By Charles Dickens
It was once the time of the French Revolution — a time of significant switch and nice possibility. It used to be a time whilst injustice was once met through a lust for vengeance, and barely was once a contrast made among the blameless and the in charge. by contrast tumultuous historic backdrop, Dickens' nice tale of unsurpassed experience and braveness unfolds.
Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years within the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited together with his daughter, Lucie, and thoroughly transported from France to England. it is going to look that they can absorb the threads in their lives in peace. As destiny could have it even though, the pair are summoned to the previous Bailey to testify opposed to a tender Frenchman — Charles Darnay — falsely accused of treason. unusually adequate, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to a different guy within the court, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. it's a accident that saves Darnay from yes doom greater than as soon as. Brilliantly plotted, the unconventional is wealthy in drama, romance, and heroics that culminate in a bold legal break out within the shadow of the guillotine.
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«Si l. a. vida no tenía aliciente para él, l. a. muerte no le aterraba. ¡Que se cumpliese su Destino! No haría nada por evitarlo.»
La ironía, los angeles honda melancolía y los angeles inconfundible mirada desencantada de Oscar Wilde impregnan cada una de estas páginas, erigiéndose como un monumento paródico y duramente crítico hacia los angeles sociedad victoriana de finales del siglo XIX. Todo ello esbozado con un estilo único, patente desde las sátiras de «El crimen de lord Arthur Savile» y «El fantasma de Canterville» hasta los cuentos de hadas como «El Príncipe Feliz», «El ruiseñor y l. a. rosa» y «El gigante egoísta».
El presente volumen reúne toda l. a. narrativa breve del autor irlandés, vertida por el maestro Julio Gómez de los angeles Serna. Precede a los relatos, además, los angeles introducción del renombrado escritor y ensayista Gonzalo Torné.
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«"El crimen de lord Arthur Savile" está con toda gracia más allá del Bien y del Mal.»
By Mark Twain
He used to be Sam Clemens, steamboat pilot, earlier than he used to be Mark Twain, recognized writer. His better-known identify originated with the lingo of navigation, and lots more and plenty of his writing was once educated by way of his shipboard adventures on one of many world's nice rivers. during this vintage of yank literature, Twain deals energetic reminiscences starting from his salad days as a beginner pilot to perspectives from the passenger deck within the twilight of the river culture’s heyday.
Under the tutelage of the main celebrated pilot at the Mississippi, younger Twain acquires the abilities to navigate a consistently altering riverscape, warding off capability collisions with different boats and traversing winding channels at the hours of darkness. The bright and ever-engaging narrative encompasses stories of riverside city feuds, the pro vicissitudes of a riverboat gambler, dramatic bills of lifestyles in Vicksburg because the urban lay less than siege in the course of the Civil warfare, and lots of different scenes from a now-vanished lifestyle. those antebellum visions tackle a bittersweet solid with the author's postwar go back to the zone, whilst railroad pageant has mostly doomed the industrial steamboat and the previous methods of lifestyles are passing into history.
A testimonial to Twain's reputation because the preferred slapstick comedian of his day, those memories crackle with comedian anecdotes and full of life witticisms. Engrossing and unique, this quantity will captivate devotees of Twain, steamboat buffs, fanatics of Americana, and scholars of yank literature.
By Alexandre Dumas père
'Vous vous réveillerez dans un caveau où nul n'est descendu depuis vingt ans, et dans lequel, d'ici à vingt ans peut-être, nul ne descendra encore. N'ayez donc aucun espoir de secours, automobile il serait inutile. Vous trouverez du poison près de cette lettre : tout ce que je puis faire pour vous est de vous offrir une mort prompte et douce au lieu d'une agonie lente et douloureuse. Dans l'un et l'autre cas, et quelque parti que vous preniez, à compter de cette heure, vous êtes morte.'
Pauline (1838) est un des premiers romans de Dumas, où Monte-Cristo se trouve en germe. C'est un livre qu'il a écrit seul, et qui se déroule de son temps. los angeles fiction brode sur les thèmes du roman gothique, en 'noir', nuit, cottage en ruine, sentes perdues, passages secrets and techniques, brigands impitoyables, héroïne enterrée vivante, substitution de cadavres.
Pauline fait face à un bourreau mystérieux, 'homme fatal'. C'est le roman d'une jeunesse déboussolée qui tente de se faire une position dans une société mesquine.
By Upton Sinclair
The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by means of the yankee journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the unconventional to painting the lives of immigrants within the usa in Chicago and related industrialized towns. Many readers have been such a lot keen on his publicity of overall healthiness violations and unsanitary practices within the American meatpacking throughout the early twentieth century, in line with an research he did for a socialist newspaper. The e-book depicts operating type poverty, the inability of social helps, harsh and unsightly residing and dealing stipulations, and a hopelessness between many employees. those components are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of individuals in strength. A assessment by way of the author Jack London referred to as it, "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of salary slavery." Sinclair was once thought of a muckraker, or journalist who uncovered corruption in executive and company. He first released the radical in serial shape in 1905 within the Socialist newspaper, attract cause, among February 25, 1905, and November four, 1905. In 1904, Sinclair had spent seven weeks accumulating details whereas operating incognito within the meatpacking vegetation of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper. It was once released as a ebook on February 26, 1906 through Doubleday and in a subscribers' variation.
By Bram Stoker
This vintage horror novel by means of the writer of Dracula, Bram Stoker, is the unique Mummy tale. An archaeologist hatches an evil plan to resurrect Queen Tera, an old Egyptian mummy.
By Mark Twain
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Huckleberry Finn, insurgent opposed to college and church, informal heir of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypical American maverick.
Fleeing the decent society that wishes to "sivilize" him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft trip down the Mississippi River. the 2 bind themselves to each other, turning into intimate neighbors and agreeing "there warn't no domestic like a raft, finally. different locations do appear so cramped up and smothery, yet a raft do not. you're feeling powerful loose and straightforward and comfy on a raft."
As Huck learns approximately love, accountability, and morality, the journey turns into a metaphoric voyage via his personal soul, culminating within the excellent second whilst he makes a decision to "go to hell" instead of go back Jim to slavery.
Mark Twain outlined vintage as "a publication which individuals compliment and do not read"; Huckleberry Finn is a cheerful exception to his personal rule. Twain's mastery of dialect, coupled together with his recognized wit, has made Adventures of Huckleberry Finn one of the main enjoyed and rather American classics ever written.
Nominated for a Grammy for his paintings as co-producer of the five-CD field set The Jazz Singers (1998), Robert O'Meally is Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Literature at Columbia college and Director of Columbia University's middle for Jazz reviews. he's the primary author of Seeing Jazz (1997), for the Smithsonian's show on jazz and literature, and the co-editor of The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (1996).
By A. A. Milne
Verses jam-packed with effervescent nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin. it's for "very young children (and for his or her elders who get a surreptitious pleasure from what's intended for his or her little ones)."" -- Sunday Review, 1924