By Jane Austen
Woman Susan fue escrita entre 1793 y 1794. El argumento de esta obra debe mucho a l. a. ethical y a las convenciones del siglo XVIII: woman Susan, una viuda inteligente y bella, pero con pocos escrúpulos, está decidida a que su hija se case con un hombre al que detesta.
Los Watsons es un fragmento de novela de gran interés, una chica pobre es cortejada por un hombre noble y rico, pero ella prefiere a otro.
By Jennifer T. Roberts
Hailed by means of Cicero as "the father of history," Herodotus used to be either a serious philosopher and a full of life storyteller, a traveller who used to be either vacationer and anthropologist. Like Homer, he got down to memorialize nice deeds in phrases, specifically, the wars among Greece and Persia. In his palms, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes with their sizeable hosts made for interesting storytelling.
Influenced by way of the paintings of the average scientists and philosophers of his personal and previous eras, Herodotus additionally introduced his literary abilities to undergo on an unlimited, unruly mass of ancient info, forsaking him the longest paintings that had ever been written in Greek. This Very brief advent introduces readers to what little is understood of Herodotus's lifestyles and discusses all facets of his paintings, together with his travels; his curiosity in seeing the realm and studying approximately non-Greek civilizations; the ordinary topics of his paintings; his ideals in desires, oracles, and omens; the prominence of girls in his paintings; and his account of the battles of the Persian Wars.
By Leo Tolstoy
Translated by means of Michael R. Katz
A paintings remarkable in international literature, this certain quantity includes a new translation of Lev Tolstoy’s arguable novella The Kreutzer Sonata, which was once before everything banned by means of Russian censors. moreover, on hand to English readers for the 1st time is an interesting and formerly missed constellation of counterstories written by means of the author’s spouse and son in direct reaction to Tolstoy’s provocative story, every one a passionate try and undo the message of the unique paintings. those noticeably conflicting stories, followed by means of excerpts from kinfolk letters, diaries, notes, and memoirs, offer readers with a shiny and hugely revealing case learn of the robust disputes referring to sexuality and gender roles that erupted in the cultural context of late-nineteenth-century Russian, in addition to eu, society.
By Robert James Waller
The mythical love tale, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the foremost movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. this can be the tale of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and unfastened spirit looking for the lined bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm spouse looking forward to success of a girlhood dream. It exhibits readers what it really is to like and be enjoyed so intensely that existence isn't an analogous back.
Commonly considered as one of many most interesting works of literature within the Western canon, Homer's Odyssey is a masterpiece of classical epic poetry. the story follows the travels of the Greek hero Odysseus as he strives to come back to his fatherland after waging conflict within the Trojan warfare. lengthy presumed useless after a 20-year absence, Odysseus ultimately returns to his local Ithaca and is pressured to struggle to renew his long-lost lifestyles and keep his relatives from smash. The Odyssey is a can't-miss event for classy readers.
By Margaret Laurence
The end result and crowning glory of Margaret Laurence’s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel.
This is the strong tale of an autonomous girl who refuses to desert her look for love. For Morag Gunn, turning out to be up in a small Canadian prairie city is a toughening procedure – placing distance among herself and an international that sought after no a part of her. yet in time, the aloneness that had as soon as been pressured upon her turns into a useful correct – relinquished purely in her overwhelming want for romance. time and again, Morag is compelled to check her energy opposed to the realm – and eventually achieves the existence she had made up our minds will be hers.
The Diviners has been acclaimed by means of many critics because the striking fulfillment of Margaret Laurence’s writing occupation. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a determine whose adventure emerges as that of all dispossessed humans looking for their birthright, and person who survives as an inspirational image of braveness and endurance.
The Diviners got the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for 1974.
By William Carlos Williams
Lengthy famous as a masterpiece of contemporary American poetry, WIlliam Carlos Williams' Paterson is one man's testomony and imaginative and prescient, "a humanist manifesto enacted in 5 books, a grammar to aid us life" (Denis Donoghue).Paterson is either a place-the New Jersey urban in whom the individual (the poet's personal existence) and the general public (the heritage of the sector) are mixed. initially 4 books (published separately among 1946 and 1951), the constitution ofPaterson (in Dr. Williams' phrases) "follows the process the Passaic River" from above the good falls to its front into the ocean. The unforeseen e-book 5, released in 1958, affirms the victorious lifetime of the mind's eye, despite age and dying. This revised version has been meticulously re-edited by way of Christopher MacGowan, who has provided a wealth of notes and explanatory fabric.
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Las fábulas completas de Esopo en una traducción contemporánea
El nombre de Esopo se utiliza para abarcar una larga tradición de fábulas que configuran de algún modo el origen del imaginario ethical de l. a. cultura europea. El presente volumen recoge todas las fábulas de tradición esópica que, aunque variada procedencia, fueron concebidas en griego. Protagonizados generalmente por animales, estos pequeños y memorables cuentos -que Sócrates se sabía de memoria- nos muestran, hoy como ayer, las tensiones, las miserias, el esplendor, los angeles felicidad y el miedo del alma humana. De ello son buenos ejemplos las célebres fábulas de l. a. liebre y l. a. tortuga, l. a. zorra y las uvas o el pastorcillo mentiroso, pequeños relatos de origen renowned de los cuales se extrae siempre una moraleja.
La reciente y brillante traducción de Júlia Sabaté y l. a. introducción de Robert Templeayudan a iluminar los angeles vieja sabiduría que sigue respirándose en las páginas de algunos de los cuentos más célebres de los angeles historia de los angeles literatura.
«También entre los hombres hay ignorantes que, con l. a. esperanza de obtener cosas mejores, dejan escapar las que tienen en sus manos.»
By Bertolt Brecht
This is publicly provided the background of the tricky reign of Edward II, King of britain, and his lamentable loss of life.
Also the fortune and finish of his favourite, Gaveston.
Further, the burdened destiny of Queen Anne.
Likewise the increase and fall of the good earl, Roger Mortimer; all of which occurred in England, mainly in London, 600 years in the past.
By Charles Dickens
Did Edwin Drood easily vanish into the evening on Christmas Eve, or used to be he murdered with a black silk shawl through his uncle Jasper? Or used to be he potentially performed in with a jogging stick, brandished through one Neville Landless?
It has simply been a couple of months considering that John Jasper, the choirmaster at Cloisterham Cathedral, acquired a trip from his nephew Edwin. Edwin is considering finishing his prepared engagement to Rosa Bud. The missed bride-to-be, besides the fact that, has different admirers: Rosa’s terrifying choirmaster, the exact same uncle Jasper, and her ally Helena’s unstable dual, Neville Landless. With either John and Neville toting attainable homicide guns to a Christmas Eve dinner, Dickens’ maximum unsolved secret heats up fast.
Alas, The secret of Edwin Drood was once left unfinished at Dickens’ dying in 1870, compelling generations of readers to rummage between shadowy clues—and a wide solid of sinister and comedian characters—to deduce Edwin’s killer for themselves. If, that's, Dickens ever meant him to be murdered at all.