Download E-books Goodbye to Berlin PDF

By Christopher Isherwood

Isherwood's vintage tale of Berlin within the Nineteen Thirties - and the foundation for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition.

First released in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on level and display through Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: fascinating, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously ugly, with its nightlife and dreamers; risky, with its vice and intrigue; robust and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires ― this used to be the interval whilst Hitler used to be starting his circulation to strength. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited via a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, who considers lowering her Bu¨steto relieve her middle palpitations; Peter and Otto, a homosexual couple suffering to come back to phrases with their dating; and the celebrated and doomed Jewish relatives, the Landauers.

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Download E-books A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Charles Dickens

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― seriously in debt and obligated to his writer ― all started paintings on a booklet to assist complement his family's meager source of revenue. That quantity, A Christmas Carol, has lengthy considering the fact that develop into probably the most liked tales within the English language. As a lot part of the vacation season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favourite maintains to please new readers and re-ignite ideas of charity and goodwill.
With its characters displaying many features ― in addition to disasters ― usually ascribed to Dickens himself, the innovative and wonderful story relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a sequence of spectral viewers. visiting with them via Christmases prior, current, and destiny, he's eventually remodeled from an boastful, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a beneficiant, warmhearted, and being concerned person. Written through one among England's maximum and most well-liked novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the real that means of Christmas.

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Download E-books A Philosophical View Of Reform PDF

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it will probably comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we've made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, maintaining, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, glossy versions which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Download E-books The Metamorphosis PDF

"The Metamorphosis" (original German name: "Die Verwandlung") is a brief novel by means of Franz Kafka, first released in 1915. it is usually stated as one of many seminal works of fiction of the twentieth century and is broadly studied in schools and universities around the western global. the tale starts with a touring salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to discover himself reworked into an insect.

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Download E-books Barnaby Rudge (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

'One of Dickens' such a lot ignored, yet so much profitable, novels' Peter Ackroyd

Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge is a brilliant portrait of London's descent into anarchy, the place 'King Mob' principles the streets, and blameless lives are swept up within the chaos. Set opposed to the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a narrative of puzzle and suspense which starts with an unsolved double homicide and is going directly to contain conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. throughout the process the unconventional fathers and sons develop into adverse, apprentices plot opposed to their masters and Protestants conflict with Catholics at the streets. And, as London erupts into rebel, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to flee the curse of his personal earlier. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and personal horror, its unusual secrets and techniques and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a strong, demanding mixture of historic realism and Gothic melodrama. This version relies at the one-volume e-book of Barnaby Rudge, reproducing the entire unique illustrations through 'Phiz' and George Cattermole. Appendices contain a map of London on the time of the Gordon Riots and the preface to the 1868 edition.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes through unusual 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 Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction PDF

By Denys Johnson-Davies

This brilliant anthology gains the paintings of seventy-nine remarkable writers from everywhere in the Arab-speaking international, from Morocco within the west to Iraq within the east, Syria within the north to Sudan within the south.
Edited via Denys Johnson-Davies, known as via Edward acknowledged “the best Arabic-to-English translator of our time,” this treasury of Arab voices is varied in types and issues, yet united through a typical language. It spans the complete historical past of recent Arabic literature, from its roots in western cultural effect on the finish of the 19th century to the present-day flowering of Naguib Mahfouz’s literary little children. one of the Egyptian writers who laid the root for the Arabic literary renaissance are the nice Tawfik al-Hakim; the quick tale pioneer Mahmoud Teymour; and Yusuf Idris, who embraced Egypt’s brilliant spoken vernacular. An excerpt from the Sudanese author Tayeb Salih’s novel Season of Migration to the North, one of many Arab world’s most interesting, looks along the Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni’s stories of the Tuaregs of North Africa, the Iraqi author Mohamed Khudayir’s masterly tale “Clocks Like Horses,” and the paintings of such ladies writers as Lebanon’s Hanan al-Shaykh and Morocco’s Leila Abouzeid.

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Download E-books The Artificial Silk Girl PDF

By Irmgard Keun

Prior to intercourse and the town there has been Bridget Jones. And sooner than Bridget Jones was once the unreal Silk woman.

In 1931, a tender lady author residing in Germany used to be encouraged by means of Anita Loos's gents desire Blondes to explain pre-war Berlin and the age of cinematic glamour in the course of the eyes of a lady. The ensuing novel, the factitious Silk woman, 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 bogus Silk woman. just one English translation was once released, in nice Britain, earlier than the booklet disappeared within the chaos of the resultant battle. this day, greater than seven a long time later, the tale of this essential "material woman" is still as correct as ever, as an available new translation brings this misplaced vintage to gentle once again. different Press is happy to announce the republication of the substitute Silk woman, elegantly translated by way of famous Germanist Kathie von Ankum, and with a brand new creation by way of Harvard professor Maria Tatar.

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Download E-books The Arabian Nights, Volume II: More Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights PDF

Quantity in a suite of stories representing targeted genres- from fairy stories to erotica-revealing the customs and societies within the medieval heart East, as instructed by means of the mythic Sheherazade.

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Download E-books Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Writings About New York (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

Maggie: A lady of the Streets and different Writings approximately New York, through Stephen Crane, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variations at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the outstanding gains of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from modern-day best writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged by way of the paintings
  • Comments by means of different well-known authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for extra examining
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All variations are fantastically designed and are revealed to better necessities; a few contain illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, historic, and literary—to improve every one reader's knowing of those enduring works.


Written prior to yet released after The pink Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane’s Maggie: a lady of the Streets deals a stark picture of the underbelly of city American lifestyles on the finish of the 19th century. Maggie Johnson, a stunning blameless too moderate to hold the burden of poverty, desires of escaping New York’s Bowery and the informal cruelty of her alcoholic kin. After her more youthful brother dies, she runs off with Pete, a bartender with pretensions to wealth and tradition. yet Pete himself is definitely seduced by means of the doubtless subtle Nellie, and Maggie reveals herself deserted within the unforgiving metropolis.


Publishers feared that Crane’s portrait of brutal fathers swilling away their lives in reasonable bars, drunken moms raging at terrified childrens, and ruined younger ladies jogging the streets, will be greater than their readers may endure. yet Crane’s impressionistic sort and thematic depth gained the day, and Maggie—the author’s favourite between his works—helped to form the writers that him and start the period of literary naturalism.


This variation additionally contains the quick novel George’s mom, plus “A evening on the Millionaire’s Club,” “Opium’s diverse Dreams,” “When a guy Falls, a Crowd Gathers,” and several of Crane’s masterful brief stories.


Robert Tine is the writer of six novels, together with State of Grace and Black Market. He has written for numerous periodicals and magazines—from the New York Times to Newsweek.

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