By Eleanor H. Porter
When orphaned Pollyanna Whittier involves dwell together with her stern maiden aunt, the total city of Beldingsville is suffering from the bubbly nature of this vigorous eleven-year-old. not just is she without end joyful, she additionally brightens the lives of each person she meets. How does Pollyanna have the capacity to be so ceaselessly confident? How does she unfold her vivid outlook one of the in poor health, unhappy, and abrasive humans of town and remodel the lifetime of her lonely aunt? It's the "glad game," she says, describing the antidote to complication and depressed spirits. yet in a major twist of fate, town virtually loses its "Glad Girl," and everybody appears to be like for the way to make this child chuffed back. Translated right into a variety of languages due to the fact its unique e-book in 1913, Pollyanna has been made right into a Broadway play, in addition to a well-liked movie starring Hayley generators. one of many best-loved tales for kids of all time, this vintage -- besides its lively heroine -- will encourage readers for years to come.
In early twentieth-century Vermont, orphaned, eleven-year-old Pollyanna involves stay along with her austere and prosperous Aunt Polly, and makes use of her philosophy of gladness to deliver happiness to her aunt and different unsatisfied participants of the group.
By Patrick Süskind
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1987
The Pigeon by means of Patrick Süskind is darkish and haunting story from the writer of the bestselling fragrance - now to be had in booklet for the 1st time
Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, The Pigeon tells the tale of an afternoon within the meticulously ordered lifetime of financial institution defense shield Jonathan Noel. Noel who has been hiding from lifestyles for the reason that his spouse left him for her Tunisian lover - while he opens his entrance door on an afternoon he believes can be similar to the other, he encounters no longer the specified empty hallway yet an unwelcome, diabolical intruder . . .
This annoying, demanding follow-up to the bestselling body spray is a latest vintage novella from the much-acclaimed Patrick Süskind
By Rachel de Queiroz
About the writer (from Goodreads):
Raquel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910 – November four, 2003) used to be a Brazilian writer and journalist.
Rachel used to be born on terrorist organization 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern nation of Ceará. in the course of her adolescence, her kin spent a number of years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém sooner than relocating again to Fortaleza.
She all started her profession in journalism in 1927 less than the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen good fortune of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels prior to relocating to Rio, in 1939. She was once additionally popular for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.
In 1964 she turned Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she turned the 1st lady author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She gained the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.
She died of middle assault in her condominium in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks prior to her 93rd birthday.
Sobre o livro:
Memorial de Maria Moura, Prêmio Jabuti 1993, foi o último romance da escritora, publicado quando ela tinha eighty two anos e considerado sua obra-prima. O livro se tornou sucesso de crítica e de público, principalmente após servir de base para a minissérie de televisão, protagonizada por Glória Pires. Rachel entrou para a história da literatura brasileira por vários motivos: foi uma das precursoras do romance regionalista com O Quinze, lançado quando ela tinha 19 anos, a primeira mulher a ingressar na Academia Brasileira de Letras, em 1977, e uma das melhores cronistas brasileiras do século XX. É no Brasil rural do século XIX que se passa a história de Maria Moura. Ela tinha apenas 17 anos quando encontrou a mãe morta, foi violentada pelo padrasto e viu suas terras serem cobiçadas por primos inescrupulosos. Uma mulher vulgar sucumbiria a tantas adversidades, mas Maria Moura possuía outro temperamento.
By Emmuska Orczy
The 1st and such a lot winning within the Baroness's sequence of books that characteristic Percy Blakeney, who leads a double existence as an English fop and a swashbuckling rescuer of noblemen, The Scarlet Pimpernel was once the blueprint for what turned often called the masked-avenger genre.
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From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes an excellent new translation of Virgil's nice epic
With his translations of Homer's vintage poems, Robert Fagles gave new lifestyles to seminal works of the Western canon and have become one of many preeminent translators of our time. His most recent success completes the very good triptych of Western epics. A sweeping tale of palms and heroism, The Aeneid follows the adventures of Aeneas, who flees the ashes of Troy to embark upon a tortuous path that brings him to Italy and fulfills his future as founding father of the Roman humans. maintaining all the gravitas and humanity of the unique, this strong combination of poetry and fantasy continues to be as suitable at the present time as whilst it used to be first written.
By Robert Musil
At a bleak, remoted army institution at the fringes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 4 younger cadets - Torless, Beineberg, Reiting and their sufferer Basini - waft even extra clear of their school-fellows right into a deepest global of formality, secrecy and torture. This name is first released in 1906.
By Honoré de Balzac
C'est un hasard étrange et regrettable... Auguste de Molincourt marchait avec insouciance dans l'une des rues les plus infâmes de l. a. capitale. Quand tout à coup, il vit, devant lui, los angeles plus jolie femme de Paris s'engouffrant furtivement dans une ignoble petite maison. Madame Desmarets ! los angeles chaste et délicieuse personne... Madame Desmarets, belle, sainte, véritable et pur trésor. Elle, l'exemple de los angeles vertu et de los angeles fidélité conjugale, elle, dans cet endroit sordide à cette heure ! Ah ! Mais il saura pourquoi ! Il saura quel homme elle va rejoindre. Oh, elle air of mystery beau provider, menacer, il préviendra le mari des manigances de cette... catin ! Hélas, ce que sa rage jalouse et délirante forget about, c'est le drame qu'il met en branle... Quelque half dans l'ombre, Ferragus, chef des compagnons de l'ordre des Dévorants, attend son heure...
By James Joyce
Written over a seven-year interval, from 1914 to 1921, this ebook has survived bowdlerization, criminal motion and controversy. the radical offers with the occasions of 1 day in Dublin, sixteenth June 1904, referred to now as "Bloomsday". The relevant characters are Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and his spouse Molly. Ulysses has been labelled soiled, blasphemous and unreadable. In a recognized 1933 court docket choice, pass judgement on John M. Woolsey declared it an emetic book-although he stumbled on it no longer really obscene sufficient to disallow its importation into the United States-and Virginia Woolf used to be moved to decry James Joyce's "cloacal obsession". None of those descriptions, in spite of the fact that, do the slightest justice to the unconventional. To this present day it continues to be the modernist masterpiece, within which the writer takes either Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to ideal extremes. it truly is humorous, sorrowful, or even (in its personal manner) suspenseful. And regardless of the exegetical that has sprung up within the final seventy five years, Ulysses is usually a compulsively readable publication.
By Richard Marsh
Richard Marsh's best-selling supernatural mystery The Beetle: A secret, was once much more well known than Bram Stoker's Dracula whilst it used to be first published; either being released within the similar 12 months, 1897. causing harm together with his hypnotic and shape-shifting powers, an odd oriental determine shadows an English flesh presser to London.
By Nadine Gordimer
This is often the relocating tale of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a tender lady from South Africa forged within the mildew of a progressive culture. Rosa attempts to uphold her historical past passed on by means of martyred mom and dad whereas nonetheless carving out a feeling of self. even though it is absolutely of this present day, Burger's Daughter could be in comparison to these nineteenth century Russian classics that make a undeniable time and position come alive, and but stand as common celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was once born and lives in South Africa.