British Literature

Download The Pickwick Papers (Bantam Classic reissue) by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's satirical masterpiece, The Pickwick Papers, catapulted the younger author into literary popularity whilst it used to be first serialized in 1836-37.

It recounts the rollicking adventures of the individuals of the Pickwick membership as they commute approximately England moving into every type of mischief. Laugh-out-loud humorous and eternally interesting, the publication additionally unearths Dickens's burgeoning curiosity within the parliamentary approach, legal professionals, the terrible legislation, and the ills of debtors' prisons.

As G. ok. Chesterton famous, "Before [Dickens] wrote a unmarried actual tale, he had one of those imaginative and prescient ... a map filled with incredible cities, thundering coaches, clamorous market-places, uproarious lodges, unusual and swaggering figures. That imaginative and prescient used to be Pickwick."

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Download Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida is decided throughout the later years of the Trojan battle, faithfully following the plotline of the Iliad from Achilles' refusal to take part in conflict to Hector's dying. Troilus, a Trojan prince (son of Priam), woos Cressida, one other Trojan.

They have intercourse, professing their timeless love, prior to Cressida is exchanged for a Trojan prisoner of struggle.

As he makes an attempt to go to her within the Greek camp, Troilus glimpses Diomedes flirting along with his loved Cressida, and comes to a decision to avenge her perfidy.

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Download Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues by Iris Murdoch PDF

By Iris Murdoch

Acastos: Platonic Dialogues is Murdoch’s philosophical masterpiece that includes fictionalized discussions among the highbrow giants of the classical international, together with Socrates and Plato. defined via Acastos, a chum of Plato’s, the riveting debates heart at the nature of goodness and religion, informed in the course of the voices of history’s so much celebrated thinkers. Witty and profound, those debates observe the undying knowledge of history’s well known philosophers to the main contentious problems with the trendy day.

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Download Jane Eyre (Bantam Classic reissue) by Charlotte Brontë, Joyce Carol Oates PDF

By Charlotte Brontë, Joyce Carol Oates

Introduction by means of Joyce Carol Oates.


Orphaned into the loved ones of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, topic to the tough regime at Lowood charity university, Jane Eyre still emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the put up of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the obstacle to their lawful marriage in a narrative that transcends melodrama to painting a woman's passionate look for a much broader and richer lifestyles than Victorian society usually allowed. With a heroine jam-packed with craving, the harmful secrets and techniques she encounters, and the alternatives she ultimately makes, Charlotte Bronte's cutting edge and enduring romantic novel maintains to interact and galvanize readers.

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned younger girl accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield corridor, a rustic property owned by way of the mysteriously distant Mr. Rochester.

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Download Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark PDF

By Muriel Spark

Fortunately loitering approximately London, c. 1949, with the purpose of accumulating fabric for her writing, Fleur Talbot reveals a task “on the grubby fringe of the literary world” on the very ordinary Autobiographical organization. Mad egomaniacs writing their memoirs prematurely — or bad fools ensnared by means of a blackmailer? while the association’s pompous director steals Fleur’s manuscript, fiction starts to suitable existence.

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Download The Tempest (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

Usurped from this throne through his deceitful brother, Prospero, the Duke of Milan, conjures a tempest which will trap his brother, Antonio, and Antonio’s co-conspirator, King Alonso, to the duke’s island hideaway. In so doing, Prospero unearths Antonio’s actual nature and restores himself and his daughter, Miranda, to their rightful places.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. greatly well known in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impact on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a starting place for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed strains of debate became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennialClassics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in booklet construction and celebrating studying in all its types. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Download William the Conqueror (Just William, Book 6) by Richmal Crompton PDF

By Richmal Crompton

William is often in difficulty, yet occasionally it fairly isn't his fault. It used to be Ginger who confirmed him the publication approximately Robin Hood, and it was once Violet Elizabeth Bott's inspiration to scouse borrow from the wealthy and provides to the poor.

Unfortunately the one they understand is Violet's father, so William's newest plan to correct the world's wrongs is certain to steer to disaster . . .

In William the Conqueror everyone's favorite troublemaker, William Brown, is again in a set of 13 simply William tales - now with a brand-new disguise glance illustrated by way of Joe Berger.

There is just one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovely imp of mischief has been harassing his unlucky relations and delighting his thousands of admirers considering that 1922.

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Download Daniel Deronda by George Eliot PDF

By George Eliot

George Eliot's ultimate novel and her so much formidable paintings, Daniel Deronda contrasts the ethical laxity of the British aristocracy with the devoted fervor of Jewish nationalists. beaten by means of a loveless marriage to the tough and smug Grandcourt, Gwendolen Harleth seeks salvation within the deeply non secular and altruistic Daniel Deronda. yet Deronda, profoundly plagued by the invention of his Jewish ancestry, is eventually too dedicated to his personal cultural awakening to save lots of Gwendolen from despair.

This smooth Library Paperback vintage is determined from the 1878 cupboard version.

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Download Der Hund der Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle PDF

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Auf dem Landsitz der Familie Baskerville in Dartmoor stirbt Sir Charles Baskerville unter mysteriösen Umständen. Sir Henry Baskerville, sein Bruder und Erbe, und Dr. Mortimer, der Arzt des Verstorbenen, bitten Sherlock Holmes und seinen Freund Dr. Watson um Hilfe. Holmes erfährt von Mortimer, dass der Arzt am Tatort die Fußspuren eines riesigen Hundes gefunden hat, und dass Charles Baskerville dort auf jemand gewartet haben muss. Noch in London erhält Sir Henry einen anonymen short, der ihn vor dem Moor warnt. Holmes schickt Dr. Watson zu Sir Henry nach Baskerville corridor, weil er befürchtet, dass auch dieser von dem Hund angegriffen werden könnte. Auf dem Landsitz passieren seltsame Dinge. Des Öfteren wird Dr. Watson von fürchterlichen Geräuschen aus dem Schlaf gerissen. Aus dem nahe gelegenen Zuchthaus Dartmoor ist ein gefährlicher Serienmörder ausgebrochen, der sich im Sumpf verborgen halten soll. Die Nachbarn von Sir Henry und auch der Diener der Baskervilles verhalten sich seltsam. Eines Nachts sieht Dr. Watson ein unheimliches Licht über dem Moor, und als er der Spur folgt, erblickt er auf einem Felsenturm vor dem leuchtenden Hintergrund des Mondes den schwarzen Schattenriss eines Unbekannten.

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Download Flush: A Biography (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf PDF

By Virginia Woolf

A modernist attention of urban existence noticeable throughout the eyes of a puppy named Flush.

Most insightful and experimental are Woolf's emotional and philosophical perspectives verbalised in Flush's ideas. For Flush odor is poetry, yet for Barrett Browning, poetry is very unlikely with no words.

In Flush Woolf examines the obstacles that exist among girl and animal created through language but triumph over via symbolic activities.

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