Sentido y sensibilidad (Penguin Clásicos) by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

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«La pongo al par de Shakespeare, Cervantes y Henry Fielding.»
Henry James

En Sentido y sensibilidad, Jane Austen explora con sutileza e ironía las opciones de l. a. mujer en una sociedad rígida, donde el éxito o el fracaso dependen de l. a. elección del marido. los angeles historia se centra en dos hermanas, Elinor y Marianne, cuyas personalidades antagónicas ejemplifican dos posibles respuestas femeninas ante l. a. hipocresía dominante: el «sentido común» y los angeles «sensibilidad». Sin embargo, tanto un camino como el otro entrañan sus peligros.

Esta edición incorpora una cronología detallada y recupera l. a. introducción de l. a. edición unique de Penguin Clásicos a shipment de Tony Tanner, uno de los mayores especialistas en l. a. obra de Jane Austen, a cuyo estudio dedicó gran parte de su carrera. Fue catedrático de literatura inglesa y norteamericana en los angeles Universidad de Cambridge.

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The Canterbury Tales (Oxford World's Classics) by Geoffrey Chaucer

By Geoffrey Chaucer

Past all doubt the best paintings of English literature ahead of Shakespeare, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales brings jointly an unforgettable staff of pilgrims on their option to Canterbury, pilgrims who got here from all ranks of society, from the crusading Knight and burly Miller to the worldly Monk and the famously lusty spouse of tub. Their stories are as quite a few because the tellers, together with romance, bawdy comedy, beast fantasy, discovered debate, parable, and japanese experience. The ensuing assortment supplies us a collection of characters so bright that they've frequently been taken as pictures from genuine existence, and a sequence of news as hilarious of their comedy as they're affecting of their tragedy. Even after six hundred years, their account of the human is clean and precise. David Wright's verse translation has lengthy been well-liked for its brilliance and constancy. This re-creation provides consultant passages from the $64000 yet ignored prose stories, Melibee and the Parson's story, in new translations through Christopher Cannon, who additionally presents a brand new serious creation and precious notes.

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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative by Herbert Mason

By Herbert Mason

Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the main commonly learn and enduring interpretation of this historical Babylonian epic. one of many oldest and so much common tales recognized in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh offers the grand, undying issues of affection and demise, loss and reparations in the stirring story of a hero-king and his doomed buddy. A finalist for the nationwide e-book Award, Mason's retelling is right now a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of fashion, and a hard work of affection that grew out of the poet's lengthy affinity with the unique.

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Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn: TV and Film Adaptations of by Carrie Sessarego

By Carrie Sessarego

Three nice love tales that all started it all…

Jane Eyre, satisfaction and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights are 3 of the best novels in English literature. Now becoming a member of them is Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn, a decidedly varied tackle those classics. you are going to giggle with pride as you learn:

— the significance of completely investigating your employers earlier than accepting a role at their remoted, creepy residence (Jane Eyre)
— the unhappy undeniable fact that now not each undesirable boy has a center of gold (Wuthering Heights)
— how one can make a formal proposal—and how to not. trace: Don't insult your loved one whereas trying to speak her into marriage! (Pride and Prejudice)

Join blogger and romance aficionado Carrie Sessarego ( as she takes us to the flicks with Jane and Liz and Cathy. In her personal detailed, hilarious variety she discusses the books and a few of the motion picture and television variations. Your lounge can be graced via heartthrobs like Timothy Dalton (twice!), Colin Firth (he exhibits up two times, too!), Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy.

Whether you're within the temper for critical educational dialogue or lighthearted snark, even if you wish Regency romance or Gothic ardour, and even if you wish your love tales at the display or at the web page, this booklet has whatever for you.

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The Wretched (Penguin Classics) by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

An excellent new translation through Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's exciting masterpiece, with an creation by means of Robert Tombs. The Wretched (Les Misérables) is the root for either the longest working musical at the West finish and the highly-acclaimed movie starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Victor Hugo's story of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict decided to place his legal previous in the back of him. yet his makes an attempt to develop into a revered member of the neighborhood are regularly placed lower than chance: via his personal sense of right and wrong, and via the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. it's not easily for himself that Valjean needs to remain unfastened, notwithstanding, for he has sworn to guard the newborn daughter of Fantine, pushed to prostitution by means of poverty.

'A extraordinary fulfillment. It reads simply, occasionally racily, and Hugo's narrative energy isn't enable down ... a nearly faultless translation, which brings the total flavour of 1 of the best novels of the 19th century to new readers within the twenty-first' - William Doyle, instances Literary Supplement

'The year's best ebook from Penguin Classics used to be really The Wretched [...] a brand new translation through Christine Donougher of the radical we know as Les Misérables. you might imagine that 1,300 pages is a big funding of time whilst the tale is so time-honored, yet no variation can show the addictive excitement afforded through Victor Hugo's narrative voice: via turns chatty, crotchety, buoyant and savagely ironical, it's made to appear so modern and clean in Donougher's rendering that the booklet has all of the resonance of the main topical state-of-the-nation novel' - Telegraph

'Christine Donougher's seamless and intensely smooth translation of Les Misérables has an awesome influence in that it reminds readers that Hugo was once going extra than any Dickensian lament approximately social stipulations [...] The Wretched touches the soul' - usher in Scotland

Victor Hugo used to be born in Besançon, France in 1802. In 1822 he released his first number of poetry and within the comparable 12 months, he married his youth pal, Adèle Foucher. In 1831 he released his most renowned younger novel, Notre-Dame de Paris. A royalist and conservative as a tender guy, Hugo later turned a devoted social democrat and was once exiled from France due to his political actions. In 1862, he wrote his longest and maximum novel, The Wretched (Les Misérables). After his dying in 1885, his physique lay in country below the Arc de Triomphe sooner than being buried within the Panthéon.

Christine Donougher is a contract translator and editor. She has translated quite a few books from French and Italian, and received the 1992 Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for her translation of Sylvie Germain's The publication of Nights.

Robert Tombs is Professor of historical past at St John's university, Cambridge. His newest publication is That candy Enemy: The French and the British from the sunlight King to the current, co-written with Isabelle Tombs.

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Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics) by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

Edited by means of Tony Tanner

This vintage tale of excessive experience, manic obsession and metaphysical hypothesis was once Melville's masterpiece. This version comprises passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, during which the 2 talk about the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial gains, together with professional introductions via best gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and masses extra.

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The Gambler, Bobok, a Nasty Story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jessie Coulson

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jessie Coulson

The tales during this quantity reveal Dostoyevsky's genius for fusing comic strip, irony and the ugly to create a robust darkish humour. The Gambler is a panoramic portrayal of an excessive and futile obsession. in keeping with Dostoyevsky's personal event of economic desperation and the compulsive wish to win cash, it makes a speciality of the characters that take their areas on the gaming tables of 'Roulettenburg': the outspoken, aristocratic 'Grandmamma', the mercenary Mademoiselle Blanche, the cool, mysterious Polina and Alex, the author's self-portrait; a guy gripped by means of pleasure and hopelessness. Bobok is a blackly comedian satire within which a desolate author turns into drawn into the conversations of the lifeless, and a bad tale is a funny examine the disparity among a man's exaggerated perfect of himself and the unhappy reality.

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Rabbit Redux by John Updike

By John Updike

"A triumph."


The assumptions and obsessions that keep watch over our day-by-day lives are explored in tantalizing element via grasp novelist John Updike during this clever, witty, and horny tale. Harry Angstrom--known to all as Rabbit, one in all America's most renowned literary characters--finds his dreary lifestyles shattered by way of the infidelity of his spouse, Janice. How he resolves or additional complicates his difficulties makes for a unique of the 1st order.

From the Paperback edition.

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