The Garden of Eden

By Ernest Hemingway

A sensational bestseller whilst it seemed in 1986, The backyard of Eden is the final uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he labored on intermittently from 1946 till his loss of life in 1961. Set at the Côte d'Azur within the Nineteen Twenties, it's the tale of a tender American author, David Bourne, his glamorous spouse, Catherine, and the damaging, erotic online game they play once they fall in love with an analogous girl. "A lean, sensuous narrative...taut, stylish, and unusually contemporary," The backyard of Eden represents classic Hemingway, the grasp "doing what not anyone did larger" (R. Z. Sheppard, Time).

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La piedra de moler

By Margaret Drabble

El título de l. a. piedra de moler es una cita del Evangelio (Mateo, 18, 6), el símbolo de una pesada carga. los angeles protagonista de esta novela ambientada en el swinging London de l. a. década de 1960, es una joven brillante –«con una conversación inteligente, cierto prestigio heredado, un piso estupendo para dar guateques y un magnífico par de piernas»- que prepara su doctorado sobre el soneto isabelino. Y que se queda embarazada del hombre con quien tiene relaciones sexuales por primera y única vez.

Tras las primeras dudas, come to a decision seguir adelante con el embarazo y dar a luz, sola, sin pareja, sin decirle nada al padre de l. a. criatura. los angeles piedra de moler (1965) es l. a. crónica de una concepción, de un embarazo y de los primeros meses de maternidad de una mujer que encuentra en su experiencia una insólita dimensión física, irracional, social y hasta política. Es los angeles historia de una mujer que da que hablar.

¿Es realmente posible una celebración de l. a. maternidad –e incluso del desinterés por el sexo– que no sea un cúmulo de ñoñerías ni una justificación de valores reaccionarios? Esta extraña, originalísima novela de Margaret Drabble demuestra que sí. Y es además una compleja reflexión sobre lo que significa tanto los angeles independencia como l. a. necesidad de los demás.

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The Beautiful and Damned (Macmillan Collector's Library)

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Introducing a clean, sensible method of F. Scott Fitzgerald's enduring classic--ideal for college students and normal readers.
Simon & Schuster Enriched Classics are designed to let readers to take pleasure in, get pleasure from, and comprehend nice works of literature to their fullest potential.
Anthony Patch, Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete, falls in love and marries Gloria Gilbert, a gorgeous, appealing girl. at the outdoor they seem like the golden couple--rich, appealing, younger, and in love. despite the fact that, underneath the skin, the wedding isn't really in any respect what it sort of feels. Anthony and Gloria needs to wait to inherit Anthony's grandfather's fortune. And wait they do, whereas consuming, and jetsetting to Europe and again to the states. "The attractive and the Damned" is a undying tale approximately society, cash, and the deterioration of a wedding.

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Senso: And Other Stories (Decadence from Dedalus)

Boito's tales mixed decadence, the macabre, the demonic and wicked woman heroines. They have been a right away and renowned good fortune in fin de siecle Italy. Visconti's movie of Senso introduced Boito's paintings overseas popularity. this option contains his such a lot celebrated novelle, together with A Corpse, the weird story of competition among an artist and a pupil of anatomy for the attractive physique of Carlotta, the artist's lifeless mistress

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The Modern Library Children's Classics: 5-Book Bundle: The Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers

By Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll, J. M. Barrie, Alexandre Dumas père

For younger dreamers, nostalgic mom and dad, and innovative readers of every age, this excellent e-book assortment not just comprises 5 of the main liked children's books on the earth yet the most trendy and enduring literature ever positioned to web page. every one of those should be thought of a "Household Book," as A. A. Milne so affectionately defined The Wind within the Willows--books that "everybody within the loved ones loves, and prices continuously ever afterwards; [books that are] learn aloud to each new guest."

THE WIND within the WILLOWS
Kenneth Grahame

Written through Kenneth Grahame as bedtime tales for his son, The Wind within the Willows maintains to thrill readers this present day. Basing his fanciful animal characters on human archetypes, Grahame imparts a steady, playful knowledge in his undying stories. Few readers should be capable of face up to a call for participation to hitch the Wild Wooders at Toad corridor, get pleasure from a short splash within the river with Rat and Badger, or take a swerving journey with Toad in a "borrowed" motor-car.

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & throughout the LOOKING-GLASS
Lewis Carroll

Conceived via a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and during the Looking-Glass have thrilled generations of readers in additional than 80 languages. "The clue to the long-lasting fascination and greatness of the Alice books," writes A. S. Byatt in her advent, "lies in language. it's play, and word-play, and its never-ending fascinating puzzles proceed to bare themselves lengthy when we have ceased to be children."

PETER PAN
J. M. Barrie

Set in London and and the paranormal Neverland, J. M. Barrie's story of a boy who refuses to develop up has overjoyed generations of readers. during this novel, which Barrie tailored from his 1904 play, Peter introduces Wendy, Michael, and John Darling to the fairy Tinker Bell and the misplaced boys. jointly, they do conflict with Captain Hook and his fierce band of pirates.

THE 3 MUSKETEERS
Alexandre Dumas

First released in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant younger nobleman who trips to Paris in 1625 hoping to affix the ranks of the musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He quickly unearths himself scuffling with along 3 heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who search to uphold the dignity of the king through foiling the depraved plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the attractive secret agent "Milady."

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Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Not anyone is best outfitted within the fight for wealth and worldly good fortune than the fascinating and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished heritage to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental spouse Amelia, besides the fact that, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their manner during the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the single steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt international is Dobbin along with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure. 

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Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Nobody is best built within the fight for wealth and worldly luck than the appealing and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished heritage to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental spouse Amelia, in spite of the fact that, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their approach during the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the single steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt international is Dobbin along with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure. 

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El retrato de Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

El retrato de Dorian grey o El cuadro de Dorian grey (original en inglés: the image of Dorian grey) es una novela escrita por el autor irlandés Oscar Wilde. Originalmente publicada el 20 de junio de 1890,1 como cuento en Lippincott's per thirty days journal, una revista mensual literaria estadounidense, Wilde revisaría l. a. obra, haría varias modificaciones y agregaría nuevos capítulos para su publicación posterior como novela, su única obra publicada como novela. l. a. versión modificada fue publicada por Ward Lock & Co en abril de 1891.2 Ward Lock & Co reeditó el libro en 1891 y nuevamente en 1895. Luego, Charles Carrington compró los derechos de l. a. obra y l. a. editó en 1901, 1905 y 1908. En 1908 y 1909, aparece una edición ilustrada por Paul Thiriat, para Brendon & Son, Ltd. En 1913, 1916 y 1918, l. a. novela es editada por Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., con una nota bibliográfica sobre las ediciones citadas y una advertencia sobre los angeles existencia de ediciones piratas que se caracterizaban por l. a. ausencia del prefacio y por los angeles "mutilación de muchos pasajes".

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and Related Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

By Edgar Allan Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy

And now i discovered those fancies growing their very own realities, and all imagined horrors crowding upon me in fact'.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is an archetypal American tale of get away from domestic and relations which lines a tender man's ceremony of passage via a chain of poor brushes with loss of life in the course of a fateful sea voyage. however it additionally is going a lot deeper, as Pym encounters a variety of interpretative dilemmas, eventually leaving the reader with a broken-off finishing that defies answer.

except its violence and secret, the story calls consciousness to the act of writing and to the matter of representing fact. Layer upon layer of tricky hoaxes contain its author's personal function of posing as ghost-writer of the narrative; Pym - his purely novel - has develop into the foremost textual content for our knowing of Poe.

This version deals 8 brief stories that are associated with Pym by means of their therapy of continual subject matters - very good voyages, substantial whirlpools, and untimely burials - or through their ironic observation on Poe's mystification of his readers.

concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest diversity of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different important gains, together with professional introductions through top gurus, worthwhile notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty extra.

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