The Cambridge spouse to Archaic Greece presents a wide-ranging synthesis of historical past, society, and tradition through the formative interval of old Greece, from the Age of Homer within the past due 8th century to the Persian Wars of 490-480 BC. In ten truly written and succinct chapters, major students from round the English-speaking global deal with all facets of the civilization of Archaic Greece, from social, political, and armed forces historical past to early achievements in poetry, philosophy, and the visible arts. Archaic Greece used to be an age of experimentation and highbrow ferment that laid the principles for far of Western proposal and tradition. person Greek city-states rose to nice strength and wealth, and after an extended interval of isolation, many towns despatched out colonies that unfold Hellenism to all corners of the Mediterranean international. This better half bargains a shiny and completely documented account of this severe degree within the heritage of the West.
By Yukio Mishima
Set in a distant fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a undying tale of old flame. a tender fisherman is entranced on the sight of the attractive daughter of the wealthiest guy within the village. They fall in love, yet needs to then undergo the calumny and gossip of the villagers.
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AT final, the definitive model of Alice in Wonderland! Uniquely (and painstakingly) created for the Kindle, this quantity comprises the whole texts of: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; in the course of the Looking-Glass, and What Alice chanced on There; Alice’s Adventures below floor; The Nursery “Alice”; and The looking of the Snark (with Carroll’s letter revealing how the Snark belongs to the lore of Wonderland!). This variation is absolutely supported with vast fabrics chanced on nowhere else. good points contain: all of Carroll's poems and prefatory fabric; Sir John Tenniel’s masterful illustrations; extra illustrations via Henry vacation and Lewis Carroll; and a distinct thesaurus of Victorian and Carrollian phrases (not basically “Jabberwock,” “vorpal” and “frabjous day,” but in addition such curiosities as "Wednesday week," "treacle" and “bathing-machine.”).
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This Wonderland Imprints grasp variation, the entire ALICE IN WONDERLAND, is the single whole and authoritative digital Alice, accrued, annotated and edited through Kent David Kelly to supply the precise stability of completeness, amusement, and straightforwardness of use. Come adventure this excellent vintage, now with an overflowing treasury of secrets and techniques that you have by no means skilled before!
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Written 400 years sooner than the delivery of Christ, this unique modern account of the fight among Athens and Sparta stands a great opportunity of enjoyable the author's bold declare that the paintings "was performed to final forever." The conflicts among the 2 empires over transport, exchange, and colonial enlargement got here to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the complete Greek global was once plunged into 27 years of conflict. Thucydides utilized a fondness for accuracy and a contempt for fable and romance in compiling this exhaustively real list of the disastrous clash that finally ended the Athenian empire.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major 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 greater by way of introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Guy de Maupassant
Introduit par un ami dans le salon d'une jeune veuve, Michèle de Borne, André Mariolle, contrairement aux autres visiteurs, est indifférent aux charnus de cette ravissante mondaine. Mais peu à peu, il se montre moins insensible. Elle, pourtant, reste désespérément de marbre. A travers le portrait de Michèle de Burne, femme moderne et spirituelle entourée d'une galerie de soupirants niais souffrant de l' "impuissance d'aimer". Maupassant cherche, dans : Notre coeur (1890), à saisir les linéaments du sentiment amoureux et suggest, ce faisant, une peinture férocement satirique de l. a. haute société de son temps.
By Ambrose Bierce
Death awaits all of them …
A guy stares into the deep river swirling underneath him – fingers tied, noose round his neck – and waits for the order to finish his existence. one other is trapped for eternity in a room packed with corpses. A cowering lady is strangled in the dark.
These are only the various numerous sufferers for whom all desire is misplaced in Ambrose Bierce’s chilling tales of loss of life, myth and the supernatural.
By Alonso de Castillo Solórzano
«Con sutil ingenio fue buscona de marca mayor, sanguijuela de las bolsas y polilla de las haciendas.»
Publicada por vez primera en 1632, en pleno apogeo de los problemas militares y económicos de l. a. monarquía española y de l. a. situation social que desencadenaron, esta novela picaresca femenina es una de las obras más representativas del Barroco español. Narra los angeles historia de Teresa Manzanares, desde sus orígenes familiares y su concepción en el río de Madrid hasta su presente de mujer madura, casada y con hijos cuyo deseo de medrar los angeles convierte en peluquera, cómica y alcahueta.
La presente edición está al cuidado de María Soledad Arredondo, profesora de l. a. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. l. a. introducción, las actividades y el aparato de notas que l. a. forman son un apoyo basic para los angeles comprensión de los angeles obra y de las coyunturas sociales, políticas, económicas y culturales del siglo XVII.
Translated by way of Aubrey de Sélincourt with an creation and Notes by way of John M. Marincola.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable through introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.
By Vladimir Nabokov
Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most renowned and arguable novel, which tells the tale of the getting older Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed ardour for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is usually the tale of a hypercivilized eu colliding with the pleased barbarism of postwar the USA. such a lot of all, it's a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, insanity and transformation.
within the small English city of Smetham at the outskirts of London, a wall keeping apart worlds has damaged down. The meddling and meditations of a neighborhood mage, Mr. Berringer, has prompted a rift within the barrier among the corporeal and the religious, and now all hell has damaged unfastened. unfamiliar beings are descending on Smethem—terrifying supernatural archetypes wreaking wholesale havoc, destruction, and loss of life. a few citizens, just like the evil, power-hungry Mr. Foster, welcome the awful onslaught. Others, just like the cool and highbrow Damaris, refuse to simply accept what her eyes and center inform her until eventually it really is some distance too past due. just a scholar named Anthony, emboldened by way of his unwavering love for Damaris, has the braveness to stand the horror head on. but when he on my own can't someway repair stability to the worlds, all of humankind would certainly perish within the forthcoming apocalypse.
a rare metaphysical fable firmly dependent in Platonic beliefs, The position of the Lion is a masterful mixing of motion and proposal via arguably the main provocative of the college of Oxford’s well known Inklings—the society of writers within the Nineteen Thirties that integrated such notables as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield. With unheard of mind's eye, literary ability, and intelligence, the outstanding Charles Williams has created a very certain mystery, a journey de strength of the wonderful that masterfully engages the brain, middle, and spirit.