By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Los hijos legítimos de Fiódor Pávlovich Karamázov –un «bufón», un «filisteo», un «déspota», solo en última instancia un padre– se reúnen después de haber sido educados, lejos unos de otros, en distintas partes de Rusia: Dmitri es soldado y, como su padre, bebedor, derrochador, lujurioso; Iván se ha convertido en un intelectual, el primer existencialista, según diría Jean-Paul Sartre; Aliosha ha abrazado l. a. religión y vive en un monasterio. Ineluctablemente, l. a. reunión customary precipita l. a. disolución y l. a. tragedia.
Los hermanos Karamázov (1878-1880) fue los angeles última novela de Dostoievski y ahora l. a. presentamos en una nueva traducción, los angeles primera en español en casi 50 años. Esta obra enormous cuya influencia ha perdurado hasta nuestros días ha contado con admiradores como Tolstói (un ejemplar de l. a. novela fue encontrado junto a su lecho de muerte), Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Einstein, Sartre, Cormac McCarthy, J. M. Coetzee o Kurt Vonnegut. Este último, en su novela Matadero 5, dijo que todo lo que uno necesitaba saber en l. a. vida se encontraba en los angeles novela de Dostoievski.
By Louis Aragon
Cette Semaine Sainte est celle du 19 au 26 mars 1815. Le débarquement de l'île d'Elbe a european lieu et "Bonaparte" a déjà dépassé Lyon. Louis XVIII est en fuite. Une indescriptible cohue l'accompagne, une foule de gens qui courent aussi vite qu'ils le peuvent de Paris à Béthune. C'est los angeles Maison du Roi, l. a. cour, les dignitaires, des maréchaux, les troupes qui sont restées loyales. l. a. France, encore une fois, se trouve partagée en deux. Il y a l. a. France du passé qui fuit avec Louis XVIII, et celle du présent, ses aspirations, ses espoirs, qui regarde du côté de Napoléon. L'empereur est-il plus proche de l. a. Révolution, plus proche du peuple que les Bourbons ? Un tel livre, un tel roman est most unlikely à résumer. C'est le tableau de tout un peuple à un tournant de son destin, c'est l'immense poème épique d'une société saisie au milieu de ses convulsions les plus caractéristiques. C'est une somme poétique, historique, romanesque, l'un des plus beaux livres d'Aragon.
By Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, defined through G. okay. Chesterton as a study in human weak point and the gradual human surrender,” will be known as Charles Dickens’s best second in a remarkably illustrious literary career.
In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the younger boy and threatens to kill him except Pip is helping extra his break out. Later, Pip reveals himself within the ruined backyard the place he meets the sour and loopy pass over Havisham and her foster baby Estella, with whom he instantly falls in love. After a mystery benefactor supplies him a fortune, Pip strikes to London, the place he cultivates nice expectancies for a lifestyles which might permit him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle top type. As Pip struggles to turn into a gentleman and is tormented without end by means of the attractive Estella, he slowly learns the reality approximately himself and his illusions.
Written within the final decade of his existence, Great Expectations unearths Dickens’s darkish attitudes towards Victorian society, its inherent classification constitution, and its materialism. but this novel persists as one in all Dickens’s most well liked. Richly comedian and immensely readable, Great Expectations overspills with vividly drawn characters, ethical maelstroms, and the sorrow and pity of affection.
By Oliver Goldsmith
Rich with knowledge and delicate irony, Goldsmith's basically novel tells of an unworldly and beneficiant vicar who lives contentedly along with his huge family members till catastrophe moves. yet financial ruin, his daughter's abduction, and the vicar's imprisonment fail to hose down his spirit.
Considered the author's most interesting paintings, this e-book is a pleasant lampoon of 18th-century literary conventions.
By Charles Dickens, Phiz
Dickens’s favourite of all his novels, David Copperfield is the tale of a boy who loses either mom and dad at an early age, and who escapes the torture of operating for his pitiless stepfather to make anything of himself and, hopefully, locate actual happiness.
David Copperfield beneficial properties an unforgettable gallery of characters, together with David’s merciless stepfather Mr. Murdstone, the unctuous Uriah Heep, the amiable Mr. Micawber, whom Dickens in response to his father, and Dora Spenglow, whom David marries and calls his child-wife.” Written within the first individual, David Copperfield might be the main autobiographical of Dickens’s fictions. This new version contains commentaries, dialogue questions, and Phiz’s unique illustrations. Features the unique illustrations through Phiz.
Radhika Jones [/b]is the coping with editor of Grand Street journal, a contract author, and a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia college. Jones additionally wrote the advent and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics version of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations.
By Arthur Machen
"Of residing creators of cosmic worry raised to its such a lot creative pitch, few if any can desire to equivalent the flexible Arthur Machen." -H.P. Lovecraft
Actor, journalist , devotee of Celtic Christianity and the Holy Grail legend, Welshman Arthur Machen is taken into account one of many fathers of peculiar fiction, a grasp of mayhem whose paintings has drawn comparisons to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Readers will locate the ideal creation to his type during this new assortment. With the identify tale, an workout within the strange that leaves the reader disoriented almost from the 1st web page, Machen turns even primary truths the wrong way up. "There were those that have sounded the very depths of sin," explains the nature Ambrose, "who all their lives have by no means performed an 'ill deed.'"
By Truman Capote
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a girl whose identify has entered the yankee idiom and whose sort is part of the literary panorama. Holly Golightly is aware that not anything undesirable can ever occur to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté proceed to charm.
This quantity additionally comprises 3 of Capote's best-known tales, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review referred to as “one of the main relocating tales in our language.” it's a story of 2 innocents—a small boy and the previous lady who's his most sensible friend—whose sweetness encompasses a tough, sharp kernel of truth.
By Mark Twain
In A Tramp overseas, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents in another country, the writer documents his hilarious and numerous observations and insights whereas on a fifteen-month strolling journey via relevant Europe and the Alps. "Here you might have Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his creation, "of the folksy and the without difficulty erudite, his unshakable solid experience and his mythical wit, his knack for the straightforward relation of an ideal anecdote, and a few achingly attractive nature writing."
This smooth Library Paperback vintage reproduces the textual content of the 1st American variation and lines new explanatory notes and a serious Afterword by means of Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph university in Connecticut.
By Samuel Richardson
The booklet of Pamela in 1740 marked a defining second within the emergence of the trendy novel. It vividly describes a tender servant's lengthy resistance to the makes an attempt of her predatory grasp to seduce her. it's a paintings of pioneering mental complexity and a compelling and provocative examine of energy and its abuse. This version relies at the unique textual content of 1740, that aroused frequent controversy on its first visual appeal. - ;'Pamela below the proposal of being a Virtuous Modest lady can be brought into all Familes,and while she will get there, what Scenes does she signify? Why an exceptional younger Gentleman endeavouring to debauch a gorgeous younger lady of Sixteen.' (Pamela Censured, 1741)
One of the main astounding successes of the burgeoning literary market of eighteeent-century London, Pamela additionally marked a defining second within the emergence of the fashionable novel. within the phrases of 1 modern, it divided the area 'into assorted events, Pamelists and Antipamelists', even eclipsing the sensational factional politics of the day. Preached up for its morality, and denounced as pornography in hide, it vividly describes a tender servant's lengthy resistance to
the makes an attempt of her predatory grasp to seduce her. Written within the voice of its low-born heroine, yet by way of a printer who fifteen years previous had narrowly escaped imprisonment for the seditious output of his press, Pamela isn't just a piece of pioneering mental complexity, but in addition a compelling and
provocative research of energy and its abuse.
Based at the unique textual content of 1740, from which Richardson later retreated in a chain of protecting revisions, this version makes to be had the model of Pamela that aroused such frequent controversy on its first visual appeal. -
By José Lins do Rego
About the writer (from Goodreads):
José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist such a lot recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of flicks that had distribution within the English talking global. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised via the critics.
Sobre o livro:
Fogo Morto, considerado a obra-prima do escritor, será lançado simultaneamente a Menino de Engenho. Esta nova edição apresenta textos, assinados por Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Mário de Andrade e pelo professor da USP, Benjamin Abdala Júnior. Publicado em 1943, o livro brand foi aclamado pela crítica, conferindo ao paraibano Zé Lins, um lugar único em nossa literatura. “Eu hoje vou saudar Fogo morto, gostei muitíssimo. Acho mesmo que o novo romance de Lins do Rego deixou em mim o ressaibo da obra-prima”, dispara Mario de Andrade.
A temática do livro, que expõe as consequências sociais do fim do clico da cana, pode ser encontrada em outros livros do autor, mas é em Fogo Morto que a inovação narrativa aparece com mais força. Zé Lins criou três personagens que retratam a decadência e ao mesmo pace a força para a superação: o mestre artesão José Amaro, o senhor de engenho Lula de Holanda e o capitão Vitorino Carneiro da Cunha. Os três possuem o orgulho como traço comum. Estes protagonistas, somados a um elenco de coadjuvantes igualmente memoráveis, compõem um amplo espectro da sociedade brasileira na transição entre a Escravatura e a Abolição.