Là-Bas: A Journey into the Self by Joris-Karl Huysmans, Brendan King

By Joris-Karl Huysmans, Brendan King

Translated with an advent and notes through Brendan King and an afterword and chronology by means of Robert Irwin

Cult curio approximately satanism in fin-de-siecle Paris. day out The vintage story of satanism and sexual obsession in nineteenth-century Paris, in an enticing new edition...

Strong meat for diseased imaginations (Murrough O'Brien within the self reliant on Sunday)

This incredible new translation by means of Brendan King vividly recollects the allusive, proto-expressionist vigor of the original.

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

By Miguel de Cervantes

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. commonly considered as the world's first glossy novel, and one of many funniest and such a lot tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the well-known picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of l. a. Mancha and his trustworthy squire, Sancho Panza, as they go back and forth via sixteenth-century Spain. until you learn Spanish, you've by no means learn Don Quixote.

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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

By Giovanni Boccaccio

The yr is 1348. The Black demise has all started to ravage Europe. Ten younger Florentines—seven girls and 3 men—escape the plague-infested urban and retreat to the geographical region round Fiesole. At their rest during this remoted and bucolic atmosphere, they spend ten days telling one another stories—tales of romance, tragedy, comedy, and farce—one hundred in all. the end result, referred to as through one critic "the maximum brief tale number of all time" (Leonard Barkan, Princeton college) is a wealthy and exciting social gathering of the medley of medieval life.
Witty, earthy, and packed with bawdy irreverence, the single hundred tales of The Decameron supply greater than basic escapism; also they are a life-affirming balm for making an attempt occasions. The Decameron is a joyously comedian e-book that has earned its position in global literature not only since it makes us chortle, yet extra importantly since it exhibits us how crucial laughter is to the human condition.

Published at the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio’s delivery, Wayne A. Rebhorn's new translation of The Decameron introduces a new release of readers to this "rich late-medieval feast" in a "lively, modern, American-inflected English" (Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard college) whilst it keeps the exceptionally medieval taste of Boccaccio's rhetorically expressive prose.

An huge advent offers precious information about Boccaccio's ancient and cultural milieu, the topics and particularities of the textual content, and the strains of effect flowing into and out of this towering monument of worldwide literature.

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Les Infortunes de la vertu by Marquis de Sade

By Marquis de Sade

'Irrités de ce best 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 most unlikely de le soutenir.'

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Master and Man and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

The 10 tales accumulated during this quantity show Tolstoy's creative prowess displayed over 5 a long time - experimenting with prose kinds and drawing on his personal reviews with humour, realism and compassion. encouraged by means of his reports within the military, 'The Hussars' contrasts a speeding father and his mean-spirited son. Illustrating Tolstoy's trust that artwork needs to serve an ethical goal, 'What males dwell By' portrays an angel despatched to earth to benefit 3 existential ideas of lifestyles, and 'Two previous Men' indicates a peasant leaving behind his pilgrimage to the Holy Land to be able to aid his neighbours. And within the hugely relocating 'Master and Man', Tolstoy depicts a mercenary service provider vacationing together with his unprotesting servant via a snowstorm to shut a company deal - little understanding he might quickly need to settle money owed together with his maker.

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The Three Perils Of Man by James Hogg

By James Hogg

The 3 Perils of guy is considered Hogg’s so much formidable paintings of fiction. The book’s awesome mix of the wonderful, the humorous, the intense and the traditionally real looking needs to be exact in literature.

The adventures of its characters, advised with the author’s routinely daring simplicity, are many, mad, and breathtakingly quickly. starting from Galloway to Northumberland, the focus of the ebook is to be present in the Scottish Borders. Hogg knew and enjoyed the Borders good, and the ebook is filled with their oral culture and native lore. In his try and synthesise this fabric with heritage, romance and the excessive literary beliefs of his time, Hogg’s nearest sleek parallels will be a mix of Tolkien and Iain Banks.

Hogg’s fusion of conventional folklore and leading edge sort was once seen as an anachronism by way of his contemporaries, and it is just now that his paintings is regarded s probably the most unique and masterly within the Scottish canon.

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Le vieil homme et la mer by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

Le Vieil Homme et l. a. Mer (The previous guy and the ocean en anglais) est un courtroom roman, ce qui explique qu'il est parfois considéré comme une nouvelle, écrit par l'écrivain américain Ernest Hemingway à Cuba en 1951 et publié en 1952. Il s'agit de los angeles dernière œuvre de fiction majeure produite par Hemingway et publiée de son vivant. Elle demeure son œuvre l. a. plus célèbre. Elle traite d'un vieux pêcheur cubain appelé Santiago, en lutte avec un énorme marlin au huge du Gulf movement. Bien que le roman ait été l'objet de opinions disparates, sa sélection pour le prix Nobel de littérature en 1954 réaffirme dans los angeles littérature mondiale l'importance et los angeles portée de l'œuvre dans l'ensemble des créations d'Hemingway et dans los angeles fiction du XXe siècle.

Cet ouvrage lui valut le double honneur du prix Pulitzer le four mai 1953 et du prix Nobel de littérature en 19541.

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The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is a poem in regards to the courtship of Miles Standish and Priscilla Mullins after which the wedding of Priscilla Mullins to John Alden. It’s a truly friendly poem. Please notice: This booklet is straightforward to learn in actual textual content, now not scanned photographs that may occasionally be tricky to decipher. This e-book has bookmarks at bankruptcy headings and is printable as much as complete copies in keeping with 12 months.

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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

By Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy' s ultimate literary masterpiece, Jude the vague is the tale of Jude Fawley, a terrible stonemason residing in rural Wessex, whose goals of changing into a pupil are advanced via an ill-fated romance together with his lively cousin, Sue Bridehead. Jude and Sue' s makes an attempt to defy social conventions for the sake in their love bring about distress, heartache and tragedy. vastly occupied with the harmful principles of marriage, the unconventional brazenly criticizes Victorian society, faith and schooling, and glossy critics hail Jude the vague as a pioneering paintings of feminism and socialist thought.

Jude the vague scandalised critics upon its e-book in 1895, resulting in Hardy' s selection to simply produce poetry and drama for the remainder of his writing existence. it's been tailored two times for movie, and is still one in all Hardy' s so much widely-read novels.

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Romanzi II (Radici BUR) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

Nell’opera di Tolstoj compaiono innumerevoli interrogativi sull’amore, sulla felicità coniugale, sull’atteggiamento morale nei rapporti più intimi tra uomo e donna: servono a indagare le tensioni fra natura e cultura, a rovesciare dall’interno le strutture di una società patriarcale, los angeles sua ideologia, i rapporti fra le classi. Questi temi troveranno il loro punto di massima espressione artistica in Anna Karenina, nei tormenti della protagonista di una storia tragica che è prima di tutto un’epopea della psicologia umana. Tanto nei rapporti “corrotti” tra Anna e Vro‘nskij, quanto in quelli “puri” tra Kitty e LeÅLvin, si dipana un groviglio morale: può perdurare l’amore senza il sostegno di legami sociali o economici? Questa domanda fu al centro della vita stessa di Tolstoj, che aveva pubblicato nel 1859 l. a. felicità familiare, apologia dell’amore domestico attraverso le quiete aspirazioni di Sergej e Maša, e oltre trent’anni dopo scriverà l. a. sonata a Kreutzer, definitiva e impietosa analisi del matrimonio borghese, potente dissoluzione del mito tradizionale della famiglia, capolavoro di ossessione e di cinismo. Saranno forse queste ultime considerazioni a portarlo, los angeles notte del 28 ottobre 1910, advert allontanarsi da casa, abbandonando l. a. moglie e i figli e viaggiando su treni di terza classe fino alla stazione di Astapovo, dove morirà pochi giorni dopo?

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