El retrato de Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

El retrato de Dorian grey o El cuadro de Dorian grey (original en inglés: the image of Dorian grey) es una novela escrita por el autor irlandés Oscar Wilde. Originalmente publicada el 20 de junio de 1890,1 como cuento en Lippincott's per thirty days journal, una revista mensual literaria estadounidense, Wilde revisaría l. a. obra, haría varias modificaciones y agregaría nuevos capítulos para su publicación posterior como novela, su única obra publicada como novela. l. a. versión modificada fue publicada por Ward Lock & Co en abril de 1891.2 Ward Lock & Co reeditó el libro en 1891 y nuevamente en 1895. Luego, Charles Carrington compró los derechos de los angeles obra y los angeles editó en 1901, 1905 y 1908. En 1908 y 1909, aparece una edición ilustrada por Paul Thiriat, para Brendon & Son, Ltd. En 1913, 1916 y 1918, l. a. novela es editada por Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., con una nota bibliográfica sobre las ediciones citadas y una advertencia sobre los angeles existencia de ediciones piratas que se caracterizaban por los angeles ausencia del prefacio y por l. a. "mutilación de muchos pasajes".

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The Marble Faun: or, The Romance of Monte Beni (Modern Library Classics)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne’s ultimate novel is a provocative examine American artists in another country and a groundbreaking exploration of the effect of ecu suggestion on American morality that anticipates the paintings of Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, between others. the tale of the mysterious, tormented Miriam, her neighbors Kenyon and Hilda, their desirable Italian acquaintance, the faunlike Donatello, and the crime that irrevocably hyperlinks all of them is, says Peter Robb, “a impressive drama, one who remembers not anything rather a lot as American noir of 100 years later . . . pushed via the robust and unfaltering engines of intercourse and violence.”

This glossy Library Paperback vintage makes use of the definitive textual content as ready for The Centenary version of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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The Mill on the Floss

By A. S. Byatt, George Eliot

Cited at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is wanting to win the approval of her mom and dad, yet her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence convey her into consistent clash along with her relatives. As she reaches maturity, the conflict among their expectancies and her wishes is painfully performed out as she unearths herself torn among her relationships with 3 very varied males: her proud and obdurate brother, an in depth good friend who's additionally the son of her family's worst enemy, and a charismatic yet risky suitor. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill at the Floss is taken into account George Eliot's such a lot autobiographical novel; it's also certainly one of her strongest and relocating.

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Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Jane Austen's first released paintings, meticulously built and gleaming along with her special wit

Marianne Dashwood wears her center on her sleeve, and while she falls in love with the rushing yet flawed John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's caution that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. in the meantime Elinor, constantly delicate to social conference, is suffering to hide her personal romantic unhappiness, even from these closest to her. via their parallel adventure of affection - and its threatened loss - the sisters examine that experience needs to combine with sensibility in the event that they are to discover own happiness in a society the place prestige and cash govern the foundations of affection. This variation additionally contains explanatory notes and textual versions 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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Niccolò Machiavelli

As a tender Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was once capable of notice firsthand the lives of individuals strongly united less than one robust ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his extreme wish to see the Medici relations suppose the same function in Italy supplied the basis for his "primer for princes." during this vintage advisor to buying and retaining political strength, Machiavelli used a rational method of propose potential rulers, constructing logical arguments and choices for a few capability difficulties, between them governing hereditary monarchies, facing colonies and the remedy of conquered peoples. clean in its directness, but usually tense in its chilly practicality, The Prince units down a frighteningly pragmatic formulation for political fortune. Starkly suitable to the political upheavals of the twentieth century, this calculating prescription for energy is still at the present time, approximately 500 years after it was once written, a well timed and startling lesson within the perform of autocratic rule that is still a lot learn and studied via scholars, students and common readers as well.

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Moby-Dick (Macmillan Collector's Library)

By Herman Melville

Journey to the guts of the ocean with this larger-than-life classic.

Regarded as an outstanding American Novel, "Moby Dick" is the last word story of looking vengeance.

Narrated by way of the workforce member Ishmael, this epic whaling event follows the group of the "Pequod," as its captain, Ahab, descends deeper and deeper into insanity on his quest to discover and kill the white whale that maimed him. past the surface--of send lifestyles, whaling, and the quest for the elusive Moby Dick--are allegorical references to life--and even the universe--in this masterpiece via Herman Melville.

Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed clothbound variation gains an elastic closure and a brand new advent by means of Christopher McBride.

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The Captive & The Fugitive: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. V (Modern Library Classics) (v. 5)

By Marcel Proust, D.J. Enright, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin

The trendy Library’s 5th quantity of In seek of misplaced Time includes either The Captive (1923) and The Fugitive (1925). In The Captive, Proust’s narrator describes residing in his mother’s Paris residence along with his lover, Albertine, and hence falling out of affection together with her. In The Fugitive, the narrator loses Albertine without end. wealthy with irony, The Captive and The Fugitive encourage meditations on wish, sexual love, song, and the paintings of introspection.

For this authoritative English-language variation, D. J. Enright has revised the overdue Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed remodeling of C. ok. Scott Moncrieff’s translation take into consideration the hot definitive French variants of Á los angeles recherché du temps perdu (the ultimate quantity of those new variations used to be released by way of the Bibliothèque de l. a. Pléiade in 1989).

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Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (French Edition)

En couchant par écrit les models de contes qu’il avait entendues et en raison de los angeles area of expertise légitimité accordée à l’écrit, les contes dits « de Perrault » ont souvent pris le pas sur los angeles multitude des autres types du patrimoine oral français et mondial. Ainsi, Pierre Dubois pense que Charles Perrault a considérablement modifié l. a. conception de l. a. fée en faisant des « belles de mai » mentionnées dans les anciennes croyances des femmes raffinées, délicates et élégantes fréquentant los angeles cour dans ses contes, détruisant ainsi leur symbolisme originel lié au renouveau de l. a. nature. Selon lui, il « détourne et dénature » les fées des saisons avec l’ajout de ses morales.

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Macmillan Collector's Library)

By Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris) is an 1831 French novel written through Victor Hugo. it's set in 1482 in Paris, in and round the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The booklet tells the tale of a negative barefoot Gypsy lady (La Esmeralda) and a misshapen bell-ringer (Quasimodo) who used to be raised by means of the Archdeacon (Claude Frollo). The booklet was once written as a press release to maintain the Notre Dame cathedral and never to 'modernize' it, as Hugo used to be completely in contrast. the tale starts off through the Renaissance in 1482, the day of the competition of Fools in Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, is brought via his crowning as Pope of Fools. Esmeralda, a gorgeous 16-year-old gypsy with a sort and beneficiant center, captures the hearts of many males yet specially Quasimodo's followed father, Claude Frollo. Frollo is torn among his lust and the foundations of the church. He orders Quasimodo to get her. Quasimodo is stuck and whipped and ordered to be tied down within the warmth. Esmeralda seeing his thirst, bargains him water. It saves her, for she captures the guts of the hunchback."

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