Los mejores libros jamás escritos.
«Por mucho que los hombres hablen contra l. a. adversidad, algún dulce provecho puede extraerse de ella.»
Escritos en pleno auge del movimiento romántico que caracterizó al siglo XIX, los Cuentos de Shakespeare son un clásico de los angeles literatura anglosajona. Estas adaptaciones pretendían iniciar al lector en el universo shakesperiano realzando toda los angeles modernidad del autor.
Los hermanos Charles y Mary Lamb seleccionaron, entre comedias y tragedias, un overall de veinte obras y las vertieron en prosa con l. a. intención de acercar a los jóvenes al complejo universo de pasiones humanas del genial dramaturgo. El resultado fue un libro redondo, adaptaciones verdaderamente autónomas que realzan l. a. modernidad del bardo de Avon y desvelan el fascinante misterio de los angeles gran literatura.
A los angeles versión en español de esta obra, realizada por el afamado traductor Adan Kovacsics, añadimos un estudio preliminar que firma los angeles escritora y catedrática de l. a. universidad de Essex, Marina Warner, entre cuyas líneas de investigación destaca el estudio de los angeles fábula como género literario.
El teórico literario Harold Bloom dijo...
«Siento gran admiración por Charles Lamb, precursor mío en los angeles exaltación de l. a. lectura de Shakespeare.»
The image of Dorian grey is an 1891 philosophical novel by means of Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde. First released as a serial tale within the July 1890 factor of Lippincott's per 30 days journal, the editors feared the tale used to be indecent, and with out Wilde's wisdom, deleted phrases ahead of ebook. regardless of that censorship, the image of Dorian grey indignant the ethical sensibilities of British ebook reviewers, a few of whom acknowledged that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the legislation guarding the general public morality. In reaction, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and paintings in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and multiplied the journal version of the image of Dorian grey (1890) for booklet as a unique; the ebook variation (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia in regards to the paintings of the unconventional and the reader. The content material, variety, and presentation of the preface made it well-known in its personal literary correct, as social and cultural feedback. In April 1891, the editorial condo Ward, Lock and corporate released the revised model of the image of Dorian grey.
By C.S. Lewis
The 1st publication in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed area Trilogy, which keeps with Perelandra and That Hideous energy, Out of the Silent Planet starts the adventures of the impressive Dr. Ransom. right here, that estimable guy is kidnapped by way of a megalomaniacal physicist and his companion and brought through spaceship to the pink planet of Malacandra. the 2 males are wanting a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would appear to slot the invoice. as soon as in the world, even if, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his existence and his possibilities of returning to Earth, turning into a stranger in a land that's mesmerizing in its distinction from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First released in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet is still a mysterious and suspenseful travel de strength.
By Robin Sharma
The Monk Who offered His Ferrari: A myth approximately enjoyable Your goals and attaining Your Destiny by means of motivational speaker and writer Robin Sharma is an inspiring story that gives a step by step method of residing with larger braveness, stability, abundance and pleasure. The Monk Who bought His Ferrari tells the intense tale of Julian Mantle, a attorney compelled to confront the religious concern of his out-of-balance lifestyles, and the next knowledge that he profits on a life-changing odyssey that permits him to create a lifetime of ardour, objective and peace.
By L. Frank Baum
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lionthey’re now as cherished part of American folklore as Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan. seeing that its first ebook in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s tale of a bit lady over excited by way of a twister to the unusual and lovely Land of oz. has had a rare emotional influence on wide-eyed readers younger and old.
As Dorothy trips down the yellow brick highway to the Emerald urban, hoping the good and poor Wizard who lives there'll support her go back domestic, she stocks adventures with the recognized trio of characters, defeats a depraved witch, and learns concerning the energy of friendship, loyalty, and self-confidence. whereas students have debated for many years over attainable political meanings hidden in the story, Baum himself claimed he easily desired to write a modernized fairy story, during which the wonderment and pleasure are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” because it has performed for generations prior, this vintage of fable event speaks movingly approximately what each baby wishes: the Woodman’s compassion, the Lion’s braveness, and the Scarecrow’s knowledge.
By Frederick Marryat
Set in 1699 and framed round the Jacobite (supporters of the overthrown king, James II) conspiracies of the time, Lieutenant Cornelius Vanslyperken is the grasping and treacherous commander of a small vessel that hunts for smugglers within the English Channel. Snarleyyow is his "indestructible" puppy.
By Nevil Shute
"On the fields and farms of britain, at the airstrips of the desolate tract and the jungle, within the hangars of the Persian Gulf and at the tarmacs of the southern islands, i've got walked and talked with God." --Round the Bend
When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight company, he little realises the extreme presents of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a spiritual energy which encourages each person he meets to a brand new religion and wish for humanity. As Cutter's enterprise grows throughout Asia, so does Shaklin's status, until eventually he's generally considered as a unifying deity. even though he struggles to think Shaklin is certainly divine, Cutter too reveals solace in his friend's teachings, and commits to passing on his message.
By Charles Williams
In this vintage story of spirituality, morality, and the occult, a dismal plot to homicide an unsuspecting Englishman who possesses the world’s rarest tarot deck unleashes uncontrollable elemental forces
the unique and so much mystical of all playing-card decks, the tarot has seduced seekers of otherworldly wisdom for centuries—and of all its playing cards, the main powerful are the twenty-two symbolic photos that include the higher Trumps. by means of an odd coincidence, the first actual tarot deck, courting again centuries, has come into the ownership of Lothair Coningsby, a uniquely unimaginative Englishman. although he has no goal of relinquishing his treasure, there are others who covet the tarot’s strength. Henry Lee, for one—fiancé of Coningsby’s attractive daughter, Nancy—is pushed via a duty even deeper than his devotion to his loved. Henry is of Gipsy blood, and the Romany think that they by myself are the genuine guardians of the paranormal tarot. Invited to spend the vacations on the out-of-the-way domestic of Aaron Lee, Henry’s grandfather, the unsuspecting Coningsbys are ignorant of the chilling conspiracy taking form round them. For in this stormy Christmas Day, their hosts are getting ready to devote foul homicide to realize ownership of the coveted occult deck, unleashing devastating primal forces that no human might be able to contain.
the bright fiction of Charles Williams, who was once a member of the Inklings along fellow Oxfordians C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, is taken into account to be one of the such a lot provocative, ingenious, and clever explorations of spirituality and the supernatural produced through the 20th century. The evidence lies in his wonderful vintage The better Trumps, a many-layered story of hubris and religion that's arguably one of many maximum mystical thrillers of all time.
By Henry James
The maximum expression of his expertise for witty, observant explorations of what it potential to 'live well', Henry James's The Ambassadors is edited with an creation and notes via Adrian Poole in Penguin Classics.
involved that her son Chad can have get involved with a girl of doubtful popularity, the ambitious Mrs Newsome sends her 'ambassador' Strether from Massachusetts to Paris to extricate him. Strether's venture, besides the fact that, is progressively undermined as he falls lower than the spell of town and reveals Chad sophisticated instead of corrupted via its effect and that of his fascinating spouse, Madame de Vionnet, and her daughter, Jeanne. because the summer time wears on, Mrs Newsome concludes that she needs to ship one other envoy to confront the errant Chad - and a Strether whose view of the realm has replaced profoundly. one of many maximum of James's past due works, The Ambassadors is a sophisticated and witty exploration of other responses to a eu atmosphere.
This version of The Ambassadors features a chronology, additional studying, thesaurus, notes and an creation discussing the unconventional within the context of James's different works on americans in Europe, and the novel's portrayal of Paris.
En este clásico, George R. Sims retrata con humor y maestría los angeles figura de l. a. suegra y su sempiterna fama, consiguiendo así una joya satírica que merece l. a. pena saborear.
La señora Jane Tressider nunca ha tenido miedo de decir lo que piensa, ni siquiera para reconocer que al hacerlo haya podido ofender a alguien. En cualquier caso, siendo madre de nueve hijos, no puede permitirse el lujo de que esa pequeña flaqueza interfiera en su exertions, que no es otra que los angeles de mantener a raya a su irresponsable marido mientras se encarga de llevar no solo su propia casa, sino también las de sus siete hijos e hijas ya casados. Partiendo de los angeles premisa de que las suegras han sido mal entendidas y nadie se ha puesto jamás de su lado, Jane está decidida a poner las cosas en su sitio y a defender al grupo más difamado que existe sobre l. a. faz de l. a. tierra. El resultado es este diario, una hilarante comedia de modales y una sutil sátira de costumbres y actitudes típicamente eduardianas.