Download The Road to Darkness by Paul Leppin PDF

By Paul Leppin

Fiction. the line TO DARKNESS includes decadent and hugely debatable novels: DANIEL JESUS (first released in 1905) and SEVERIN (first released in 1914). -- Paul Leppin (1878-1945) was once frequently termed the 'troubadour' of the mysterious and erotic surroundings of outdated Prague. A disciple of Gustav Meyrink, he matched his grasp within the evocation of the Czech capital.

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By Julien Gracq

Un specific homenaje a los angeles novela gótica.

En el castillo de Argol es un specific homenaje que Julien Gracq rinde a los angeles novela gótica y al Parsifal de Wagner, considerado por el autor como una indagación en los angeles parte demoníaca que tiene todo mito de redención, en l. a. doble naturaleza de todo salvador: «Seréis como dioses, conocedores del bien y del mal». Así, rodeado por tormentas, mares amenazadores y bosques siniestros, Albert, último heredero de una familia noble, llega a su casa solariega de Argol, en l. a. inhóspita Bretaña. Su retiro espiritual se verá pronto roto por l. a. llegada de Herminien, su mejor amigo, y de una extraña muchacha llamada Heide, poseedora de una belleza tal que «antes incluso de que fuera percibida, period sentida como única».

El triángulo amoroso está formado y el escenario dispuesto para un intenso drama.

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«Las grandes novelas y relatos de Gracq, comenzando por En el castillo de Argol, son misteriosas fábulas donde se confunden las iluminaciones oníricas y un estilo olímpico, de l. a. más alta escuela retórica francesa.»
Juan Pedro Quiñonero, ABC

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Download The Woman in White (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Wilkie Collins PDF

By Wilkie Collins

One of many maximum secret thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins’s The lady in White used to be a fantastic bestseller within the 1860s, attaining even higher luck than works via Dickens, Collins’s pal and mentor. jam-packed with shock, intrigue, and suspense, this enormously exciting novel keeps to enthrall readers at the present time.
The tale starts off with an eerie dead night stumble upon among artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly girl dressed all in white who turns out eager to percentage a dismal mystery. the following day Hartright, engaged as a drawing grasp to the attractive Laura Fairlie and her part sister, tells his scholars concerning the unusual occasions of the former night. decided to benefit all they could in regards to the mysterious lady in white, the 3 quickly locate themselves drawn right into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and foreign intrigue.

Masterfully developed, The girl in White is ruled by way of of the best creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, darkish, mannish, but irresistibly attention-grabbing, and count number Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant “Napoleon of Crime.”

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Download Selected Tales (Oxford World's Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe PDF

By Edgar Allan Poe

Edited via David Van Leer. one of many few digitised collections of Poe's tales with annotations. He, like Lovecraft, is in a wierd position, digitally talking, simply because his whole physique of fiction is sufficiently small to slot right into a unmarried quantity, yet too huge to permit for large notes, the outcome being that we're inundated with bare-bones collections of his paintings virtually copied off undertaking Gutenberg, and a handful of small annotated selections.

Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic stories have verified themselves as classics of horror fiction, and because the inventor of the fashionable secret, Poe created a number of the conventions which nonetheless dominate the style of detective fiction. aware of the ancient and political dimensions of those very American stories, this new number of twenty-four stories areas the main popular--"The Fall of the home of Usher," "The Masque of the purple Death," "The Murders within the Rue Morgue," and "The Purloined Letter"--alongside much less famous shuttle narratives, metaphysical essays, and political satires.

About the sequence: 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 cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different useful positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of major experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and masses extra.

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Download Don Quijote de la Mancha (Penguin Clásicos) by Miguel de Cervantes PDF

By Miguel de Cervantes

Los mejores libros jamás escritos

Edición de Florencio Sevilla Arroyo, catedrático de Filología Española en los angeles Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

«Contra cuerdos y contra locos está obligado cualquier caballero andante a volver por los angeles honra de las mujeres.»

Un éxito desde el momento de su publicación en dos partes (1605 y 1615), Don Quijote de los angeles Mancha es probablemente l. a. mayor novela jamás escrita. Cuenta los angeles historia de un hidalgo que, enloquecido por los angeles lectura excesiva, recorre España en busca de aventura, justicia y gloria. Las múltiples interpretaciones de l. a. obra reflejan su riqueza de significados y contenidos: una crítica de las novelas de caballerías, los angeles contraposición entre realismo e idealismo, o una sátira de las ilusiones cortesanas. Con las divertidas andanzas de su ingenioso protagonista, Cervantes retrató los angeles complejidad de lo humano y dio al arte literario su más alta expresión.

Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza l. a. obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a los angeles lectura. Está al cuidado de Florencio Sevilla Arroyo, catedrático de literatura española de los angeles Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

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Download The Bobbsey Twins: or, Merry Days Indoors and Out by Laura Lee Hope PDF

By Laura Lee Hope

A heartwarming tale approximately growing to be up, starring America’s unique double shot of trouble

The first installment within the cherished sequence by way of Laura Lee wish follows units of audacious twins—Bert and Nan, age 8, and Freddie and Flossie, age four—through a whole college 12 months. home windows are damaged through errant snowballs, moonlit ghosts hang-out the toes of beds, and critical rope-skipping injuries take place because the twins study vital classes approximately love, accountability, and having enjoyable. Relive the tales that experience delighted generations of younger readers.

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

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Download To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf PDF

By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its good looks, there may possibly by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure serious and uncompromising. i feel that past being in regards to the very nature of truth, it really is itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction

The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic but absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their young ones and various site visitors are on vacation at the Isle of Skye. From the possible trivial postponement of a trip to a close-by lighthouse, Woolf constructs a extraordinary, relocating exam of the advanced tensions and allegiances of relations existence and the clash among women and men.

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Download Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics by Franz Kafka PDF

By Franz Kafka

Almost unknown in the course of his lifetime, Franz Kafka is now one of many world’s most generally learn and mentioned authors. His nightmarish novels and brief tales have come to represent glossy man’s anxiousness and alienation in a strange, opposed, and dehumanized global. This imaginative and prescient is such a lot absolutely discovered in Kafka’s masterpiece, "“The Metamorphosis," a narrative that's either harrowing and fun, and a landmark of recent literature.

Bringing jointly a few of Kafka’s best paintings, this assortment demonstrates the richness and diversity of the author’s artistry. “"The Judgment," which Kafka thought of to be his decisive step forward, and “"The Stoker," which grew to become the 1st bankruptcy of his novel Amerika, are the following integrated. those , in addition to "“The Metamorphosis," shape a collection of reports Kafka often called “"The Sons," they usually jointly current a devastating portrait of the fashionable kin.

Also incorporated are “"In the Penal Colony," a narrative of a torture laptop and its operators and sufferers, and “"A starvation Artist," concerning the absurdity of an artist attempting to speak with a false impression public. Kafka’s lucid, succinct writing chronicles the labyrinthine complexities, the futility-laden horror, and the stifling oppressiveness that permeate his imaginative and prescient of contemporary existence.

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