Download e-book for iPad: Washington Square by Henry James

By Henry James

ISBN-10: 1101489073

ISBN-13: 9781101489079

While timid and simple Catherine Sloper acquires a speeding and made up our minds suitor, her father, confident that the younger guy is not anything greater than a fortune-hunter, makes a decision to place a cease to their romance. Torn among her wish to win her father's love and approval and her ardour for the 1st guy who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising difficulty, and turns into all too conscious of the constraints that others search to put on her freedom. James's masterly novel deftly interweaves the private and non-private faces of nineteenth-century long island society; it's also a deeply relocating examine of innocence destroyed.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Bad Seed (Vintage Movie Classics) by William March

By William March

ISBN-10: 1101872667

ISBN-13: 9781101872666

The bestselling novel that encouraged Mervyn LeRoy's vintage horror movie concerning the little lady who can break out with anything--even murder.

There's anything designated approximately eight-year-old Rhoda Penmark. along with her rigorously plaited hair and her candy cotton clothes, she's the very photograph of outdated innocence. but if their local suffers a sequence of negative injuries, her mom starts off to ask yourself: Why do undesirable issues appear to take place while little Rhoda is round?

Originally released in 1954, William March's ultimate novel used to be an quick bestseller and nationwide ebook Award finalist sooner than it used to be tailored for the level and made right into a 1956 movie. The undesirable Seed is an indelible portrait of an evil that wears an blameless face, one that nonetheless resonates in pop culture this day.

With a brand new foreword by way of Anna Holmes.

Vintage motion picture Classics spotlights vintage movies that experience stood the try out of time, now rediscovered throughout the booklet of the novels on which they have been based.

From the exchange Paperback variation.

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The Guermantes Way (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3) by Marcel Proust PDF

By Marcel Proust

ISBN-10: 1101503114

ISBN-13: 9781101503119

After the relative intimacy of the 1st volumes of In seek of misplaced Time, The Guermantes Way opens up an enormous, superb panorama of trendy Parisian lifestyles within the past due 19th century, because the narrator enters the bright, shallow global of the literary and aristocratic salons. either a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, position, and tradition, The Guermantes Way defines the good culture of novels that keep on with the initiation of a tender guy into the methods of the realm. This elegantly packaged new translation will introduce a brand new iteration of yankee readers to the literary richness of Marcel Proust.

• First time in Penguin Classics
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Download e-book for kindle: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 1101488808

ISBN-13: 9781101488805

'Has a lifeless guy any use for funds? ... What global does cash belong to? This global. How can cash be a corpse's?'

Our Mutual pal centres on an inheritance – outdated Harmon's ecocnomic dirt lots – and its legatees, younger John Harmon, presumed drowned whilst a physique is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults. With amazing satire, Dickens portrays a depressing, macabre London, inhabited through such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam, scavenging the river for corpses; captivating, mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social mountain climbing Veneerings; and the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg. Dickens's final accomplished novel is richly symbolic in its imaginative and prescient of loss of life and renewal in a urban ruled through the fetid Thames, and of the corrupting strength of money.

This version makes use of the textual content of the 1st quantity version of 1865, and comprises the unique illustrations, a chronology, a listing for additional interpreting, and appendices at the illustrations and serial plans. Adrian Poole's creation examines biblical allusions and the relevant subject matters of Our Mutual buddy.

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Download e-book for kindle: Lolita (50th Anniversary Edition) by Vladimir Nabokov

By Vladimir Nabokov

ISBN-10: 0679723161

ISBN-13: 9780679723165

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1955

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famed and arguable novel, which tells the tale of the getting older Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed ardour for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita can be the tale of a hypercivilized eu colliding with the pleased barbarism of postwar the USA. such a lot of all, it's a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, insanity and transformation.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Get The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories PDF

By H. P. Lovecraft

Laid low with insane nightmare visions, Walter Gilman seeks assist in Miskatonic University's notorious library of forbidden books, the place, within the pages of Abdul Alhazred's dreaded Necronomicon, he reveals bad tricks that appear to attach his personal stories in complex arithmetic with the glorious legends of elder magic. "The goals within the Witch House," accumulated jointly the following with greater than twenty different stories of terror, exemplifies H. P. Lovecraft's primacy between twentieth-century American horror writers.

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Jennifer T. Roberts's Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short PDF

By Jennifer T. Roberts

ISBN-10: 0199575991

ISBN-13: 9780199575992

Hailed by way of Cicero as "the father of history," Herodotus was once either a severe philosopher and a full of life storyteller, a vacationer who used to be either vacationer and anthropologist. Like Homer, he got down to memorialize nice deeds in phrases, specifically, the wars among Greece and Persia. In his fingers, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes with their tremendous hosts made for interesting storytelling.

Influenced through the paintings of the usual scientists and philosophers of his personal and past eras, Herodotus additionally introduced his literary abilities to undergo on an unlimited, unruly mass of historic details, 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 lifestyles and discusses all facets of his paintings, together with his travels; his curiosity in seeing the area and studying approximately non-Greek civilizations; the habitual topics of his paintings; his ideals in goals, oracles, and omens; the prominence of ladies in his paintings; and his account of the battles of the Persian Wars.

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Get Les Chants de Maldoror PDF

By Comte de Lautréamont

ISBN-10: 2824707577

ISBN-13: 9782824707570

De fiel et d'impunité, le monde décrit par le mystérieux comte de Lautréamont est d'un sadisme déroutant pour son époque. Cette épopée en prose éditée en six chants traduit une sorte de parcours initiatique inversé ; du Bien vers le Mal. Maldoror, double authentique du poète, est un héros romantique fortress du byronisme en fashion, mais qui glisse peu à peu, et nous entraîne avec lui, au sein d'un univers monstrueux, inhumain. Frénétiquement dressé contre Dieu et les Hommes, le personnage maudit clamera son analogie consciente avec Lucifer-Satan. « C'est un cauchemar qui tient l. a. plume ». Quand ses contemporains n'y virent que le fruit d'un esprit malade, les surréalistes reconnurent dans Les Chants de Maldoror un manifeste de l. a. poésie moderne, instigateur de los angeles révolution littéraire du XXe siècle.

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Get Common Sense and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics PDF

By Thomas Paine

ISBN-10: 1593082096

ISBN-13: 9781593082093

Retail caliber AZW3.

Though he didn't to migrate from England to the yank colonies till 1774, quite a few months ahead of the progressive conflict begun, Thomas Paine had an important effect on that conflict and the recent state that emerged from it. logic, the immediately well known pamphlet he released in January 1776, argued that the target of the fight opposed to the British may be no longer easily tax reform, as many have been calling for, yet entire independence. His rousing, radical voice was once balanced by means of the both independence-minded yet extra measured tones of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the statement of Independence later that year.

In later works, similar to The Rights of guy, The Age of cause, and different choices integrated during this quantity, Paine proved himself a visionary moralist centuries prior to his time. He believed that each human has the average correct to life’s must haves and that government’s position could be to supply for these in dire desire. An impassioned opponent of all varieties of slavery, he understood that not anyone in poverty is actually unfastened, a lesson nonetheless to be realized via lots of our leaders at the present time.

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Download PDF by Constance Fenimore Woolson: Miss Grief and Other Stories

By Constance Fenimore Woolson

ISBN-10: 0393352013

ISBN-13: 9780393352016

“An American realist of a excessive order. . . . The writing in all of [Woolson’s tales] is remarkably reliable, however it is the yank tales that would ship the reader searching for extra of Woolson’s work.” (Vivian Gornick - The Nation)

“With a ahead by means of Tóibín and an creation by way of Rioux, this quantity rigorously sequences seven of Woolson’s outstanding tales. . . . it truly is amazing simply how available Woolson’s sort is all through. . . . As Rioux’s paintings has made simple, Woolson proved her detractors wrong.” (Rebecca Foster - l. a. overview of Books)

“[Woolson was once] greater than the smitten confidante of Henry James. . . . ‘Solomon’ and ‘St. Clair Flats’ are rather high-quality, meticulously delineating the usual great thing about jap Ohio and the nice Lakes Region.” (Brenda Wineapple - big apple occasions publication Review)

“Woolson's writing used to be by no means larger than whilst she was once grappling with the ambivalence of fellows like [Henry] James towards girls like herself. . . . Her brief tales show irony, strength and feeling that sometimes surpass the tales of Edith Wharton and Howells, rivaling 'the Master' himself at the same time they take target at once at his privilege and presumptions.” (Amy Gentry - Chicago Tribune)

“Like Jane Austen, Woolson’s protagonists knew and understood their position in the inflexible social ladder of appropriate conference, and her snap shots are vibrant, photograph ideal snapshots of that point and position . . . Rioux reintroduces an American grasp of regionalism and native color.” (Nancy Powell - Shelf Awareness)

“A effective . . . [and] interesting quantity. . . . those finely-crafted, place-rooted tales are startling of their mythic surroundings, important descriptions, and elegiac tributes to misplaced worlds. they're charged with a quietly ferocious stress among out of date buildings and the revolutionary mental snap shots formed by way of Woolson’s compassion and penetrating imaginative and prescient. . . . Woolson belongs in each American literature collection.” (Booklist, starred review)

“An fascinating choice of seven of Woolson’s subtle, modernist brief tales . . . small yet pleasing. . . . This assortment comprises tales set within the South, the good Lakes, Florence, and London, reflecting Woolson’s cosmopolitan worldview, and embodying a robust feel of position with an both robust feel of character.” (David Holmberg -

To have fun her coming near near biography of Constance Fenimore Woolson, Anne Boyd Rioux has chosen the simplest of this vintage writer's stories.
Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894) used to be one of many few nineteenth-century ladies writers thought of the equivalent of her male friends. Harper & Brothers was once so enamored of her paintings that the company agreed to post no matter what she may possibly write. during this accumulating, Rioux has selected fiction over the process Woolson's lifestyles, together with "In Sloane Street," by no means released because it first seemed in Harper's Bazaar. Woolson's tales shuttle from the agricultural Midwest to the deep South after which around the Atlantic to Italy and England. Her robust characters and indelible settings offer continuity all through this assortment as do her matters with ardour, creativity, mind's eye, and the calls for of society. no matter if portraying the keeper of a Union soldiers' cemetery within the defeated South, a lady author whose genius is going unrecognized, or the ex-pat denizens of Florence, Woolson's deft characterization and subtlety create a huge panorama of american citizens and their methods regardless of the place they lived.

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