Literary Classics

The Old Man and the Sea

By Ernest Hemingway

The final novel Ernest Hemingway observed released, The previous guy and the ocean has proved itself to be one of many enduring works of yank fiction. it's the tale of an outdated Cuban fisherman and his superb ordeal: a constant, agonizing conflict with an immense marlin some distance out within the Gulf movement. utilizing the easy, strong language of a delusion, Hemingway takes the undying subject matters of braveness within the face of defeat and private triumph gained from loss and transforms them right into a extraordinary twentieth-century vintage.

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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)

By C. S. Lewis

A mass-market paperback version of The Silver Chair, ebook six within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes disguise artwork by means of Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside art via the unique illustrator of the sequence, Pauline Baynes.

Through hazards untold and caverns deep and darkish, a noble band of associates is distributed to rescue a prince held captive. yet their venture to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil extra attractive and extra lethal than they ever expected.

The Silver Chair is the 6th booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence. For over sixty years, it's been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place giants wreak havoc and appeal principles. it is a entire stand-alone learn, but when you must realize what occurs within the ultimate days of Narnia, learn The final Battle, the 7th and concluding publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Mansfield Park (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Jane Austen

From its sharply satiric commencing sentence, Mansfield Park offers with cash and marriage, and the way strongly they impact one another. Shy, fragile Fanny rate is the consummate "poor relation." despatched to stay together with her filthy rich uncle Thomas, she clashes along with his spoiled, egocentric daughters and falls in love together with his son. Their lives are extra complex by means of the coming of a couple of witty, subtle Londoners, whose aptitude for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative state methods of Mansfield Park.

Written numerous years after the early manuscripts that finally grew to become Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park keeps Austen’s accepted compassion and humor yet deals a much more complicated exploration of ethical offerings and their emotional effects.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Wordsworth Classics)

By Jules Verne

Professor Aronnax, his trustworthy servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, commence an incredibly dangerous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. in spite of the fact that, the "monster" seems to be a massive submarine, commanded by way of the mysterious Captain Nemo, by means of whom they're quickly held captive. So starts not just one of many nice experience classics through Jules Verne, the 'Father of technological know-how Fiction', but additionally a really excellent voyage from the misplaced urban of Atlantis to the South Pole.

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Little Women

Little girls is a unique via American writer Louisa may perhaps Alcott (1832–1888), which used to be initially released in volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books speedily over numerous months on the request of her writer. the unconventional follows the lives of 4 sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from adolescence to womanhood, and is loosely in keeping with the writer and her 3 sisters. Little girls used to be a right away advertisement and demanding luck, and readers demanded to understand extra concerning the characters. Alcott fast accomplished a moment quantity, entitled solid other halves. It was once additionally profitable. the 2 volumes have been issued in 1880 in one paintings entitled Little ladies. Alcott additionally wrote sequels to her well known paintings, either one of which additionally featured the March sisters: Little males (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). even supposing Little girls was once a unique for ladies, it differed particularly from the present writings for kids, particularly ladies. the radical addressed 3 significant topics: "domesticity, paintings, and real love, them all interdependent and every essential to the success of its heroine's person identity." Little girls "has been learn as a romance or as a quest, or either. it's been learn as a family members drama that validates advantage over wealth", but in addition "as a method of escaping that existence by way of girls who knew its gender constraints in simple terms too well". in keeping with Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a brand new type of literature, person who took components from Romantic kid's fiction and mixed it with others from sentimental novels, leading to a unconditionally new structure. Elbert argued that inside Little girls are available the 1st imaginative and prescient of the "All-American lady" and that her a number of features are embodied within the differing March sisters.

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The Innocents Abroad or, the New Pilgrims' Progress

By Mark Twain

The Innocents overseas is among the such a lot popular and influential shuttle books ever written approximately Europe and the Holy Land. In it, the collision of the yankee "New Barbarians" and the ecu "Old World" presents a lot comedian fodder for Mark Twain--and a remarkably perceptive lens at the human situation. Gleefully skewering the ethos of yankee tourism in Europe, Twain's vigorous satire finally unearths simply what it truly is that defines cultural id. As Twain himself issues out, "Broad, healthy, charitable perspectives of guys and issues can't be got through vegetating in a single little nook of the earth all one's lifetime." And Jane Jacobs observes in her creation, "If the reader is American, he can also locate himself on a travel of his personal psyche."

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Complete Peter Pan Adventures: By J.M. Barrie And Other Authors With Original Illustrations

"Complete Peter Pan Adventures" is a whole selection of all Peter Pan Adventures written via James Matthew Barrie in addition to different Peter Pan works written by means of different authors. it is also the radical within which Peter Pan used to be first awarded (The Little White chicken) even prior to the 1st and most famed Peter Pan tale used to be released. the unique play (Peter Pan, or The Boy Who would not develop Up) which was once written prior to the radical used to be released can be incorporated during this name (it is usually neglected from many different collections). This name contains all unique photograph illustrations that keep on with the tale line as though you have been examining the unique variation. We additionally integrated works which are Peter Pan similar: The Peter Pan alphabet by means of Oliver Herford and he tale of Peter Pan Retold from the Fairy Play by means of Daniel O'connor. integrated during this booklet:
1. The Little White chicken (1902)
2. Peter Pan, or The Boy Who would not develop Up (1904)- The Play
three. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906)
four. while Wendy Grew Up (1908)
five. Peter and Wendy (1911)- the radical
6. The Peter Pan alphabet (1907) through Oliver Herford
7. the tale of Peter Pan Retold from the Fairy Play (1915) through Daniel O'connor

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The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

By Sophocles, Robert Bagg, James Scully

Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete performs of Sophocles. within the culture of Robert Fagles’bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey, andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore’sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully render Sophocles’ dramasaccessible and fascinating for the trendy reader. scholars new to Athenian drama,readers of classical literature, and an individual wishing to kindle anew theirpassion for Greek tragedy will locate not more attractive front to thesemilestones of worldwide literature than in Bagg andScully’s The whole performs of Sophocles.

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The Return of the Soldier (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By Rebecca West

Writing her first novel in the course of international warfare I, West examines the connection among 3 girls and a soldier being affected by shell-shock. This novel of an enclosed global invaded through public occasions additionally embodies in its characters the shifts in England's classification buildings at the start of the 20th century.

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

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