papeles de Aspern (1888) es, junto con Otra vuelta de tuerca, quizá los angeles nouvelle más famosa y emblemática de Henry James.

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