The Golden Lotus: Jin Ping Mei, Volume 2

By Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu Qingchun

A saga of ruthless ambition, homicide, and lust, this vintage novel—admired in its personal time for its literary features and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age—lays naked the rivalries inside of a prosperous family members whereas chronicling its upward thrust and fall.

This variation includes a new advent by means of Robert Hegel of Washington college, and includes the entire textual content as translated via Clement Egerton with the help of Shu Qingchun, who as Lao She grew to become some of the most well-liked chinese language writers of the 20th century.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Dover Thrift Editions)

By 1792, the idealism of the French Revolution has degenerated right into a Reign of Terror. Ruthless mobs rule the streets of Paris, and every day, hundreds of thousands of royalists are sacrificed to the guillotine, with hundreds and hundreds extra condemned to stick to. Their in simple terms wish lies in rescue through the Scarlet Pimpernel, the bold chief of an English faction that spirits aristocrats around the Channel to protection. This historic event story first seemed in 1905, yet its impossible to resist mixture of romance, intrigue, and suspense renders it undying. Readers thrill to the gallantry of the Pimpernel, whose nom de guerre derives from the wildflower he employs as a calling card. a virulent disease to the French specialists, the Pimpernel is the darling of the folk — quite Marguerite Blakeney, who scorns her foppish husband, Sir Percy, as ardently as she admires the Pimpernel. the root of a vintage movie, this ever-popular tale has lately been tailored as a musical, to the pride of Broadway audiences.

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The Wrecker

Robert Louis Stevenson used to be one of many maximum authors of the 19th century. Stevenson nonetheless ranks as the most translated authors in background. vintage books resembling Treasure Island, abducted, and The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are nonetheless largely learn this present day and feature been made into many significantly acclaimed motion pictures during the years. The Wrecker is an experience novel that Stevenson wrote together with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. the tale facilities round the deserted ruin of a boat at halfway Island.

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Brave New World

By Aldous Huxley

"Aldous Huxley is the best twentieth century author in English." —Chicago Tribune

Aldous Huxley is rightly thought of a prophetic genius and the most very important literary and philosophical voices of the twentieth Century, and Brave New World is his masterpiece. From the writer of The doorways of notion, Island, and numerous different works of fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, and poetry, comes this strong paintings of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations. Brave New World continues to be totally proper to at the present time as either a cautionary dystopian story within the vein of the George Orwell vintage 1984, and as thought-provoking, completely enjoyable entertainment.

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History of the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides

Written 400 years ahead of the start of Christ, this specified modern account of the fight among Athens and Sparta stands a great opportunity of gratifying the author's formidable declare that the paintings "was performed to final forever." The conflicts among the 2 empires over transport, alternate, and colonial growth got here to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the whole Greek international used to be plunged into 27 years of battle. Thucydides utilized a keenness for accuracy and a contempt for fantasy and romance in compiling this exhaustively authentic list of the disastrous clash that finally ended the Athenian empire.

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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Philip Pullman

#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy stories on their two hundredth anniversary

centuries in the past, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm released the 1st quantity of Children’s and loved ones Tales. Now Philip Pullman, essentially the most finished authors of our time, makes us fall in love once more with the immortal stories of the Brothers Grimm.

Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved tales like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The 3 Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The woman without Hands." At  the finish of every story he bargains a short own observation, starting a window at the resources of the stories, a number of the kinds they've taken over the centuries and their eternal appeal.

Suffused with romance and villainy, hazard and wit, the Grimms' fairy stories have encouraged Pullman's designated artistic vision—and his beguiling retellings will draw you again right into a international that has lengthy solid a spell at the Western mind's eye.

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Prince Caspian (Full-Color Collector's Edition)

By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

First released in 1951, Prince Caspian used to be the second one e-book set on the planet of Narnia. in the chronology of the sequence, it's the fourth e-book, falling among The Horse and His Boy & The voyage of the sunrise Treader.

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensey are transported from an English teach station to an island on the planet of Narnia.

Though Narnia has been at peace because the young ones left, it's now lower than the keep watch over of depraved King Mirax. the children, besides Aslan the good lion, needs to aid younger Prince Caspian fix Narnia's wonderful past.

This ePUB version is illustrated in complete colour by means of Pauline Baynes.

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La Divina Commedia - Canti scelti

By Dante Alighieri

Dante è l’autore straordinario che è riuscito a sintetizzare amori, vicende personali e passioni politiche insieme con los angeles cultura europea: l. a. poesia dei trovatori, il dolce Stilnovo, il genere “viaggio nell’aldilà”, che raccontava immaginarie visite nel regno dei morti, ma anche los angeles cultura filosofica e scientifica del suo pace. Tutto questo confluisce, in una sintesi ancora oggi unica, nel poema forse più letto al mondo, che ha il respiro grandioso dell’epica e los angeles tensione narrativa del mystery: los angeles Commedia.

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The Whirlpool

By George Gissing

'Marriage not often capability happiness, both for individual; if it's no longer too grievous to be borne, one needs to thank the fates and take courage'. the best of English realist novelists, recognized for brand new Grub road, George Gissing creates within the Whirlpool an astonish photograph of characters stuck within the vortex of London, suffering to appreciate how they could make experience 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 center lies essentially the most extraordinary figures in English literature: Alma Rolfe, torn among an idyll of rural domesticity and her occupation in London as a musician.

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