Download E-books A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels (Oprah's Book Club) PDF

By Charles Dickens

A story of 2 towns and nice expectanciesTwo of the main loved novels in all of English literature--together in a single outstanding volume.

A story of 2 CITIES
After 18 years as a political prisoner within the Bastille, the getting older surgeon Manette is eventually published and reunited along with his daughter in England. There the lives of the 2 very assorted males, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable yet significant English legal professional, turn into enmeshed via their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they're drawn opposed to their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris on the peak of the Reign of Terror, and so they quickly fall lower than the deadly shadow of the guillotine.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
A terrifying come upon with an escaped convict in a graveyard at the wild Kent marshes; a summons to fulfill the sour, decaying leave out Havisham and her attractive, cold-hearted ward Estella; the surprising generosity of a mysterious benefactor--these shape a chain of occasions that adjustments the orphaned Pip's lifestyles without end, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to start a brand new existence as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting past due novel depicts Pip’s schooling and improvement via adversity as he discovers the genuine nature of his "great expectations."

This deluxe paperback version features
•    French flaps
•    rough-cut top of the range paper
•    complimentary entrance- and back-cover designs highlighting every one novel and together with foil and debossing

A Charles Dickens Timeline

1812 Born February 7 in Portsmouth, England
1824 His father John despatched to Marshalsea Debtor's legal for a debt of £40 and 10 shillings
Began operating 10-hour days in shoe-polish warehouse to assist help family
1833 First tale, "A Dinner at Poplar Walk," seemed within the Monthly Magazine
1836 First booklet, Sketches through Boz, accrued his early journalism and stories
First novel, The Pickwick Papers, started its per thirty days serialization
Married Catherine Hogarth
1837-39 Oliver Twist seemed in per month installments
1838-39 Nicholas Nickleby serialized
1840-41 The previous interest Shop
1841 Barnaby Rudge
1842 American Notes, in accordance with his travel that 12 months of the United States
1843 The Christmas Carol, the 1st of his "Christmas tales"
1843-44 Martin Chuzzlewit
1846-48 Dombey and Son
1849-50 David Copperfield
1852-53 Bleak House
1854 Hard Times
1855-57 Little Dorrit
1857 Met actress Ellen Ternan, his longtime companion
1858 Separated from his spouse, Catherine
1859 A story of 2 Cities
1860-61 Great Expectations
1864-65 Our Mutual Friend
1867-68 Second journey of America
1868-69 Farewell examining travel of the British Isles
1870 The secret of Edwin Drood (unfinished)
Died from a stroke on June 9

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Download E-books The Victim (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Saul Bellow

"The most sensible novel to return out of America-or England-for a generation." V.S. Pritchett, The ny assessment of Books

during this targeted noir masterpiece through the incomparable Saul Bellow, a tender guy is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of latest York urban. Asa Leventhal, a short lived bachelor together with his spouse away on a trip to her mom, makes an attempt to discover aid from a Gotham warmth wave, in simple terms to be accosted within the park through a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his lifestyles. not able to shake the stranger free, Leventhal is led by way of his personal self-doubts and suspicions right into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.

This Penguin Classics version positive factors an creation via nationwide e-book Award winner Norman Rush.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Age of Innocence PDF

By Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's 12th novel, at the beginning serialized in 4 elements within the Pictorial overview journal in 1920, and later published through D. Appleton and corporate as a publication in big apple and in London. It gained the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the 1st novel written by means of a lady to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and therefore Wharton the 1st girl to win the prize.The tale is determined in upper-class manhattan urban within the 1870s.

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Download E-books La Confession de Claude (French Edition) PDF

Ce livre est parfaitement mis en web page pour une lecture sur Kindle,

La Confession de Claude avec une biographie d'Emile Zola

Descriptif : « Cette histoire est nue et vraie jusqu’à los angeles crudité. Les délicats se révolteront. Je n’ai pas pensé devoir retrancher une ligne, sure que ces pages sont l’expression complète d’un cœur dans lequel il y a plus de lumière que d’ombre. Elles ont été écrites par un enfant nerveux et aimant qui s’est donné entier, avec les frissons de sa chair et les élans de son âme Elles sont los angeles manifestation maladive d’un tempérament particulier qui a l’âpre besoin du réel et les espérances menteuses et douces du rêve. Tout le livre est là, dans l. a. lutte entre le songe et l. a. réalité ». C’est en ces termes que le jeune Émile Zola, inconnu du grand public, présente son most popular roman, los angeles Confession de Claude, en 1865. Longuement méditée, loin des idées reçues sur le naturalisme, cette œuvre singulière et fiévreuse incite à découvrir un autre Zola, que le succès des Rougon-Macquart ne doit pas occulter.

Extrait : J’ai hésité longtemps avant de donner au public les pages qui suivent. Je doutais du droit que je pouvais avoir de montrer un corps et un cœur dans leur nudité ; je m’interrogeais, me demandant s’il m’était permis de divulguer le mystery d’une confession. Puis, lorsque je relisais ces lettres haletantes et fiévreuses, vides de faits, se liant à peine les unes aux autres, je me décourageais, je me disais que les lecteurs accueilleraient sans doute citadel mal une pareille ebook, toute diffuse, toute folle et emportée. los angeles douleur n’a qu’un cri ; l’œuvre est une plainte sans cesse répétée. J’hésitais comme homme et comme écrivain.

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Download E-books El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y Mr. Hyde: Y otros relatos de terror (Gótica) PDF

Con El extraño caso del health care provider Jekyll y Mr. Hyde
(1886), obra maestra de los angeles literatura de terror con que se abre esta selección
de sus mejores narraciones de miedo, R.L. Stevenson volvió
a ocuparse de un tema que le preocupó durante toda su corta vida:
la dualidad de los angeles naturaleza humana. Todo empezó con un sueño:
«Lo que soñé sobre el general practitioner Jekyll -confesó
el autor al manhattan bring in- fue que un hombre se ve obligado a
entrar en un armario e ingiere una droga que lo transforma en otro ser.
Me desperté y comprendí inmediatamente que había encontrado
el eslabón perdido que andaba buscando desde hacía mucho
tiempo, y antes de irme a los angeles cama tenía muy claro casi todos los
detalles de los angeles trama». Localizada en el corazón de un Londres
victoriano, l. a. novela viene a ser una sucesión de testimonios procedentes
de varios testigos cuyo presunto fin es desvelar un misterio. Jekyll y
Hyde son como una entidad disociada en dos. Hyde es l. a. personalidad demoníaca,
monstruosa de Jekyll, al que horrorizan las acciones de su doble maligno,
y simboliza el mal que Jekyll se reprime a sí mismo, el cual, una
vez liberado, no puede controlar. l. a. edición, a shipment de Juan Antonio
Molina Foix, se completa con otros cuatro relatos: «Janet, los angeles torcida»
(1881), historia que transcurre en Escocia en 1712, fue el resultado de
un concienzudo estudio de Stevenson sobre los angeles brujería escocesa;
«El ladrón de cadáveres» (1881) aborda un hecho
real ocurrido en Escocia a comienzos del siglo XIX; en «Markheim»
(1884) vuelve a aparecer el tema del doble, pero el doble, en este caso,
es el diablo; y «Olalla» (1885), que también fue producto
de un sueño y plantea el contraste entre l. a. prístina belleza
del escenario common y los angeles «antigua y ruinosa casa solariega» símbolo
de l. a. degeneración hereditaria.

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By Giovanni Boccaccio

È il 1348: mentre los angeles peste infuria a Firenze, dieci giovani si rifugiano in campagna e in step with passare piacevolmente il pace si raccontano in step with dieci giornate una novella ciascuno. Questa l. a. nota “cornice” che racchiude l. a. più celebre raccolta di novelle della letteratura europea: un capolavoro che ancora affascina in keeping with los angeles pluralità dei toni, in step with los angeles capacità di dipingere l’infinita varietà della vita. in keeping 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 word; le introduzioni alle singole giornate di Giancarlo Alfano approfondiscono i rapporti che legano tra loro le novelle.

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Download E-books A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts PDF

By Sebastian Faulks

In moment international warfare Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and images a sunlit cricket floor. around the backyard of a Victorian poorhouse, a guy is just too ashamed to recognize the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an previous servant knows the that means of the Bible tale her grasp is interpreting. within the Catskills, 1971, a lady steps out of a Chevy with a music that may ship shivers via her listeners' skulls. many years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers hyperlinks among time and the human mind, and her lover's novel and his existence. all through 5 masterpieces of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters chance their our bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection.

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Download E-books La fille Elisa PDF

By Edmond de Goncourt

Histoire d'une prostituée criminelle, l. a. Fille Élisa (1877) jette une lumière crue sur deux mondes en marge : les maisons closes et les prisons. En retraçant los angeles décomposition psychique d'une fille de rien, condamnée dès sa naissance à l'effacement et à los angeles déréliction, Edmond de Goncourt, hanté par le keepsake de son frère Jules, mort aphasique sept ans plus tôt, fait ici un grand roman sur le silence. Saisissante étude où le « type artiste » se mêle à l. a. nudité violente de l'intrigue, los angeles Fille Élisa remporta à sa parution un succès qu'aucun des romans antérieurs des deux frères n'avait connu.

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By Henri Charriere

The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' keeps the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has ultimately gained his freedom after 13 years of break out and imprisonment. regardless of his get to the bottom of to turn into a decent guy, Charriere is quickly occupied with hair-raiding exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for all times as powerful as ever. He additionally runs evening golf equipment in Caracas until eventually an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - whilst he comes to a decision to put in writing the ebook that brings his overseas popularity.

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By Nadine Gordimer

Mehring is wealthy. He has all of the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to provide, yet his possessions refuse to stay gadgets. His spouse, son, and mistress depart him; his foreman and staff turn into more and more detached to his stewarsship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, break his farm.

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