Category: Literary Classics

Republic (Hackett Classics)

By Plato

The revised version of Grube's vintage translation follows and furthers Grube's famous luck in combining constancy to Plato’s textual content with typical clarity, whereas reflecting the end result of latest scholarship and insights into Plato's inspiration due to the fact that ebook of the 1st version in 1974. a brand new advent, index, and bibliography by means of Professor Reeve are incorporated during this new rendering.

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Marathon Man

By William Goldman

William Goldman's extraordinary profession spans greater than 5 a long time, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. he is cherished by way of thousands of readers because the writer of the vintage comic-romantic myth The Princess Bride. And he is infamous for developing the main harrowing stopover at to the dentist in literary and cinematic history--in one of many seminal thrillers of the 20th century. . . .

MARATHON MAN

Tom "Babe" Levy is a runner in each experience: racing tirelessly towards his ambitions of athletic and educational excellence--and ceaselessly clear of the threat of his recognized father's scandal-driven suicide. yet an unforeseen stopover at from his cherished older brother will set in movement a series of occasions that plunge Babe right into a vortex of terror, treachery, and murder--and strength him right into a race for his lifestyles . . . and for the reply to the fateful query, "Is it safe?"

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Les Miserables

By Victor Hugo, Adam Gopnik, Julie Rose

Translation by means of Julie Rose.

Sensational, dramatic, choked with wealthy pleasure and full of the sweep and violence of human passions, Les Misérables is likely one of the maximum event tales ever informed. it's a novel peopled by means of vibrant characters from the nineteenth-century Parisian underworld; the road young children, the prostitutes and the criminals. In telling the tale of escaped convict Jean Valjean, and his efforts to reform his methods and take care of the little orphan woman he rescues from a lifetime of cruelty, Victor Hugo drew realization to the plight of the terrible and oppressed. Les Miserables is a masterful detective tale, a comic book and tragic tale of romance and revolution and, finally, a story of redemption and desire.

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Don Quixote

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. commonly considered as one of many funniest and so much tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of los angeles Mancha and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, as they shuttle via sixteenth-century Spain. you have not skilled Don Quixote in English until eventually you have learn this masterful translation.

This P.S. version good points an additional sixteen pages of insights into the booklet, together with writer interviews, instructed interpreting, and more.

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The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica (Penguin Classics)

Written within the 3rd century BC in Alexandria, this is often the one complete surviving account of Jason's mythical quest for the Golden Fleece. It describes the exciting adventures of the Argonauts on their voyage to Colchis to plead with king Aeetes for the fleece, his maximum treasure - and the Eros-inspired ardour felt by way of his daughter, the gorgeous witch-princess Medea, for the scheming Jason. Chronicling a trip that sees Jason and his group traverse perilous seas, negotiate the treacherous Cyanean Rocks, and confront the trap of the Sirens' tune, The Voyage of Argo is a masterful depiction of rather human heroism and betrayal because of love. An eloquent marriage of romance and realism, it tells the definitive model of 1 of the best legends of the classical age: an epic story of bravery, prophecy and magic.

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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Tales from Shakespeare

By Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb

Become aware of Shakespeare's best-loved performs. those stories are the proper advent to Shakespeare's maximum performs. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly convey to lifestyles the facility of Hamlet and Othello, the thrill of As you're keen on It and the drama of Pericles. They by no means lose the texture of his appealing language and humanity and bring all of his wit and knowledge. those stories are vintage literature of their personal correct.

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A Tiger for Malgudi and the Man-Eater of Malgudi (Penguin Classics)

By R. K. Narayan

Two comedian gem stones from the daddy of recent Indian fiction- to be had in a single quantity for the 1st time

those novels exhibit R. okay. Narayan at his most sensible, supplying captivating stories of human absurdity which are additionally skillfully woven parables infused with Hindu mysticism. A Tiger for Malgudi is informed from the perspective of the tiger Raja, now outdated and toothless, who seems to be again on his existence within the circus and in movies, and on his dramatic bid to flee the brutish human international in a quest for freedom. The Man-Eater of Malgudi is the tale of Nataraj, a mild-mannered printer who stands as much as Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, whilst Vasu starts off to covet the loved temple elephant for his collection.

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

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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Penguin Classics)

Exquisite and fun miniatures considered as the top of classical chinese language fiction

With their based prose, witty wordplay and refined appeal, the 104 tales during this choice from The unusual stories of Pu Songling (1640-1715) display an international during which not anything is because it turns out. right here a Taoist monk evokes a paranormal pear tree, a pupil recounts his prior incarnations, a lady out-foxes the fox-spirit that possesses her, a baby bride provides delivery to a thimble-sized child, a ghostly urban seems to be out of nowhere and a heartless daughter-in-law is became a pig. In his stories of people coupling with shape-shifting spirits, weird and wonderful phenomena, haunted constructions and enchanted gadgets, Pu Songling pushes again the limits of human event and enlightens as he entertains.

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 simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Voyage au centre de la Terre (French Edition)

Variation EXCEPTIONNELLE

TEXTE indispensable

Avec Atlantic variants, plongez dans los angeles lecture d'un des plus grands chefs-d'oeuvre de tous les temps dans une très belle édition brochée.

Hambourg, 1863. Le professeur Lidenbrock découvre un manuscrit crypté révélant l'existence en Islande, d'un passage menant au centre de l. a. terre. Accompagné de son neveu Axel, l'impétueux et excentrique géologue organise une expédition dans les entrailles terrestres, qui se révèle être une plongée dans le passé, pleine de péripéties.

D'abord paru en 1864, Voyage au centre de l. a. terre, récit de ce voyage d'une folle audace, est un habile mélange de données scientifiques, d'extrapolations osées et de prodigieuses aventures. Ce chef-d'oeuvre reflète aussi l'engouement d'alors pour une technology jeune, los angeles cryptologie, et deux autres sciences en plein essor, l. a. paléontologie et los angeles géologie.

Jules Verne (1828-1905) était un écrivain Français dont l'immense expertise littéraire fût reconnu en France comme à l'étranger dès los angeles parution du most advantageous roman de ses Voyages Extraordinaires, qui comptent sixty two romans et 18 nouvelles. Richement documentés, ses romans se situent aussi bien dans le présent technologique de l. a. deuxième moitié du XIXème siècle que dans un monde imaginaire. Plus d'un siècle plus tard, son œuvre exceptionnelle est restée incroyablement populaire dans le monde entier.

Ce chef-d'oeuvre de Jules Verne à l'apogée de son paintings est un incontournable de l. a. littérature classique qui ravira les lecteurs de tous âges.

Retrouvez tous les chefs-d’œuvres des Voyages Extraordinaires de Jules Verne dans une belle assortment brochée de l’éditeur Atlantic variants :
Cinq semaines en ballon
Voyage au centre de l. a. Terre
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers
Le travel du monde en quatre-vingts jours
L'Île mystérieuse

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