Goodbye to Berlin

By Christopher Isherwood

Isherwood's vintage tale of Berlin within the Nineteen Thirties - and the foundation for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition.

First released in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on degree and reveal through Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: fascinating, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously gruesome, with its nightlife and dreamers; harmful, with its vice and intrigue; robust and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires ― this used to be the interval while Hitler used to be starting his circulate to strength. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited through a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, who considers decreasing her Bu¨steto relieve her middle palpitations; Peter and Otto, a homosexual couple suffering to return to phrases with their courting; and the prestigious and doomed Jewish family members, the Landauers.

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Persuasión (Penguin Clásicos)

By Jane Austen

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

Publicada póstumamente, en 1818, Persuasión es los angeles última novela de Jane Austen.

Persuasión narra los angeles historia de una mujer madura, good y menospreciada, que años después de haber rechazado al hombre que amaba, persuadida por un mal consejo, ve cómo este reaparece en su vida, rico y honorable pero aún despechado. Una mujer que quizá por primera vez en l. a. historia de los angeles novela debe luchar para que el amor le conceda una segunda oportunidad. Esta obra se considera una de las novelas más oscuras de Jane Austen, sin duda los angeles más crítica con l. a. sociedad de los angeles época.

Esta edición incorpora una detallada cronología de l. a. autora. Asimismo cuenta con una magnífica introducción de l. a. crítica y académica Gilliam Beer, especialista en el campo de los angeles novela victoriana. Sus incontestables estudios le valieron su nombramiento como doctora honoris causa en literatura por las universidades de Oxford y Harvard.

«Obligada a conducirse prudentemente en su juventud, con l. a. edad se volvía cada vez más romántica: ésa period los angeles consecuencia lógica de su iniciación antinatural.»

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Cuentos De Shakespeare (PENGUIN CLÁSICOS)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«Por mucho que los hombres hablen contra los angeles adversidad, algún dulce provecho puede extraerse de ella.»

Escritos en pleno auge del movimiento romántico que caracterizó al siglo XIX, los Cuentos de Shakespeare son un clásico de l. a. literatura anglosajona. Estas adaptaciones pretendían iniciar al lector en el universo shakesperiano realzando toda l. a. modernidad del autor.

Los hermanos Charles y Mary Lamb seleccionaron, entre comedias y tragedias, un overall de veinte obras y las vertieron en prosa con los angeles intención de acercar a los jóvenes al complejo universo de pasiones humanas del genial dramaturgo. El resultado fue un libro redondo, adaptaciones verdaderamente autónomas que realzan los angeles modernidad del bardo de Avon y desvelan el fascinante misterio de los angeles gran literatura.

A los angeles versión en español de esta obra, realizada por el afamado traductor Adan Kovacsics, añadimos un estudio preliminar que firma los angeles escritora y catedrática de los angeles universidad de Essex, Marina Warner, entre cuyas líneas de investigación destaca el estudio de l. a. fábula como género literario.

El teórico literario Harold Bloom dijo...
«Siento gran admiración por Charles Lamb, precursor mío en l. a. exaltación de los angeles lectura de Shakespeare.»

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Round the Bend

By Nevil Shute

"On the fields and farms of britain, at the airstrips of the wasteland and the jungle, within the hangars of the Persian Gulf and at the tarmacs of the southern islands, i've got walked and talked with God." --Round the Bend

     When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air freight company, he little realises the extreme presents of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a non secular strength which encourages every person he meets to a brand new religion and wish for humanity. As Cutter's enterprise grows throughout Asia, so does Shaklin's popularity, until eventually he's broadly considered as a unifying deity. although he struggles to think Shaklin is certainly divine, Cutter too reveals solace in his friend's teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

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Tales of the Jazz Age (A Penguin Classics Hardcover)

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' sees a toddler born in 1860 commence existence as an previous guy after which age backwards. F. Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this sort of inversion whilst he referred to as his period 'a iteration grown as much as locate all Gods lifeless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken'. probably nowhere in American fiction has this 'Lost new release' been extra vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald's brief fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American panorama, this assortment captures, with Fitzgerald's signature mixture of attraction and disillusionment, the United States in the course of the Jazz Age.

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O Estranho Caso do Doutor Jekyll e do Senhor Hyde (Edição Bilíngue)

By Robert Louis Stevenson

O livro conta a história de Utterson, um advogado que acompanha os horrores acontecidos em Londres no ultimate do século XIX por um misterioso homem que comete crimes e provoca a polícia metropolitana. O clima sombrio da capital inglesa contorna a história e dá o tom de mistério, pois mesmo durante o dia, a névoa deixa a cidade escura, transformando os transeuntes em vultos.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The image of Dorian grey is an 1891 philosophical novel through Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde. First released as a serial tale within the July 1890 factor of Lippincott's per thirty days journal, the editors feared the tale used to be indecent, and with out Wilde's wisdom, deleted phrases sooner than ebook. regardless of that censorship, the image of Dorian grey angry the ethical sensibilities of British e-book reviewers, a few of whom stated that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the legislation guarding the general public morality. In reaction, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and paintings in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and increased the journal variation of the image of Dorian grey (1890) for e-book as a singular; the e-book variation (1891) featured an aphoristic preface — an apologia concerning the artwork of the radical and the reader. The content material, kind, and presentation of the preface made it recognized in its personal literary correct, as social and cultural feedback. In April 1891, the editorial apartment Ward, Lock and corporate released the revised model of the image of Dorian grey.

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Decameron: A cura di Amedeo Quondam, Maurizio Fiorilla e Giancarlo Alfano (Classici)

By Giovanni Boccaccio

È il 1348: mentre los angeles peste infuria a Firenze, dieci giovani si rifugiano in campagna e according to passare piacevolmente il pace si raccontano in keeping with dieci giornate una novella ciascuno. Questa los angeles nota “cornice” che racchiude l. a. più celebre raccolta di novelle della letteratura europea: un capolavoro che ancora affascina in step with los angeles pluralità dei toni, consistent with los angeles capacità di dipingere l’infinita varietà della vita. in step with i settecento anni dalla nascita di Boccaccio, i massimi esperti italiani della sua opera danno vita a un’edizione innovativa, fondante di una nuova tradizione interpretativa, in cui il massimo rigore filologico è associato a una inedita apertura verso i lettori d’oggi. Il nuovo testo critico stabilito da Maurizio Fiorilla è preceduto dalla rigorosa e appassionata introduzione di Amedeo Quondam, cui si deve anche il ricchissimo apparato di notice; le introduzioni alle singole giornate di Giancarlo Alfano approfondiscono i rapporti che legano tra loro le novelle.

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In Search of Lost Time: The Complete Masterpiece

By Marcel Proust

Now in a handy booklet package deal, this contemporary Library version offers the main authoritative, severely acclaimed translation of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece in six volumes, In seek of misplaced Time, such as Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive, The Fugitive, and Time Regained.

Graham Greene thought of Marcel Proust “the maximum novelist of the 20th century, simply as Tolstoy was once within the nineteenth.” Edmund Wilson proposed that he was once “perhaps the final nice historian of the loves.” And Virginia Woolf celebrated Proust for “his mix of the maximum sensibility with the maximum tenacity.” The prolific French grasp dazzled a number of the such a lot loved authors of our time, and now his signature paintings comes alive during this useful and entirely obtainable publication bundle.

For those smooth Library volumes, D. J. Enright revised the overdue Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed reworkings of C. okay. Scott Moncrieff’s and Andreas Mayor’s translations to compare the definitive French versions released in contemporary a long time. Expertly and lovingly crafted to rival Marcel Proust’s unique in beauty, precision, and emotional resonance, this is In seek of misplaced Time because it was once intended to be learn.

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