Download E-books Our Mutual Friend (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's final whole novel and a wonderful satire spanning all degrees of Victorian society

Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance - outdated Harmon's ecocnomic airborne dirt and dust tons - and its legatees, younger John Harmon, presumed drowned while a physique is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults. With awesome satire, Dickens portrays a gloomy, macabre London, inhabited by way of such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam, scavenging the river for corpses; captivating, mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social-climbing Veneerings; and the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg. the radical is richly symbolic in its imaginative and prescient of loss of life and renewal in a urban ruled by means of the fetid Thames, and the corrupting energy of cash. Our Mutual buddy makes use of textual content of the 1st quantity version of 1865 and comprises unique illustrations, a chronology and revised additional studying. As Adrian Poole writes in his creation to this new version, 'In its tremendous scope and threatening objectives it has a lot in universal with Bleak House and Little Dorrit, yet its demeanour is extra stealthy, on side, enigmatic.'

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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By Bram Stoker

During a enterprise stopover at to count number Dracula's citadel in Transylvania, a tender English solicitor unearths himself on the heart of a chain of scary incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by way of 3 phantom girls, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat shape, and discovers puncture wounds on his personal neck that appear to were made through the teeth. Harker returns domestic upon his break out from Dracula's grim castle, yet a friend's unusual illness — regarding sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds — initiates a frantic vampire hunt. the recognition of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror romance is as deathless as any vampire.  Its supernatural charm has spawned a number of movie and degree diversifications, and greater than a century after its preliminary booklet, it keeps to carry readers spellbound.

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Download E-books The Pancatantra (Penguin Classics) PDF

Enduring and profound, one of the earliest and most well liked of all books of fables

First recorded 1500 years in the past, yet taking its origins from a miles prior oral culture, the Pancatantra is ascribed by means of legend to the prestigious, half-mythical instructor Visnu Sarma. requested through an outstanding king to evoke the dulled intelligence of his 3 idle sons, the getting older Sarma is related to have composed the nice paintings as a chain of exciting and edifying fables narrated by way of a variety of people and animals, and jointly meant to supply the younger princes with important information for all times. considering first leaving India earlier than advert 570, the Pancatantra has been greatly translated and has prompted a forged variety of works in India, the Arab global and Europe, together with the Arabian Nights, the Canterbury Tales, and the Fables of los angeles Fontaine. 

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 an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of technological know-how (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully special and hugely enjoyable satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean pupil Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, immediately lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males could have any variety of aspects, reckoning on their social status.
Through unusual occurrences that deliver him into touch with a number of geometric varieties, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one size) and Pointland (no dimensions) and eventually entertains options of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a progressive proposal for which he's lower back to his two-dimensional global. Charmingly illustrated through the writer, Flatland is not just attention-grabbing examining, it truly is nonetheless a chief fictional advent to the concept that of the a number of dimensions of area. "Instructive, enjoyable, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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Download E-books Henry James: A Life in Letters PDF

By Henry James

James' correspondents incorporated presidents and best ministers, painters and nice girls, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated choice from James' eloquent correspondence permits the author to bare himself and the interesting global during which he lived. The letters offer a wealthy and interesting resource for James' perspectives on his personal works, at the literary craft, on intercourse, politics and friendship. jointly they represent, in Philip Horne's personal phrases, James' 'real and most sensible biography'.

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Download E-books A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man PDF

By James Joyce

A Portrait of the Artist as a tender guy is the 1st novel of Irish author James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist kind, it strains the highbrow and religio-philosophical awakening of younger Stephen Dedalus, a fictional adjust ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels opposed to the Catholic and Irish conventions below which he has grown, culminating in his self-exile from eire to Europe. The paintings makes use of thoughts that Joyce constructed extra absolutely in Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). A Portrait started existence in 1903 as Stephen Hero—a projected 63-chapter autobiographical novel in a practical variety. After 25 chapters, Joyce deserted Stephen Hero in 1907 and set to transforming its topics and protagonist right into a condensed five-chapter novel, shelling out with strict realism and making broad use of unfastened oblique speech that permits the reader to see into Stephen's constructing realization. American modernist poet Ezra Pound had the unconventional serialised within the English literary journal The Egoist in 1914 and 1915, and released as a publication in 1916 by way of B. W. Huebsch of recent York. The ebook of A Portrait and the quick tale assortment Dubliners (1914) earned Joyce a spot on the vanguard of literary modernism.

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Download E-books Puck de la colina de Pook (Las Tres Edades) PDF

Dan y Una, dos hermanos que viven en el condado inglés de Sussex, acaban de representar por tercera vez El sueño de una noche de verano. Es los angeles víspera del solsticio y en los angeles ladera de l. a. colina de Pook, uno de los lugares de l. a. Vieja Inglaterra con más historia, sucede algo mágico: uno de los personajes de l. a. obra de Shakespeare cobra vida. Es Puck, el travieso duende que tiene el poder de hacer que l. a. gente olvide y recuerde. Gracias a Puck, los dos niños conocerán a hombres de otras épocas: normandos, sajones, romanos, pictos y vikingos, que les contarán su historia, los angeles Historia, eso que no debemos olvidar.

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Download E-books What Maisie Knew PDF

By Henry James

After her parents' sour divorce, younger Maisie Farange reveals herself shuttled among her egocentric mom and useless father, who price her merely as a way for scary one another. And while either take enthusiasts and remarry, Maisie – solitary, observant and clever past her years – is drawn into an more and more entangled grownup global of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until eventually she is ultimately forced to settle on her personal destiny. released in 1897 while Henry James was once turning into more and more experimental with narrative procedure and excited about the assumption of the child's-eye view, What Maisie Knew is a sophisticated, complicated but devastating portrayal of an blameless adrift in a corrupt society.

Henry James was once born in 1843 in Washington position, ny. Attending colleges in ny, London, Paris and Geneva, he knowledgeable for legislation at Harvard in 1862. In 1875 he settled in Paris for a yr, the place he met Flaubert, Turgenev and different literary figures. He moved in London the subsequent yr, and remained in England for the remainder of lifestyles, turning into naturalized in 1915, a 12 months earlier than his loss of life.

Paul Theroux used to be born in 1941. After a five-year remain in Africa, he taught on the college of Singapore from 1968 to 1971. He was once written many novels, brief tales, and trip books.

Patricia Crick, one-time student of Girton university, Cambridge, is a instructor of contemporary languages.

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Download E-books The Lost Weekend PDF

By Charles Jackson

The vintage story of 1 man’s fight with alcoholism, this progressive novel continues to be Charles Jackson’s best-known book—a bold autobiographical paintings that lead the way for modern dependancy literature.

It is 1936, and at the East part of long island, a would-be author named Don Birnam comes to a decision to have a drink. And then one other, after which one other, until eventually he’s in the course of what turns into a five-day binge. The misplaced Weekend strikes with unstoppable velocity, propelled by means of a heartbreaking yet unflinching fact. It catapulted Charles Jackson to popularity, and endures as an acute examine of the ravages of alcoholism, in addition to an unforgettable parable of the of the trendy guy.

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By Anne Brontë

Written while women—and staff generally—had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the inflexible type procedure in mid-nineteenth century Britain. Agnes comes from a decent middle-class relatives, yet their monetary reverses have compelled her to hunt paintings as a governess. Pampered and guarded at domestic, she is unprepared for the cruel truth of a governess’s existence. on the Bloomfields and later the Murrays, she suffers less than the snobbery and sadism of the egocentric, self-indulgent upper-class adults and the shrieking insolence in their spoiled little ones. Worse, the original social and monetary place of a governess—“beneath” her employers yet “above” their servants—condemns her to a lifetime of loneliness.

Less celebrated than her older sisters Charlotte and Emily, Anne Bronte used to be additionally much less drawn to spinning wildly symbolic, romantic stories and extra made up our minds to attract life like pictures of stipulations in Victorian England that want altering. whereas Charlotte’s Jane Eyre includes a governess who finally and improbably marries her service provider, Agnes Grey offers with the particular reports of middle-class operating ladies, reviews Anne had herself persisted in the course of her hateful tenure as a governess.

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