Mary Barton (Penguin Classics)

By Elizabeth Gaskell

‘O Jem, her father won’t take heed to me, and it’s you want to keep Mary! You’re like a brother to her’

Mary Barton, the daughter of disenchanted alternate unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson within the desire of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner’s son, and creating a higher existence for herself and her father. but if Henry is shot down on the street and Jem turns into the most suspect, Mary unearths herself painfully torn among the 2 males. via Mary’s obstacle, and the relocating portrayal of her father, the embittered and brave activist John Barton, Mary Barton (1848) powerfully dramatizes the category divides of the ‘hungry forties’ as own tragedy. In its social and political atmosphere, it appears to be like in the direction of Elizabeth Gaskell’s nice novels of the economic revolution, specifically North and South.

In his advent Maconald Daly discusses Elizabeth Gaskell’s first novel as a pioneering e-book that made public the good department among wealthy and terrible – a subject matter that encouraged a lot of her best work.

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Notre coeur

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.

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Fräulein Else: Novelle (Reclams Universal-Bibliothek)

By Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzlers wohl berühmteste Schilderung eines Frauenschicksals: Die neunzehnjährige Else soll ihren Vater vor dem drohenden Bankrott retten und zerbricht an den Forderungen des Geldgebers. Zeitgenossen des Autors rühmten die präzise Charakterdarstellung, die Erkenntnisse aus der Psychoanalyse verarbeitet.

Text aus Reclams Universal-Bibliothek mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe.

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The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

The genuine version from Fitzgerald’s unique publisher.

The nice Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 3rd e-book, stands because the ideal success of his occupation. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by means of generations of readers. the tale of the fabulously prosperous Jay Gatsby and his love for the attractive Daisy Buchanan, of lavish events on big apple at a time while The ny Times famous “gin used to be the nationwide drink and intercourse the nationwide obsession,” it truly is an exquisitely crafted story of the United States within the 1920s.

The nice Gatsby is likely one of the nice classics of twentieth-century literature.

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Peguin Classics)

By Wallace Stegner

Bo Mason, his spouse, Elsa, and their boys dwell a brief lifetime of poverty and melancholy. Drifting from city to city and from kingdom to country, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune-in the resort enterprise, in new farmland, and, ultimately, in unlawful rum-running during the treacherous again roads of the yankee Northwest. during this affecting narrative, Wallace Stegner portrays over 3 many years within the lifetime of the Mason relations as they try to outlive throughout the lean years of the early 20th century.

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

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Four Major Plays, Volume 1: A Doll House/The Wild Duck/Hedda Gabler/The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen

A Doll House
The Wild Duck
Hedda Gabler
The grasp Builder

Among the best and most sensible identified of Ibsen's works, those 4 performs brilliantly exemplify his landmark contributions to the theater: his reasonable discussion, probing of social difficulties, and depiction of characters' internal lives in addition to their activities. wealthy in symbolism and infrequently autobiographical, every one of those dramas offers convincingly and provocatively with such common subject matters as greed, worry, and sexual hostility, and confronts the everlasting clash among truth and phantasm. those Rolf Fjelde translations were broadly acclaimed because the definitive types of the key works of the daddy of recent theater.

Translated and with a Foreword through Rolf Fjelde and a brand new Afterword through Joan Templeton.

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Cousin Bazilio: A Domestic Episode (Dedalus European Classics)

By Eca de Queiroz

A story of bourgeois sexual folly and hypocrisy in nineteenth-century Lisbon. Eca describes a gallery of shiny characters:
* Bazilio the clever villain
* Jorge the arrogant, uxorious husband
* Luiza the bored, foolish spouse
* Juliana, the apparent, determined maid
* Leopoldina, 'the Ever-Open Door'
* the voluminous Dona Felicidade, and lots of extra.
The publication aroused a scandal for its frank descriptions of intercourse and wish. What nonetheless grips the reader is the author's acute portrayal of the restrictions imposed on males and, specifically, girls.

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Studs Lonigan (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

By James T. Farrell

Accumulated right here in a single quantity is James T. Farrell's well known trilogy of the early life, early manhood, and loss of life of Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan, The younger Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day. during this relentlessly naturalistic portrait, Studs begins out his lifestyles jam-packed with power and ambition, characteristics which are overwhelmed via the Chicago youth's constrained social and fiscal surroundings. Studs's swaggering and cruel comrades, his slim relations, and his academic and spiritual history lead him to a lifetime of futile dissipation. Ann Douglas presents an illuminating introductory essay to Farrell's masterpiece, one of many maximum novels of yank literature.

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

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On Power (Penguin Great Ideas)

By William Shakespeare

These are Shakespeare's maximum writings on energy in all its kinds - in love, in conflict, in politics and within the kin. From Macbeth's vaulting ambition to Richard II's fragile grip on authority, from the violent rivalries of King Lear to the beautiful poetry of the affection sonnets, those items express, with philosophical subtlety and mental acuity, how we manage and dominate every one other.

Throughout historical past, a few books have replaced the area. they've got reworked the best way we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, conflict and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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Native Son (Perennial Classics)

By Richard Wright

Right from the beginning, greater Thomas were headed for penal complex. it might probably were for attack or petty larceny; accidentally, it was once for homicide and rape. Native Son tells the tale of this younger black guy stuck in a downward spiral after he kills a tender white girl in a quick second of panic. Set in Chicago within the Thirties, Wright's robust novel is an unsparing mirrored image at the poverty and emotions of hopelessness skilled via humans in internal towns around the kingdom and of what it potential to be black in America.

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