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By George Gissing

'Marriage hardly capability happiness, both for human being; if or not it's no longer too grievous to be borne, one needs to thank the fates and take courage'. the best of English realist novelists, well-known for brand spanking new Grub highway, George Gissing creates within the Whirlpool an astonish photograph of characters stuck within the vortex of London, suffering to appreciate how they could make feel in their lives in a society of remorseless faithlessness and social snobbery. an entire period is magnificently dropped at lifestyles in all its glamour and squalor - and on the book's middle lies some of the most awesome figures in English literature: Alma Rolfe, torn among an idyll of rural domesticity and her profession in London as a musician.

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By Henry James

Making her debut in London society, Nanda Brookenham is being groomed for the wedding industry. Thrust without warning into the superficial and immoral circle that surrounds her mom, the blameless yet independent-minded younger girl even unearths herself in festival with Mrs Brookenham for the love of the fellow she admires. simply an aged bachelor, Mr Longdon, is resistant to this international of greed and scheming, and determines to rescue Nanda from its corrupting impacts out of loyalty to the deep love he as soon as felt for her grandmother. within the Awkward Age (1899), Henry James explores the English personality, and the conflict among outdated and new cash with a mild and subtly ironic contact to create a devastating critique of society and its machinations.

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By Bertolt Brecht

The play is a parable encouraged by means of the chinese language play Chalk Circle. Written on the shut of global battle II, the tale is determined within the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, and retells the story of King Solomon and a baby claimed by means of moms. A chalk circle is metaphorically drawn round a society misdirected in its priorities. Brecht's statements approximately classification are cloaked within the innocence of a delusion that whispers insistently to the viewers.

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Download Durchschnitt: Roman by Hannes Bajohr PDF

By Hannes Bajohr

Genuin digitale Literatur, hier ein konzeptueller Kommentar Hannes Bajohrs (0x0a) zur Kanonfrage. Alle Bücher aus Der Kanon. Die deutsche Literatur: Romane, herausgegeben von Marcel Reich-Ranicki, 20 Bände, Frankfurt am major: Insel, 2002, als Textkorpus verwendet, mit Python dessen durchschnittliche Satzlänge bestimmt (18 Wörter) und alle Sätze anderer Länge aussortiert; alphabetisch geordnet.

Die enthaltenen Romane sind: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werthers und Die Wahlverwandtschaften; E.T.A. Hoffmann, Die Elixiere des Teufels; Gottfried Keller Der grüne Heinrich; Theodor Fontane, Frau Jenny Treibel und Effi Briest; Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks und Der Zauberberg; Heinrich Mann, Professor Unrat; Hermann Hesse, Unterm Rad; Robert Musil, Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß; Franz Kafka, Der Prozeß; Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz; Joseph Roth, Radetzkymarsch; Anna Seghers, Das siebte Kreuz; Heimito von Doderer, Die Strudlhofstiege; Wolfgang Koeppen, Tauben im Gras; Günter Grass, Die Blechtrommel; Max Frisch, Montauk; Thomas Bernhard, Holzfällen.

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By Antal Szerb

An NYRB Classics unique
Venice among the wars, a Hungarian couple on their honeymoon. yet “Venice is the place the difficulty began”—where Mihály unearths that he prefers wandering backalleys to the corporate of his bride, Erzsi. In Ravenna they're interrupted at an out of doors café by means of a guy who zooms up on a bike. it's a guy from Mihály’s prior, with a mysterious grudge and an inexplicable call for: that Mihály hunt down a chum in their youth who were noticed in a procession of priests. outdoor of Florence, Mihály fails to board the teach that's to hold him and Erzsi to Rome. hence starts Mihály’s odyssey during the towns and nation-state of Italy and again during the early life that haunts him. the following he's reunited with a charismatic sister and brother, Éva and Tamás, whose unusual beginner theatricals have left intercourse and loss of life endlessly associated in Mihály’s brain; Ervin, a rival for Éva’s love and a Jew grew to become Catholic monk; and the guy at the motorbike, János.

Antal Szerb’s dreamlike tale is a reckoning with freedom and accountability, the pulls of affection and destruction, and the ways in which the previous returns to be relived or rejected.

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Download Perelandra (Space Trilogy/Cosmic Trilogy, Book 2) by C. S. Lewis PDF

By C. S. Lewis

April 2012 book unencumber. model (Revision Date) 08092013. Retail ePub. sequence often referred to as Cosmic Trilogy

Just as readers were transfixed via the tales, characters, and deeper meanings of Lewis's undying stories in The Chronicles of Narnia, such a lot locate this related attract in his vintage house Trilogy. In those myth tales for adults, we come upon, once more, magical creatures, an international of wonders, epic battles, and revelations of transcendent truths.

Perelandra, the second one novel in Lewis's technological know-how fiction trilogy, tells of Dr. Ransom's voyage to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus, which seems to be a gorgeous Eden-like international. he's horrified to discover that his previous enemy, Dr. Weston, has additionally arrived and is placing him in grave peril once again. because the mad Weston's physique is taken over by means of the forces of evil, Ransom engages in a determined fight to avoid wasting the innocence of Perelandra!

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By Thomas Keymer, William Beckford

"Woe to the rash mortal who seeks to grasp that of which he should still stay ignorant; and to adopt that which surpasseth his power!"

One of the strangest and such a lot unforgettable eighteenth-century novels, Vathek is a wild Gothic myth whose sensuous mind's eye and gruesome comedy have encouraged writers from Byron to Lovecraft. The Caliph Vathek is dissolute and debauched, and hungry for wisdom. while the mysterious Giaour bargains him boundless treasure and unrivalled energy he's keen to sacrifice his god, the lives of blameless youngsters, and his personal soul to meet his obsession. Vathek's impressive trip to the subterranean palace of Eblis, and the terrifying destiny that there awaits him, is an enthralling story of magic and oriental delusion, surprising violence and corrupted love, whose mixture of ethical myth, gruesome comedy, and evocative good looks defies type.

This new version reprints Beckford's approved English textual content of 1816 with its tricky and interesting notes. In his new creation, Thomas Keymer can pay unique recognition to the novel's literary traits, its hybrid nature and its connections with oriental fiction and the Gothic in addition to to its origins and Beckford's scandalous public character. thoroughly reset, the second one variation comprises new, fuller notes, an up to date bibliography, and a brand new chronology of the writer.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different precious gains, together with professional introductions by means of top specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and lots more and plenty extra.

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By Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo

L. a. obra de Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo ve l. a. luz en un momento de grandes transformaciones. Activamente involucrado con el parnaso literario de su tiempo y plenamente integrado en
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que debía ser o no l. a. buena ficción, perteneció a varias Academias poéticas junto con figuras de l. a. talla de Lope, Góngora o Quevedo. l. a. mezcla y el eclecticismo que definen su producción convierten su figura para algunos en difícil de clasificar. Salas destaca como narrador, ensayando comedias en prosa, novelas "a cajones", sátiras menipeas, picaresca femenina, cuadros entremesiles, narrativa epistolar, cuentos y diálogos, etc., obras todas en las que nos da una visión muy own de l. a. sociedad española de su momento. Exponente de literatura costumbrista para unos, creador de narrativa picaresca para otros, l. a. mayoría lo considera uno de los mejores satiristas de su tiempo. los angeles noche literaria ha inspirado a toda una serie de personajes aventureros o estrafalarios. Salas reúne en esta novela un compendio de acción, burlas y enseñanzas, con un protagonista a veces entrañable, a veces abyecto, que deambula por los placeres y peligros nocturnos del Madrid barroco.

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Download King Coal by Upton Sinclair PDF

By Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair is healthier recognized for writing The Jungle -- a singular that exposes the practices of the beef packing that result in governmental investigations and altered nutrition legislation in the US. King Coal is predicated at the 1914 and 1915 coal moves and follows Hal Warner, a wealthy guy who sought after a glance into commoners' lives. A fellow decided to discover the reality for himself approximately stipulations within the mines, runs clear of domestic and adopts the alias "Joe Smith." After being grew to become away through one coal mine for worry of Hal being a union organizer, he will get a task in one other coal mine operated via the overall gasoline corporation, or GFC. within the mines he befriends a number of the staff, and realizes their distress and exploitation by the hands of the bosses. What he chanced on there has been abhorrent -- hence starts off the story of unionization and the advocacy workers' rights. Unionization, even if, is simpler spoken of than it truly is finished. It was once a perilous activity -- for the leaders of the coal mines have been hardened males, males who wouldn't cease at petty threats and minor violence.

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Download The Call of the Wild and White Fang (Barnes & Noble Classics by Jack London PDF

By Jack London

Jack London’s maximum novels, The name of the Wild and White Fang— initially meant as companions—, are the following compiled in a single quantity. The name of the Wild facilities on a domesticated puppy, greenback, who's abducted and bought to Klondike gold hunters. to outlive dollar needs to hearken to the decision and examine the methods of his wolf-ancestors, who consultant him from within.

White Fang tells the tale of a half-wolf, half-dog approximately destroyed by means of the vicious cruelty of guys. delivered to the very verge of collapse of his lifestyles, White Fang is fortunate sufficient to event the single factor that may keep him—human love.

Adventurer and activist, thinker and alcoholic, Jack London used to be a guy of significant contradictions and bigger expertise. either one of those novels are written in an easy, direct, and robust kind that a long time of readers have widespread and that writers have imitated.

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