La cousine Bette

C'est le ultimate portrait de femme profondément destructrice, rancunière et laide que Balzac ait produit. Elle se voit apparentée à un animal malfaisant : "ses sourcils épais réunis par un bouquet, sa face longue et simiesque laissent deviner derrière los angeles paysanne des Vosges un caractère de sauvage".
Et c'est bien d'une sauvage dont il s'agit. l. a. cousine est animée d'une rage et d'une ardour impuissante. Telle une araignée tissant sa toile, elle gaspille une énergie folle à nuire sans recueillir les culmination de ses intrigues, pourtant patiemment élaborées. Ce roman est considéré comme l'un des chefs-d'œuvre de los angeles Comédie humaine.

Incontournable du patrimoine littéraire français. Roman au kind moderne et à l'histoire éternelle.

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Under the Greenwood Tree

By Thomas Hardy

'At sight of him had the red of her cheeks elevated, lessened, or did it proceed to hide its basic zone of flooring? It was once a question contemplated numerous 1000's of instances through her customer in after-hours - the meditation, after wearying involutions, regularly finishing in a single means, that it was once most unlikely to say'

the arriving of 2 beginners within the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a sour feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. whereas the Reverend Maybold creates a furore one of the village's musicians along with his choice to abolish the church's conventional 'string choir' and exchange it with a contemporary mechanical organ, the hot schoolteacher, Fancy Day, factors an upheaval of a extra romantic nature, profitable the hearts of 3 very various males - an area farmer, a church musician and Maybold himself. Under the Greenwood Tree follows the resultant maze of intrigue and keenness with mild humour and sympathy, deftly evoking the richness of village lifestyles, but tinged with depression for a rural international that Hardy observed quick disappearing.

The Penguin English Library - a hundred variants of the simplest fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the first actual novels to the start of the 1st international warfare.

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Black Beauty (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

By Anna Sewell

Perhaps the main celebrated animal tale of the 19th century, Black Beauty is the suspenseful and deeply relocating account of a horse's stories by the hands of many householders — a few, delicate riders who handled him lightly; others, merciless drivers who thoughtlessly inflicted lasting damage.
Written because the animal's autobiography, and as an attraction for the humane therapy of horses, Anna Sewell's loved vintage finds as a lot approximately human behavior and the social ills of the time because it does in regards to the therapy of animals. Scenes from the lives of either the landed gentry and the impoverished operating type supply a refined yet well-rounded standpoint of social stipulations in England in the course of the past due 19th century.
Animal enthusiasts of every age will cherish this memorable tale, now on hand during this unabridged, modestly priced edition.

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Tender Is the Night

Released in 1934, Tender Is the Night was once essentially the most talked-about books of the 12 months. "It's notable how excellent a lot of it is," Ernest Hemingway stated to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is within the early levels of being my favourite ebook, much more than This part of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are a great author. think it -- no longer me."

Set at the French Riviera within the overdue Twenties, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the younger actress Rosemary Hoyt and the classy American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. a super younger psychiatrist on the time of his marriage, Dick is either husband and health professional to Nicole, whose wealth goads him right into a way of life now not his personal, and whose becoming energy highlights Dick's harrowing demise.

A profound learn of the romantic notion of personality -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel stay clear of Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of "a smooth Orpheus."

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The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation (with Footnotes)

By Ronald C. Iverson

This intriguing new translation with footnotes is extra readable than prior models and may entice smooth readers.

The 3 Kingdoms is an epic chinese language novel written over six centuries in the past. It recounts in shiny old aspect the turbulent years on the shut of the Han Dynasty, while China broke into 3 competing kingdoms and over part the inhabitants have been both killed or pushed from their houses. half delusion, half truth, readers will adventure the loyalty and treachery, the brotherhood and contention of China's mythical heroes and villains throughout the such a lot tumultuous interval in chinese language history.

Considered the best paintings in vintage chinese language literature, The 3 Kingdoms is learn by means of hundreds of thousands all through Asia this day. obvious not only as a good murals, many chinese language view it as a advisor to luck in lifestyles and company in addition to a piece that gives nice ethical clarity—while many foreigners learn it to realize insights into chinese language society and tradition. From the saga of The 3 Kingdoms, readers will find out how nice warriors encourage their troops and increase their effect, whereas disguising their weaknesses and turning the strengths of others opposed to them.

This moment quantity introduces Liu Bei's maximum best friend, his consultant Zhuge Lian—a grasp strategist whose smart techniques permits Liu Bei to say many victories within the endless conflict for dominance throughout the Warring States interval in chinese language history.

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The Harbor

It is a striking book... an success in itself. In its time, it used to be probably the most amazing novels extra to American fiction in lots of a yr. because the reviewer at the manhattan Tribune proclaims: The Harbor is "the first relatively impressive novel produced by way of the recent democracy... a publication of the earlier and the current and the longer term, not just of latest York and of this kingdom, yet of the entire global. Ernest Poole is an writer of remarkable presents, of principles and convictions."—New York Tribune.

Ernest Poole's The Harbor used to be one of many treats of the 12 months in the course of it really is first 12 months of book — in fact—THE giant deal with. during the pages of this booklet we relived our school days and glowed back with the hopes and joys and illusions of teenage. during the assorted and ever human reviews by which Poole takes his hero, the single part that he was once satisfied sufficient to overlook, and with which, sadly! we have been inoculated, used to be the season whilst formative years imagines that it'll set the previous international by way of the heels and may clear up the entire difficulties which are being concerned society.

Poole's hero fell in love with the nice God potency, however the exertions agitator, who reminds us of invoice Haywood, took him behind the curtain on the Harbor and the younger guy takes half in a superb strike of the transportation employees. And this is often what he says:

"I have heard them (the staff) say to those governments:

"Your civilization is crashing down. For 100 years, in all our moves and risings, you preached opposed to our violence—you talked of your legislations and order, your transparent planned considering. In you lay the wish of the area, you acknowledged. You have been Civilization. You have been brain and technology, and in you used to be all potency, in you was once paintings, faith, and also you stored the general public Peace. yet now you might have damaged your entire vows. The world's treasures of paintings are as secure with you as they have been at the hours of darkness a while. Your Prince of Peace you've got trampled down. And your whole technological know-how you've gotten grew to become to the effective slaughter of fellows. In every week of your boasted calmness you may have plunged the realm right into a violence along with which the entire bloodshed in our moves and revolutions appear like a pool in addition to the ocean. And so that you have failed, you powers above, blindly and stupidly you may have failed. For you've let out a violence the place you're susceptible and we're robust. we're those armies that you've got known as out. And prior to we pass domestic to our houses we will ensure that those houses of ours shall not more turn into ashes at your will. For we will cease this battle of yours and in our minds we will placed away all hatred of our brother males. For us they are going to be staff all. With them we will rise—and upward push again—until finally the realm is free!"

"What switch used to be coming in my lifestyles? i didn't understand. of 1 factor merely used to be I certain. The final of my gods, potency, whose toes had stood company on mechanical legislation and in whose head have been all of the brains of all of the large males on the best, had now come tottering, crashing down. And instead a massive new god, whose toes stood deep in poverty and in whose head have been the entire desires of the entire toilers of the earth, had referred to as to me with one deep voice, with one great burning ardour for the liberty of mankind."

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Juneteenth: A Novel

By Ralph Ellison

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"[A]n awesome ebook, a piece of incredible virtuosity. With its book, an immense international of literature has simply grown two times as tall."--Newsday

From Ralph Ellison--author of the vintage novel of African-American event, Invisible Man--the long-awaited moment novel. here's the grasp of yankee vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and traditional speech--at the peak of his powers, telling a strong, evocative story of a prodigal of the 20th century.

"Tell me what occurred whereas there is nonetheless time," calls for the loss of life Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a tender guy, Sunraider used to be Bliss, an orphan taken in through Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's background encompasses the fun of younger southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a box within the Oklahoma sunlight. And at the back of all of it lies a secret: how did this selected baby turn into the fellow who might deny every little thing to accomplish his targets? Brilliantly crafted, relocating, clever, Juneteenth is the paintings of an American grasp.

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Sarrasine - Gambara - Massimilla Doni (French Edition)

Dans Sarrasine, los angeles riche famille Lanty organise une fête afin de faire étalage de ses richesses. Le narrateur oppose le côté tumultueux, clinquant et étincelant de los angeles fête à l’hiver, avec ses arbres nus recouverts de neige... Dans Gambara, Le comte Andrea Marcosini, noble milanais, flâne au Palais-Royal lorsqu’il découvre dans los angeles foule le visage extraordinaire d’une femme aux yeux de feu. Celle-ci s’enfuit pour lui échapper, mais il los angeles poursuit jusque dans l. a. sordide ruelle où elle disparaît, derrière le Palais-Royal... Enfin, dans Massimilla Doni, Emilio Memmi, récemment fait prince de Varèse, et héritier d’un palais, est désespérément amoureux de los angeles délicieuse Massimila Doni, femme du duc de Caetano, vieillard débauché qui soutient une cantatrice : Clara Tinti...

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Cañas y barro

By Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Publicada en 1902, Cañas y barro es sin duda una de las novelas donde el energy expresivo de Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867-1928) alcanza una de sus cotas más altas. Situada en el agreste escenario de l. a. Albufera valenciana, que parece prestar a los angeles obra su poderosa violencia, los angeles obra narra l. a. declinación del humilde extended family de los Palomas, encarnada en l. a. figura trágica de su último vástago, Tonet -individuo abúlico y de débil personalidad-. En el conflicto generacional entre abuelo y padre por una parte, esforzados extractores de los magros recursos que ofrece una naturaleza salvaje, y el hijo que rehúye una tradición de trabajo a cambio de una existencia especulativa, se puede advertir un trasunto de las tensiones que latían en una España convulsionada entre dos siglos.

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a personality created through Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and not grows up, Peter Pan spends his unending youth adventuring at the small island of Neverland because the chief of his gang, the misplaced Boys, interacting with mermaids, local american citizens, fairies, pirates, and infrequently traditional kids from the area open air of Neverland. as well as exact works by way of Barrie, the nature has been featured in a number of media and item, either adapting and increasing on Barrie's works.

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