Download E-books La fille Elisa PDF

By Edmond de Goncourt

Histoire d'une prostituée criminelle, los angeles Fille Élisa (1877) jette une lumière crue sur deux mondes en marge : les maisons closes et les prisons. En retraçant l. a. décomposition psychique d'une fille de rien, condamnée dès sa naissance à l'effacement et à l. a. déréliction, Edmond de Goncourt, hanté par le memento de son frère Jules, mort aphasique sept ans plus tôt, fait ici un grand roman sur le silence. Saisissante étude où le « kind artiste » se mêle à l. a. nudité violente de l'intrigue, l. a. Fille Élisa remporta à sa parution un succès qu'aucun des romans antérieurs des deux frères n'avait connu.

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Download E-books Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Marcel Proust

Sodom and Gomorrah—now in a great translation by way of John Sturrock—takes up the subject matter of gay love, female and male, and dwells on how damaging sexual jealousy may be if you happen to endure it. Proust’s novel can be an unforgiving research of either the decadent excessive society of Paris and the increase of a philistine bourgeoisie that's as a way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in past volumes now reappear in a special mild and take heart level, particularly Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he's in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus.

  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe variation with French flaps and plush design

  • The first thoroughly new translation of Proust's novel because the 1920s

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Download E-books Estampas de caballeretes y de parejitas. Estampas de señoritas. PDF

No estábamos preparados para tal cantidad de genuino humor, e impresionante conocimiento de l. a. vida, presentados de una forma tan poco pretenciosa. The Examiner (4 de febrero de 1838)

El éxito en 1837 de Estampas de señoritas de Edward Caswall, un oscuro humorista que escribía con seudónimo, empujó a Charles Dickens a publicar una réplica anónima, Estampas de caballeretes (1838), dedicada a «las señoritas del Reino Unido». En ella acusaba amablemente a Caswall de cierta misoginia y se disponía a ampliar el repertorio al género masculino. En 1840, justo el día de l. a. boda de los angeles reina Victoria (16 de febrero), Dickens continuó el ciclo con Estampas de parejitas, preocupado por el peligro de «superpoblación» que podría acarrear el ejemplo del matrimonio real.

En conjunto, estas tres sequence de estampas componen un sensacional cuadro satírico de l. a. juventud victoriana, en el que brillan el ingenio, l. a. capacidad para crear personajes únicos y memorables, el estilo vibrante y torrencial, y esa variedad de registros que Dickens siempre supo practicar con astucia y acierto… y a veces tan rápidamente, de una línea a otra.

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Download E-books A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain : Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Daniel Defoe

This booklet covers Britain within the early eighteenth century. It presents an advent that's either informative and inventive, trustworthy and interesting. To the culture of shuttle writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's adventure as a businessman, soldier, fiscal journalist and undercover agent, and his travel (1724-6) is a useful resource of social and fiscal background. yet this ebook is way greater than a superbly written consultant to Britain in advance of the economic revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, creative streak that endows his paintings with staggering power and stress, and the travel is his deeply inventive reaction to a courageous new financial global. via making use of his talents as a chronicler, a polemicist and an artistic author keenly delicate to the depredations of time, Defoe greater than achieves his target of rendering 'the current nation' of england.

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Download E-books Robinson Crusoe PDF

Robinson Crusoe is a singular by way of Daniel Defoe, first released on 25 April 1719. this primary version credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its writer, prime many readers to think he was once a true individual and the ebook a travelogue of precise incidents. It used to be released lower than the significantly longer unique name The existence and weird Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived 8 and two decades, on their own in an un-inhabited Island at the Coast of the USA, close to the Mouth of the nice River of Oroonoque; Having been forged on Shore by means of Shipwreck, in which the entire males perished yet himself. With An Account how he was once finally as unusually deliver'd through Pyrates. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in shape, the publication is a fictional autobiography of the name personality (whose beginning identify is Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends years on a distant tropical island close to Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers ahead of being rescued. the tale is generally looked as if it would were stimulated by means of the lifetime of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for 4 years at the Pacific island known as "Más a Tierra" (in 1966 its identify was once replaced to Robinson Crusoe Island), Chile. in spite of the fact that, different attainable resources were recommend for the textual content. it truly is attainable, for instance, that Defoe was once encouraged via the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an prior novel additionally set on a desolate tract island. one other resource for Defoe's novel can have been Robert Knox's account of his abduction via the King of Ceylon in 1659 in "An ancient Account of the Island Ceylon," Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons (Publishers to the University), 1911.

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Download E-books Can You Forgive Her? (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Anthony Trollope, Stephen Wall

Anthony Trollope's stock-in-trade used to be the lifetime of the good drawing rooms of mid-Victorian England, the place the thirst for wealth and political strength and the necessity for romance regularly shaped and reformed in unforeseen, illuminating combinations. Can You Forgive Her?, the tale of Alice Vavasor, her conundrums in love, and her confusions concerning the rights and tasks of a latest, is the 1st novel in his exceptional Palliser sequence; it really is energized on each web page via the affectionate and ironicdelight Trollope felt in gazing the entanglements of his best characters.

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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Edith Nesbit

"“I love E. Nesbit. . . . Her young children are very actual . . . and he or she was once particularly a groundbreaker in her day."
—- J. okay. Rowling, writer of the best-selling Harry Potter series

Considered the 1st smooth author for kids, Edith Nesbit wrote splendidly creative stories approximately magical adventures within the daily global. In Five little ones and It (1902), a bunch of kids are digging in a sandpit sooner or later once they find a small, bad-tempered sand-fairy referred to as the Psammead, who's allowed to supply one want consistent with day. the kids want for plenty of things—to be attractive, to be wealthy, to develop wings—but not one of the needs prove correct. fortunately, the magic wears off at sundown, yet will that be quickly enough?

The Enchanted Castle (1907) starts off whilst 3 teenagers bump into a mysterious condominium and realize an invisible princess and a magic ring. in the beginning all of it seems to be an exceptional event. while the youngsters desire an viewers for a play they've got fixed, they make their very own out of outdated outfits, pillows, and umbrellas. Then issues pass inexplicably fallacious. To the younger dramatists' horror, because the curtain falls, there's a ghastly applause. The creatures have come alive—and they turn out to be such a lot disagreeable!

Features illustrations by means of H. R. Millar.

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Download E-books Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Mark Twain

En «Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer» Mark Twain recreo una época de cercas enjalbegadas y picnics dominicales en l. a. parroquia, cuando el trasiego de los angeles vida desbordaba el Mississippi y l. a. esclavitud estaba a l. a. orden del día; eran los años del «antebellum», antes de que los angeles guerra de Secesión transformara los angeles historia de Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, mientras Tom Sawyer forma una banda de piratas para ir en busca de un tesoro enterrado, o cuando esta en casa compartiendo un brebaje con el gato de su tía Polly, lo que se proyecta no es solo el mundo rural de los estado sureños en el siglo XIX, sino l. a. ilusión de una infancia eterna. Esta edición, en una traducción de Simón Santainés, se abre con una introducción del reconocido experto en Mark Twain R. Kent Rasmussen, donde defiende l. a. capacidad del autor de fascinar a lectores de cualquier edad a través de una mirada irónica que contrasta con las fechorías de Tom Sawyer, uno de los personajes mas emblemáticos de l. a. literatura estadounidense.

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Download E-books The Epic of Gilgamesh PDF

N. okay. Sandars's landmark translation of 1 of the 1st and maximum works of Western literature

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his spouse Enkidu are the single heroes to have survived from the traditional literature of Babylon, immortalized during this epic poem that dates again to the 3rd millennium BC. jointly they trip to the Spring of stripling, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. while Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh’s grief and worry of demise are such that they lead him to adopt a quest for everlasting existence. A undying story of morality, tragedy and natural adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man’s look for immortality.
N. ok. Sandars’s lucid, obtainable translation is prefaced via a close advent that examines the narrative and historic context of the paintings. additionally, there's a thesaurus of names and a map of the traditional Orient.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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