Archive For The “Literary Classics” Category
By Hermann Hesse
Peter Camenzind, a tender guy from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his domestic and eagerly takes to the line looking for new adventure. touring via Italy and France, Camenzind is more and more dissatisfied by means of the pain he discovers round him; after failed romances and a sad friendship, his idealism fades into crushing hopelessness. He unearths peace back in basic terms whilst he cares for Boppi, an invalid who renews Camenzind's love for humanity and evokes him once more to discover pleasure within the smallest info of each life.
By Aldous Huxley
"Aldous Huxley is the best twentieth century author in English." —Chicago Tribune
Aldous Huxley is rightly thought of a prophetic genius and the most very important literary and philosophical voices of the 20 th Century, and Brave New World is his masterpiece. From the writer of The doorways of conception, Island, and numerous different works of fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, and poetry, comes this strong paintings of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations. Brave New World continues to be totally suitable to at the present time as either a cautionary dystopian story within the vein of the George Orwell vintage 1984, and as thought-provoking, completely gratifying entertainment.
By Nina Baym
Learn through greater than 2.5 million scholars over 30 years, The Norton Anthology of yank Literature units the traditional and is still an unrivaled value.
The 8th variation includes a different and balanced number of works and thorough yet really apt editorial gear all through. the recent version additionally comprises extra whole works, much-requested new authors, one hundred seventy in-text photographs, new and re-thought contextual clusters, and different instruments that aid teachers train the path they need to educate.
By Xenophon, Paul Cartledge
Considered one of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his formative years, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's crusade to grab the Persian throne, and later wrote a variety of works on historical past, politics and philosophy. those six treatises supply his knowledgeable insights into the character of management. within the discussion among the poet Simonides and Hiero, tyrant of Syracuse, Xenophon offers a consummate attention of the burdens of being an absolute dictator and some of the best happiness of the personal guy. somewhere else, his biography of King Agesilaus II of Sparta depicts the author's consumer as a version of piety, justice, braveness and knowledge, whereas different texts ponder the basic characteristics of the cavalry commander, examine the abilities of the horseman and the hunter, and develop a daring financial plan for democratic Athens.
By C. S. Lewis
A attractive paperback version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, publication within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia. This version good points disguise artwork through 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and inside black-and-white illustrations by way of the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step via a dresser door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in everlasting wintry weather and enslaved through the facility of the White Witch. but if just about all desire is misplaced, the go back of the good Lion, Aslan, indications an excellent switch . . . and an excellent sacrifice.
Open the door and input a brand new global! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second one e-book in C. S. Lewis's vintage delusion sequence, which has been desirable readers of every age with a paranormal land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. it is a stand-alone learn, but when you want to observe extra approximately Narnia, decide up The Horse and His Boy, the 3rd ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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By Kingsley Amis
Brian Leonard, a Monty Python of mystery brokers, meets James Churchill, a tender officer, at an English military base the place arrangements are below manner for Operation Apollo. To complicate issues, Churchill has long past round-the-bend for a parole from the psychological ward.
Thrown among those unfastened cannons is a widowed good looks who practices "conspicuous polyandry," an unfocused psychiatrist, an unbelieving chaplain, and an enthralling alcoholic.
"Amis delights in combining espionage, violence, love and spiritual skepticism. Such disparate parts, like dishpans and fireplace earrings, problem his juggler's dexterity. Who wins? The reader!" (Publisher's resource)
By Henry Fielding, John Bender
Fielding's comedian masterpiece of 1749 was once instantly attacked as `A motley heritage of bastardism, fornication, and adultery'. certainly, his populous novel overflows with a marvellous collection of prudes, whores, libertines, bumpkins, misanthropes, hypocrites, scoundrels, virgins, and all too fallible humanitarians. on the centre of 1 of the main creative plots in English fiction stands a hero whose activities have been, in 1749, as stunning as they're humorous this present day. Expelled from Mr Allworthy's kingdom property for his wild mood and sexual conquests, the good-hearted foundling Tom Jones loses his funds, joins the military, and pursues his cherished throughout Britain to London, the place he turns into a saved lover and confronts the opportunity of incest. Tom Jones is rightly considered as Fielding's maximum paintings, and one of many first and such a lot influential of English novels.
This conscientiously modernized variation is predicated on Fielding's emended fourth version textual content and provides the main thorough notes, maps, and bibliography. The advent makes use of the most recent scholarship to envision how Tom Jones exemplifies the function of the radical within the rising eighteenth-century public sphere.
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative invaluable positive aspects, together with professional introductions via best specialists, priceless notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.
Translated via Aubrey de Sélincourt with an creation and Notes by way of John M. Marincola.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Edith Wharton
"Edith Wharton's most interesting achievement." -- Elizabeth Hardwick The customized of the rustic tells the tale of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern woman who makes an attempt to ascend in manhattan urban society. it will possibly be were the lynchpin that made Edith Wharton's occupation turn into the phenomenon that comes so simply to reminiscence throughout such a lot of a long time. Oh, it really is of a fabric with all her paintings -- there isn't any mistaking web page of her writing got here from her and never another person -- yet on a definite point, this novel is a median booklet, and the meanness is warranted. The heroine (a lady named Undine Spragg, of all things!) is a spoiled heiress who makes her manner in lifestyles through conquering one guy after one other after one other, relocating from the yankee heartland eastward first to ny, and eventually to Paris.
By Marcus Tullius Cicero
This article offers a range of the political speeches of Cicero, together with: at the Command of Cnaeus Pompeius, opposed to Lucius Sergius Catilina, In Defence of the Poet Aulus Licinius Archias, and In Defence of Marcus Caelius Rufus.