Download The Scarlet Pimpernel (Enriched Classics) by Emmuska Orczy PDF

By Emmuska Orczy

The 1st and such a lot profitable within the Baroness's sequence of books that function Percy Blakeney, who leads a double lifestyles as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of noblemen, The Scarlet Pimpernel was once the blueprint for what grew to become referred to as the masked-avenger genre.

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Download Viajes por la tierra del Kublai Khan by Marco Polo PDF

By Marco Polo

Tras dejar una profunda influencia en l. a. visión que l. a. Europa medieval se formó del mundo, esta narración de las asombrosas experiencias de un comerciante veneciano del siglo XIII en l. a. corte del gran líder mongol Kublai Khan sigue siendo uno de los más fascinantes relatos de aventuras jamás escritos.

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Download Scottish Supernatural Classics: The Three Perils of Man, by George Macdonald, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson PDF

By George Macdonald, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson

A Scottish misplaced treasures selection of 3 vintage Scottish supernatural novels, every one providing a wonderfully plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by means of subject material, the books supplement one another to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics sequence, Scottish misplaced Treasures, indicates us how a lot poorer Britain's cultural background will be with out Scottish writers ... the simplest instance I've noticeable of the way curation and presentation can carry outdated books to new audiences" – The Observer “This moves me as an exquisite enterprise, and one i'm hoping will extend further" – Professor Willy Maley, college of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday

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Download The Poetry of T. S. Eliot by T. S. Eliot PDF

By T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot used to be born on September twenty sixth 1888 in St Louis, Missouri. At age 25 he moved to England and have become a British topic in 1927. he's considered as one of many significant poets of the twentieth Century. His preliminary leap forward was once for 'The Love track of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1916'. it's a masterpiece of Modernist Poetry and was once via such beautiful items as 'The Waste Land', 'The hole Men', 'Ash Wednesday' and 'Four Quartets'. He used to be offered the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. As a poet he produced particularly little even though it was once of remarkable caliber. He wrote additionally a few performs the main well-known of that is 'Murder within the Cathedral'. TS Eliot was once additionally a famous released who championed the paintings of many poets through his paintings at Faber & Faber. the following we put up a lot of his early poetry in one quantity of excellence.

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Download Grendel by John Gardner PDF

By John Gardner

The 1st and such a lot terrifying monster in English literature, from the nice early epic Beowulf, tells his facet of the story.

Grendel is a gorgeous and heartbreaking sleek retelling of the Beowulf epic from the perspective of the monster, Grendel, the villain of the 8th-century Anglo-Saxon epic. This ebook advantages from either one of Gardner's careers: as well as his paintings as a novelist, Gardner used to be a famous professor of medieval literature and a student of historical languages.

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Download Les Miserables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Victor Hugo PDF

By Victor Hugo

The most greatly learn novels of all time, Les Misérables was the crowning literary fulfillment of Victor Hugo’s gorgeous occupation. notwithstanding he used to be thought of the best French author of his day, Hugo was once compelled to escape the rustic as a result of his competition to Napoleon III. whereas in exile he completed Les Misérables, a major melodrama set opposed to the history of political upheaval in France following the rule of thumb of Napoleon I.

This newly abridged edition of Les Misérables tells the tale of the peasant Jean Valjean--unjustly imprisoned, baffled through future, and hounded via his nemesis, the magnificently discovered, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert. As Valjean struggles to redeem his previous, we're thrust into the teeming underworld of Paris with all its poverty, lack of understanding, and pain. simply as merciless tyranny threatens to extinguish the final vestiges of desire, uprising sweeps over the land like wildfire, igniting an unlimited fight for the democratic excellent in France.

A huge vintage devoted to the oppressed, the underdog, the laborer, the insurgent, the orphan, and the misunderstood, Les Misérables is a wealthy, emotional novel that captures not anything lower than the whole lot of existence in nineteenth-century France.

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Download Gesammelte Werke by Joseph Roth PDF

By Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth warfare ein so scharfsinniger wie mitfühlender Porträtist seiner Zeit. Als er 1939 mit nur forty four Jahren starb, hatte er mit seinem Erzählwerk ein wortgewaltiges landscape der wechselvollen Geschichte Österreichs geschaffen, bevölkert mit Mächtigen und Gescheiterten, mit wundervollen Figuren voller Liebe, Stolz und Verzweiflung. Dieser Band umfasst drei seiner besten Romane, 'Hiob', 'Hotel Savoy' und 'Die Kapuzinergruft', sowie die gesammelten Erzählungen, darunter 'Stationschef Fallmerayer' und 'Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker'.

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Download The Secret History by Procopius PDF

By Procopius

A relied on member of the Byzantine institution, Procopius was once the Empire's legit chronicler, and his historical past of the Wars of Justinian proclaimed the energy and knowledge of the Emperor's reign. but all of the whereas the dutiful scribe used to be engaged on a really assorted - and hazardous - heritage to be released just once its writer was once accurately in his grave. the key historical past portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the intense normal Belisarius because the pliable dupe of his scheming spouse Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and hugely opinionated, the key historical past is a piece of explosive power, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of homicide and misrule.

Translated by means of G.A. Williamson and Peter Sarris, with an advent and Notes by means of Peter Sarris

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Download The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy, David McDuff PDF

By Leo Tolstoy, David McDuff

'The Kreutzer Sonata' is the self-lacerating confession of a guy fed on via sexual jealousy and eaten up by way of disgrace and finally pushed to homicide his spouse. the tale triggered a sensation whilst it first seemed and Tolstoy's spouse used to be appalled that he had drawn on their lonesome reports jointly to create a scathing indictment of marriage. 'The Devil', centring on a tender guy torn among his ardour for a peasant woman and his first rate lifestyles together with his loving spouse, additionally illustrates the impossibility of natural love. 'The cast Coupon' exhibits how an act of corruption can spiral uncontrolled, and 'After the Ball' examines the abuse of energy. Written in the course of a time of non secular problem in Tolstoy's existence, those past due tales mirror a global of ethical uncertainties.

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Download La tía Jolesch, o la decadencia de Occidente en anécdotas by Friedrich Torberg PDF

By Friedrich Torberg

Al cronista de esta esplendorosa e hilarante colección de recuerdos, «desde siempre las anécdotas le han parecido más concluyentes y esclarecedoras que los análisis excesivamente detallados». Friedrich Torberg tenía diez años cuando Viena dejó de ser una ciudad imperial y veinticinco cuando Hitler subió al poder: «siempre estuvo mi vida −dice− bajo el signo de un ocaso». El imperio austrohúngaro y l. a. burguesía judía, condenados a desaparecer, fueron su territorio espiritual, el escenario de una juventud poblada de tipos excéntricos y originales, «mezcla de ingenio y vivacidad». A esa época −y también a los angeles más trágica del exilio− volvió los ojos en 1975 al escribir l. a. tía Jolesch, o los angeles decadencia de Occidente en anécdotas, que fue un gran éxito en Austria. Por sus páginas, entre Viena y Praga, luego entre Zúrich y Hollywood, desfilan familias ilustres y figuras consagradas como Franz Werfel, Alfred Polgar, Hugo von Hofmannsthal o Karl Kraus, pero tambien viejos cascarrabias, expertos en cerveza o en tartas y bohemios sin remisión.

Entre sus cafés, restaurantes, periódicos, mesas de juego y lugares de veraneo, conoceremos a los angeles tía Jolesch y sus severos «aforismos de sabiduría popular»; a Krasa el Rojo, el hombre más potente de Praga; o al tío Hahn, que en 1923, en el estreno de Los diez mandamientos, se levantó en plena secuencia del paso del mar Rojo y en medio de l. a. sala exclamó: «Pero ¡no fue así como sucedió!».

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