Download E-books The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics) PDF

Choked with mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for hundreds of years. those are the stories that stored the lifetime of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, finished each one of his other halves after a unmarried evening of marriage. starting a fascinating tale each one night, Shahrazad consistently withheld the finishing: 1000 and one nights later, her lifestyles used to be spared endlessly.

This quantity reproduces the 1932 glossy Library variation, for which Bennett A. Cerf selected the main recognized and consultant tales from Sir Richard F. Burton's multivolume translation, and contains Burton's vast and acclaimed explanatory notes. those stories, together with Alaeddin; or, the glorious Lamp, Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman, and Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, have entered into the preferred mind's eye, demonstrating that Shahrazad's spell continues to be unbroken.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Memorias de una suegra (Libros del Tiempo) PDF

En este clásico, George R. Sims retrata con humor y maestría l. a. figura de los angeles suegra y su sempiterna fama, consiguiendo así una joya satírica que merece los angeles pena saborear.
La señora Jane Tressider nunca ha tenido miedo de decir lo que piensa, ni siquiera para reconocer que al hacerlo haya podido ofender a alguien. En cualquier caso, siendo madre de nueve hijos, no puede permitirse el lujo de que esa pequeña flaqueza interfiera en su hard work, que no es otra que los angeles de mantener a raya a su irresponsable marido mientras se encarga de llevar no solo su propia casa, sino también las de sus siete hijos e hijas ya casados. Partiendo de l. a. premisa de que las suegras han sido mal entendidas y nadie se ha puesto jamás de su lado, Jane está decidida a poner las cosas en su sitio y a defender al grupo más difamado que existe sobre l. a. faz de l. a. tierra. El resultado es este diario, una hilarante comedia de modales y una sutil sátira de costumbres y actitudes típicamente eduardianas.

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Download E-books Voyage Around My Room PDF

By Xavier de Maistre

A energetic and completely singular travelogue of the elaborate curiosities which are at once inside of one’s personal reach

In 1790, whereas serving within the Piedmontese military, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852) used to be punished for dueling and put below residence arrest for forty-two days. the outcome was once a discursive, mischievous memoir Voyage round My Room, and its sequel, Nocturnal day trip round My Room. trendy via Nietzsche and Machado de Assis, Ossian and Susan Sontag, this vintage publication proves that sitting at the living-room couch could be as interesting as crossing the Alps or paddling up the Amazon.

In addition to the Voyage and Expedition, this version additionally comprises the discussion “The Leper of town of Aosta,” a preface via Xavier’s better-known older brother (the royalist thinker Joseph de Maistre), and an advent through Richard Howard.

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Download E-books The House of the Seven Gables (The Penguin American Library) PDF

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

First released in 1851, the home of the Seven Gables is one in all Hawthorne's defining works, a brilliant depiction of yank lifestyles and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. the story of a cursed residence with a "mysterious and poor prior" and the generations associated with it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the Maule and Pyncheon households over centuries unearths, in Mary Oliver's phrases, "lives stuck within the universal hearth of history."

This sleek Library Paperback Classics version makes use of the definitive textual content as ready for The Centenary variation of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne; this is often the authorized version of the guts for Scholarly variants (Modern Language Association). It comprises newly commissioned notes at the textual content.

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Download E-books The Harz Journey and Selected Prose (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Heinrich Heine

A poet whose verse encouraged tune via Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) used to be in his lifetime both sought after for his dependent prose. This assortment charts the improvement of that prose, starting with 3 meditative works from the go back and forth photographs, encouraged through Heine's trips as a tender guy to Lucca, Venice and the Harz Mountains. Exploring the improvement of spirituality, the later On the historical past of faith and Philosophy in Germany spans the earliest non secular ideals of the Germanic humans to the philosophy of Hegel, and warns with startling strength of the hazards of yielding to 'primeval Germanic paganism'. eventually, the Memoirs think about Heine's Jewish history and describe his early adolescence. As wealthy in humour, satire, lyricism and anger as his maximum poems, jointly the items provide a desirable perception right into a remarkable and prophetic mind.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Metamorphosis and Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Franz Kafka

This choice of new translations brings jointly the small percentage of Kafka’s works that he notion valuable of booklet. It contains Metamorphosis, his most renowned paintings, an exploration of bad transformation and alienation; Meditation, a set of his prior reviews; The Judgement, written in one evening of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the 1st bankruptcy of a singular set in the US and a desirable occasional piece, The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka’s eyewitness account of an air demonstrate in 1909. jointly, those tales show the breadth of Kafka’s literary imaginative and prescient and the extreme creative intensity of his concept.

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Download E-books Rebelión en la granja [Animal Farm] PDF

Un rotundo alegato a prefer de l. a. libertad y en contra del totalitarismo que se ha convertido en un clásico de los angeles literatura del siglo XX. Esta sátira de los angeles Revolución rusa y el triunfo del estalinismo, escrita en 1945, se ha convertido por derechos propio en un hito de los angeles cultura contemporánea y en uno de los libros más mordaces de todos los tiempos. Ante el auge de los animales de l. a. Granja Solariega, pronto detectamos las semillas de totalitarismo en una organización aparentemente excellent; y en nuestros líderes más carismáticos, l. a. sombra de los opresores más crueles.

Please be aware: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Download E-books Revolutionary Road PDF

By Richard Yates

"A deft, ironic, attractive novel that merits to be a classic." —William Styron

From the instant of its book in 1961, Revolutionary Road used to be hailed as a masterpiece of life like fiction and because the such a lot evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the yank suburbs. it is the tale of Frank and April Wheeler, a brilliant, attractive, and gifted couple who've lived at the assumption that greatness is simply simply round the nook. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless readability, Richard Yates exhibits how Frank and April loan their non secular birthright, betraying not just one another, yet their most sensible selves.

In his creation to this version, novelist Richard Ford will pay homage to the lasting impact and enduring energy of Revolutionary Road.

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