Literary Classics

Download Contes by Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm PDF

By Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm

«Miroir, gentil miroir, dis-moi, dans le royaume, quelle est de toutes l. a. plus belle ?» Il était une fois un meunier, un gentil garçon, une fille paresseuse ; il était une fois un soldat, un maître sorcier, une lovely fillette que tout le monde aimait ; un bûcheron pauvre et ses deux enfants ; un roi, une reine et leur fille distinctive ; une jeune fille aux souliers rouges : il était une fois de merveilleux contes issus des récits poétiques de los angeles tradition allemande. Ce recueil rassemble les plus célèbres contes des frères Grimm, parmi lesquels l. a. Belle au Bois Dormant, Jeannot et Margot, Cendrillon, Le Petit Chaperon rouge, Le Voyage du Petit-Poucet, Le Fiancé brigand, Le Conte du crapaud.

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Download Oliver Goldsmith: Poems by Oliver Goldsmith, W. B. Hutchings PDF

By Oliver Goldsmith, W. B. Hutchings

Oliver Goldsmith’s occupation belongs to the recent period of literary professionalism which used to be born within the past due 17th century and grew up throughout the following century. He wrote essays, e-book experiences, translations, performs, prose fiction and poetry. He wrote for lots of magazines, and organize his personal. And he knew lots of the significant figures within the literary, dramatic and publishing worlds of the second one half the eighteenth century. His top paintings is rooted within the instances during which he lived but additionally has an entice later generations. this can be quite precise of his most famed poem, The abandoned Village, which mixes a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of a legendary previous with a hard-headed notion of social realities.

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Download Les Infortunes de la vertu by Marquis de Sade PDF

By Marquis de Sade

'Irrités de ce ideal crime, les monstres ne s'en tinrent pas là ; ils l'étendirent ensuite nue à plat ventre sur une grande desk, ils allumèrent des cierges, ils placèrent l'image de notre sauveur à sa tête et osèrent consommer sur les reins de cette malheureuse le plus redoutable de nos mystères. Je m'évanouis à ce spectacle terrible, il me fut very unlikely de le soutenir.'

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Download The Crucible by Arthur Miller PDF

By Arthur Miller

"I think that the reader will realize the following the basic nature of 1 of the strangest and so much lousy chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an advent to The Crucible, his vintage play concerning the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. according to old humans and genuine occasions, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a neighborhood engulfed through hysteria. within the inflexible theocracy of Salem, rumors that ladies are practising witchcraft impress the town's most elementary fears and suspicions; and whilst a tender lady accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be dropped at trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the fervour of neighbor to testify opposed to neighbor brilliantly light up the harmful strength of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a replicate Miller makes use of to mirror the anti-communist hysteria encouraged via Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" within the usa. in the textual content itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing "Political given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all more often than not utilized customs of civilized habit. A political coverage is equated with ethical correct, and competition to it with diabolical malevolence."

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Download I promessi sposi (Libri dello spirito cristiano) by Alessandro Manzoni PDF

By Alessandro Manzoni

Che allegria c'è? cos'hanno di bello tutti costoro? Saltò fuori da quel covile di pruni; e vestitosi a mezzo, corse a aprire una finestra, e guardò… Erano uomini, donne, fanciulli, a brigate, a coppie, soli; e andavano insieme, come amici a un viaggio convenuto… Guardava, guardava; e gli cresceva in cuore una più che curiosità di saper cosa mai potesse comunicare un trasporto uguale a tanta gente diversa.

Renzo, Lucia, l'Innominato, don Rodrigo, don Abbondio, l. a. monaca di Monza, padre Cristoforo: in questi e negli altri memorabili personaggi di questo romanzo semplice e profondo si agitano i drammi, i dolori e le gioie di tutti. Manzoni lavorò con febbrile cura a questo suo capolavoro, offrendo una delle opere più alte e durature della letteratura mondiale. Oggetto di molte letture distorte e di molte riduzioni, il grande e formidabile romanzo si propone ancora oggi con una forza e una ricchezza inimitabili. Oltre che essere una lettura tra le più godibili e coinvolgenti, l. a. storia di Renzo e Lucia si offre come strumento prezioso in keeping with affrontare le molte sfide di fronte alle quali si trova los angeles nostra cultura.

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Download Misericordia (Penguin Clásicos) by Benito Pérez Galdós PDF

By Benito Pérez Galdós

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Edición de Gregorio Torres Nebrera, catedrático de Literatura Española en l. a. Universidad de Extremadura

Galdós siempre vivió entregado a los angeles tarea de escribir. Uno entre los muchos hitos de su dilatada trayectoria es Misericordia, que, por l. a. precisión de sus descripciones y el nítido trasfondo psicológico de sus personajes, se erige en una muestra señera del naturalismo español. los angeles historia de Benigna, los angeles fiel sirvienta que mendiga para mantener a su señora sin que ésta lo sepa, permite a Galdós reflexionar sobre los angeles religiosidad hipócrita y rutinaria de los angeles burguesía en contraposición a los angeles generosidad y l. a. altura ethical de una personality humilde.

Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza los angeles obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a l. a. lectura.Estuvo a su cuidado Gregorio Torres Nebrera, catedrático de literatura española de los angeles Universidad de Extremadura.

«Ya ni los santos del cielo son como es debido.»

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Download The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides PDF

By Thucydides

Written 400 years ahead of the beginning of Christ, this specified modern account of the fight among Athens and Sparta stands a superb opportunity of enjoyable the author's formidable declare that the paintings "was performed to final forever." The conflicts among the 2 empires over transport, exchange, and colonial enlargement got here to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the whole Greek global was once plunged into 27 years of battle. Thucydides utilized a fondness for accuracy and a contempt for delusion and romance in compiling this exhaustively authentic list of the disastrous clash that finally ended the Athenian empire.

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Download Scottish Supernatural Classics: The Three Perils of Man, by George Macdonald, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson PDF

By George Macdonald, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson

A Scottish misplaced treasures number of 3 vintage Scottish supernatural novels, every one delivering a wonderfully plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by means of material, the books supplement one another to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics sequence, Scottish misplaced Treasures, exhibits us how a lot poorer Britain's cultural history will be with out Scottish writers ... the simplest instance I've noticeable of the way curation and presentation can carry outdated books to new audiences" – The Observer “This moves me as a stupendous enterprise, and one i am hoping will extend further" – Professor Willy Maley, collage of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday

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Download The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov's first novel in English, one in every of his maximum and most unconsidered, with a brand new advent by way of Michael Dirda.

The genuine lifetime of Sebastian Knight, Nabokov's first novel in English, used to be accomplished in Paris in 1938, first released through New instructions in 1941, reissued in 1959 to vast severe acclaim and now relaunched back, with an appreciative advent by way of Pulitzer-Prize profitable critic Michael Dirda.

This, the narrator tells us, is the genuine lifetime of well-known writer Sebastian Knight, the inside of tale. After Knight's dying, his half-brother units out to penetrate the secret of the recognized English novelist's lifestyles, yet he is impeded via the fake, the distorted, the beside the point. but the hunt proves to be a narrative particularly as exciting as any of Sebastian Knight's personal books, as baffling, and, within the finish, as uniquely lucrative. On one point, this literary detective tale has smelly issues to make in regards to the position of the artist in a society primarily adverse to the artistic spirit. On one other, The genuine lifetime of Sebastian Knight probes the basic challenge of the ambiguity of human id: simply who was once Sebastian Knight?

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