Download Les Prostituées: Onze nouvelles by Guy de Maupassant PDF

By Guy de Maupassant

Dans ces nouvelles, choisies parmi bien d'autres, mettant en scène des "filles publiques" - leurs peines, leurs joies, leurs tasks -, Maupassant décrit, avec l'ironie qu'on lui connaît, une société du libre échange dont le moteur est l'argent et où circulent les corps, les pulsions, les désirs. Au-delà du réalisme cru, ces nouvelles ont le charme particulier des histoires sombres, tendres et édifiantes.

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Download The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education by Susan Wise Bauer PDF

By Susan Wise Bauer

An attractive, obtainable consultant to teaching your self within the classical tradition.
Have you misplaced the paintings of studying for excitement? Are there books you recognize you'll want to learn yet haven't simply because they appear too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan clever Bauer presents a welcome and inspiring antidote to the distractions of our age, digital and in a different way. In her earlier publication, The Well-Trained Mind, the writer supplied a highway map of classical schooling for fogeys wishing to home-school their teenagers, and that e-book is now the optimal source for home-schoolers. during this new e-book, Bauer takes an analogous components and strategies and adapts them to using grownup readers who wish either amusement and self-improvement from the time they spend reading.

The Well-Educated Mind bargains short, pleasing histories of 5 literary genres—fiction, autobiography, heritage, drama, and poetry—accompanied by way of specified directions on the way to learn each one variety. The annotated lists on the finish of every chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview suggested interpreting and inspire readers to make very important connections among historic traditions and modern writing.

The Well-Educated Mind reassures these readers who fear that they learn too slowly or with below-average comprehension. when you can comprehend an everyday newspaper, there's no cause you can't learn and revel in Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. yet nobody may still try to learn the "Great Books" with no advisor and a plan. Susan clever Bauer will allow you to allocate time in your examining regularly; find out how to grasp a tough argument; tips on how to make own and literary judgments approximately what you learn; how you can have fun with the resonant hyperlinks between texts inside a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and additionally among genres. rigorously, the recommendation in The Well-Educated Mind will fix and extend the excitement of the written observe.

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Download A Philosophical View Of Reform by Percy Bysshe Shelley PDF

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it will possibly comprise imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and incorrect pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we now have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for shielding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, glossy variants which are actual to the unique paintings.

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Download Metamorfosis by Ovid PDF

By Ovid

Las Metamorfosis, fuente de inspiración de poetas, humanistas y artistas de todas las épocas, es l. a. más fecunda creación literaria de l. a. antigüedad. Este extenso poema épico ofrece una espléndida muestra mitográfica arropada por un coherente marco filosófico. Doscientas cincuenta historias, mitos y leyendas que abarcan desde el nacimiento de l. a. humanidad y l. a. creación del mundo, en los angeles period de los cataclismos, hasta l. a. muerte y apoteosis de César. Las Metamorfosis describen lo maravilloso, lo prodigioso, las más increíbles transformaciones, en un estilo rápido y elegante. Su carácter narrativo convive con el temple poético, el fondo didáctico y una diversidad de géneros literarios, desde el himno y l. a. tragedia a los angeles elegía amorosa y l. a. poesía pastoril. Por su facilidad typical para los angeles poesía y su arte para reflejar las pasiones humanas, Ovidio, impulsado secretamente por las musas, alcanza con sus Metamorfosis l. a. gloria de los mejores clásicos.

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Download The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton PDF

By Robert Burton

The Anatomy of depression is, relatively self-consciously, the booklet to finish all books. Its sort and content material have attracted compliment on account that its first ebook. The immensely generally learn Robert Burton compiled it from the books that existed in a 17th-century library so as to clarify and account for all human emotion and idea. within the first half, Burton defines the “inbred malady” of depression, discusses its factors, and describes the indicators. the second one half is dedicated to its therapy. Love depression is the topic of the ultimate and longest half. A grasp of narrative, Burton comprises as examples lots of the world’s nice love tales, displaying a contemporary method of mental difficulties. Burton’s full of life, colloquial variety is as person as his subject material. it really is imaginitive and eloquent, jam-packed with classical allusions and Latin tags that testify to his love of curious and out-of-the-way details in addition to to his erudition. he's a grasp of lists and catalogs, yet their sonorous roll is usually damaged by means of his funny asides. This variation, in crisp transparent smooth font, is whole and unabridged.

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Download Tales from 1,001 Nights: Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other PDF

Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a unique virgin, executing her subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to save lots of her personal lifestyles, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts off to inform the king stories of event, love, riches and beauty - stories of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of demise and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba's outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in jewelry and in lamps. The series of news will final 1,001 nights.

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Download Cuentos (Penguin Clásicos) by Emilia Pardo Bazán PDF

By Emilia Pardo Bazán

Los mejores libros jamás escritos

Edición de Eva Acosta

En una ocasión, Leopoldo lamentably «Clarín» afirmó que Emilia Pardo Bazán period «uno de los españoles que más saben y mejor entienden lo que ven, piensan y sienten. Tratar con ella es aprender mucho». l. a. crítica suele estar de acuerdo en afirmar que donde mejor se recoge su habilidad como escritora es, precisamente, en sus cuentos -valientes, modernos, de impecable factura-. Leer estas piezas supone una grata sorpresa.

Eva Acosta, biógrafa de l. a. condesa y una de las mayores especialistas de su obra, ha llevado a cabo una rigurosa selección de sus mejores cuentos. Fantásticos, policíacos, realistas, humorísticos, de misterio, históricos o intimistas, esta antología constituye una de las cumbres de l. a. narrativa española del XIX.

«No llamaba amor a devaneos breves y sin huella. No llamaba amor a los angeles sensibilidad. Y l. a. sensibilidad redoblaba su tristeza, vaga e indefinible.»

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Download Six Tragedies (Oxford World's Classics) by Seneca PDF

By Seneca

Here's a energetic, readable, and actual verse translation of the six most sensible performs via the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the simply tragic playwright from historic Rome whose paintings survives. teach to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived via doubtful, oppressive, and violent occasions, and his dramas depict the extremes of human habit. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, insanity, and mutilation afflict the characters, who're obsessed and destroyed through their emotions. Seneca forces us to consider the variation among compromise and hypocrisy, approximately what occurs while feelings crush judgment, and approximately how an individual will be solid, calm, or chuffed in a corrupt society and below consistent danger of dying. as well as her exceptional translation, Emily Wilson offers a useful advent which bargains a succinct account of Seneca's existence and occasions, his philosophical ideals, the literary kind of the performs, and their gigantic impact on ecu literature. The e-book additionally comprises an up to date bibliography and explanatory notes which determine mythological allusions.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative worthwhile good points, together with professional introductions by way of major professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and masses extra.

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Download Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American by M. Keith Booker PDF

By M. Keith Booker

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For greater than 50 years, technology fiction motion pictures were one of the most vital and winning items of yank cinema, and are helpful of analysis accordingly on my own. On a deeper point, the style has mirrored very important topics, issues and advancements in American society, in order that a historical past of technological know-how fiction movie additionally serves as a cultural heritage of the United States over the last part century.

M. Keith Booker has chosen fifteen of the main profitable and leading edge technological know-how fiction movies of all time, and tested every one of them at length--from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives--to see the place they got here from and what they intended for the way forward for cinema and for the US at huge. From "Invasion of the physique Snatchers" to "Star Wars," from "Blade Runner" to "The Matrix," those landmark movies have expressed our fears and goals, our talents and our deficiencies. during this deep-seeking research, we will be able to all locate whatever of ourselves that we realize, in addition to whatever that we've by no means famous before.

The specialise in a pretty small variety of landmark motion pictures permits unique realization to really unique videos, together with: "Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the physique Snatchers, 2001: an area Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, superstar Wars, shut Encounters of the 3rd style, Alien, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day," and "The Matrix." This publication is perfect for basic readers drawn to technological know-how fiction and movie.

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Download Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant, Leonard Tancock PDF

By Guy de Maupassant, Leonard Tancock

The fraternal love that Pierre Roland feels for his more youthful brother Jean has consistently been tinged with jealousy. but if a legal professional arrives on the apartment in their mom and dad, to claim that an outdated relatives good friend has bequeathed his complete fortune to Jean, this envy swiftly turns into an all-consuming strength. Despising himself for the detest that he feels, Pierre roams the seaport of Le Havre by myself, desirous to come to phrases together with his brother's luck. As he walks during the streets, in spite of the fact that, one suggestion dominates his brain. Why used to be he now not left a percentage of the friend's estate?
vibrant, ironical and emotionally profound, Pierre and Jean is taken into account Maupassant's maximum novel - an intensely own tale of suspicion, jealousy and relations love.

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