By Alexandre Dumas père
Wrongfully imprisoned for fourteen years, Edmond Dantes escapes to the island of Monte Cristo. What awaits him there's a fortune in gold-and a brand new id with which to persue his revenge and redemption.
By Leo Tolstoy
* ALL 12 novels with specialist formatting
* Plus the infrequent unfinished novel 'The Decembrists' which Tolstoy meant to be a sequel to the nice 'War and Peace'
* Plus the opposite infrequent unfinished novel 'Morning of a Landed Proprietor'
* short yet informative introductions to all the novels
* appealing photographs on the subject of Tolstoy's lifestyles and works through the eBook
* all of the brief tales which have been translated into English
* contains a bonus number of non-fiction texts, together with Tolstoy's Journal
* all the plays
* specific major personality pages for 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina' to assist studying those huge novels
* more advantageous translations of the fast tales, in keeping with a buyer review
* contains contents tables for every novel and play, permitting effortless navigation round the significant file
* up-to-date with a unique literary feedback part, with nine diversified essays studying Tolstoy's contribution to literature, with works via writers akin to Virginia Woolf and William Lyon Phelps
* up to date with BONUS texts of 2 biographies on Tolstoy, by way of his spouse and son
* up to date with the infrequent play reside CORPSE, unpublished in Tolstoy's lifetime
Believed via many to be the best novelist the area has recognized, the Russian Master's paintings is of paramount value. This definitive version of Tolstoy's oeuvre has each translated novel, brief tale, novella and play written by way of Leo Tolstoy. one in every of our hottest eBooks - you can now personal the good grasp of Realist fiction.
There is additionally a entrance no-nonsense contents desk, permitting effortless navigation round the huge, immense dossier. as with any Delphi Classics, the texts are prepared in chronological order, permitting a scholarly examining and appreciation of Tolstoy's works.
Please observe: an absolute 'complete works' of Tolstoy isn't attainable in English as a result of copyright regulations on a number of translations and a few texts no longer being translated into English but. despite the fact that, this booklet strives to offer shoppers the main texts attainable and comprises the entire significant works. As an advantage, a variety of non-fiction texts can be found too.
The Novels and Novellas
WAR AND PEACE
THE demise OF IVAN ILYCH
THE KREUTZER SONATA.
THE cast COUPON
The Unfinished Novels
A MORNING OF A LANDED PROPRIETOR
The brief Stories
LIST of reports IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST of reports IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE energy OF DARKNESS
THE end result OF CULTURE
THE reason behind IT ALL
THE FIRST DISTILLER
THE gentle SHINES IN DARKNESS
KINGDOM OF GOD IS inside YOU
WHAT THEN needs to WE DO?
ON the importance OF technological know-how AND ART
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARE
TOLSTOY THE ARTIST through Ivan Panin
TOLSTOY THE PREACHER by way of Ivan Panin
Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ via William Dean Howells
Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS’ by way of William Lyon Phelps
RUSSIAN ROMANCE by means of Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer
Extracts from ‘A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ through Isabel Florence Hapgood
Extract from ‘AN define OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ through Maurice Baring
THE RUSSIAN perspective via Virginia Woolf
Extract from ‘PROPHETS OF DISSENT’ by way of Otto Heller
REMINISCENCES OF TOLSTOY by way of Ilya Tolstoy
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COUNTESS TOLSTOY
By Jane Austen
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Beautiful, smart, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is completely content material along with her lifestyles and sees little need for both love or marriage. not anything, even if, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her buddy Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protegee Harriet Smith, her rigorously laid plans quickly resolve 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 frequently noticeable as Jane Austen's so much faultless work.
@DarcyLover1815 How come I bought so scorching and sticky below my petticoat while I danced with Knightley? most sensible to not give it some thought. no longer. At. All.
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By Denis Diderot
Jacques el fatalista pone en juego varias historias dentro de l. a. historia, algunas paralelas, otras convergentes, pero todas magistralmente articuladas. Todas ellas se insertan en un universo donde existen las paradojas, el humor, l. a. ironía, los angeles crítica, los angeles filosofía de l. a. vida cotidiana y los angeles filosofía common. los angeles historia de los amores de Jacques es el punto de partida de una novela delirante, una pieza literaria imprescindible, considerada los angeles novela satírica francesa por excelencia.
By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, D. J. Hogarth
Dead Souls is a socially severe black comedy. Set in Russia earlier than the emancipation of serfs in 1861, the "dead souls" are useless serfs nonetheless being counted via landowners as estate, in addition to bearing on the landowners' morality. via surreal and sometimes darkish comedy, Gogol criticizes Russian society after the Napoleonic Wars. He meant to additionally supply recommendations to the issues he satirized, yet died earlier than he ever accomplished the second one a part of what was once meant to be a trilogy. The paintings famously ends mid-sentence.
By Honoré de Balzac
L. a. Cousine Bette est le récit d une vengeance implacable, celle d une vieille fille, Lisbeth Fischer, qui travaille à l. a. destruction systématique d une famille sa famille. Le poison de jalousie et de haine qu elle distille répand autour d elle son venin mortifère ; l. a. toile arachnéenne qu elle tisse empiège ceux qui ont ouvert los angeles boîte de Pandore de ses passions contrariées. Nul ne sortira indemne de ce mystery réaliste, pas même le lecteur de Balzac, plongé dans un monde gangrené par l. a. bassesse humaine et le pouvoir de l argent.
« los angeles Cousine Bette prendra position à côté de mes grandes oeuvres », prophétisait Balzac en 1846. l. a. postérité lui donne raison : most effective volet du diptyque des mom and dad pauvres, ce récit noir de jais est l une des cimes de los angeles création romanesque du xixe siècle.
1. los angeles Comédie humaine ou le monde des passions
2. l. a. vengeance : l autre visage de los angeles ardour romantique
3. Passions et châtiments
4. Regards reviews
By Henry James
All through his writing lifestyles, Henry James was once attracted to the short-story shape for the liberty it provided him—and he made the style his personal. This new choice includes either short stories and longer works that discover James's issues with the previous international and the hot, and with cash, reputation, classification, and paintings. "Daisy Miller," "The Lesson of the Master," "The genuine Thing," "The determine within the Carpet," "In the Cage," "The Beast within the Jungle," and "The Jolly Corner" are integrated the following, besides twelve others. Haunting, witty, and wonderfully drawn, those tales are as wealthy and resonant as James's novels.
By Nikolai Leskov
Admirado por Tolstói, Gorki y Thomas Mann, entre otros, Nikolái Leskov, además de uno de los maestros de los angeles literatura rusa del XIX, parece encarnar los angeles esencia del narrador; a su poderosa imaginación se une un lenguaje muy bello, consecuencia de su excepcional dominio del ruso.
Esta novela corta, que inspiró l. a. conocida ópera de Shostakóvich, narra l. a. historia de los angeles joven Katerina Lvovna. Hastiada por su matrimonio de conveniencia con un hombre que le dobla los angeles edad, siente l. a. falta de libertad desde su infancia; cuando conoce al joven Serguéi Filíppych se verá arrastrada por una pasión devoradora.
Esta woman Macbeth no actúa llevada por una desmedida ambición, sino por un amor apasionado. Tal vez por eso, el lector, a pesar de sus crímenes, no puede evitar entender su sufrimiento.
By Richard Marsh
This gripping novel starts off with a harsh felony sentence being handed down on incorrigible villain Robert Champion and quick spirals right into a advanced story of doomed romance, kin entanglements, betrayal and deceit. Will Champion's younger spouse be capable to choose up the items of her lifestyles and stream on?
By Elizabeth Gaskell
3 of Elizabeth Gaskell’s best-loved works—Cranford and the novellas Mr Harrison's Confessions and My girl Ludlow—are mixed during this witty and poignant examine the marketplace city of Cranford.
The railway is pushing its means relentlessly in the direction of the village from Manchester, bringing fears of migrant staff and the breakdown of legislation and order. the coming of good-looking younger healthcare professional Harrison reasons but extra agitation, not only as a result of his innovative equipment, but additionally as a result of his influence at the hearts of the village’s girls. in the meantime pass over Matty Jenkyns nurses her personal center following her compelled abandonment of the guy she enjoyed in view that she used to be a tender woman.