La abadía de Northanger (Penguin Clásicos)

By Jane Austen

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

La abadía de Northanger es quizá los angeles novela más irónica y divertida de Jane Austen, maestra inigualable en l. a. recreación de retablos sociales con hondo perfil humano.

Publicada originariamente en 1818, l. a. abadía de Northanger narra l. a. historia de Catherine Morland, una joven ingenua aficionada a los angeles lectura de novelas góticas. Invitada por los Tilney a pasar una temporada en su casa de campo, se dedicará a investigar tortuosos e imaginarios secretos de familia. Pero cuando finalmente todo se aclare y comprenda que los angeles vida no es una novela, los angeles inocente Catherine pondrá los pies en los angeles tierra y encauzará su futuro según dictan las normas morales y sociales de los angeles época.

La presente edición incluye una detallada cronología de l. a. autora así como una introducción a shipment de Marilyn Butler, reputada crítica literaria, y autora del ensayo Jane Austen and the conflict of principles (1975). Una nota biográfica escrita por el hermano de Jane Austen cinco meses después de su muerte hace las veces de colofón; un documento inédito que aporta fragmentos de sus últimas cartas y deja entrever el perfil más humano de una de las autoras más queridas de los angeles literatura inglesa.

«Querida omit Morland, ¿qué rules ha estado usted alimentando?»

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The House Gun: A Novel

By Nadine Gordimer

"With the scaffolding of a court docket drama and the ethical underpinnings of the state's accountability, the unconventional infuses an remoted crime of ardour with the atmospheric strain of a rustic reeling from its personal past." --The Boston Sunday Globe
A condo gun, like a home cat: a truth of normal lifestyle. How else are you able to safeguard your self opposed to intruders and thieves in post-apartheid South Africa? The revered government director of an assurance corporation, Harald, and his surgeon spouse, Claudia, are confronted with something that may by no means ensue to them: Their son, Duncan, has murdered a guy. during this robust and worrying anatomy of a homicide, Nadine Gordimer examines the impression of violence at the advanced net of affection that holds jointly mom and dad and youngsters, neighbors and lovers.

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La niña de los embustes, Teresa de Manzanares (Penguin Clásicos)

By Alonso de Castillo Solórzano

«Con sutil ingenio fue buscona de marca mayor, sanguijuela de las bolsas y polilla de las haciendas.»

Publicada por vez primera en 1632, en pleno apogeo de los problemas militares y económicos de los angeles monarquía española y de los angeles challenge social que desencadenaron, esta novela picaresca femenina es una de las obras más representativas del Barroco español. Narra l. a. historia de Teresa Manzanares, desde sus orígenes familiares y su concepción en el río de Madrid hasta su presente de mujer madura, casada y con hijos cuyo deseo de medrar l. a. convierte en peluquera, cómica y alcahueta.

La presente edición está al cuidado de María Soledad Arredondo, profesora de los angeles Universidad Complutense de Madrid. los angeles introducción, las actividades y el aparato de notas que los angeles forman son un apoyo primary para los angeles comprensión de l. a. obra y de las coyunturas sociales, políticas, económicas y culturales del siglo XVII.

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Selected Works (Penguin Classics)

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Attorney, thinker, statesman and defender of Rome’s Republic, Cicero was once a grasp of eloquence, and his natural literary and oratorical variety and strict experience of morality were a strong impact on eu literature and suggestion for over thousand years in concerns of politics, philosophy, and religion.

This choice demonstrates the range of his writings, and contains letters to neighbors and statesmen on Roman existence and politics; the vitriolic Second Philippic opposed to Antony; and his most renowned philosophical treatises, On Duties and On outdated Age - a party of his personal declining years.

Written at a time of brutal political and social switch, Cicero’s lucid moral writings shaped the basis of the Western liberal culture.

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El gran teatro del mundo; El gran mercado del mundo (Letras Hispánicas)

Los temas de l. a. vida, como comedia en " El gran teatro del mundo " y como mercado en " El gran mercado del mundo " , aparecen como pretexto para componer un cuadro normal de toda l. a. vida humana. los angeles forma lírico-dramática y demás convenciones argumentales del vehicle sacramental prestan un simbolismo estructural a una materia teológica subyacente. El resultado es una alegoría common y trascendente, que alcanza, en l. a. primera obra, una perfecta construcción con acento marcadamente filosófico, y, en los angeles segunda, resonancias morales con los angeles inclusión de elementos realistas, dentro de lo que cabe en un conjunto forzosamente simbólico. En las dos resalta los angeles maestría de Calderón, escritor sin par en esta forma dramática.

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The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)

An creation through Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he turns into embroiled within the frantic amatory and fiscal intrigues which centre round a solid of brilliantly realised characters and which eventually bring about tragedy, he emerges as a special blend of the Christian excellent of perfection and Dostoevsky's personal perspectives, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly features of each different personality within the novel. Dostoevsky provides a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling type of his day who've created an international which can't accomodate the goodness of this fool.

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Round the Bend

By Nevil Shute

"On the fields and farms of britain, at the airstrips of the desolate tract and the jungle, within the hangars of the Persian Gulf and at the tarmacs of the southern islands, i've got walked and talked with God." --Round the Bend

     When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight enterprise, he little realises the extreme presents of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a spiritual strength which encourages everybody he meets to a brand new religion and wish for humanity. As Cutter's enterprise grows throughout Asia, so does Shaklin's repute, till he's greatly considered as a unifying deity. although he struggles to think Shaklin is certainly divine, Cutter too unearths solace in his friend's teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

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Studs Lonigan (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By James T. Farrell

Amassed right here in a single quantity is James T. Farrell's popular trilogy of the formative years, early manhood, and dying of Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan, The younger Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day. during this relentlessly naturalistic portrait, Studs starts off out his existence filled with vigour and ambition, characteristics which are overwhelmed by means of the Chicago youth's restricted social and fiscal surroundings. Studs's swaggering and harsh comrades, his slender relations, and his academic and non secular history lead him to a lifetime of futile dissipation. Ann Douglas offers an illuminating introductory essay to Farrell's masterpiece, one of many maximum novels of yankee literature.

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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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O conde de Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas père

Traições, denúncias anônimas, tesouros fabulosos, envenenamentos, vinganças e muito suspense. A trama de "O Conde de Monte Cristo" traz uma emoção diferente a cada página e talvez isso explique a razão de a obra do escritor francês Alexandre Dumas ter se transformado em um clássico da literatura mundial, mexendo com a imaginação dos leitores há mais de a hundred and fifty anos. No romance, o marinheiro Edmond Dantés é preso injustamente, vítima de um complô. Anos depois, consegue escapar da prisão, enriquece e planeja uma vingança mirabolante. A galeria de personagens criada por Dumas faz um retrato fiel da França do século XIX, um mundo em transformação, em que passou a ser possível a mudança de posições sociais. As aventuras de Dantés ainda ganharam diversas versões cinematográficas que colaboraram para o sucesso da trama. Com texto quintessential e a mesma tradução premiada da Edição Comentada e Ilustrada, vencedora do Jabuti, a versão Bolso de Luxo ainda tem capa dura. E tudo com um preço mais que acessível.

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Little Man, What Now?

By Hans Fallada

This can be the publication that ended in Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. the tale of a tender couple suffering to outlive the German fiscal cave in used to be a global sensation and used to be made into an acclaimed Hollywood motion picture produced by means of Jews, prime Hitler to prohibit Fallada’s paintings from being translated.

still, it continues to be, as The occasions Literary complement notes, “the novel of a time during which private and non-private merged even for these whowanted to stick at domestic and brain their very own business."

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