Category: Literary Classics

David Copperfield (Penguin Classics)

By Charles Dickens, Jeremy Tambling

'The so much excellent of all of the Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf

David Copperfield is the tale of a tender man's adventures on his trip from an unsatisfied and impoverished early life to the invention of his vocation as a profitable novelist. one of the gloriously bright forged of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his really good, yet eventually unworthy school-friend James Steerforth; his bold aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the forever humble, but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, captivating Dora Spenlow; and the magnificently impecunious Wilkins Micawber, one in every of literature's nice comedian creations. In David Copperfield - the unconventional he defined as his 'favourite baby' - Dickens drew revealingly on his personal reports to create probably the most exuberant and enduringly renowned works, jam-packed with tragedy and comedy in equivalent degree. This variation makes use of the textual content of the 1st quantity e-book of 1850, and comprises up to date feedback for extra analyzing, unique illustrations by way of 'Phiz', a revised chronology and extended notes. In his new advent, Jeremy Tambling discusses the novel's autobiographical parts, and its primary issues of reminiscence and identity. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes through distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

A arguable story of friendship and tragedy in the course of the nice Depression
 
They are an not likely pair: George is "small and fast and darkish of face"; Lennie, a guy of super measurement, has the brain of a tender baby. but they've got shaped a "family," clinging jointly within the face of loneliness and alienation.

Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle paintings once they can, residing a hand-to-mouth lifestyles. For George and Lennie have a plan: to possess an acre of land and a shack they could name their very own. after they land jobs on a ranch within the Salinas Valley, the achievement in their dream appears inside of their snatch. yet even George can't safeguard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious girl, nor expect the results of Lennie's loyal obedience to the issues George taught him.

"A mystery, a gripping story . . . that you'll no longer set down until eventually it's entire. Steinbeck has touched the quick." —The manhattan Times

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The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics)

By James Fenimore Cooper

The wild rush of motion during this vintage frontier event tale has made The final of the Mohicans the most well-liked of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking stories. Deep within the forests of higher manhattan kingdom, the courageous woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his unswerving Mohican associates Chingachgook and Uncas turn into embroiled within the bloody battles of the French and Indian conflict. the kidnapping of the attractive Munro sisters via adverse savages, the treachery of the renegade courageous Magua, the ambush of blameless settlers, and the exciting occasions that result in the ultimate tragic disagreement among rival struggle events create an unforgettable, spine-tingling photograph of existence at the frontier. and because the idyllic desert supplies option to the forces of civilization, the radical offers a relocating portrayal of a vanishing race and the tip of its lifestyle within the nice American forests.

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Orationes Philippicae: Philippische Reden gegen M. Antonius (Reclams Rote Reihe)

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Die alte Ordnung der Republik wiederherstellen: Nach Caesars Ermordung sieht Cicero die probability gekommen. Weitere blutige Auseinandersetzungen scheinen unausweichlich - und so ruft er in 14 Reden zum Kampf gegen Marcus Antonius auf, der versuchte, Caesars führende Stellung in Rom einzunehmen. Cicero hat Erfolg: Der Senat erklärt Antonius zum Staatsfeind, doch nur wenig später wendet sich das Blatt. Die »Philippischen Reden« gehören zu Ciceros letzten Werken vor seiner Ermordung durch die Häscher des Antonius und sind zugleich ein eindrucksvolles Zeugnis der Bürgerkriegszeit. Der Herausgeber hat für diese Ausgabe aus nahezu allen Reden die eindrücklichsten Passagen ausgewählt. Texte in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. publication mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und book können parallel benutzt werden.

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Portraits of a Marriage (Vintage International)

A rediscovered masterwork from famed Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, Portraits of a wedding tracks the lifelong entanglement of a guy and ladies haunted by way of type changes and misdirected longings.

Peter and Ilonka are a prosperous couple whose outwardly excellent marriage is undone through secrets and techniques. The insecure Ilonka believes she will be able to by no means be based and subtle sufficient for her husband, whereas Peter has lengthy been suffering from his forbidden love for Judit, a peasant and servant in his adolescence domestic. What Judit longs for many, notwithstanding, is freedom from the restrictions of the society that has ensnared all 3 in a vortex of affection and loss. Set opposed to the backdrop of Hungary among the wars, in an international at the verge of dramatic swap, this beautiful novel bargains additional posthumous facts of Marai’s brilliance.

Translated from the Hungarian via George Szirtes
 

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Tortilla Flat (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By John Steinbeck

"Steinbeck is an artists; and he tells the tales of those cute thieves and adulterers with a gradual and poetic purity of middle and of prose." —New York bring in Tribune

Adopting the constitution and subject matters of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colourful band of knights. on the heart of the story is Danny, whose residence, like Arthur’s citadel, turns into a meeting position for males trying to find event, camaraderie, and a feeling of belonging—men who fiercely face up to the corrupting tide of sincere toil and civil rectitude.
 
As Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck chronicles their deeds—their a number of fanatics, their terrific brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking—he spins a story as compelling and eventually as touched by means of sorrow because the recognized legends of the around desk, which impressed him. This version positive aspects an advent by way of Thomas Fensch.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

By Robin Sharma

The Monk Who bought His Ferrari: A delusion approximately gratifying Your goals and achieving Your Destiny by means of motivational speaker and writer Robin Sharma is an inspiring story that gives a step by step method of residing with larger braveness, stability, abundance and pleasure. The Monk Who offered His Ferrari tells the extreme tale of Julian Mantle, a attorney compelled to confront the non secular problem of his out-of-balance existence, and the following knowledge that he earnings on a life-changing odyssey that permits him to create a lifetime of ardour, function and peace.

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Memorias de una suegra (Libros del Tiempo)

En este clásico, George R. Sims retrata con humor y maestría los angeles figura de los angeles suegra y su sempiterna fama, consiguiendo así una joya satírica que merece l. a. pena saborear.
La señora Jane Tressider nunca ha tenido miedo de decir lo que piensa, ni siquiera para reconocer que al hacerlo haya podido ofender a alguien. En cualquier caso, siendo madre de nueve hijos, no puede permitirse el lujo de que esa pequeña flaqueza interfiera en su hard work, que no es otra que l. a. de mantener a raya a su irresponsable marido mientras se encarga de llevar no solo su propia casa, sino también las de sus siete hijos e hijas ya casados. Partiendo de l. a. premisa de que las suegras han sido mal entendidas y nadie se ha puesto jamás de su lado, Jane está decidida a poner las cosas en su sitio y a defender al grupo más difamado que existe sobre los angeles faz de l. a. tierra. El resultado es este diario, una hilarante comedia de modales y una sutil sátira de costumbres y actitudes típicamente eduardianas.

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