Frankenstein (Enriched Classics) by Mary Shelley

By Mary Shelley

by way of useful SCHOLARSHIP

A undying, terrifying story of 1 man's obsession to create lifestyles -- and the monster that grew to become his legacy.

EACH ENRICHED vintage variation INCLUDES:
• A concise advent that offers readers very important heritage details
• A chronology of the author's lifestyles and paintings
• A timeline of vital occasions that gives the book's ancient context
• an overview of key topics and plot issues to aid readers shape their very own interpretations
• unique explanatory notes
• serious research, together with modern and smooth views at the paintings
• dialogue inquiries to advertise vigorous school room and publication staff interplay
• a listing of instructed comparable books and flicks to increase the reader's event

Enriched Classics supply readers cheap versions of serious works of literature greater by means of worthy notes and insightful statement. The scholarship supplied in Enriched Classics allows readers to understand, comprehend, and revel in the world's most interesting books to their complete capability.

Show description

Our Mutual Friend (Modern Library Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

A satiric masterpiece concerning the attract and peril of cash, Our Mutual Friend revolves round the inheritance of a dust-heap the place the wealthy throw their trash. while the physique of John Harmon, the dust-heap’s anticipated inheritor, is located within the Thames, fortunes switch arms strangely, elevating to new heights “Noddy” Boffin, a low-born yet kindly clerk who turns into “the Golden Dustman.” Charles Dickens’s final entire novel, Our Mutual Friend encompasses the nice subject matters of his past works: the pretensions of the nouveaux riches, the ingenuousness of the aspiring terrible, and the unfailing energy of wealth to deprave all who crave it. With its flavorful forged of characters and various subplots, Our Mutual Friend is considered one of Dickens’s such a lot complex—and satisfying—novels.

Show description

Dubliners by James Joyce

By James Joyce

Dubliners is a set of 15 brief tales via James Joyce, first released in 1914. They shape a naturalistic depiction of Irish heart type existence in and round Dublin within the early years of the 20 th century.

The tales have been written whilst Irish nationalism used to be at its top, and a look for a countrywide identification and goal was once raging; at a crossroads of background and tradition, eire was once jolted through numerous converging principles and impacts. They heart on Joyce's thought of an epiphany: a second the place a personality reviews self-understanding or illumination. the various characters in Dubliners later seem in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses.The preliminary tales within the assortment are narrated by means of baby protagonists, and because the tales proceed, they care for the lives and matters of gradually older humans. this is often in accordance with Joyce's tripartite department of the gathering into early life, formative years, and adulthood.

Show description

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Unfinished on the time of his demise, The final rich person was once F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel, compiled and released posthumously. A Hollywood heavyweight, Monroe Stahr embarks on a passionate yet ill-fated love affair with the attractive Kathleen Moore whereas suffering to carry directly to his luck and fend off his leader rival, Pat Brady.

Show description

The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Beaver

By Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Beaver

One of many maximum of all horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) additionally composed pioneering stories that seized upon the clinical advancements of an period marked by way of wonderful swap.
In this choice of 16 tales, he explores such wide-ranging modern subject matters as galvanism, time trip and resurrection of the useless. 'The remarkable experience of 1 Hans Pfall' relates a man's balloon trip to the moon with a mix of medical precision and striking myth. in other places, the bounds among horror and technological know-how are elegantly blurred in tales similar to 'The proof relating to M. Valdemar', whereas the good essay 'Eureka' outlines Poe's personal interpretation of the universe. Powerfully influential on later authors together with Jules Verne, those works are crucial analyzing for an individual wishing to track the family tree of technology fiction, or to appreciate the complexity of Poe's personal artistic vision

Show description

A Reader's Companion to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the by Peter G. Beidler

By Peter G. Beidler

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2009

This second edition of Peter G. Beidler's Readers better half builds at the good fortune of the 1st variation. will probably be an critical consultant for lecturers, scholars, and normal readers who wish absolutely to understand Salinger's perennial bestseller. Now six many years previous, The Catcher within the Rye includes references to humans, locations, books, videos, and old occasions that may puzzle many twenty-first century readers.

This variation encompasses a new part on reactions to Salinger's demise in January, 2010. Beidler presents a few 250 factors to assist readers make experience of the tradition in which Holden Caulfield stumbles as he comes of age. He presents a map exhibiting a few of the stops in Holden's long island odyssey. Of specific curiosity to readers whose local language isn't really English is his word list of greater than 100 phrases, words, and slang expressions.

In his introductory essay, Catching The Catcher within the Rye, Beidler discusses such subject matters because the three-day time line for the unconventional, the way in which the radical grew out of 2 earlier-published brief tales, the level to which the radical is autobiographical, what Holden seems like, and the explanations for the long-lasting allure of the radical. the various images within the Reader's spouse supply interesting glimpses into the area that Holden has made recognized. Beidler additionally offers dialogue of a few of the problems that experience engaged students down over the years: the that means of Holden's crimson searching hat, even if Holden writes his novel in an insane asylum, Mr. Antolini's troubling activities, and Holden's shut courting together with his sister and his brothers.

Show description

Doktor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg

By Hjalmar Söderberg

Doktor Glas, en roman i dagboksform som utkom första gången 1905, är inte bara ett av Hjalmar Söderbergs främsta verk, utan också en av de klassiska romanerna i svensk litteratur. Doktor Glas förälskar sig i den unga vackra Helga, som är speedy i ett hopplöst, kärlekslöst äktenskap med den motbjudande pastor Gregorius. Helga vänder sig until eventually doktor Glas för att få hjälp och alltmer aktivt förbereder han lösningen...

Har guy rätt att döda en människa för att rädda en annan?

Bokens centrala challenge – har guy rätt att döda en människa för att rädda en annan – har genom decennierna väckt häftig debatt. Den har också blivit älskad för de vemodiga porträtten och miljöerna från det oscarianska Stockholm – tecknade med hela Söderbergs oöverträffade känslighet och kvickhet.

Hjalmar Söderbergs klassiker Doktor Glas utkom första gången 1905 och var då oerhört provocerande för sin samtid. Med sin psykologiska nerv, moralfilosofiska utläggningar och förälskade skildring av sekelskiftets Stockholm är den lika aktuell idag.

Show description

The Maples Stories by John Updike

By John Updike

Accumulated jointly for the 1st time in hardcover, those eighteen vintage tales from throughout John Updike’s occupation shape a luminous chronicle of the existence and instances of 1 marriage in all its wealthy emotional complexity.

In 1956, Updike released a narrative, “Snowing in Greenwich Village,” a few younger couple, Joan and Richard Maple, in the beginning in their marriage. Over the following twenty years, he back to those characters repeatedly, tracing their years jointly elevating little ones, discovering moments of intermittent happiness, and dealing with the heartbreak of infidelity and estrangement. Seventeen Maples tales have been accrued in 1979 in a paperback variation titled Too a long way to head, prompted via a tv model. Now these tales look in hardcover for the 1st time, with the addition of a later tale, “Grandparenting,” which returns us to the Maples’s lives lengthy after their wrenching divorce.

Show description

The Iliad (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Homer

By Homer

The Iliad, by means of Homer, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classic sequence, which deals caliber versions at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the outstanding good points of Barnes & Noble Classics:

• New introductions commissioned from today's most sensible writers and scholars
• Biographies of the authors
• Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural events
• Footnotes and endnotes
• Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by way of the work
• reviews via different recognized authors
• examine inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectations
• Bibliographies for extra reading
• Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All versions are superbly designed and are published to stronger requisites; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to enhance each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

The epic track of Ilion (an previous identify for Troy), The Iliad recreates a number of dramatic weeks close to the top of the fabled Trojan conflict, finishing with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed urban. via its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the gorgeous Helen, over whom the longstanding battle has been waged. by no means faraway from the guts of the tale are the quarreling gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.

The Iliad is the oldest Greek poem and maybe the best-known epic in Western literature, and has encouraged numerous artworks all through its lengthy historical past. An assemblage of reports and legends formed right into a compelling unmarried narrative, The Iliad used to be most likely recited orally through bards for generations earlier than being written down within the 8th century B.C. A liked fixture of early Greek tradition, the poem stumbled on keen new audiences while it was once translated into many languages through the Renaissance. Its topics of honor, strength, prestige, heroism, and the whims of the gods have ensured its enduring acceptance and immeasurable cultural influence.

Bruce M. King studied on the collage of Chicago, and has taught classics and arts at Columbia college, Reed university, and the collage of Chicago. lately a Fellow on the heart for Hellenic reviews, King makes a speciality of archaic and classical Greek literature and philosophy. he's at present a Blegen examine Fellow at Vassar university.

Show description

1 2 3 4 5 17