Category: Literary Classics

Emma (Penguin Classics)

The fruits of Jane Austen's genius, a glowing comedy of affection and marriage
Beautiful, shrewdpermanent, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material together with her lifestyles and sees no use for both love or marriage. not anything, notwithstanding, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her buddy Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protegee Harriet Smith, her conscientiously laid plans quickly get to the bottom of and feature outcomes that she by no means anticipated. With its imperfect yet fascinating heroine and its witty and refined exploration of relationships, Emma is frequently obvious as Jane Austen's so much ideal work.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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CliffsNotes on Achebe's Things Fall Apart

By John Chua, Suzanne Pavlos

The unique CliffsNotes research courses provide professional observation on significant topics, plots, characters, literary units, and historic history. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally function glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, known structure.

In CliffsNotes on issues Fall Apart, you discover the ground-breaking paintings of writer Chinua Achebe, thought of by means of many to be the main influential African author of his new release. the radical, awesome in its authenticity, leaves in the back of the stereotypical portrayals of African existence and provides the Igbo tradition of Nigeria in all its awesome complexity.

Chapter summaries and commentaries take you thru Achebe's global, and demanding essays provide you with perception into the novel's issues and use of language. different positive aspects that assist you examine contain

• personality analyses of the most characters
• a personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
• a bit at the existence and historical past of Chinua Achebe
• A evaluation part that checks your wisdom
• A source heart choked with books, articles, motion pictures, and web sites

Classic literature or glossy modern day treasure — you'll know it all with specialist info and perception from CliffsNotes learn courses.

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A Philosophical View Of Reform

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

This scarce antiquarian publication is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it might comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and mistaken pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, holding, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, glossy versions which are real to the unique paintings.

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Nicholas Nickleby (Wordsworth Classics)

By Charles Dickens

Creation and Notes by way of Dr T.C.B. cook dinner Following the good fortune of Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby used to be hailed as a comic book triumph and firmly confirmed Dickens as a 'literary gentleman'. It has an entire assisting solid of delectable characters that diversity from the iniquitous Wackford Squeers and his family members, to the pleasant Mrs Nickleby, taking within the eccentric Crummles and his vacationing avid gamers, the Mantalinis, the Kenwigs and lots of extra. Combining those with mostly Dickensian components of burlesque and farce, the unconventional is eminently suited for dramatic version. So nice used to be the influence because it left Dickens' pen that many pirated types seemed in print ahead of the unique used to be even complete. frequently overlooked by way of critics, Nicholas Nickleby hasn't ever ceased to thrill readers and is broadly considered as one of many maximum comedian masterpieces of nineteenth-centure literature.

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Swiss Family Robinson (A Stepping Stone Book)

By Daisy Alberto

For 6 days and nights, a typhoon tosses the Robinson family's send round at the sea, ahead of rushing it at the rocks off a abandoned island. all of the sailors are long past. The relatives is on my own! yet not anything can continue the pleased Swiss family members Robinson down for lengthy. parents Robinson, besides their 4 irrepressible boys, speedy settle into their new home--mining the shipwreck for offers, learning important assets at the island and animal acquaintances, or even turning the treetops into their very own lofty aerie. lifestyles is a nonstop event with the Swiss relations Robinson!

Johann Wyss's vintage survival tale is accessible for the 1st time ever as a Stepping Stones during this early bankruptcy ebook jam-packed with fascinating black-and-white illustrations.

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Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)

By George Eliot

George Eliot's Victorian masterpiece: a exceptional portrait of a provincial city and its inhabitants

George Eliot’s novel, Middlemarch: A examine of Provincial Life, explores a fictional nineteenth-century Midlands city in the course of smooth adjustments. The proposed Reform invoice provides political switch; the construction of railroads alters either the actual and cultural panorama; new medical ways to drugs incite public department; and scandal lurks in the back of respectability. The quiet drama of standard lives and unsuitable offerings are performed out within the complexly portrayed primary characters of the novel—the idealistic Dorothea Brooke; the formidable Dr. Lydgate; the spendthrift Fred Vincy; and the steadfast Mary Garth. the looks of 2 outsiders additional disrupts the town’s equilibrium—Will Ladislaw, the lively nephew of Dorothea’s husband, the Rev. Edward Casaubon, and the sinister John Raffles, who threatens to show the hidden prior of 1 of the town’s elite. Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s clear-eyed but humane knowing of characters stuck up within the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge. This Penguin Classics version makes use of the second one variation of 1874 and lines an creation and notes via Eliot-biographer Rosemary Ashton. In her advent, Ashton discusses topics of social switch in Middlemarch, and examines the unconventional as an resourceful embodiment of Eliot's humanist beliefs.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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The Bostonians (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

‘There was once not anything vulnerable approximately omit Olive, she was once a battling lady, and she or he may struggle him to the death’


Basil Ransom, an enticing younger Mississippi attorney, is on a trip to his cousin Olive, a filthy rich feminist, in Boston while he accompanies her to a gathering as regards to women’s emancipation. one of many audio system is Verena Tarrant, and even though he disapproves of all she claims to face for, Basil is instantly captivated through her and units approximately ‘reforming’ her together with his conventional perspectives. yet Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and shortly a conflict is below means for particular ownership of her center and brain. The Bostonians is one in all James’s so much provocative and astute portrayals of a global stuck among outdated values and the entice of progress.

Richard Lansdown’s creation discusses The Bostonians as James’s so much profitable political paintings and his funniest novel. This version includes extracts from Tocqueville and from James’s ‘The American Scene’, which light up the novel’s social context. There also are notes and a bibliography.

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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

By Dick Davis

One of the nice works of worldwide literature, probably one of many least regularly occurring to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian booklet of Kings, the nationwide epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by means of the poet Ferdowsi among the years 980 and 1010, tells the tale of pre- Islamic Iran, starting within the mythic time of construction and carrying on with ahead to the Arab invasion within the 7th century.

As a window at the international, Shahnameh belongs within the corporation of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the performs of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose achieve and diversity convey entire cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of nationwide triumph and failure, human braveness and cruelty, completely happy love and sour grief.

In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh in the beginning attracts at the depths of legend after which consists of its tale into historic instances, while historical Persia used to be swept into an increasing Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the best glossy translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the best tales of Ferdowsi’s unique into a sublime blend of prose and verse. For the 1st time in English, within the so much entire shape attainable, readers can event Shahnameh within the similar approach that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the previous thousand years.

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The Invisible Man (Signet Classics)

By H.G. Wells

From the 20 th century's first nice practitioner of the radical of principles comes a consummate masterpiece of technology fiction a couple of guy trapped within the terror of his personal creation.

A stranger emerges out of a freezing February day with a request for accommodation in a comfy provincial hotel. who's this out-of-season traveller? extra confounding is the thick masks of bandages obscuring his face. Why is he disguised in any such demeanour? What retains him hidden in his room? The villagers, aroused by way of trepidation and interest, carry it upon themselves to discover the solutions. What they notice isn't just a guy trapped within the terror of his personal construction, yet a chilling mirrored image of the unsolvable mysteries in their personal souls.
“My excellent tales don't faux to accommodate attainable issues. they target certainly purely on the comparable quantity of conviction as one will get in a gripping reliable dream.”—H. G. Wells

With an creation by means of W. Warren Wagar
and an Afterword through Scott Westerfeld 

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Brewster's Millions

By George Barr McCutcheon

This vintage tragicomic story from George Barr McCutcheon transforms everyone’s favourite caviar-and-champagne dream right into a soul-shaking try out of distrust and reckless spending

Popular, handsome, and enterprising, Montgomery Brewster is the toast of recent York. whereas celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday between buddies, Monty gets be aware that his grandfather has died. prior to lengthy, manhattan is abuzz with the scoop. while Monty inherits $1 million from his prosperous grandfather, out comes a parade of would-be advisers and so-called inventors who promise the realm to the skeptical millionaire.

Just as Monty starts to regulate to his new state of affairs, one more portentous be aware comes immediately: an both prosperous, quite eccentric uncle, James T. Sedgwick, has left Monty an extra $7 million. yet there’s a seize: in an effort to distinct revenge on Monty’s grandfather from the grave, Sedgwick’s will decrees that, to be able to inherit the cash, his nephew needs to burn up each cent his grandfather toiled to save—and he can inform no one.

George Barr McCutheon’s marvelous tale of fortunes squandered and received, love misplaced and located, and one wild spending spree will satisfaction modern readers.

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