Selected Stories

By Stefan Zweig

Exceptional evening is the tale of 1 reworking night within the lifetime of a wealthy and bored younger guy. He spends an afternoon on the races and a night within the seedy yet exciting corporation of the dregs of society. His stories jolt him out of his languor and provides him a newfound delight in for all times, that is then reduce brief by way of the good conflict. The Invisible assortment and Buchmendel, of Zweig's strongest works, discover lives led within the unmarried minded pursuit of artwork and literature opposed to a backdrop of poverty and corruption. Letter from an Unknown lady is a poignant and heartbreaking story of the energy and insanity of unrequited love. This tale used to be made right into a movie by way of Max Ophuls starring Joan Fontaine (1948). within the Fowler Snared, it's the guy whose ardour is still unrequited. Twenty-Four Hours within the lifetime of a girl is the tale of a middle-aged English widow who travels to flee loneliness and tedium. One night whereas having fun with the dependent surroundings of the Monte Carlo on line casino, she turns into mesmerised through the obsessive playing of a tender Polish aristocrat. This fateful come across ends up in ardour, melancholy and demise, altering their lives forever.

Translated from the German by way of Eden and Cedar Paul, Stefan Zweig's chosen tales is released via Pushkin Press.

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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)

Not anyone ever took Joan seriously...

Joan of Arc used to be proficient with visions educating her to free up France from the armies of the English. As a tender girl she defied associates, kin, or even contributors of the govt. in her makes an attempt to loose the French.

By the power of her character and her skill to predict the longer term, Joan confident the King of France to furnish her an armed strength. In go back, she led her small band of fans to tackle and defeat the may well of the English. Her conviction ensured her a spot on the leading edge of France's army history.

During her adventures, Joan of Arc encouraged not going allies to affix her, confronted hazard unflinchingly, deliberate battle-winning concepts and had the perception to encourage a country. All that stood among Joan and her visions changing into truth have been the treacherous activities of bureaucrats, and a King not able to imagine for himself.

From Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (also released via Campfire), comes an attractive story of friendship, braveness, conviction and treachery. in view that 1896, the unique novel of Joan of Arc has been reprinted time and again, proving that its issues of decision, friendship and sacrifice are nonetheless suitable in trendy smooth global.

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The Idiot (Wordsworth Classics)

An creation by way of Agnes Cardinal, Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he turns into embroiled within the frantic amatory and monetary intrigues which centre round a solid of brilliantly realised characters and which finally result in tragedy, he emerges as a distinct mix of the Christian perfect of perfection and Dostoevsky's personal perspectives, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly traits of each different personality within the novel. Dostoevsky offers a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling category of his day who've created a global which can't accomodate the goodness of this fool.

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History of the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides

Written 400 years earlier than the start of Christ, this unique modern account of the fight among Athens and Sparta stands a good chance of satisfying the author's formidable declare that the paintings "was performed to final forever." The conflicts among the 2 empires over delivery, exchange, and colonial growth got here to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the total Greek international was once plunged into 27 years of struggle. Thucydides utilized a keenness for accuracy and a contempt for delusion and romance in compiling this exhaustively actual list of the disastrous clash that at last ended the Athenian empire.

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 easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Las penas del joven Werther

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publicada en 1774, revisada en 1787, Las penas del joven Werther es quizá una de las obras más influyentes de los angeles literatura common. El «efecto Werther» no sólo creó tendencias literarias y modas en el vestir, sino también una atypical oleada de suicidios. Fue libro de cabecera de Napoleón… y también del monstruo de Frankenstein. Todos –clásicos y románticos– quisieron apropiarse de él: fue icono del sentimentalismo y héroe de los angeles exaltación revolucionaria; también fue, como dijo Thomas Mann, «el horror y el espanto de los moralistas». Al ultimate de su vida, Goethe lamentaba que l. a. mayoría de los jóvenes que peregrinaban a Weimar para visitarlo sólo conocieran esa obra suya. Hoy leer las desventuras de este joven artista burgués que, a raíz de un amor prohibido, descubre su insospechada comunidad con los locos, los humildes, los desdichados y hasta los asesinos no anula ni el distanciamiento ni los angeles identificación. Werther sigue preguntándonos si pactar es una necesidad o una rendición. Sigue apuntando a nuestro yo, y lo que significa conservarlo. Sigue hablando de nosotros mismos. Este volumen incluye las clásicas ilustraciones de Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki para las primeras ediciones del libro.

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Le Château d'Eppstein (French Edition)

Résumé :

Invité à participer à une journée de chasse, dans les forêts du Taunus, non loin de Francfort en Allemagne, le comte Elim s'égare. A l. a. nuit tombée, il parvient jusqu'à une forteresse médiévale, où un couple de vieux serviteurs accepte avec inquiétude de lui donner l'hospitalité. set upé dans le seule chambre vraiment liveable du château, le voilà qui doit faire à minuit avec l. a. présence du fantôme d'une femme, sorti d'un passage mystery dans le mur. Revenu le lendemain à Francfort, le comte Elim se presse de raconter l'étrange aventure qu'il vient de vivre. Mais ses connaissances ne semblent pas vraiment étonnées. Ne sait-il pas qu'au château d'Eppstein, une légende sortie des ans raconte que les femmes de l. a. famille décédées le jour de Noël ne meurent qu'à moitié ?

Extrait :

"Éverard se tint debout à los angeles porte, regardant cet homme qu’il n’avait jamais vu et pour lequel cependant chaque objet semblait être un keepsake. Après un quart d’heure de prière, l’étranger se leva. Ce n’était plus Éverard qui le conduisait, c’était lui qui conduisait Éverard ; il s’achemina vers l. a. grande chambre, vers l. a. chambre de famille, vers los angeles chambre rouge.

À l. a. porte, et comme il mettait los angeles major sur l. a. clef, Éverard mit los angeles major sur sa main.

— Cette chambre était celle de ma mère.

— Je le sais, dit l’étranger. Et il entra. L’enfant le suivit.

Cette chambre aussi n’était éclairée que par les rayons de l. a. lune ; mais ils jetaient une lueur assez vive pour que l’on pût distinguer chaque objet.

L’étranger alla s’appuyer contre un grand fauteuil de chêne.

— Ce fauteuil est celui de mon grand-père, le comte Rodolphe, dit l’enfant.

— Je le sais, répondit l’inconnu.

Alors il rapprocha ce fauteuil d’un autre fauteuil pareil.

— Ce moment fauteuil est celui de ma grand’mère Gertrude, dit Éverard.

— Je le sais encore, répondit l’étranger.

Puis l’étranger se tourna vers los angeles porte, et de là, regardant les deux fauteuils placés comme ils l’étaient, et qui sans doute, par cette place même, lui rappelaient quelque profond memento, il porta los angeles major à ses yeux et se prit à pleurer."

Une desk des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différents chapitres pour faciliter l. a. lecture de l'ouvrage.

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The Victim (Penguin Classics)

By Saul Bellow

"The top novel to return out of America-or England-for a generation." V.S. Pritchett, The manhattan assessment of Books

during this targeted noir masterpiece through the incomparable Saul Bellow, a tender guy is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of latest York urban. Asa Leventhal, a brief bachelor together with his spouse away on a trip to her mom, makes an attempt to discover reduction from a Gotham warmth wave, simply to be accosted within the park through a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his existence. not able to shake the stranger free, Leventhal is led by means of his personal self-doubts and suspicions right into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.

This Penguin Classics variation positive factors an creation by way of nationwide publication Award winner Norman Rush.

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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Mansfield Park (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Jane Austen

From its sharply satiric commencing sentence, Mansfield Park bargains with funds and marriage, and the way strongly they have an effect on one another. Shy, fragile Fanny rate is the consummate "poor relation." despatched to stay along with her filthy rich uncle Thomas, she clashes together with his spoiled, egocentric daughters and falls in love along with his son. Their lives are extra advanced through the coming of a couple of witty, refined Londoners, whose aptitude for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative kingdom methods of Mansfield Park.

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

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