By Jules Verne
Professor Aronnax, his devoted servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, commence an incredibly dangerous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. notwithstanding, the "monster" seems to be a huge submarine, commanded by means of the mysterious Captain Nemo, by means of whom they're quickly held captive. So starts not just one of many nice experience classics by means of Jules Verne, the 'Father of technological know-how Fiction', but in addition a very terrific voyage from the misplaced urban of Atlantis to the South Pole.
N. ok. Sandars's landmark translation of 1 of the 1st and maximum works of Western literature
Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his significant other Enkidu are the one heroes to have survived from the traditional literature of Babylon, immortalized during this epic poem that dates again to the 3rd millennium BC. jointly they trip to the Spring of adlescent, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. while Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh’s grief and worry of loss of life are such that they lead him to adopt a quest for everlasting existence. A undying story of morality, tragedy and natural adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man’s look for immortality.
N. okay. Sandars’s lucid, available translation is prefaced by means of a close advent that examines the narrative and ancient context of the paintings. moreover, there's a thesaurus of names and a map of the traditional Orient.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.
Ce livre est parfaitement mis en web page pour une lecture sur Kindle,
La Femme abandonnée (Edition Intégrale - model Entièrement Illustrée) *Inclus une courte biographie d'Honoré De Balzac
Descriptif : À elle seule, los angeles vicomtesse de Beauséant incarne l'élégance, l. a. beauté et le goût parisien. Pourtant, par amour pour un marquis qui l'a abandonnée, elle sacrifie son confort et sa vie brillante, motor vehicle, humiliée, elle est contrainte de se retirer à los angeles campagne. Elle va y faire l. a. rencontre du jeune Gaston de Nueil, qui tombe immédiatement sous son charme ...
Extrait : Monsieur de Nueil se sentait une violente envie de tomber aux pieds de cette femme alors chic de raison et de folie, il craignit de lui paraître ridicule ; il réprima donc et son exaltation et ses pensées : il éprouvait à l. a. fois et l. a. crainte de ne aspect réussir à les bien exprimer, et l. a. peur de quelque poor refus ou d’une moquerie dont l’appréhension glace les âmes les plus ardentes. l. a. réaction des sentiments qu’il refoulait au second où ils s’élançaient de son cœur lui causa cette douleur profonde que connaissent les gens timides et les ambitieux, souvent forcés de dévorer leurs désirs. Cependant il ne placed s’empêcher de rompre le silence pour dire d’une voix tremblante : – Permettez-moi, madame, de me livrer à une des plus grandes émotions de ma vie, en vous avouant ce que vous me faites éprouver. Vous m’agrandissez le cœur ! je sens en moi le désir d’occuper ma vie à vous faire oublier vos chagrins, à vous aimer pour tous ceux qui vous ont haïe ou blessée. Mais c’est une effusion de cœur bien soudaine, qu’aujourd’hui rien ne justifie et que je devrais …
By John Fante
O relevant sucesso de John Fante, agora com nova identidade visual
A mais well known obra de John Fante, Pergunte ao pó, já vendeu no Brasil mais de 15 mil exemplares, e é agora relançado de acordo com a nova identidade visible do autor, mais moderna e atraente. O livro tem como protagonista Arturo Bandini, personagem ficcional muito inspirado no próprio autor, como uma espécie de um sujeito ítalo americano vivendo uma vida de aspirante a escritor em Los Angeles.
“Tomei o livro emprestado, levei-o ao meu 4to, subi à minha cama e o li, e sabia muito antes de terminar que aqui estava um homem que havia desenvolvido uma maneira atypical de escrever. O livro period Pergunte ao pó e o autor period John Fante. Ele se tornaria uma influência no meu modo de escrever para a vida toda.” – Charles Bukowski.
By Hermann Hesse
Within the novel, Siddhartha, a tender guy, leaves his relatives for a contemplative lifestyles, then, stressed, discards it for one of many flesh. He conceives a son, yet bored and sickened through lust and greed, strikes on back. close to melancholy, Siddhartha involves a river the place he hears a special sound. This sound signs the real starting of his lifestyles -- the start of anguish, rejection, peace, and, ultimately, knowledge.
All through historical past, a few books have replaced the realm. they've got remodeled the best way we see ourselves—and one another. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, conflict and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives—and destroyed them.
Now, Penguin brings you the works of the nice thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose principles shook civilization, and helped make us who we're. Penguin's Great Ideas sequence beneficial properties twelve groundbreaking works through a few of history's so much prodigious thinkers, and each quantity is superbly packaged with a different type-drive layout that highlights the bookmaker's paintings. delivering nice literature in nice programs at nice costs, this sequence is perfect for these readers who are looking to discover and get pleasure from the good rules that experience formed the world.
The Stoic writings of the thinker Seneca supply robust insights into the artwork of dwelling, the significance of cause and morality, and proceed to supply profound advice to many via their eloquence, lucidity and undying wisdom.
Biting and bawdy, shrewdpermanent and smutty, lofty and coffee, Gargantua and Pantagruel is fable at the grandest of scales, instructed with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience.
Rabelais's full of life exam of the lifetime of his times-from extraordinary battles to nice consuming bouts, from satire on faith and schooling to matter-of-fact descriptions of physically services and desires-is one of many nice comedian masterpieces of literature.
By C.S. Lewis
Written through the darkish hours instantly sooner than and through international struggle II, C. S. Lewis's area Trilogy, of which That Hideous Strength is the 3rd and ultimate quantity, stands along such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a well timed parable that has turn into undying, loved by way of succeeding generations as a lot for the sheer ask yourself of its storytelling as for the importance of its ethical concerns.
The ultimate booklet in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed house Trilogy, including Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The darkish forces that have been repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an attack in the world Earth itself. observe is at the wind that the amazing wizard Merlin has get back to the land of the residing after many centuries, keeping the most important to final energy for that strength that may locate him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic association is gaining strength all through Europe with a plan to "recondition" society, and it truly is as much as Ransom and his acquaintances to squelch this risk by means of making use of age-old knowledge to a brand new universe ruled by way of technological know-how. the 2 teams fight to a climactic answer that brings the distance Trilogy to an impressive, crashing shut.
Jane Austen's first released paintings, meticulously developed and gleaming along with her exact wit
Marianne Dashwood wears her center on her sleeve, and whilst she falls in love with the rushing yet mistaken John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's caution that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. in the meantime Elinor, consistently delicate to social conference, is suffering to hide her personal romantic sadness, even from these closest to her. via their parallel event of affection - and its threatened loss - the sisters study that feel needs to combine with sensibility in the event that they are to discover own happiness in a society the place prestige and funds govern the foundations of affection. This version additionally contains explanatory notes and textual editions among first and moment variation.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.
By Henry James
Seemed through many as Henry James's most interesting paintings, and a lucid tragedy exploring the space among funds and happiness, The Portrait of a Lady includes an advent by way of Philip Horne in Penguin Classics. whilst Isabel Archer, a gorgeous, lively American, is delivered to Europe by way of her prosperous aunt Touchett, it's anticipated that she's going to quickly marry. yet Isabel, resolved to benefit from the freedom that her fortune has spread out and to figure out her personal destiny, doesn't hesitate to show down eligible suitors. Then she unearths herself irresistibly interested in Gilbert Osmond. captivating and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a wealthy prize ready to be taken. underneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness. during this portrait of a 'young girl affronting her destiny', Henry James created one in all his most luxurious heroines, and a narrative of excessive poignancy.
This version of The Portrait of a Lady, according to the earliest released reproduction of the unconventional, is the model learn first and enjoyed by way of such a lot readers in James's lifetime. It additionally includes a chronology, additional examining, notes and an advent through Philip Horne.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.