Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World's Classics)

Alain de Botton's bestselling The Consolations of Philosophy--later made right into a six-part television series--has helped popularize old philosophy and particularly the paintings of Seneca. This fabulous quantity deals the best translation of Seneca's dialogues and essays in print, shooting the complete variety of his philosophical pursuits. right here the Stoic thinker outlines his concepts on the best way to reside in a afflicted global. train to the younger emperor Nero, Seneca wrote workouts in sensible philosophy that draw upon modern Roman existence and remove darkness from the highbrow issues of the day. additionally they have a lot to claim to the trendy reader, as Seneca levels broadly throughout topics corresponding to the shortness of existence, tranquility of brain, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief on the lack of a family member. Seneca's available, aphoristic sort makes his writing particularly appealing as an creation to Stoic philosophy, and belies its acceptance for austerity and dogmatism. This variation combines a transparent and glossy translation by means of John Davies with Tobias Reinhardt's interesting creation to Seneca's occupation, literary variety, and impression, together with an excellent precis of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. The book's notes are the fullest of any similar edition.

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 reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative helpful beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions via major specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.

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La Confession de Claude (French Edition)

Ce livre est parfaitement mis en web page pour une lecture sur Kindle,

La Confession de Claude avec une biographie d'Emile Zola

Descriptif : « Cette histoire est nue et vraie jusqu’à l. a. crudité. Les délicats se révolteront. Je n’ai pas pensé devoir retrancher une ligne, definite que ces pages sont l’expression complète d’un cœur dans lequel il y a plus de lumière que d’ombre. Elles ont été écrites par un enfant nerveux et aimant qui s’est donné entier, avec les frissons de sa chair et les élans de son âme Elles sont los angeles manifestation maladive d’un tempérament particulier qui a l’âpre besoin du réel et les espérances menteuses et douces du rêve. Tout le livre est là, dans l. a. lutte entre le songe et los angeles réalité ». C’est en ces termes que le jeune Émile Zola, inconnu du grand public, présente son most advantageous roman, l. a. Confession de Claude, en 1865. Longuement méditée, loin des idées reçues sur le naturalisme, cette œuvre singulière et fiévreuse incite à découvrir un autre Zola, que le succès des Rougon-Macquart ne doit pas occulter.

Extrait : J’ai hésité longtemps avant de donner au public les pages qui suivent. Je doutais du droit que je pouvais avoir de montrer un corps et un cœur dans leur nudité ; je m’interrogeais, me demandant s’il m’était permis de divulguer le mystery d’une confession. Puis, lorsque je relisais ces lettres haletantes et fiévreuses, vides de faits, se liant à peine les unes aux autres, je me décourageais, je me disais que les lecteurs accueilleraient sans doute citadel mal une pareille e-book, toute diffuse, toute folle et emportée. l. a. douleur n’a qu’un cri ; l’œuvre est une plainte sans cesse répétée. J’hésitais comme homme et comme écrivain.

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Emma (Penguin Classics)

The fruits of Jane Austen's genius, a gleaming comedy of affection and marriage
 
Beautiful, smart, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material together with her lifestyles and sees no use for both love or marriage. not anything, even though, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her friend Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protegee Harriet Smith, her rigorously laid plans quickly get to the bottom of and feature effects that she by no means anticipated. With its imperfect yet captivating heroine and its witty and refined exploration of relationships, Emma is usually visible as Jane Austen's so much ideal work.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)

An advent by means of Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he turns into embroiled within the frantic amatory and monetary intrigues which centre round a solid of brilliantly realised characters and which finally bring about tragedy, he emerges as a distinct mix of the Christian perfect of perfection and Dostoevsky's personal perspectives, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly traits of each different personality within the novel. Dostoevsky offers a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling type of his day who've created an international which can't accomodate the goodness of this fool.

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1984 (Signet Classics)

By George Orwell

View our function on George Orwell’s 1984.Written in 1948, 1984 used to be George Orwell’s chilling prophecy in regards to the destiny. And whereas 1984 has come and long gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 offers a startling and haunting imaginative and prescient of the area, so strong that it truly is thoroughly convincing from begin to end. not anyone can deny the facility of this novel, its carry at the imaginations of a number of generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that turns out basically to develop with the passage of time.

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The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

The genuine variation from Fitzgerald’s unique publisher.

The nice Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 3rd e-book, stands because the ideally suited success of his occupation. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by means of generations of readers. the tale of the fabulously filthy rich Jay Gatsby and his love for the gorgeous Daisy Buchanan, of lavish events on manhattan at a time whilst The big apple Times famous “gin used to be the nationwide drink and intercourse the nationwide obsession,” it's an exquisitely crafted story of the USA within the 1920s.

The nice Gatsby is among the nice classics of twentieth-century literature.

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¡Abajo las armas! (Spanish Edition)

Bertha von Suttner descendía de una familia de los angeles más rancia aristocracia austriaca, que nunca l. a. aceptó. Rechazó casarse con los pretendientes que su madre le buscaba, prefiriendo trabajar y mantenerse por sí misma. Hablaba varios idiomas y poseía una sólida cultura, lo que le permitió trabajar como institutriz y como secretaria de Alfred Nobel. De hecho, a ella se debe l. a. existencia del Premio Nobel de l. a. Paz. Prolífica escritora, trabajó siempre junto a su marido. Pacifista convencida, fundó en 1891 los angeles Sociedad Autriaca de los angeles Paz.
" ¡Abajo las armas! " es l. a. biografía de ficción de una mujer a quien l. a. guerra le ha arrebatado dos maridos. Un relato naturalista de las campañas bélicas de 1859, 1864, 1866 y 1870/1871. Una implacable descripción de los horrores y odios, cuando no injusticias, que provocan los conflictos armados. Bertha von Suttner pone de relieve l. a. angustia de las mujeres cuyos maridos e hijos perdían l. a. vida o quedaban mutilados en el campo de batalla. Pero también cuestiona a una sociedad que considera virtudes positivas el coraje combativo y el orgullo de ser soldado; también a los Estados que periódicamente lanzan a l. a. Humanidad a un baño de sangre bajo pretextos como l. a. dignidad, el patriotismo o los angeles propia defensa.

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The House of the Seven Gables (The Penguin American Library)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

First released in 1851, the home of the Seven Gables is one among Hawthorne's defining works, a vibrant depiction of yank existence and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. the story of a cursed condo with a "mysterious and negative prior" and the generations associated with it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the Maule and Pyncheon households over centuries finds, in Mary Oliver's phrases, "lives stuck within the universal fireplace of history."

This sleek Library Paperback Classics version makes use of the definitive textual content as ready for The Centenary variation of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne; this can be the authorized version of the guts for Scholarly variations (Modern Language Association). It contains newly commissioned notes at the textual content.

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Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics)

A gripping portrayal of London's darkish felony underbelly, released in Penguin Classics with an creation by way of Philip Horne.

The tale of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by means of evil and adversity from his first breath - stunned readers whilst it was once released. After operating clear of the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver reveals himself lured right into a den of thieves peopled by means of bright and remarkable characters - the crafty Dodger, vicious burglar invoice Sikes, his puppy Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over through crafty master-thief Fagin. Combining parts of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and well known melodrama, Dickens created a completely new type of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a merciless society, and pervaded through an unforgettable experience of danger and mystery.

This Penguin Classics version of Oliver Twist is the 1st serious version to faithfully reproduce the textual content as its earliest readers may have encountered it from its serialisation in Bentley's Miscellany, and comprises an creation via Philip Horne, a word list of Victorian thieves' slang, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles, a map of latest London and all of George Cruikshank's unique illustrations.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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