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Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Thomas Hardy

By Thomas Hardy

Hugely debatable due to its frank examine the sexual hypocrisy of Victorian society, Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles was once still an outstanding advertisement good fortune whilst it seemed in 1891. it really is now one in every of the best novels in English.

Using richly poetic language to border a shattering narrative of affection, seduction, betrayal, and homicide, Hardy tells the tale of Tess Durbeyfield, a gorgeous younger lady dwelling together with her impoverished kin in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized through Hardy. After the kin learns in their connection to the rich d’Urbervilles, they ship Tess to assert a element of their fortune. She meets and is seduced through the dissolute Alec d’Urberville and secretly bears a baby, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. a truly varied guy, Angel Clare, turns out to supply Tess love and salvation, yet he rejects her —on their marriage ceremony night— after studying of her previous. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized through the self-righteous stress of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of ardour via a terrible, determined act.

With its compassionate portrait of a tender rural lady, strong feedback of social conference, and disarming attention of the position of future in human lifestyles, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is among the so much relocating and remarkable of Hardy’s novels.

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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

By Richard Yates

From the instant of its book in 1961, Revolutionary Road was once hailed as a masterpiece of real looking fiction and because the such a lot evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the yankee suburbs. It's the tale of Frank and April Wheeler, a brilliant, attractive, and gifted couple who've lived at the assumption that greatness is just simply round the nook. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless readability, Richard Yates exhibits how Frank and April personal loan their religious birthright, betraying not just one another, yet their top selves.

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Dialogues of Plato (Enriched Classics) by Plato

By Plato

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In those influential dialogues—Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium—Plato employs the dialectic strategy to research the trial and demise of his mentor, Socrates, and tackle the everlasting questions of human existence.

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• A concise advent that offers the reader very important history information
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Cuentos de amor victorianos by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Henry James,

By Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, George Gissing

El amor, en cuanto sentimiento de complejas implicaciones, tanto anímicas como sociales, habría de tener en l. a. literatura victoriana una conflictiva relevancia en una sociedad firmemente volcada en el utilitarismo, como ya habían reflejado en el período anterior las grandes novelas de jóvenes casaderas y tácticas de rentabilidad de Jane Austen. Cuentos de amor victorianos recoge una amplia, sorprendente y magnífica selección de historias de amor que cubre todo el espectro de un sentimiento tan arraigado en el corazón como determinante para l. a. confrontación de diferentes estamentos sociales. los angeles época victoriana fue, además, los angeles edad de florecimiento del cuento, género en que esta temática parecío encontrar un molde idóneo. Desde ángulos y tratamientos muy diversos, veintidós autores -de Mary Shelley a D. H. Lawrence, pasando por Dickens, Stevenson, Conrad o Kipling, además de algunos infelizmente inéditos en nuestra lengua- ofrecen en este volumen un riquísimo landscape de los padecimientos y de los intrincados laberintos de las relaciones amorosas, esa experiencia insólita y común, todavía hoy de incalculables consecuencias.

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An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

At the floor, Sir Robert Chiltern is a perfect husband—he has a magnificent position as a member of the home of Commons and is usually decent in public and in inner most. His spouse, girl Chiltern, is pleased with their privileged existence.

What she doesn't be aware of is that Sir Robert’s preliminary upward push to energy used to be based in somewhat shady conditions, and over the process twenty-four hours, those prior indiscretions threaten to return to gentle, and the destiny of the Chiltern’s marriage is quickly at stake.

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Las penas del joven Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publicada en 1774, revisada en 1787, Las penas del joven Werther es quizá una de las obras más influyentes de los angeles literatura common. El «efecto Werther» no sólo creó tendencias literarias y modas en el vestir, sino también una extraordinary oleada de suicidios. Fue libro de cabecera de Napoleón… y también del monstruo de Frankenstein. Todos –clásicos y románticos– quisieron apropiarse de él: fue icono del sentimentalismo y héroe de l. a. exaltación revolucionaria; también fue, como dijo Thomas Mann, «el horror y el espanto de los moralistas». Al ultimate de su vida, Goethe lamentaba que l. a. mayoría de los jóvenes que peregrinaban a Weimar para visitarlo sólo conocieran esa obra suya. Hoy leer las desventuras de este joven artista burgués que, a raíz de un amor prohibido, descubre su insospechada comunidad con los locos, los humildes, los desdichados y hasta los asesinos no anula ni el distanciamiento ni l. a. identificación. Werther sigue preguntándonos si pactar es una necesidad o una rendición. Sigue apuntando a nuestro yo, y lo que significa conservarlo. Sigue hablando de nosotros mismos. Este volumen incluye las clásicas ilustraciones de Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki para las primeras ediciones del libro.

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Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh

By Evelyn Waugh

"We are development and the hot Age. not anything can stand in our way." while Oxford-educated Emperor Seth succeeds to the throne of the African country of Azania, he has a tricky task on his palms. His matters are ill-informed and unruly, and corruption, double-dealing, and bloodshed are rife. even though, by using Minister of Modernization Basil Seal, Seth plans to introduce his humans to the civilized methods of the west-but will or not it's so simple as that? Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of selfmade foreign money, the staging of a "Birth keep an eye on Gala," the rightful ruler's dying at his personal really lengthy and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a great deal extra mischief.

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My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer

By Nadine Gordimer

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Will, the narrator of this powerfully charged novel, discovers that his father, a political activist and native hero of their South African city, has get involved with a white lady. Wrenching, passionate, deeply resonant, My Son's Story inspires the inexorable yoking of the private lifestyles and politics with uniquely relocating strength.

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Les Chouans by Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac

1799, fin du Directoire. Dans une Bretagne empreinte de traditions, le marquis de Montauran, surnommé « le Gars », coalise des paysans royalistes en vue de rétablir los angeles monarchie. Afin d’éradiquer cette oppo-sition chouanne, le ministre Fouché envoie Marie de Verneuil lui tendre un piège. Mais l. a. belle espionne va tomber amou¬reuse de celui qui aurait dû être son pire ennemi…
Avec Les Chouans, à l. a. fois roman historique à l. a. Walter Scott et roman d’amour, Balzac signe le most efficient grand texte de los angeles Comédie humaine. Il y décrit l. a. France instable de l. a. Révolution et s’applique autant à restituer l’ambiance d’une époque que les paysages de landes désolées, où de frustes paysans s’allient à des aristocrates frondeurs pour défendre des coutumes ancestrales.

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