Category: Literary Classics

Category: Literary Classics

Download E-books The Little Mermaid and Other Tales PDF

Those 27 vintage tales from the grasp of fairy stories, Hans Christian Andersen, whisk the reader to magical lands, extraordinary voyages, romantic encounters and suspenseful adventures. childrens and adults alike will take pleasure in undying favourites together with: The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New outfits; The Little Matchgirl; and The gruesome Duckling. superbly illustrated all through, it is a near-facsimile of the 1st American variation of the gathering. different stories incorporated are: The Tinderbox; Little Claus and large Claus; a true Princess; Little Ida's flora; The Naughty Boy; The vacationing spouse; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Swineherd; She's strong for not anything; the tale of the yr; The Rose Elf; The Buckwheat; there is the variation; Thumbelisa; The depraved Prince; The Wild Swans; The backyard of Eden; The Flying Trunk; the lady who Trod on a Loaf; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Ib and Little Christina; Oli Lockeye; Danish Holger.

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Download E-books The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Macmillan Collector's Library) PDF

By Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris) is an 1831 French novel written by way of Victor Hugo. it really is set in 1482 in Paris, in and round the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The booklet tells the tale of a bad barefoot Gypsy woman (La Esmeralda) and a misshapen bell-ringer (Quasimodo) who used to be raised by means of the Archdeacon (Claude Frollo). The ebook used to be written as a press release to maintain the Notre Dame cathedral and never to 'modernize' it, as Hugo was once completely in contrast. the tale starts throughout the Renaissance in 1482, the day of the competition of Fools in Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, is brought by way of 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 particularly 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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Download E-books Kai Lung's Golden Hours PDF

By Ernest Bramah

A renowned English writer of substantial reputation in his day, Ernest Bramah (1868–1942) released twenty-one books and various brief tales. His technological know-how fiction was once in comparison to the works of H. G. Wells, his detective tales with Conan Doyle's, and his funny novels with these of Jerome okay. Jerome. Bramah was once additionally famed for his conventional stories of chinese language literature. Brimming with colourful characters and ideas, those unique fantasies are jam-packed with corrupt mandarins, attractive maidens, grasping retailers, alchemical potions, and extra. a charming assortment that is ripe for rediscovery, Kai Lung's Golden Hours stands because the absolute best of those beguiling books.
Kai Lung is a wandering storyteller accused of treason—and like Scheherazade of The One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, he needs to rely on his silver tongue to flee conviction. With assistance from appealing Hwa Mei, who has the eye of evil Ming Shu, Kai tries to regain his freedom by way of spinning a chain of enjoyable stories that intrigue his captor. Laced with romance and event, spiced with myth and the supernatural, those tales will delivery readers to a mandarin's courtroom in historic China.

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Download E-books Tomorrow Is Now (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Eleanor Roosevelt

Available back in time for election season, Eleanor Roosevelt's most vital book—a conflict cry for civil rights

As proper and influential now because it was once whilst first released in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her ultimate attempt to maneuver the USA towards the neighborhood she was hoping it's going to develop into. In daring, blunt prose, one of many maximum First women of yankee heritage lines her country's fight to embody democracy and offers her assertion opposed to worry, timidity, complacency, and nationwide conceitedness. An open, unrestrained check out her brain and middle in addition to a clarion name to action, Tomorrow Is Now is the paintings Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stick alive to complete writing. For this version, former U.S. President invoice Clinton contributes a brand new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black offers an authoritative creation concentrating on Eleanor Roosevelt’s diplomatic career.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Category: Literary Classics

Category: Literary Classics

Download E-books Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu - Gambara - Massimilla Doni PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

« L'œuvre et l'exécution tuées par l. a. trop grande abondance du principe créateur » : telle est, selon Balzac, l'idée commune aux trois Études philosophiques que sont Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu, Gambara et Massimilla Doni.

Au début du XVIIe siècle, le peintre visionnaire Frenhofer est hanté par sa pièce maîtresse, los angeles Belle Noiseuse, à laquelle il travaille depuis dix ans, et que nul n'a jamais vue : Nicolas Poussin lui suggest un modèle féminin vulnerable de lui inspirer los angeles perfection qu'il veut atteindre (Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu). l. a. même quête d'absolu anime le héros de Gambara, compositeur à los angeles recherche du « principe musical » situé au-delà de toute réalisation, et dont los angeles folie n'a d'égale que l'impuissance du ténor Emilio dans Massimilla Doni, récit à los angeles gloire de Venise et de l'opéra italien.

Comme l'écrivait Balzac en 1839, le lecteur de ces trois « contes artistes » apprendra avant tout « par quelles lois arrive le suicide de l'art ».

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Download E-books The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Peguin Classics) PDF

By Wallace Stegner

Bo Mason, his spouse, Elsa, and their boys dwell a temporary lifetime of poverty and depression. Drifting from city to city and from country to nation, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the resort enterprise, in new farmland, and, ultimately, in unlawful rum-running during the treacherous again roads of the yankee Northwest. during this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over 3 many years within the lifetime of the Mason kinfolk as they fight to outlive throughout the lean years of the early 20th century.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes by means of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Woman in White (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Wilkie Collins

The lady in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie come upon on a moonlit London street. Engaged as a drawing grasp to the attractive Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his "charming" buddy count number Fosco, who has a flavor for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. 

Pursuing questions of identification and madness alongside the trails and corridors of English kingdom homes and the madhouse, The lady in White is the 1st and such a lot influential of the Victorian style that mixed Gothic horror with mental realism.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. 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 series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by way of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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