Download E-books This Side of Paradise (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald's first novel, This facet of Paradise (1920) used to be an instantaneous, impressive luck and demonstrated his literary acceptance. might be the definitive novel of that "Lost Generation," it tells the tale of Amory Blaine, a good-looking, filthy rich Princeton pupil who halfheartedly contains himself in literary cults, "liberal" scholar actions, and a sequence of empty flirtations with younger women. while he eventually does fall actually in love, even if, the younger girl rejects him for another.
After serving in France in the course of the warfare, Blaine returns to embark on a occupation in ads. nonetheless younger, yet already cynical and world-weary, he exemplifies the younger women and men of the '20s, defined via Fitzgerald as "a new release grown as much as locate all gods lifeless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken."

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Download E-books The Catcher in the Rye PDF

By J.D. Salinger

A person who has learn J.D. Salinger's New Yorker tales ? fairly an ideal Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The guffawing guy, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, should not shocked by way of the truth that his first novel is absolutely of youngsters. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER within the RYE is an historic baby of 16, a local New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. via conditions that have a tendency to hinder grownup, secondhand description, he leaves his prep tuition in Pennsylvania and is going underground in long island urban for 3 days. The boy himself is without delay too uncomplicated and too advanced for us to make any ultimate remark approximately him or his tale. maybe the most secure factor we will say approximately Holden is that he used to be born on the earth not only strongly interested in attractiveness yet, virtually, hopelessly impaled on it. there are lots of voices during this novel: kid's voices, grownup voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the main eloquent of all. Transcending his personal vernacular, but closing marvelously devoted to it, he concerns a wonderfully articulated cry of combined soreness and enjoyment. notwithstanding, like so much enthusiasts and clowns and poets of the better orders, he retains many of the ache to, and for, himself. The excitement he offers away, or units apart, with all his center. it's there for the reader who can deal with it to maintain.

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Download E-books A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

A selection of tales of matchless attraction and enduring reputation that enchanted listeners at Charles Dickens's public readings

because it used to be first released in 1843 A Christmas Carol has had a permanent impression at the method we predict in regards to the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's tale of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who's taught the real that means of Christmas via the 3 ghosts of Christmas earlier, current and destiny, has been tailored into numerous movie and degree types because it was once first released. Dickens's different Christmas writings amassed the following contain 'The tale of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the quick tale from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol used to be established; The Haunted Man, a story of a guy affected by painful stories; in addition to shorter items, a few drawn from the 'Christmas tales' that Dickens wrote each year for his weekly journals. In them all Dickens celebrates the season as one in all geniality, charity and remembrance. This new choice comprises an creation by means of distinct Dickens pupil Michael Slater discussing how the writer has formed principles concerning the Christmas spirit, unique illustrations via 'Phiz' and John Leech, an appendix on Dickens's use of The Arabian Nights, an extra studying record and explanatory notes. 

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

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By Willa Cather

A los diez años Jim Burden pierde a sus padres y deja su Virginia natal para trasladarse a casa de sus abuelos en Nebraska. En el viaje conoce a Ántonia, cuatro años mayor que él, hija de una familia de emigrantes bohemios en busca de l. a. tierra de las oportunidades. Nebraska podía representar aún, a fines del siglo XIX, ese sueño; pero los Burden llevan años asentados allí y, para ellos, que son de origen anglosajón y se consideran genuinamente «americanos», hay algo definitivamente espurio y «distinto» en las nuevas oleadas de inmigrantes escandinavos y centroeuropeos. El pequeño Jim descubre, pues, que, pese a ser vecinos, él pertenece a un mundo al que Ántonia no pertenece, y que el de ésta es infinitamente más precario y atribulado. Su amistad se impondrá, sin embargo, a los prejuicios de los hombres y a los golpes del destino; de l. a. infancia a los angeles madurez, será para ambos un referente necesario y un vínculo irrompible.

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Download E-books The Custom of the Country PDF

By Edith Wharton

"Edith Wharton's best achievement." -- Elizabeth Hardwick The customized of the rustic tells the tale of Undine Spragg, a Midwestern woman who makes an attempt to ascend in big apple urban society. it may possibly be were the lynchpin that made Edith Wharton's profession turn into the phenomenon that comes so simply to reminiscence throughout such a lot of a long time. Oh, it really is of a fabric with all her paintings -- there is not any mistaking web page of her writing got here from her and never another individual -- yet on a definite point, this novel is a median ebook, and the meanness is warranted. The heroine (a lady named Undine Spragg, of all things!) is a spoiled heiress who makes her method in existence by way of conquering one guy after one other after one other, relocating from the yank heartland eastward first to long island, and eventually to Paris.

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Download E-books Republic (Hackett Classics) PDF

By Plato

The revised variation of Grube's vintage translation follows and furthers Grube's famous good fortune in combining constancy to Plato’s textual content with normal clarity, whereas reflecting the culmination of recent scholarship and insights into Plato's concept when you consider that e-book of the 1st version in 1974. a brand new advent, index, and bibliography by way of Professor Reeve are integrated during this new rendering.

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Download E-books Los niños (Clásica) PDF

Martin Boyne, «un individuo crítico y cauto de cuarenta y seis años a quien dificilmente alguien asociaba con sucesos románticos e inesperados», ha decidido poner fin a su vida nómada de ingeniero y compartir los angeles madurez al lado de Rose Sellars, l. a. mujer de los angeles que se enamoró en su juventud y que ahora es una respetable viuda instalada en Europa. En el barco que debe conducirlo a ella, Boyne se encuentra con los hijos de unos viejos amigos, los Wheater: una animada prole de siete niños, desde un recién nacido a una muchacha de casi dieciséis años de edad, producto de distintos matrimonios... y distintos divorcios. De crucero en crucero, de resort Palace en lodge Palace, de Argel a Venecia y de allí a Cortina, esta tropa ha jurado, bajo el liderazgo de Judith, los angeles hija mayor, encontrar «un hogar cálido y estable» y permanecer unida pese a los ocasionales caprichos de sus distintos padres (dos ociosos millonarios, un príncipe italiano, una estrella de cine) de separarlos. Boyne cae subyugado por el ímpetu de Judith y casi sin querer se encuentra tutelando sus tremendos planes; de pronto los angeles madurez se le aparece como «la escalofriante mediocridad de l. a. vejez» y l. a. mujer con l. a. que esperaba casarse, una ominosa figura que no encaja en este inopinado idilio. Los niños pertenece al ciclo ultimate de las novelas de Edith Wharton: tenía casi setenta años cuando l. a. publicó en 1928. Fue uno de sus mayores top y una de sus obras maestras.

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Download E-books King Coal PDF

By Upton Sinclair

King Coal is a 1917 novel through Upton Sinclair that describes the terrible operating stipulations within the coal mining within the western usa through the 1910s, from the viewpoint of a unmarried protagonist, Hal Warner. As in his previous paintings, The Jungle, Sinclair makes use of the radical to precise his socialist point of view. The publication is predicated at the 1914-1915 Colorado coal moves. The sequel to King Coal was once posthumously released lower than the identify, The Coal struggle.

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Download E-books Suave es la noche PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

«El gran Gatsby fue un tour de force, pero Suave es l. a. noche es una confesión de fe.»
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Dick y Nicole Diver, una glamurosa pareja norteamericana, llegan a l. a. Riviera francesa de los felices años veinte, época en que allí se daba cita los angeles beautiful people de todo el mundo. Son ricos, inteligentes, elegantes, irresistiblemente atractivos. Pero algo se oculta tras su aparente perfección: Nicole tiene un secreto, Dick una debilidad, y juntos se dirigen irremediablemente hacia las rocas contra las que su aventura parece abocada a estrellarse.

Suave es los angeles noche es una de las cumbres de los angeles obra de Francis Scott Fitzgerald, su novela más intensa y de mayor carga autobiográfica. En palabras de su esposa Zelda, «hay mucho de su propia vida en este atormentado retrato de opulencia destructiva e idealismo malogrado».

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