An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

The vintage depiction of the cruel realities of yank lifestyles, the darkish facet of the yank Dream, and one man's doomed pursuit of affection and success...

"Mr. Dreiser isn't imitative and belongs to no university. he's at center a mysticist and a fatalist, even though utilizing the real looking approach. he's, at the proof of this novel on my own, a power." —The ny occasions booklet evaluate

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La Confession de Claude by Émile Zola

By Émile Zola

Advent, notes et file de François-Marie Mourad.« Cette histoire est nue et vraie jusqu’à l. a. crudité. Les délicats se révolteront. Je n’ai pas pensé devoir retrancher une ligne, sure que ces pages sont l’expression complète d’un cœur dans lequel il y a plus de lumière que d’ombre. Elles ont été écrites par un enfant nerveux et aimant qui s’est donné entier, avec les frissons de sa chair et les élans de son âme Elles sont l. a. manifestation maladive d’un tempérament particulier qui a l’âpre besoin du réel et les espérances menteuses et douces du rêve. Tout le livre est là, dans los angeles lutte entre le songe et l. a. réalité ». C’est en ces termes que le jeune Émile Zola, inconnu du grand public, présente son most advantageous roman, La Confession de Claude, en 1865. Longuement méditée, loin des idées reçues sur le naturalisme, cette œuvre singulière et fiévreuse incite à découvrir un autre Zola, que le succès des Rougon-Macquart ne doit pas occulter.

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The Greater Trumps: A Novel by Charles Williams

By Charles Williams

In this vintage story of spirituality, morality, and the occult, a gloomy plot to homicide an unsuspecting Englishman who possesses the world’s rarest tarot deck unleashes uncontrollable elemental forces

the unique and so much mystical of all playing-card decks, the tarot has seduced seekers of otherworldly wisdom for centuries—and of all its playing cards, the main powerful are the twenty-two symbolic pictures that contain the higher Trumps. by way of a wierd accident, the first actual tarot deck, relationship again centuries, has come into the ownership of Lothair Coningsby, a uniquely unimaginative Englishman. notwithstanding he has no goal of relinquishing his treasure, there are others who covet the tarot’s energy. Henry Lee, for one—fiancé of Coningsby’s attractive daughter, Nancy—is pushed by means of a duty even deeper than his devotion to his liked. Henry is of Gipsy blood, and the Romany think that they on my own are the real guardians of the magical tarot. Invited to spend the vacations on the out-of-the-way domestic of Aaron Lee, Henry’s grandfather, the unsuspecting Coningsbys are ignorant of the chilling conspiracy taking form round them. For in this stormy Christmas Day, their hosts are getting ready to devote foul homicide to achieve ownership of the coveted occult deck, unleashing devastating primal forces that no human may be able to contain.

the bright fiction of Charles Williams, who used to be a member of the Inklings along fellow Oxfordians C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, is taken into account to be one of the so much provocative, imaginitive, and clever explorations of spirituality and the supernatural produced throughout the 20th century. The facts lies in his brilliant vintage The higher Trumps, a many-layered story of hubris and religion that's arguably one of many maximum mystical thrillers of all time.

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The Holy Terrors by Jean Cocteau

By Jean Cocteau

Les Enfants Terribles holds an undisputed position one of the classics of contemporary fiction. Written in a French kind that lengthy defied winning translation - Cocteau was once regularly a poet it doesn't matter what he used to be writing - the e-book got here into its personal for English-language readers in 1955 whilst the current model used to be accomplished through Rosamond Lehmann. it's a masterpiece of the paintings of translation of which the days Literary complement stated: "It has the infrequent advantage of interpreting as if it have been an English original."

Miss Lehmann was once capable of catch the essence of Cocteau's unusual, necromantic mind's eye and to convey totally to existence in English his tale of a brother and sister, orphaned in youth, who construct themselves a personal international out of 1 shared room and their very own unbridled fantasies. What begun in video games and laughter grew to become for Paul and Elisabeth a drug too magical to withstand. The crime which ultimately destroyed them has the inevitability of Greek tragedy.

Illustrated with twenty of Cocteau's personal drawings.

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Another Country by James Baldwin

By James Baldwin

Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, between different locales, one other kingdom is a unique of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is gorgeous for its emotional depth and haunting sensuality, depicting women and men, blacks and whites, stripped in their mask of gender and race by means of love and hatred on the such a lot elemental and elegant. In a small set of acquaintances, Baldwin imbues the easiest and worst intentions of liberal the United States within the early Nineteen Seventies.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

By Steve Hockensmith

Readers will witness the beginning of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls—a exciting prequel set 4 years sooner than the bad occasions of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our tale opens, the Bennet sisters are having fun with a relaxed existence within the English nation-state. They idle away the times interpreting, gardening, and having a pipe dream approximately destiny husbands—until a funeral on the neighborhood parish is going unusually and horribly awry.
 
all at once corpses are springing from the tender earth—and just one family members can cease them. because the our bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive younger youngster right into a savage slayer of the undead. alongside the way in which, males vie for her affections: grasp Hawksworth is the strong warrior who trains her to kill, whereas considerate Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to overcome the jogging lifeless utilizing technological know-how rather than power. Will both guy win the prize of Elizabeth’s middle? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by means of hordes of marauding zombies? entire with romance, motion, comedy, and a military of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: sunrise of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—and simply may possibly motivate her to move slowly out of it!

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La mansa by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

«Un libro muy pequeñito, pero para nosotros demasiado grande, inal-canzablemente grande» Knut Hansum

Un prestamista cuarentón, militar retirado, concierta el matrimonio con una joven huérfana de dieciséis años, para rescatarla de l. a. pobreza. Al empezar el relato, el cadáver de l. a. muchacha lleva tendido seis horas delante del militar. ¿Qué ha pasado?

En los angeles mansa, publicada dentro del Diario de un escritor en noviembre de 1876, Dostoievski abre l. a. puerta a l. a. intimidad de una pareja, desvela todo lo que oculta una relación institucionalmente determinada por los angeles economía y l. a. sumisión, y señala, al mismo tiempo, un inesperado camino a l. a. salvación y a l. a. lucidez. Pero ¿qué puede haber al ultimate del camino, cuando el mundo se compone de «hombres solos rodeados de silencio»?

Esta nouvelle figura sin duda entre las obras maestras de Dostoievski.

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The Scarlet Letter (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

America’s first mental novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a gloomy story of affection, crime, and revenge set in colonial New England. It revolves round a unmarried, forbidden act of ardour that perpetually alters the lives of 3 individuals of a small Puritan group: Hester Prynne, an ardent and fierce lady who bears the punishment of her sin in humble silence; the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a revered public determine who's inwardly plagued by long-hidden guilt; and the malevolent Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband—a guy who seethes with an Ahab-like lust for vengeance.

The panorama of this vintage novel is uniquely American, however the topics it explores are universal—the nature of sin, guilt, and penitence, the conflict among our deepest and public selves, and the non secular and mental fee of residing outdoors society. built with the splendor of a Greek tragedy, The Scarlet Letter brilliantly illuminates the fact that lies deep in the human center.

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Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert

By Gustave Flaubert

Penguin vintage version.

First released in 1877, those 3 tales are ruled by way of questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and spiritual experience—together they ensure Flaubert as a grasp of the quick tale. “A easy Heart” relates the tale of Félicité, an uneducated serving-woman who keeps her Catholic religion regardless of a lifetime of desolation and loss. “The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator,” encouraged by means of a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, describes the destiny of a sadistic hunter destined to homicide his personal mom and dad. The mixture of religion and cruelty that dominates this tale can also be present in “Herodias,” a transforming of the story of Salome and John the Baptist.

• re-creation: thoroughly new translation and new creation by way of Geoffrey Wall, Flaubert's acclaimed biographer

• contains a chronology, extra analyzing, and explanantory notes

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hailed via Henry James as "the most interesting piece of inventive writing but positioned forth within the country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's ancient and ethical roots for the cloth of significant tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the unconventional indicates the negative influence a unmarried, passionate act has at the lives of 3 contributors of the neighborhood: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.

With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne grew to become the 1st American novelist to forge from our Puritan historical past a common vintage, a masterful exploration of humanity's never-ending fight with sin, guilt and pride.

From the Paperback version.

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