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By Hermann Hesse

With its mix of japanese mysticism and Western tradition, Hesse's best-known and such a lot autobiographical paintings is one in all literature's so much poetic evocations of the soul's trip to liberation

Harry Haller is a tragic and lonely determine, a reclusive highbrow for whom lifestyles holds no pleasure. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational guy inside of himself with out surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His existence adjustments dramatically whilst he meets a girl who's his contrary, the carefree and elusive Hermine. the story of the Steppenwolf culminates within the surreal Magic Theater―For Madmen Only!

Originally released in English in 1929, Steppenwolf 's knowledge maintains to talk to our souls and marks it as a vintage of contemporary literature.

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Download E-books La Femme abandonnée (Edition Intégrale - Version Entièrement Illustrée) (French Edition) PDF

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La Femme abandonnée (Edition Intégrale - model Entièrement Illustrée) *Inclus une courte biographie d'Honoré De Balzac

Descriptif : À elle seule, l. a. vicomtesse de Beauséant incarne l'élégance, l. a. beauté et le goût parisien. Pourtant, par amour pour un marquis qui l'a abandonnée, elle sacrifie son confort et sa vie brillante, automobile, humiliée, elle est contrainte de se retirer à l. a. campagne. Elle va y faire los angeles rencontre du jeune Gaston de Nueil, qui tombe immédiatement sous son charme ...

Extrait : Monsieur de Nueil se sentait une violente envie de tomber aux pieds de cette femme alors elegant de raison et de folie, il craignit de lui paraître ridicule ; il réprima donc et son exaltation et ses pensées : il éprouvait à l. a. fois et l. a. crainte de ne element réussir à les bien exprimer, et l. a. peur de quelque poor refus ou d’une moquerie dont l’appréhension glace les âmes les plus ardentes. los angeles réaction des sentiments qu’il refoulait au second où ils s’élançaient de son cœur lui causa cette douleur profonde que connaissent les gens timides et les ambitieux, souvent forcés de dévorer leurs désirs. Cependant il ne placed s’empêcher de rompre le silence pour dire d’une voix tremblante : – Permettez-moi, madame, de me livrer à une des plus grandes émotions de ma vie, en vous avouant ce que vous me faites éprouver. Vous m’agrandissez le cœur ! je sens en moi le désir d’occuper ma vie à vous faire oublier vos chagrins, à vous aimer pour tous ceux qui vous ont haïe ou blessée. Mais c’est une effusion de cœur bien soudaine, qu’aujourd’hui rien ne justifie et que je devrais …

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Download E-books Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction PDF

Hailed through Cicero as "the father of history," Herodotus used to be either a severe philosopher and a full of life storyteller, a visitor who was once either vacationer and anthropologist. Like Homer, he got down to memorialize nice deeds in phrases, specifically, the wars among Greece and Persia. In his palms, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes with their colossal hosts made for interesting storytelling. prompted by way of the paintings of the common scientists and philosophers of his personal and previous eras, Herodotus additionally introduced his literary skills to endure on an enormous, unruly mass of old info, forsaking him the longest paintings that had ever been written in Greek. This Very brief advent introduces readers to what little is understood of Herodotus's existence and discusses all points of his paintings, together with his travels; his curiosity in seeing the area and studying approximately non-Greek civilizations; the routine topics of his paintings; his ideals in desires, oracles, and omens; the prominence of girls in his paintings; and his account of the battles of the Persian Wars.

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Download E-books The Lost Girl (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By D. H. Lawrence

The misplaced lady (1920) was once offered the James Tait Black Memorial Prize within the fiction type. It tells the tale of Alvina Houghton, daughter of a Midlands draper who buys a theatre hoping for monetary balance. one of the touring performers is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who captures Alvina’s center. She flees with him to Naples, .entering right into a global of sexual freedom.

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Download E-books Stranger in a Strange Land (Remembering Tomorrow) PDF

The Hugo Award-winning and arguable technological know-how fiction masterpiece from Robert A. Heinlein, the New York Times bestselling writer of Starship Troopers

Valentine Michael Smith is a individual raised on Mars, newly lower back to Earth. between his humans for the 1st time, he struggles to appreciate the social mores and prejudices of human nature which are so alien to him, whereas educating them his personal basic ideals in grokking, watersharing, and love. 

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Download E-books Native Son (Perennial Classics) PDF

By Richard Wright

Right from the beginning, larger Thomas were headed for reformatory. it may were for attack or petty larceny; unintentionally, it was once for homicide and rape. Native Son tells the tale of this younger black guy stuck in a downward spiral after he kills a tender white girl in a quick second of panic. Set in Chicago within the Nineteen Thirties, Wright's robust novel is an unsparing mirrored image at the poverty and emotions of hopelessness skilled by way of humans in internal towns around the state and of what it potential to be black in America.

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Download E-books The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) PDF

By C. S. Lewis

A attractive paperback variation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, ebook within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia. This variation gains hide artwork by way of 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and inside black-and-white illustrations by way of the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step via a dresser door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in everlasting wintry weather and enslaved by way of the ability of the White Witch. but if just about all desire is misplaced, the go back of the good Lion, Aslan, signs a very good switch . . . and an excellent sacrifice.

Open the door and input a brand new global! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second one booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence, which has been fascinating readers of every age with a paranormal land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. this can be a stand-alone learn, but when you should become aware of extra approximately Narnia, choose up The Horse and His Boy, the 3rd e-book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Supports the typical middle country Standards.

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This anthology is an intensive advent to vintage literature if you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. when you have identified and enjoyed those works some time past, this can be a call for participation to reunite with outdated neighbors in a clean new layout. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this specified assortment brings jointly works as assorted and influential because the Pilgrim’s growth and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it really is must-have addition to any library.

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Download E-books Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings PDF

By Dick Davis

One of the nice works of global literature, possibly one of many least usual to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian ebook of Kings, the nationwide epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by way of the poet Ferdowsi among the years 980 and 1010, tells the tale of pre- Islamic Iran, starting within the mythic time of production and carrying on with ahead to the Arab invasion within the 7th century.

As a window at the international, Shahnameh belongs within the corporation of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the performs of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose succeed in and variety convey entire cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of nationwide triumph and failure, human braveness and cruelty, happy love and sour grief.

In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh at the start attracts at the depths of legend after which incorporates its tale into historic occasions, whilst historical Persia used to be swept into an increasing Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the best glossy translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the best tales of Ferdowsi’s unique into a sublime blend of prose and verse. For the 1st time in English, within the so much entire shape attainable, readers can adventure Shahnameh within the comparable approach that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the prior thousand years.

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Download E-books The Catcher in the Rye PDF

By J.D. Salinger

A person who has learn J.D. Salinger's New Yorker tales ? quite an ideal Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The giggling guy, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, should not stunned through the truth that his first novel is totally of youngsters. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER within the RYE is an historical baby of 16, a local New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. via situations that have a tendency to hinder grownup, secondhand description, he leaves his prep college in Pennsylvania and is going underground in manhattan urban for 3 days. The boy himself is right now too uncomplicated and too advanced for us to make any ultimate remark approximately him or his tale. probably the most secure factor we will be able to say approximately Holden is that he used to be born on the earth not only strongly drawn to attractiveness yet, virtually, hopelessly impaled on it. there are lots of voices during this novel: kid's voices, grownup voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the main eloquent of all. Transcending his personal vernacular, but final marvelously trustworthy to it, he matters a superbly articulated cry of combined discomfort and delight. despite the fact that, like such a lot enthusiasts and clowns and poets of the better orders, he retains lots of the ache to, and for, himself. The excitement he offers away, or units apart, with all his middle. it's there for the reader who can deal with it to maintain.

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