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By John Williams,Edzard Krol

William Stoner wordt aan het einde van de negentiende eeuw geboren als zoon van een arme boerenfamilie. Tot groot verdriet van zijn ouders kiest hij voor een carrière als docent Engels. Hij wijdt zijn leven aan de literatuur en aan de liefde - en faalt op beide fronten. Zijn huwelijk met een vrouw uit een gegoede familie vervreemdt hem verder van zijn ouders, zijn carrière verloopt moeizaam en zijn vrouw en dochter keren zich tegen hem. Een nieuwe liefdesrelatie wordt verbroken om een schandaal op de universiteit te voorkomen. Stoner sterft uiteindelijk in anonimiteit, zoals ook zijn hele leven zich in de marge heeft afgespeeld.

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Download The Better Sort (A Collection of Short Stories) by Henry James PDF

By Henry James

This early paintings via Henry James was once initially released in 1903 and we're now republishing it with a new introductory biography. Henry James was once born in big apple urban in 1843. one in all 13 kids, James had an unorthodox early schooling, switching among faculties, deepest tutors and personal reading.. James released his first tale, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, within the Continental per month in 1864, whilst he was once two decades previous. In 1876, he emigrated to London, the place he remained for the majority of the remainder of his existence, changing into a British citizen in 1915. From this element on, he used to be a highly prolific writer, ultimately generating twenty novels and greater than 100 brief tales and novellas, in addition to literary feedback, performs and travelogues. among James's most famed works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington sq. (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and the most well-known ghost tales of all time, The flip of the Screw (1898). we're republishing those vintage works in reasonable, top of the range, sleek variations, utilizing the unique textual content and artwork.

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Download In Ballast to the White Sea (Canadian Literature Collection) by Malcolm Lowry,Patrick A. McCarthy,Vik Doyen,Miguel Mota,Paul PDF

By Malcolm Lowry,Patrick A. McCarthy,Vik Doyen,Miguel Mota,Paul Tiessen

In Ballast to the White Sea is Malcolm Lowry’s such a lot bold paintings of the mid-1930s. encouraged via his existence adventure, the radical recounts the tale of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a author yet has come to think that either his publication and, in a feeling, his existence have already been “written.” After a hearth broke out in Lowry’s squatter’s shack, all that remained of In Ballast to the White Sea have been a number of sheets of paper. in basic terms a long time after Lowry’s loss of life did it develop into recognized that his first spouse, Jan Gabrial, nonetheless had a typescript. This scholarly variation offers, for the 1st time, the once-lost novel. Patrick McCarthy’s serious advent bargains perception into Lowry’s experience of himself whereas Chris Ackerley’s large annotations supply very important information regarding Lowry’s lifestyles and paintings in an version that would captivate readers and students alike.

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Download Jane Eyre (Le Grandi Scrittrici) (Italian Edition) by Charlotte Bronte,Tracy Chevalier,Monica Pareschi PDF

By Charlotte Bronte,Tracy Chevalier,Monica Pareschi

Orfana e priva di mezzi, l. a. piccola Jane Eyre viene accolta da parenti ricchi ma ostili, sottoposta a soprusi e umiliazioni d’ogni genere, privata di qualunque forma elementare d’affetto. Non bastasse, viene affidata ai rigori di un duro collegio vittoriano che, lungi dal domare il suo carattere combattivo, ne affina le qualità esaltandone l’intelligenza, los angeles dirittura morale, il talento e il gusto.
Eroina del suo pace, in cui già risuona l’eco delle tensioni sociali proprie della contemporaneità, dotata di una solida istruzione, oltre che di una sensibilità raffinata, di uno spirito romantico e, non ultimo, di uno squisito feel of humour, Jane a diciotto anni affronta il mondo. Un mondo che, nell’Inghilterra a metà strada tra due rivoluzioni industriali, non può che essere, according to lei ragazza nullatenente ma acculturata, il mondo del lavoro: advert attenderla c’è un impiego modesto ma dignitoso come istitutrice nella residenza di un membro dell’antica aristocrazia terriera.
È qui, in questa moderna versione del castello principesco, accogliente ma pur sempre fornito di oscuri recessi che custodiscono segreti innominabili, che Jane conosce l’amore: un amore romantico e cerebrale, e perciò problematico, contrastato, negato. È qui che l’intreccio sentimentale, le turn out ancestrali che dovranno affrontare los angeles fanciulla e il suo principe, le moderne streghe e draghi e orchi affiorano prepotentemente alla superficie del romanzo realistico, borghese e vittoriano, tutto teso a tracciare l’epopea economica, sociale, matrimoniale dei suoi eroi e delle sue eroine.
Come accade ai grandi classici, le innumerevoli letture e riletture, tra cui quelle cinematografiche, anche recenti, e un buon numero di romanzi a questo ispirati, hanno evidenziato i vari aspetti del libro, restituendoci, di volta in volta, una Jane Eyre romantica,vittoriana, gotica, femminista, postcoloniale, postmoderna. Tuttavia è nell’intreccio, sapiente e allo stesso pace naturale, di motivi realistici e romantici,
pittoreschi e domestici, nella continua dialettica tra necessità del cuore e istanze della mente, tra urgenze dei sensi e richiami etici che sta l. a. modernità dirompente di questo romanzo, e in definitiva il fascino senza pace della sua protagonista. Romantica e concreta, orfana e principessa, istintiva e razionale, volitiva e tenera, intelligente e passionale, straordinaria e normale, Jane non mancherà diessere amata dalle lettrici e dai lettori, oggi come ieri, e in keeping with molto pace ancora.

«Charlotte Brontë scrisse altri tre romanzi, Shirley, Villette e The Professor, nessuno dei quali, peraltro, eguagliò il successo di Jane Eyre. Perché è Jane a sedurci: un personaggio potente che, grazie alla tempra morale e all’autostima, riesce a superare le avversità e a restare al fianco dell’uomo che ama. I lettori non possono some distance altro che fare il tifo consistent with lei».
Tracy Chevalier

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Download White Tears by Hari Kunzru PDF

By Hari Kunzru

'Like Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch... A wonderful novel of principles that turns into a page-turning thriller... ' Stylist

A dizzying, nail-biting ghost tale approximately smooth the USA from the bestselling writer of The Impressionist

Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter, the belief fund hipster. they've got something in universal: an obsession with tune. emerging quickly at the ny generating scene, they stumble throughout an previous blues tune lengthy forgotten via heritage -- and every thing begins to solve. Carter is drawn some distance down a course that permits no go back, and Seth has no selection yet to keep on with his buddy into the darkness.

Electrifying, subversive and wildly unique, White Tears is a ghost tale and a love tale, a narrative approximately misplaced innocence and ancient guilt. This unmissable novel penetrates the guts of a nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed historical past of greed, envy, revenge and exploitation, and maintaining a replicate as much as the real nature of the US today.

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Download The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of the Good by Jaroslav Hasek,Cecil Parrott PDF

By Jaroslav Hasek,Cecil Parrott

Jaroslav Hasek is better recognized for his satirical masterpiece The strong Soldier Svejk. That has been defined as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.' even supposing his lifestyles used to be brief and chaotic, Hasek did besides the fact that write extra as this quantity tellingly finds. In his preface, Cecil Parrott, translator and biographer of Hasek, crisply defines its purpose.. 'All the area has heard of Svejk, yet few are conversant in the numerous different characters Hasek created in his tales and sketches, which with his feuilletons and articles are although to quantity a few twelve hundred. the simplest of those should be made on hand to the Western public and are integrated during this volume.' the variety is broad. there's a choice from his Bugulma tales (Hasek as Bolshevik and pink Commissar), a few early Svejk tales, recollections of Hasek's apprenticeship days, and the hilariously humorous speeches made by way of Hasek while selling his political 'Party of average growth in the bounds of the Law'.

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Download Lieutenant Gustl (German Edition) by Arthur Schnitzler PDF

By Arthur Schnitzler

Nachmittag conflict noch alles intestine und schön, und jetzt bin ich ein verlorener Mensch und muß mich totschießen..."

Eine Konfrontation mit einem Bäckermeister verletzt Lieutenant Gustl tief in seiner Ehre und stürzt ihn in eine existenzielle Sinnkrise. Aus der scheinbar ausweglosen scenario gibt es für ihn nur ein Entkommen: Selbstmord.
Der österreichische Erzähler und Dramatiker Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) gehört zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern der Wiener Moderne. Mit seinem Werk "Lieutenant Gustl", das als innerer Monolog verfasst ist, schuf er eine neue Erzählform in der deutschsprachigen Literatur und eine mitreißende Auseinandersetzung mit der Vorstellung von Ehre, Selbstwertgefühl und Respekt.

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Download Anna Karenina (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Leo Tolstoy,Gary Saul Morson,Marian Schwartz PDF

By Leo Tolstoy,Gary Saul Morson,Marian Schwartz

Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting each one sentence with cautious cause, he used to be whatever yet informal in his use of language. His undertaking, translator Marian Schwartz observes, “was to bend language to his will, as an tool of his aesthetic and ethical convictions.” In her fabulous new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy’s strange style—she is the 1st English language translator ever to take action. earlier translations have departed from Tolstoy’s unique, “correcting” intended errors and infelicities. yet Schwartz makes use of repetition the place Tolstoy does, wields a really appropriate cliché while he does, and strips down descriptive passages as he does, re-creating his type in English with mind's eye and skill.
 
Tolstoy’s romantic Anna, long-suffering Karenin, speeding Vronsky, and dozens in their kin, neighbors, and friends are one of the such a lot brilliant characters in international literature. within the thought-provoking creation to this quantity, Gary Saul Morson offers strange insights into those characters, exploring what they exhibit approximately Tolstoy’s radical conclusions on romantic love, highbrow dishonesty, the character of happiness, the process real evil, and extra. For readers at each stage—from scholars first encountering Anna to literary pros revisiting the novel—this quantity will stand because the English reader’s transparent first choice.

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Download The Road Back: A Novel by Erich Maria Remarque,Arthur Wesley Wheen PDF

By Erich Maria Remarque,Arthur Wesley Wheen

The sequel to the masterpiece All Quiet at the Western entrance, the line again is a vintage novel of the sluggish go back of peace to Europe within the years following international warfare I.

After 4 grueling years, the good struggle has eventually ended. Now Ernst and the few males left from his corporation can't aid considering what is going to turn into of them. town they departed as keen younger males turns out less warm, their houses smaller, the explanations their comrades needed to die much more inexplicable.

For Ernst and his buddies, the line again to peace is extra treacherous than they ever imagined. discomfort foodstuff shortages, political unrest, and a damaged middle, Ernst undergoes a drawback that teaches him what there's to stay for—and what he has that not anyone can ever take away.

“The global has an exceptional author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of surely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. even if he writes of fellows or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, company, and sure.”—The long island occasions publication Review

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Download Herman Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi: A Peep at Polynesian by Herman Melville PDF

By Herman Melville

this primary quantity of The Library of America's three-volume version of the whole prose works of Herman Melville contains 3 romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, according to the younger Melville's studies on a whaling send, are exuberant debts of the idyllic lifestyles one of the "cannibals" in Polynesia. They remained his most well-liked works good into the 20 th century. Mardi("the global" in Polynesian) is a mix of love tale, event, and political allegory, set on a legendary Pacific island, that appears ahead to the complexities of Moby-Dick. jointly, those 3 romances provide early facts of the genius and bold that make Melville the grasp novelist of the ocean and a precursor of modernist literature. better half volumes--Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick and Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza TalesThe self assurance guy, Uncollected Prose, and Billy Budd complete this variation of Melville's prose.

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