Download E-books On the Shortness of Life (Penguin Great Ideas) PDF

All through historical past, a few books have replaced the area. they've got remodeled the way in which we see ourselves—and one another. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, battle and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives—and destroyed them.

Now, Penguin brings you the works of the nice thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose principles shook civilization, and helped make us who we're. Penguin's Great Ideas sequence gains twelve groundbreaking works through a few of history's such a lot prodigious thinkers, and each quantity is superbly packaged with a distinct type-drive layout that highlights the bookmaker's artwork. supplying nice literature in nice programs at nice costs, this sequence is perfect for these readers who are looking to discover and appreciate the good principles that experience formed the world.

The Stoic writings of the thinker Seneca supply robust insights into the artwork of dwelling, the significance of cause and morality, and proceed to supply profound suggestions to many via their eloquence, lucidity and undying wisdom.

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Download E-books North and South (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Elizabeth Gaskell

As proper now as while it was once first released, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South skilfully weaves a compelling love tale right into a conflict among the pursuit of revenue and humanitarian beliefs. This Penguin Classics version is edited with an creation through Patricia Ingham. while her father leaves the Church in a trouble of judgment of right and wrong, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her cozy domestic in Hampshire to maneuver along with her relations to the North of britain. before everything repulsed by means of the ugliness of her new atmosphere within the commercial city of Milton, Margaret turns into conscious of the poverty and pain of neighborhood mill staff and develops a passionate experience of social justice. this can be intensified through her tempestuous dating with the mill-owner and self-made guy John Thornton, as their fierce competition over his remedy of his staff mask a deeper appeal. In North and South Gaskell skilfully fused person feeling with social main issue, and in Margaret Hale created probably the most unique heroines of Victorian literature. In her advent Patricia Ingham examines Elizabeth Gaskell's remedy of geographical, financial and sophistication variations, and the female and male roles portrayed within the novel. This version additionally comprises extra interpreting, notes and an invaluable thesaurus. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65) used to be born in London, yet grew up within the north of britain within the village of Knutsford. In 1832 she married the Reverend William Gaskell and had 4 daughters, and one son who died in infancy. Her first novel, Mary Barton, used to be released in 1848, profitable the eye of Charles Dickens, and so much of her later paintings used to be released in his journals, together with Cranford (1853), serialised in Dickens's family phrases. She used to be additionally a lifelong buddy of Charlotte Brontë, whose biography she wrote. if you happen to loved North and South, chances are you'll like Jane Austen's Persuasion, additionally to be had in Penguin Classics. '[An] admirable tale ... choked with personality and gear' Charles Dickens

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Download E-books The Voyage Out (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) PDF

By Virginia Woolf

A celebration of English individuals are aboard the Euphrosyne, certain for South the USA. between them is Rachel Vinrace, a tender lady, blameless and entirely blind to the realm of politics and society, books, intercourse, love and marriage. She is a loose spirit half-caught, momentarily and passionately, through Terence Hewet, an aspiring author who she meets in Santa Marina. yet their engagement is to finish without notice, and tragically. Virginia Woolf's first novel, released in 1915, is a haunting exploration of a tender woman's brain, signalling the start of her fascination with taking pictures the mysteries and complexities of the interior life.

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

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Download E-books Selected Writings PDF

An important writings by means of the nice and arguable Victorian polemicist. Carlyle was once one of many nice figures of his age: thunderous, passionate, irascible, sceptical and idealistic. this feature is consultant of all phases of Carlyle's occupation, and contains 'Sign of the Times', his essay opposed to the mechanization of the age and the increase of the machines; the entire of 'Chartism'; and extracts from The French Revolution, Heroes and Hero-Worship, Sartor Resartus, earlier and current, in addition to different items. The publication additionally contains an creation and notes via Alan Shelston. Thomas Carlyle used to be born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1795. meant by way of his family members to turn into a Presbyterian minister, he was once motivated via the Scottish Enlightenment whereas on the collage of Edinburgh and have become a instructor in its place. He later became to literary paintings, publishing a lifetime of Schiller and translations of Goethe within the 1820s. His first really winning ebook used to be The French Revolution, which was once by way of many others. He died in 1881. Alan Shelston was once Senior Lecturer in English Literature on the collage of Manchester until eventually retirement in 2002. He has edited a few Gaskell's works together with The lifetime of Charlotte Bronte (1975) and North and South (2005), and was once joint editor with John Chapple of The extra Letters of Mrs Gaskell (2000). He has released a range of Hardy's poetry and written on a couple of nineteen century authors together with Dickens and Henry James.

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Download E-books He Knew He Was Right (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Anthony Trollope

The principal subject matter of the unconventional is the sexual jealousy of Louis Trevelyan who unjustly accuses his spouse Emily of a liaison with a pal of her father's. As his suspicion deepens into insanity, Trollope offers us a profound mental research within which Louis' obsessive delirium is similar to the tormented determine of Othello, tragically wrong by way of self-deception. opposed to the disintegration of the Trevelyans' marriage, a full of life solid of characters discover the information of woman emancipation and the way to differentiate among obedience and subjection. even though himself no supporter of women's rights, during this novel a few of Trollope's so much lively characters are unmarried women.

Published in 1869, a similar yr as John Stuart generators' The Subjection of Women and whereas the Divorce Act used to be a relative novelty, He Knew He used to be Right used to be a well timed novel, drawing a great line among the obedience of girls inside marriage and their overall ownership through men.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better 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 Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

A novel of serendipity, of fortunes gained and misplaced, and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all points of Victorian society

whilst Arthur Clennam returns to England after a long time in a foreign country, he's taking a kindly curiosity in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and within the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a guy of shabby grandeur, lengthy imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea legal. As Arthur quickly discovers, the darkish shadow of the felony stretches a long way past its partitions to impact the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding center backyard, and the tipsily garrulous plants Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles within the Circumlocution place of work. A masterly evocation of the country and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is among the splendid works of Dickens's adulthood. Stephen Wall's creation examines Dickens's transformation of formative years thoughts of his father's incarceration within the Marshalsea borrowers' legal. This revised version contains increased notes, appendices and advice for additional interpreting by way of Helen Small, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles and works, and unique illustrations. 

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

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Download E-books Brewster's Millions PDF

By George Barr McCutcheon

This vintage tragicomic story from George Barr McCutcheon transforms everyone’s favourite caviar-and-champagne dream right into a soul-shaking try out of distrust and reckless spending

Popular, handsome, and enterprising, Montgomery Brewster is the toast of latest York. whereas celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday between associates, Monty gets notice that his grandfather has died. ahead of lengthy, long island is abuzz with the inside track. while Monty inherits $1 million from his prosperous grandfather, out comes a parade of would-be advisers and so-called inventors who promise the area to the skeptical millionaire.

Just as Monty starts to regulate to his new state of affairs, one more portentous observe comes all of a sudden: an both prosperous, enormously eccentric uncle, James T. Sedgwick, has left Monty an extra $7 million. yet there’s a capture: for you to special revenge on Monty’s grandfather from the grave, Sedgwick’s will decrees that, that allows you to inherit the cash, his nephew needs to dissipate each cent his grandfather toiled to save—and he can inform no one.

George Barr McCutheon’s remarkable tale of fortunes squandered and won, love misplaced and located, and one wild spending spree will satisfaction modern readers.

This booklet has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all units.

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Download E-books Amerika: The Missing Person: A New Translation, Based on the Restored Text (The Schocken Kafka Library) PDF

By Franz Kafka

Kafka all started writing what he had entitled Der Verschollene (The lacking Person) in 1912 and wrote the final accomplished bankruptcy in 1914. however it wasn’t till 1927, 3 years after his demise, that Max Brod, Kafka’s good friend and literary executor, edited the incomplete manuscript and released it as Amerika. Kafka’s first and funniest novel, Amerika tells the tale of the younger Karl Rossmann who, after an incident regarding a housemaid, is banished by way of his mom and dad to the USA. anticipated to redeem himself during this magical land of chance, younger Karl is swept up as an alternative in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, unusual escapades, and picaresque adventures.

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Download E-books Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Complete Novels PDF

By Henry Roth

This "landmark of the yankee literary century" (Boston Globe) is eventually released as one quantity, showing with an excellent new introduction.

Sixty years after the booklet of his nice modernist masterpiece, Call It Sleep, Henry Roth, a retired waterfowl farmer already in his overdue eighties, stunned the literary international with the statement that he had written a moment novel. It used to be referred to as, he said, Mercy of a impolite Stream, the identify encouraged by means of Shakespeare, and it the travails of 1 Ira Stigman, whose relations had simply moved to New York’s Jewish Harlem in that "ominous summer season of 1914."

"It is like listening to that…J. D. Salinger is getting ready a sequel to The Catcher within the Rye," the New York instances ebook Review said, whereas Vanity Fair extolled Roth's new paintings as "the literary comeback of the century." much more wonderful was once that Roth had not only written a moment novel yet a complete of 4 chronologically associated works, all a part of Mercy of a impolite Stream. loss of life in 1995 on the age of eighty-nine, Roth wouldn't reside to determine the ultimate volumes of this tetralogy released, but the reappearance of Mercy of a impolite Stream, a success of Roth's want that those installments look as one whole quantity, makes it possible for a twenty-first-century public to reappraise this late-in-life masterpiece, simply as Call it Sleep was once rediscovered via a brand new iteration in 1964.

As the tale unfolds, we stick with the turbulent odyssey of Ira, with his prolonged Jewish family members, buddies, and fanatics, from the outbreak of global warfare I via his fateful selection to maneuver into the Greenwich Village condominium of his muse and older lover, the seductive yet eventually tragic NYU professor Edith Welles. Set in either the fractured international of Jewish Harlem and the bohemian maelstrom of the Village, Mercy of a impolite Stream echoes Nabokov in its portrayal of sexual deviance, and gives a harrowing and incessant relations drama amid a grand landscape of latest York urban within the 1910s and Roaring 20s.

Yet inspite of a plot that's fraught with depictions of risk, violence, and extreme self-loathing, Mercy of a impolite Stream additionally incorporates a cathartic, even redemptive, overlay as "provocative as whatever within the chapters of St. Augustine" (Los Angeles Times), within which an elder Ira, haunted through the sins of his early life, communes together with his desktop, Ecclesias, as he remembers how his family's conventional piety grew to become corrupted by way of the inexorable forces of modernity. As Ira ultimately makes a decision to get "the hell out of Harlem," his Proustian act of recollection frees him from the ravages of outdated age, and by surprise he's in his best back, the total telling of Mercy his ultimate pronouncement.

Mercy of a impolite Stream is that infrequent paintings of fiction that creates, via its variety and narration, a brand new type of artwork. certainly, the 2 juxtaposed voices―one of the "little boys swimming in a sea of glory," the opposite of 1 of these related boys "in outdated age being rudely swept to sea"―creates a counterpoint, jarring but oddly harmonious, that makes this prophetic American paintings such an lasting assertion at the frailties of reminiscence and the essence of human consciousness.

Mercy of a impolite move: the entire Novels includes A celebrity Shines Over Mt. Morris Park, A Diving Rock at the Hudson, From Bondage, and Requiem for Harlem.

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