Download El Príncipe by Niccolò Machiavelli PDF

By Niccolò Machiavelli

El Príncipe (en el unique en italiano, Il principe) es un tratado de teoría política escrito por Nicolás Maquiavelo en 1513, mientras este se encontraba encarcelado en San Casciano por los angeles acusación de haber conspirado en contra de los Médici. El libro fue publicado en 1531 y dedicado a Lorenzo II de Médici, duque de Urbino, en respuesta a dicha acusación, a modo de regalo.1 Tiene ciertas inspiraciones en César Borgia. Se trata de los angeles obra de mayor renombre de este autor, aquella por l. a. cual se acuñaron el sustantivo maquiavelismo y el adjetivo maquiavélico.

Su objetivo es mostrar cómo los príncipes deben gobernar sus Estados, según las distintas circunstancias, para poder conservarlos exitosamente en su poder,2 lo cual es constantemente demostrado mediante múltiples referencias a gobernantes históricos y a sus acciones. Presenta como característica sobresaliente el método de dejar de lado sistemáticamente, con respecto a las estrategias políticas, las cuestiones relativas a los angeles ethical y a l. a. religión. Sólo interesa conservar el poder. (De hecho, para Maquiavelo así obran incluso papas como Alejandro VI, lo que constituye los angeles clave de su éxito.) l. a. conservación del Estado obliga a obrar cuando es necesario «contra l. a. fe, contra los angeles caridad, contra l. a. humanidad y contra l. a. religión.»4 Y ello requiere a nivel teórico -en oposición a toda l. a. tradición de l. a. filosofía política desde Platón en adelante- dejar de idealizar gobiernos y ciudades utópicas e inexistentes para inclinarse en cambio por los hombres reales y los pueblos reales, examinar sus comportamientos efectivos y aceptar que el ejercicio actual de los angeles política contradice con frecuencia l. a. ethical y no puede guiarse por ella

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Download Six Tragedies (Oxford World's Classics) by Seneca PDF

By Seneca

Here's a vigorous, readable, and exact verse translation of the six top performs via essentially the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the simply tragic playwright from historic Rome whose paintings survives. coach to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived via doubtful, oppressive, and violent instances, and his dramas depict the extremes of human habit. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, insanity, and mutilation afflict the characters, who're obsessed and destroyed via their emotions. Seneca forces us to consider the adaptation among compromise and hypocrisy, approximately what occurs whilst feelings weigh down judgment, and approximately how an individual may be reliable, calm, or satisfied in a corrupt society and less than consistent hazard of demise. as well as her fabulous translation, Emily Wilson offers a useful advent which deals a succinct account of Seneca's existence and occasions, his philosophical ideals, the literary type of the performs, and their titanic impact on eu literature. The booklet additionally contains an up to date bibliography and explanatory notes which establish mythological allusions.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different worthy beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by way of prime professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download Ivanhoe (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Walter Scott PDF

By Walter Scott

Medieval England. King Richard the Lion-hearted, coming domestic from the Crusades, has been captured and imprisoned in Austria. His depraved brother, John, has seized the throne and refuses to pay Richard’s ransom. in the meantime the clash among Saxon and Norman threatens to show into civil war.

Standing above all of it is Wilfred of Ivanhoe, the disinherited son of Cedric, a Saxon noble. Ivanhoe enraged his father via following the Norman Richard to the Crusades. Now again in England, he desires to aid rescue Richard—and marry Cedric’s ward, Rowena. yet Cedric has pledged her to a highborn Saxon in hopes of making a brand new Saxon royal line.

To this mixture Walter Scott provides numerous ferocious Norman villains, the mythical Robin Hood, a Shakespearean "“wise fool" who consistently bargains wryly sardonic reviews at the motion, and a sidelong examine English anti-Semitism, as a couple of Jewish characters, the attractive Rebecca and her father, Isaac of York, alternately safeguard and garner security from Ivanhoe.

With its clanging swords, burning castles, damsels in misery, and kings in hide, Ivanhoe is still Scott’s best-loved novel of ancient romance. 

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Download Pollyanna (Pollyanna Series, Book 1) by Eleanor H. Porter PDF

By Eleanor H. Porter


When orphaned Pollyanna Whittier involves stay along with her stern maiden aunt, the full city of Beldingsville is tormented by the bubbly nature of this vigorous eleven-year-old. not just is she ceaselessly pleased, she additionally brightens the lives of each person she meets. How does Pollyanna be able to be so ceaselessly positive? How does she unfold her shiny outlook one of the unwell, unhappy, and abrasive humans of town and rework the lifetime of her lonely aunt? It's the "glad game," she says, describing the antidote to problem and depressed spirits. yet in a major twist of fate, town virtually loses its "Glad Girl," and everybody appears for how to make this child chuffed back. Translated right into a variety of languages due to the fact that its unique ebook in 1913, Pollyanna has been made right into a Broadway play, in addition to a favored movie starring Hayley generators. one of many best-loved tales for kids of all time, this vintage -- in addition to its lively heroine -- will encourage readers for years to come.

In early twentieth-century Vermont, orphaned, eleven-year-old Pollyanna involves reside together with her austere and filthy rich Aunt Polly, and makes use of her philosophy of gladness to carry happiness to her aunt and different unsatisfied contributors of the group.

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Download La niña de los embustes, Teresa de Manzanares (Penguin by Alonso de Castillo Solórzano PDF

By Alonso de Castillo Solórzano

«Con sutil ingenio fue buscona de marca mayor, sanguijuela de las bolsas y polilla de las haciendas.»

Publicada por vez primera en 1632, en pleno apogeo de los problemas militares y económicos de los angeles monarquía española y de los angeles predicament social que desencadenaron, esta novela picaresca femenina es una de las obras más representativas del Barroco español. Narra los angeles historia de Teresa Manzanares, desde sus orígenes familiares y su concepción en el río de Madrid hasta su presente de mujer madura, casada y con hijos cuyo deseo de medrar l. a. convierte en peluquera, cómica y alcahueta.

La presente edición está al cuidado de María Soledad Arredondo, profesora de los angeles Universidad Complutense de Madrid. l. a. introducción, las actividades y el aparato de notas que l. a. forman son un apoyo basic para los angeles comprensión de l. a. obra y de las coyunturas sociales, políticas, económicas y culturales del siglo XVII.

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Download Oliver Twist (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

Certainly one of Dickens’s most well-liked novels, Oliver Twist is the tale of a tender orphan who dares to claim, "Please, sir, i would like a few more." After escaping from the darkish and dismal workhouse the place he was once born, Oliver reveals himself at the suggest streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited right into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. during this band of petty thieves Oliver encounters the intense and colourful characters who've captured readers’ imaginations for greater than one hundred fifty years: the loathsome Fagin, the attractive and tragic Nancy, the artful crafty Dodger, and maybe one of many maximum villains of all time—the terrifying invoice Sikes.

Rife with Dickens’s traumatic descriptions of road existence, the unconventional is buoyed by means of the purity of the orphan Oliver. even though he's taken care of with cruelty and surrounded by way of coarseness for many of his existence, his pious innocence leads him finally to salvation—and the surprising discovery of his precise identity. 

Features illustrations by means of George Cruikshank.  

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Download Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

Eugénie Grandet, qui passe pour l'un des modèles du réalisme balzacien, est une " histoire vulgaire, le récit pur et basic de ce qui se voit tous les jours en province " écrit Balzac dans sa Préface de 1833. C'est surtout le grand roman de l'argent et de l'avarice, incarnée par l'un des personnages les plus célèbres de los angeles Comédie humaine, le père Grandet : Balzac, selon Lamartine, a dans cette œuvre drôle et satirique " cent fois dépassé l'incomparable Molière ". Mais Eugénie Grandet est aussi le roman de l'attente et de l'ennui, l'histoire déchirante d'une Pénélope elegant, éprise de son cousin de Paris, frivole dandy à qui elle sacrifiera tout, et qui l. a. laissera vieille fille... Ainsi que l'écrivait Sainte-Beuve, ce récit frôle le " chef-d'œuvre qui se classerait à côté de tout ce qu'il y a de mieux et de plus délicat parmi les romans en un quantity. "

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Download Odisea (Penguin Clásicos) by Homer PDF

By Homer

Los mejores libros jamás escritos

El viaje de Ulises se ha convertido en un mito common y l. a. Odisea en una lectura para todos los tiempos

Tras una década de guerra, una ofensa al dios Poseidón ha alejado de su reino al astuto héroe otros diez años, condenado a navegar sin rumbo y a sufrir las más diversas vicisitudes. los angeles Odisea, que sucede a los angeles caída de Troya, sigue los pasos de Ulises -el nombre latino de Odiseo, que esta traducción adopta- y nos acerca al relato de su largo peregrinaje para volver al hogar, Ítaca. Los mitos que configuran esta gran epopeya, l. a. capacidad de Homero para retratar los angeles vida en el Mediterráneo a finales del 2000 a.C. y l. a. irrupción de un héroe deseoso de regresar a los angeles patria han dejado huella en los grandes autores de l. a. literatura -de Virgilio a Joyce- y han convertido l. a. Odisea en una pieza clave de l. a. cultura universal.

La presente edicióncuenta con un prólogo y los angeles magnífica versión en verso de Fernando Gutiérrez, así como una introducción y un aparato de notas elaborado por el traductor y periodista Joan Casas, y un epílogo escrito por el poeta, ensayista y traductor José Ángel Valente.

«Los mortales se atreven, ¡ay!, siempre a culpar a los dioses

porque dicen que todos sus men nosotros les damos,

y son ellos que, con sus locuras, se atraen infortunios

que el Destino jamás decretó.»

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Download The Picture of Dorian Gray (First Avenue Classics) by Oscar Wilde PDF

By Oscar Wilde

Is the cost of everlasting adolescence worthy a man's soul? The enormously 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 purely the pleasing issues in lifestyles without regard for morality.

He makes Dorian detect that in the future his famed good looks 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 examine the genuine price of his corruption in time to alter his methods?

This unabridged version of British playwright Oscar Wilde's basically novel, first released in 1891, starts off along with his recognized preface, during which he justifies his inventive philosophy.

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