This anthology is a radical advent to vintage literature when you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. when you have recognized and enjoyed those works long ago, this is often a call for participation to reunite with outdated pals in a clean new structure. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this specific assortment brings jointly works as diversified and influential because the Pilgrim’s growth and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it's must-have addition to any library.
By Henry James
A tender governess is distributed to a good state residence to deal with orphaned young children. to start with plants and Miles appear to be version students yet progressively the governess begins to suspect that anything is particularly flawed with them. As she units out to discover the corrupt secrets and techniques of the home she turns into increasingly more confident that anything evil is observing her.
By Oscar Wilde
A tender guy often called Guido is determined upon revenge, making plans to homicide the duke of Padua, who murdered Guido’s father years earlier than. despite the fact that, Guido quickly reveals that he has fallen in love with the duke’s spouse, the duchess of Padua , and their romance complicates Guido’s intentions.
Originally composed for a selected actress, Mary Anderson, who finally rejected the play, The Duchess of Padua used to be now not played at the degree till years after its composition. Written in clean verse, The Duchess of Padua is one among Oscar Wilde’s purely actual tragedies.
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By Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee
Introducing probably the most well-known characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks one of the maximum novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a conflict among stable and evil, and contains them to the barricades throughout the rebellion of 1832 with a wide ranging realism that's unsurpassed in glossy prose. inside of his dramatic tale are subject matters that catch the mind and the sentiments: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by means of Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the common wish to break out the prisons of our personal minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his feedback of the French political and judicial structures, however the portrait that resulted is greater than existence, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses while it touches the heart.
This Signet Classics version is the single thoroughly unabridged paperback version to be had today.
Translated via Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, in response to the vintage nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation
With an advent via Lee Fahnestock
and a brand new Afterword
By Nikos Kazantzakis
A gorgeous new translation of the vintage book—and foundation for the loved Oscar-winning film—brings the readability and sweetness of Kazantzakis’s language and tale alive.
First released in 1946, Zorba the Greek, is, on one hand, the tale of a Greek operating guy named Zorba, a passionate lover of lifestyles, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to paintings in a lignite mine, and the boys and girls of town the place they settle. nevertheless it's the tale of God and guy, The satan and the Saints; the fight of fellows to discover their souls and goal in existence and it truly is approximately love, braveness and faith.
Zorba has been acclaimed as one of many really memorable creations of literature—a personality created on an incredible scale within the culture of Falstaff and Sancho Panza. His years haven't dimmed the gusto and amazement with which he responds to all lifestyles deals him, even if he's operating within the mine, confronting mad priests in a mountain monastery, embellishing the stories of his existence or making like to keep away from sin. Zorba’s existence is wealthy with all of the joys and sorrows that residing brings and his instance awakens within the narrator an knowing of the genuine which means of humanity. this is often one of many maximum life-affirming novels of our time.
Part of the trendy literary canon, Zorba the Greek, has accomplished common overseas acclaim and popularity. This re-creation translated, without delay from Kazantzakis’s Greek unique, is a extra devoted rendition of his unique language, principles, and tale, and offers Zorba because the writer intended him to be.
Written with sympathetic humor and compassion, this masterful portrait of upper-class decline made Ivan Goncharov well-known all through Russia on its book in 1859. Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia’s demise aristocracy—a guy so lazy that he has given up his task within the Civil provider, overlooked his books, insulted his pals, and located himself in debt. Too apathetic to do whatever approximately his difficulties, he lives in a grubby, crumbling house, waited on by means of Zakhar, his both idle servant. Terrified by way of the task essential to perform the genuine global, Oblomov manages to prevent paintings, postpones swap, and—finally—risks wasting the affection of his existence. This incredible translation through David Magarshack captures all of the refined comedy and near-tragedy of the original.
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By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Los hijos legítimos de Fiódor Pávlovich Karamázov –un «bufón», un «filisteo», un «déspota», solo en última instancia un padre– se reúnen después de haber sido educados, lejos unos de otros, en distintas partes de Rusia: Dmitri es soldado y, como su padre, bebedor, derrochador, lujurioso; Iván se ha convertido en un intelectual, el primer existencialista, según diría Jean-Paul Sartre; Aliosha ha abrazado los angeles religión y vive en un monasterio. Ineluctablemente, los angeles reunión common precipita los angeles disolución y l. a. tragedia.
Los hermanos Karamázov (1878-1880) fue los angeles última novela de Dostoievski y ahora l. a. presentamos en una nueva traducción, los angeles primera en español en casi 50 años. Esta obra enormous cuya influencia ha perdurado hasta nuestros días ha contado con admiradores como Tolstói (un ejemplar de l. a. novela fue encontrado junto a su lecho de muerte), Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Einstein, Sartre, Cormac McCarthy, J. M. Coetzee o Kurt Vonnegut. Este último, en su novela Matadero 5, dijo que todo lo que uno necesitaba saber en los angeles vida se encontraba en l. a. novela de Dostoievski.
By Robert Musil
'between the existence we are living and the existence we feel...there is the invisible border, like a slender gate'
Set in a boarding college in a distant sector of the Habsburg Empire on the flip of the final century, The Confusions of younger Torless is an excessive learn of an adolescent's mental improvement as he struggles to come back to phrases along with his conflicting feelings. via his dating with different boys Torless is led into sadistic and sexual encounters with a 3rd student which either repel and fascinate him. Estranged from daily life, Torless steadily learns to simply accept his studies and describe them with analytical precision.
The novel is predicated at the author's personal stories at an Austrian army academy. a faculty tale with a distinction, Torless extends the scope of fiction with its non-judgemental presentation of transgressive sexuality and violence. it's a profoundly nerve-racking exploration of a non-moral outlook on lifestyles and of dictatorial attitudes that prefigure the outbreak of the 1st international battle and the increase of fascism.
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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.