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By Edith Wharton
Burdened through poverty and spiritually dulled by way of a loveless marriage to an older lady. Frome is emotionally stirred via the coming of a younger cousin who's hired as loved ones aid. Mattie's presence not just brightens a depressing residence yet stirs long-dormant emotions in Ethan. Their growing to be love for each other, found by way of an embittered spouse, presages an finishing to this grim story that's either surprising and savagely ironic.
Headstrong and naïve, the younger Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is decided to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and visit battle to struggle for Napoleon. He stumbles at the conflict of Waterloo, ill-prepared, but jam-packed with enthusiasm for battle and glory. eventually heeding suggestion, Fabrizio sneaks again to Milan, purely to turn into embroiled in a sequence of amorous exploits, fuelled by way of his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged by means of Balzac to be crucial French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and bold, mixing the intrigues of the Italian courtroom with the romance and pleasure of youth.
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 simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
By C.S. Lewis
The 1st e-book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed area Trilogy, which keeps with Perelandra and That Hideous power, Out of the Silent Planet starts the adventures of the amazing Dr. Ransom. right here, that estimable guy is kidnapped by way of a megalomaniacal physicist and his associate and brought through spaceship to the purple planet of Malacandra. the 2 males are short of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would appear to slot the invoice. as soon as on the earth, notwithstanding, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his existence and his probabilities of returning to Earth, changing into a stranger in a land that's enthralling in its distinction from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First released in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet continues to be a mysterious and suspenseful travel de strength.
En l. a. Escocia de 1679, el asesinato del un arzobispo desata los hilos de una guerra civil largamente incubada. En medio, un joven intrépido y entusiasta, Henry Morton, se encuentra inmerso en un conflicto de lealtades.
The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of 1 of the best Russian novels ever written
defined by means of William Faulkner because the most sensible novel ever written and via Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an unlimited and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, enjoying out the contrasts of urban and kingdom lifestyles and all of the adaptations on love and relations happiness.
whereas past types have softened the strong and infrequently surprising features of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation precise to his robust voice. This authoritative version, which bought the PEN Translation Prize and used to be an Oprah e-book membership™ choice, additionally comprises an illuminating creation and explanatory notes. attractive, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina would be the definitive textual content for lovers of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally gains French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
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 simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes by means of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.
By Franz Kafka
This assortment brings jointly the tales that Kafka allowed to be released in the course of his lifetime. To Max Brod, his literary executor, he wrote: “Of all my writings the single books that may stand are these.”
By Jane Austen
From its sharply satiric establishing sentence, Mansfield Park bargains with funds and marriage, and the way strongly they impact one another. Shy, fragile Fanny expense is the consummate "poor relation." despatched to dwell along with her prosperous uncle Thomas, she clashes along with his spoiled, egocentric daughters and falls in love along with his son. Their lives are extra advanced via the arriving of a couple of witty, subtle Londoners, whose aptitude for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative state methods of Mansfield Park.
Written numerous years after the early manuscripts that finally turned Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park keeps Austen’s accepted compassion and humor yet bargains a much more complicated exploration of ethical offerings and their emotional results.
By Marcel Proust
Esta reedição pela Editora Globo de Em busca do pace perdido, obra capital de Marcel Proust, um dos maiores escritores do século XX, é de grande importância para seus velhos e novos amantes. No caminho de Swann, o primeiro quantity, saiu em 1948, magistralmente traduzido por Quintana. Esta nova edição ultrapassa as anteriores porque foi cuidadosamente preparada. Revista por Olgária Chaim Féres Matos, traz prefácio, cronologia, notas e resumo de Guilherme Ignácio da Silva e um valioso posfácio de Jeanne-Marie Gagnebin, professora de filosofia da PUC-SP.