Category: Literary Classics

Download The Complete Short Fiction by Oscar Wilde PDF

By Oscar Wilde

Fairy stories, ghost tales, detective fiction and comedies of manners - the tales accrued during this quantity made Oscar Wilde's identify as a author of fiction, displaying breathtaking dexterity in quite a lot of literary kinds. Victorian ethical justice is comically inverted in 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost', and society's materialism comes lower than sharp, funny feedback in 'The version Millionaire', whereas 'The chuffed Prince' and 'The Nightingale and the Rose' are hauntingly melancholic of their magical evocations of selfless love. those small masterpieces express the brilliance of Wilde's imaginative and prescient, exploring advanced ethical concerns via a chic juxtaposition of wit and sentiment.

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Download The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings (Bantam by Oscar Wilde PDF

By Oscar Wilde

Is the cost of everlasting adolescence worthy a man's soul? The tremendously good-looking Dorian grey is a model—and the muse—for a tender artist, Basil Hallward. via Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, who values in simple terms the pleasing issues in lifestyles without regard for morality.

He makes Dorian become aware of that someday his famed attractiveness will fade, and he'll be left with not anything. Dorian comes to a decision to promote his soul in order that a portrait of him will age in his place.

As he indulges in each vice and egocentric whim, his portrait grows more and more hideous. yet will he study the genuine fee of his corruption in time to alter his methods?

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Download Là-Bas: A Journey into the Self by Joris-Karl Huysmans, Brendan King PDF

By Joris-Karl Huysmans, Brendan King

Translated with an advent and notes by means of Brendan King and an afterword and chronology by way of Robert Irwin

Cult curio approximately satanism in fin-de-siecle Paris. day trip The vintage story of satanism and sexual obsession in nineteenth-century Paris, in an enticing new edition...

Strong meat for diseased imaginations (Murrough O'Brien within the autonomous on Sunday)

This very good new translation through Brendan King vividly remembers the allusive, proto-expressionist power of the original.

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Download Cease Firing by Mary Johnston PDF

By Mary Johnston

The acclaimed sequel to The lengthy Roll vividly dramatizes the ultimate years of the Civil War

A accomplice artilleryman from Virginia, Richard Cleave used to be in Chancellorsville while Stonewall Jackson misplaced an arm—and ultimately his life—to a bullet fired by means of one in every of his personal males. Now, Cleave is available for the lengthy and devastating siege of Vicksburg, a tremendous turning element within the warfare. while Lee loses his war of words with provide at Gettysburg and the military of Northern Virginia starts its tortuous retreat south, all looks misplaced for the Confederacy. yet there's nonetheless struggling with and death in shop for the lads at the street to Appomattox: The bloody fields of Chickamauga, the barren region, and Spotsylvania look forward to Cleave and his compatriots in gray.

Based partly on genuine Civil conflict memoirs and transcripts, together with these of the author’s illustrious cousin, accomplice common Joseph E. Johnston, stop Firing endures as the most life like and relocating novels ever written in regards to the battle among the States.

This book has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all units.

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Download The Odyssey by Homer PDF

By Homer

Extensively considered as one of many best works of literature within the Western canon, Homer's Odyssey is a masterpiece of classical epic poetry. the story follows the travels of the Greek hero Odysseus as he strives to come to his place of birth after waging conflict within the Trojan battle. lengthy presumed lifeless after a 20-year absence, Odysseus ultimately returns to his local Ithaca and is compelled to struggle to renew his long-lost lifestyles and retailer his family members from destroy. The Odyssey is a can't-miss adventure for classy readers.

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Download Les Crimes de l'amour by Marquis de Sade PDF

By Marquis de Sade

'Eh bien ! monsieur, dit-elle à Courval, croyez-vous maintenant qu'il puisse exister au monde une criminelle plus affreuse que los angeles misérable Florville ?... Reconnais-moi, Senneval, reconnais à los angeles fois ta sœur, celle que tu as séduite à Nancy, los angeles meurtrière de ton fils, l'épouse de ton père, et l'infâme créature qui a traîné ta mère à l'échafaud... Oui, messieurs, voilà mes crimes ; sur lequel de vous que je jette les yeux, je n'aperçois qu'un objet d'horreur ; ou je vois mon amant dans mon frère, ou je vois mon époux dans l'auteur de mes jours ; et si c'est sur moi que se portent mes regards, je n'aperçois plus que le monstre exécrable qui poignarda son fils et healthy mourir sa mère. Croyez-vous que le ciel puisse avoir assez de tourments pour moi, ou supposez-vous que je puisse survivre un quick aux fléaux qui tourmentent mon cœur ?... Non, il me reste encore un crime à commettre : celui-là les vengera tous.'

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Download Desperate Characters by Paula Fox PDF

By Paula Fox

Publish yr note: First released 1970
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A nice American Novel – from the writer of 'Borrowed Finery'.

Otto and Sophie Bentwood stay childless in a renovated Brooklyn brownstone. the entire works of Goethe line their bookshelf, their chrome steel kitchen is newly put in, and their Mercedes is parked outdoors. After Sophie is bitten at the hand whereas attempting to feed a half-starved neighbourhood cat, a chain of small and ominous mess ups start to plague their lives, revealing the faultlines and fractures in a wedding – and a society – wrenching itself aside. comprises an advent via Jonathan Franzen.

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Download The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volume 1 (Penguin by Anonymous PDF

By Anonymous

"A really good, unexpurgated variation of the best number of folks stories on the earth . . . The Arabian Nights isn't really a ebook to be learn in per week. it really is an ocean of reports to be dipped into over an entire life. And this new Penguin variation is the only to have."
-The Sunday instances (London)

"The translation . . . should develop into the normal one for the current century."
-The instances Literary Supplement

"These excellent volumes are the main formidable and thorough translation into English of The Arabian Nights because the age of Queen Victoria and the British Empire."
-The Guardian

"This new translation of the world's maximum selection of folks tales restores their color and verve."
-The Sunday instances (London)

Every evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a distinct virgin, executing her subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to save lots of her personal lifestyles, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts to inform the king stories of experience, love, riches and wonder—tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of loss of life and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in earrings and in lamps.

One of the best-known and so much influential works of literature ever written, this can be the 1st entire translation into English of The Arabian Nights from the Arabic because the Eighteen Eighties. additionally it is new translations from eighteenth century French of the so-called "orphan stories," for which no unique Arabic textual content continues to be.

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Download Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne PDF

By Jules Verne

Tor Classics are affordably-priced variants designed to draw the younger reader. unique dynamic conceal artwork enthusiastically represents the thrill of every tale. applicable "reader friendly" sort sizes were selected for every title—offering transparent, exact, and readable textual content. All variants are whole and unabridged, and have Introductions and Afterwords.

This variation of trip to the guts of the Earth contains a Foreword, Biographical word, and Afterword via Andre Norton.

It was once a mystery message via an old alchemist, chanced on on a crumbling scrap of parchment. And if Saknussemm used to be correct, then each concept concerning the molten middle of the earth is inaccurate. Prof. Otto Lidenbrock has to benefit the reality. So Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and the Icelandic hunter Hans climb down the cone of an arctic volcano and into...

A realm of notable secret, bizarre beauty--and lethal peril. the place massive caverns and unending mazes result in an underground ocean, dwelling fireplace, and prehistoric monsters. yet the place any unsuitable flip, any misstep, can depart the explorers endlessly trapped within the everlasting darkness of a planet-sized tomb...

Buried alive on the center of the world....

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Download Mort dans l'après-midi by Ernest Hemingway PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

Dans les années 1920, Hemingway est devenu un aficionado de l'art de los angeles tauromachie après avoir assisté aux fêtes de San Fermín de Pampelune qui sert de cadre au roman Le soleil se lève aussi. Dans Mort dans l'après-midi, il discute de los angeles métaphysique de l. a. tauromachie, l'associant à un rituel, presque à l'égal d'une cérémonie religieuse, element de départ pour l'écrivain d'une interrogation sur l'essence de l. a. vie et de los angeles mort.

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