Download Call It Sleep: A Novel by Henry Roth,Alfred Kazin PDF

By Henry Roth,Alfred Kazin

whilst Henry Roth released his debut novel name It Sleep in 1934, it used to be greeted with massive serious acclaim although, in these stricken occasions, lackluster revenues. simply with its paperback booklet thirty years later did this novel obtain the popularity it deserves—--and nonetheless enjoys. Having sold-to-date hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, name It Sleep is the extraordinary tale of David Schearl, the "dangerously ingenious" baby coming of age within the slums of recent York.

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Download Aquis Submersus (German Edition) by Theodor Storm PDF

By Theodor Storm

In den Nachwehen des Dreißigjährigen Krieges entsteht aus der Beziehung zwischen zwei Heranwachsenden eine unschuldige Liebe. Doch die Verbindung zwischen dem jungen Maler Johannes und der adligen Katharina entspricht nicht den Heiratsplänen ihres Bruders. Obwohl eine gemeinsame Flucht misslingt, entscheiden sich die beiden, ein type zu bekommen. Die Konsequenzen sind fatal…
Unerbittlich zeigt Theodor typhoon die Härte einer Zeit, in der das Überwinden gesellschaftlicher Konventionen zum Scheitern verurteilt zu sein scheint. Er stellt die Schuldfrage, die sich jedoch bis heute einer eindeutigen Beantwortung verwehrt.

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Download The Complete Enderby (Vintage Classics) by Anthony Burgess PDF

By Anthony Burgess

Enderby is a poet, social critic and Catholic. He can be came upon hiding within the bog the place a lot of his most sensible paintings consists, or even in Rome, brainwashed into respectability by way of a glamorous spouse, aftershave and the dolce vita. no matter if he's pursuing revenge and proposal in Morocco, expounding on his infamous intercourse movie on a television chat convey, or writing successful musical according to the existence and paintings of Shakespeare, Enderby emerges triumphant.

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Download Memorias privadas y confesiones de un pecador justificado by James Hogg,Francisco Torres Oliver PDF

By James Hogg,Francisco Torres Oliver

Memorias privadas y confesiones de un pecador justificado, publicada por primera vez en 1824, es una obra maestra que reúne los mejores ingredientes de l. a. novela gótica, l. a. intriga y el estudio de los angeles mente de los personajes. Hogg concibió esta novela metafísica de manera que fuese tomada por una historia genuine, y llegó a incluirse a sí mismo como personaje secundario en esta caja de sorpresas narrativa.
Tal vez sea difícil encontrar una obra, si se exceptúa Los elixires del diablo, de E.T.A. Hoffmann, donde el tema del doble sea tratado con tanta intensidad como en esta obra clásica de los angeles ficción sobrenatural. l. a. composición de l. a. novela es realmente moderna, pues aparece primero el relato del editor, un observador supuestamente objetivo, y después las memorias del protagonista, confesiones que son un ejemplo de estudio psicológico de un asesino.

Prólogo de André Gide

«Que yo recuerde, hace mucho que no me había sentido tan cautivado, tan voluptuosamente atormentado por un libro.»
André Gide

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Download The Man Without Qualities: Picador Classic by Robert Musil,Sophie Wilkins PDF

By Robert Musil,Sophie Wilkins

With an advent by way of Jonathan Lethem

It is 1913, and Viennese excessive society is decided to discover a suitable approach of celebrating the 70th jubilee of the accession of Emperor Franz Josef. yet because the aristocracy attempts to salvage anything illustrious out of the cave in of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the normal Viennese international is starting to convey symptoms of extra critical uprising. stuck in the midst of this social labyrinth is Ulrich: youngish, wealthy, an ex-soldier, seducer and scientist.

Unable to mislead himself that the jumble of attributes and values that his global has bestowed on him quantities to whatever so innate as a 'character', he's successfully a guy 'without qualities', a super, indifferent observer of the spinning, racing society round him. half satire, half visionary epic, half highbrow journey de strength, The guy with out traits by Robert Musil is a piece of immeasurable importance.

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Download That Printer of Udell’s by Harold Bell Wright,John Fund PDF

By Harold Bell Wright,John Fund

After studying the publication at age eleven, Ronald Reagan famous that this ebook supplied an enduring effect on his existence, shaping his personal conscience. He pointed out with the primary personality, Dick Falkner. Falkner’s formative years was once considered one of poverty and abuse from an alcoholic father. spotting his existence for what it was once, he ran clear of his domestic, yet he couldn't run clear of all of his difficulties. 16 years later he chanced on himself hungry of physique and empty of spirit in a small Midwestern town.

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Download Der Griesgram (German Edition) by André Gide,Nanne Meyer,Tim Trzaskalik PDF

By André Gide,Nanne Meyer,Tim Trzaskalik

Ein Griesgram, der namenlose Protagonist dieses abgründigen »äußeren Monologs«, stellt in wütenden Tiraden die abgeschmackte Belanglosigkeit dieser Welt bloß, der sich Frau und Kinder, der einzige Freund, überhaupt die gesamte Menschheit längst ergeben haben. Doch seine Überheblichkeit befreit ihn nicht, vielmehr zwingt sie ihn immer wieder zurück ins enge gesellschaftliche Korsett.
Gides Erzählung, eine zynische »Weihnachtsgeschichte«, bei der sich sein Protagonist gehörig verrechnet, ist das verschrobene Protokoll einer griesgrämigen Implosion und einer tödlichen Explosion, fabelhaft in Szene gesetzt von Nanne Meyer.
Erst 1993 entdeckt, entstand das Manuskript »Le Grincheux« vermutlich in den Jahren 1925/26 und erscheint nun erstmals in deutscher Sprache.

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Download The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (Neversink) by Maurice DeKobra,Neal Wainwright,Rene Steinke PDF

By Maurice DeKobra,Neal Wainwright,Rene Steinke

One of the largest bestsellers of all time, and one of many first and so much influential secret agent novels of the 20th century, is again in print for the 1st time for the reason that 1948

Alan Furst fanatics will word that educate passengers in his bestselling thrillers are usually saw studying The Madonna of the napping Cars. It’s a wise element: First released in 1927, the publication used to be one of many 20th century’s first gigantic bestsellers, promoting over 15 million copies worldwide.

It’s the tale of 2 enormously captivating characters who embark on a glamorous event at the Orient Express—and locate themselves on an exhilarating experience throughout Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and progressive socialism.

Gerard Seliman—technically, a Prince—is so discouraged by way of the dying of his marriage that he flees to London to develop into the non-public assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, woman Diana Wyndham. yet he quickly unearths himself occupied with a wild scheme by means of girl Diana to avoid wasting herself from looming financial disaster whereas at the same time warding off wealthy lotharios. on the middle of all of it: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil box now less than the keep an eye on of revolutionaries who don’t like capitalists.

The publication that set the normal for highbrow thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the sound asleep Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, continues to be as clean a page-turner as ever—and as fun.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download Désirée (Italian Edition) by Annemarie Selinko,Carlo Picchio PDF

By Annemarie Selinko,Carlo Picchio

È il marzo del 1794 a Marsiglia e davanti al municipio los angeles ghigliottina continua a tagliare nobili teste.
Figlia di François Clary, un commerciante di sete che è riuscito a trasformare los angeles sua bottega in uno dei più eleganti negozi di Marsiglia, Bernardine Eugénie Désirée non avrebbe nulla da temere da quei turbolenti anni seguiti alla grande rivoluzione. Ha natali borghesi e neanche una goccia di sangue blu in famiglia.
Tuttavia, i capricci dei tribunali rivoluzionari, si sa, sono imprevedibili. Etienne, il fratello maggiore, è stato accusato di oscuri misfatti e Désirée, insieme con los angeles cognata Suzanne, si è recata alla Maison Commune in keeping with incontrare Albitte, l’illustre deputato giacobino di Marsiglia, e discolpare il primogenito dei Clary.
Alla Maison Commune ha conosciuto il segretario di Albitte, Joseph Bonaparte, un còrso in possesso di invidiabili qualità: gli stivali lustri e l’aria decisa, los angeles conoscenza personale di Robespierre e, addirittura, un fratello generale.
Desiderosa di apprendere qualche dettaglio delle eroiche battaglie di Valmy e di Wattignies, Désirée ha invitato Joseph e suo fratello Napoleone a casa Clary.
Eccola, ora, seduta, insieme con los angeles sua famiglia e i due giovani còrsi, intorno al grande tavolo ovale dell’elegante dimora del commerciante di sete. Davanti a lei, il generale. Piccolo, con addosso niente che luccichi, né decorazioni né cordoni. Solo delle piccole spalline dorate. Il volto magro, dalla pelle tesa e bruciata dal sole, è incorniciato da capelli rosso-bruni che cadono fin sopra le spalle senza nessuna traccia di cipria. Quando experience, l. a. sua faccia sparuta imagine improvvisamente un aspetto fanciullesco e allora sembra più giovane di quanto in realtà non sia…
Così comincia questo romanzo che narra della straordinaria vita di Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary, ragazza di Marsiglia che infranse il cuore di Napoleone Bonaparte e, dopo aver sposato il maresciallo Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, divenne regina di Svezia e Norvegia col nome di Desideria.
Pubblicato in line with los angeles prima volta nel 1951, trasposto al cinema nel 1954 in una celebre pellicola con Marlon Brando nel ruolo di Napoleone, Désirée è uno dei più grandi bestseller della storia della letteratura con più di venti milioni di copie vendute.

La storia vera di Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary, ragazza di Marsiglia che infranse il cuore di Napoleone Bonaparte e divenne regina di Svezia e Norvegia.

«Il romanzo storico più irresistibile insieme con through col Vento».

Boston Post

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Download The Years (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf,Jeri Johnson PDF

By Virginia Woolf,Jeri Johnson

the preferred OF WOOLF'S NOVELS in the course of HER LIFETIME, THE YEARS IS immediately THESTORY of 3 GENERATIONS OF A kinfolk, THE PARGITERS, AND A SAVAGE INDICTMENT OF BRITISH SOCIETY on the flip OF THE CENTURY. a piece OF FLUID AND incredible LUCIDITY, the unconventional doesn't keep on with an easy LINE OF improvement yet IS different AND continuously altering, EMPHASIZING ITS NARRATIVE DISCONTINUITY. because the CHARACTERS keep on with THEIR day-by-day RITUALS they try to appreciate the importance in their personal LIVES AND stories when it comes to one another AND TOTHE ancient occasions occurring round THEM. there's usually FAILURE but there's additionally wish within the attractiveness THAT the longer term will be various FROM THE PAST.

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