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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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Memorial de Maria Moura (21th Edition) by Rachel de Queiroz

By Rachel de Queiroz

About the writer (from Goodreads):

Raquel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910 – November four, 2003) was once a Brazilian writer and journalist.

Rachel was once born on Revolutionary Organization 17 November 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern country of Ceará. in the course of her early life, her kinfolk spent a few years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém prior to relocating again to Fortaleza.

She begun her profession in journalism in 1927 lower than the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen good fortune of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels prior to relocating to Rio, in 1939. She used to be additionally well known for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.

In 1964 she turned Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she grew to become the 1st girl author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She received the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.

She died of middle assault in her residence in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks sooner than her 93rd birthday.

Sobre o livro:

Memorial de Maria Moura, Prêmio Jabuti 1993, foi o último romance da escritora, publicado quando ela tinha eighty two anos e considerado sua obra-prima. O livro se tornou sucesso de crítica e de público, principalmente após servir de base para a minissérie de televisão, protagonizada por Glória Pires. Rachel entrou para a história da literatura brasileira por vários motivos: foi uma das precursoras do romance regionalista com O Quinze, lançado quando ela tinha 19 anos, a primeira mulher a ingressar na Academia Brasileira de Letras, em 1977, e uma das melhores cronistas brasileiras do século XX. É no Brasil rural do século XIX que se passa a história de Maria Moura. Ela tinha apenas 17 anos quando encontrou a mãe morta, foi violentada pelo padrasto e viu suas terras serem cobiçadas por primos inescrupulosos. Uma mulher vulgar sucumbiria a tantas adversidades, mas Maria Moura possuía outro temperamento.

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The Golden Lotus: Jin Ping Mei, Volume 1 by Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu

By Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu Qingchun

A saga of ruthless ambition, homicide, and lust, this vintage novel—admired in its personal time for its literary features and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age—lays naked the rivalries inside of a prosperous relations whereas chronicling its upward push and fall.

This variation incorporates a new creation by means of Robert Hegel of Washington college, and includes the whole textual content as translated via Clement Egerton with the help of Shu Qingchun, who as Lao She turned the most renowned chinese language writers of the 20th century.

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Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, defined via G. ok. Chesterton as a “study in human weak spot and the sluggish human surrender,” will be referred to as Charles Dickens’s most interesting second in a remarkably illustrious literary career.

In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the younger boy and threatens to kill him until Pip is helping additional his break out. Later, Pip unearths himself within the ruined backyard the place he meets the sour and loopy omit Havisham and her foster baby Estella, with whom he instantly falls in love. After a mystery benefactor provides him a fortune, Pip strikes to London, the place he cultivates nice expectancies for a lifestyles which might enable him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle higher type. As Pip struggles to turn into a gentleman and is tormented without end by means of the gorgeous Estella, he slowly learns the reality approximately himself and his illusions.

Written within the final decade of his existence, Great Expectations unearths Dickens’s darkish attitudes towards Victorian society, its inherent classification constitution, and its materialism. but this novel persists as one in all Dickens’s preferred. Richly comedian and immensely readable, Great Expectations overspills with vividly drawn characters, ethical maelstroms, and the sorrow and pity of affection.

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Henry James: A Life in Letters (Penguin Classics) by Henry James

By Henry James

James's correspondents integrated presidents and top ministers, painters and nice women, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated choice from James's eloquent correspondence permits the author to bare himself and the interesting global during which he lived. The letters offer a wealthy and engaging resource for James' perspectives on his personal works, at the literary craft, on intercourse, politics and friendship. jointly they represent, in Philip Horne's personal phrases, James' 'real and most sensible biography'.

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 3 (Penguin by Anonymous

By Anonymous

"A great, unexpurgated variation of the best number of people stories on the earth . . . The Arabian Nights isn't a ebook to be learn in every week. it truly is an ocean of reports to be dipped into over a life-time. And this new Penguin variation is the only to have."
-The Sunday occasions (London)

"The translation . . . should turn into the traditional one for the current century."
-The instances Literary Supplement

"These wonderful volumes are the main formidable and thorough translation into English of The Arabian Nights because the age of Queen Victoria and the British Empire."
-The Guardian

"This new translation of the world's maximum number of folks tales restores their color and verve."
-The Sunday occasions (London)

Every evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a distinct virgin, executing her subsequent morning. to finish this brutal development and to avoid wasting her personal existence, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts to inform the king stories of experience, love, riches and wonder—tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of demise and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in earrings and in lamps.

One of the best-known and such a lot influential works of literature ever written, this can be the 1st whole translation into English of The Arabian Nights from the Arabic because the Eighties. additionally it is new translations from eighteenth century French of the so-called "orphan stories," for which no unique Arabic textual content continues to be.

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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Rosamund Bartlett, Peter Carson

By Ivan Turgenev, Rosamund Bartlett, Peter Carson

While Arkady Petrovich comes domestic from university, his father unearths his keen, naive son replaced virtually past popularity, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen below the robust impression of the good friend he has introduced with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent younger Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by way of criticizing the landowning lifestyle and by way of his outspoken choice to comb away conventional values of up to date Russian society. Turgenev's depiction of the clash among generations and their beliefs surprised readers whilst Fathers and Sons used to be first released in 1862. yet many may also sympathize with Arkady's fascination with its nihilist hero whose tale vividly captures the hopes and regrets of a altering Russia.

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David Copperfield (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Penguin Classics e-books provide the very best variations of Charles Dickens's novels, together with all of the unique illustrations, helpful and informative introductions, the definitive, actual textual content because it used to be intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's existence and notes that fill within the history to the book.

David Copperfield is the unconventional Dickens considered as his 'favourite child' and is taken into account his so much autobiographical. As David recounts his event from formative years to the invention of his vocation as a profitable novelist, Dickens attracts brazenly and revealingly on his personal lifestyles. one of the gloriously bright forged of characters are David's tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his superb, yet eventually unworthy, school-friend Steerforth; his ambitious aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the ceaselessly humble, but treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, captivating Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one in every of literature's nice comedian creations.

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The Brass Butterfly: A Play in Three Parts by William Golding

By William Golding

Commissioned via the best actor Alastair Sim (1900-1976) The Brass Butterfly was once Golding's basically unique level play. Starring Sim himself, and likewise the preferred actor George Cole, it opened for a provincial pre-West finish run in Oxford in early 1958 and premiered on the Strand Theatre in London in April. In his biography of Golding, John Carey describes it as 'a comedian scherzo' facing the clash among technological know-how and faith, transposed to the Greco-Roman international of antiquity.

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Dubliners by James Joyce

By James Joyce

In Dubliners, James Joyce takes us on a unprecedented trip with the standard women and men from town of his beginning. In 'Araby' a tender boy struggles with daily initiatives within the face of a transforming into infatuation together with his neighbour's sister; in 'The Boarding House' a unmarried mom orchestrates a wedding inspiration for her daughter; in 'The Dead' the information of beginning and rot are performed out over the process a dinner. From brief, lyrical tales to the novella-length masterpiece which concludes this assortment, Dubliners is as alive with feeling because it was once whilst first released.

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