Across The River And Into The Trees

By Ernest Hemingway

HEMINGWAY'S POIGNANT story OF A LOVE came upon TOO LATE
Set in Venice on the shut of global conflict II, Across the River and into the Trees is the bittersweet tale of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by means of conflict and in failing health and wellbeing, who unearths love with a tender Italian countess on the very second while his existence is changing into a actual hassle to him. it's a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man's spirit and encourages him to dream of a destiny, although he is aware that there may be no wish for lengthy. Spanning an issue of hours, Across the River and into the Trees is gentle and relocating, but tragic within the inexorable shadow of what needs to come.

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The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics)

By James Fenimore Cooper

The wild rush of motion during this vintage frontier event tale has made The final of the Mohicans the most well-liked of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking stories. Deep within the forests of higher long island country, the courageous woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his dependable Mohican acquaintances Chingachgook and Uncas turn into embroiled within the bloody battles of the French and Indian battle. the kidnapping of the attractive Munro sisters by way of adversarial savages, the treachery of the renegade courageous Magua, the ambush of blameless settlers, and the exciting occasions that result in the ultimate tragic war of words among rival conflict events create an unforgettable, spine-tingling photo of existence at the frontier. and because the idyllic barren region offers method to the forces of civilization, the radical provides a relocating portrayal of a vanishing race and the top of its lifestyle within the nice American forests.

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Anna Karenina

The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of 1 of the best Russian novels ever written

defined by way of William Faulkner because the top novel ever written and through Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an unlimited and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and nation lifestyles and the entire diversifications on love and relatives happiness.

whereas past types have softened the powerful and occasionally stunning traits of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his robust voice. This authoritative variation, which obtained the PEN Translation Prize and was once an Oprah ebook membership™ choice, additionally comprises an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. attractive, full of life, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina often is the definitive textual content for enthusiasts of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally beneficial properties French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The Travels of Marco Polo

By Marco Polo

Marco Polo was once the main recognized visitor of his time. His voyages begun in 1271 with a trip to China, and then he served the Kubilai Khan on a variety of diplomatic missions. On his go back to the West he used to be made a prisoner of struggle and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated in this booklet. The debts of his travels offer a desirable glimpse of the several societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and lifestyle; at the spices and silks of the East; on priceless gem stones, unique plants and wild beasts. He tells the tale of the holy shoemaker, the depraved caliph and the 3 kings, between an excellent many others, evoking a distant and long-vanished international with color and immediacy.

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

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Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred

In occasion of the centennial of his birth, Into the center of lifestyles: Henry Miller at One Hundred gathers an enthralling choice of writings from ten of his books.

The delights of his prose are many, no longer the least of that is Miller's comedian irony, which as The London Times noted, might be "as stringent and pressing as Swift's." Frederick Turner has equipped the complete to focus on the autobiographical chronology of Miller's lifestyles, and alongside the way in which locations the writer squarely the place he belongs––in the nice culture of yank radical individualism, as a baby of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. Miller, who joyously declared "I am interested––like God––only within the individual," may were happy. The keynotes listed below are self-liberation and the pleasures of Miller's "knotty, cross-grained" genius, as Turner describes it––"defying type, finally unamenable to any imaginative and prescient, any software no longer [his] own." Or, as Henry Miller himself placed it: "I am the hero and the e-book is myself."

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The Iliad

By Homer

The nice conflict epic of Western literature, translated by way of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
relationship to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and scuffling with amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan struggle. well known classicist Bernard Knox observes in his extraordinary advent that even though the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either pictures of civilized lifestyles and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the talents of a poet and student, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of up to date language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric tune of Homer’s poetry, and conjures up the influence and nuance of the Iliad’s enchanting repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an awesome performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally gains French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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Washington Square

By Henry James

Whilst timid and undeniable Catherine Sloper acquires a speeding and decided suitor, her father, confident that the younger guy is not anything greater than a fortune-hunter, comes to a decision to place a cease to their romance. Torn among her wish to win her father's love and approval and her ardour for the 1st guy who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising hindrance, and turns into all too conscious of the limitations that others search to put on her freedom. James's masterly novel deftly interweaves the private and non-private faces of nineteenth-century big apple society; it's also a deeply relocating research of innocence destroyed.

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Classics)

By John Steinbeck

Within the years after the 1939 e-book of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel more and more turned the guts of severe controversy and censorship. looking for a respite from the nationwide level, Steinbeck and his shut pal, biologist Ed Ricketts, launched into a month lengthy marine specimen-collecting day trip within the Gulf of California, which ended in their collaboration at the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ loss of life, Steinbeck reissued his narrative component of the paintings in reminiscence of his buddy and the muse for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This fascinating daily account in their trip jointly is a unprecedented combination of technological know-how, philosophy, and high-spirited event. This version good points an creation by way of Richard Astro.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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